Religious Facilities

A fully restored St. Patrick’s Cathedral awaits the Pope’s arrival

Images courtesy Murphy Burnham & Buttrick Architects 

August 25, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The three-year reconstruction project included more than 30,000 preservations and repairs. 

Condo developers covet churches for conversions

A Boston developer is proposing to build an eight-story residential building along the existing wall of a former 19th-Century church, which has been vacant for five years. Rendering courtesy Finegold Alexander Architects

April 22, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Former churches, many of which are sitting on prime urban real estate, are being converted into l...

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Is nothing sacred? Seattle church to become a restaurant and ballroom

People would be able to enter the restaurant from Fifth + Columbia, a $400 million, 43-story tower that Daniels started building in June 2014 and is scheduled to complete in 2017. Rendering: ZGF Architects

March 23, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

A Seattle-based real estate developer plans to convert a historic downtown building, which for mo...

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Retrofit projects give dying malls new purpose

The Vanderbilt Medical Center at One Hundred Oaks Mall transformed a former 1960s-era indoor shopping mall in Nashville, Tenn., into a mixed-use medical office center for Vanderbilt University. Photo courtesy Vanderbilt University

March 10, 2015 | BD+C Staff

Approximately one-third of the country’s 1,200 enclosed malls are dead or dying. The good news is...

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Chicago's 7 most endangered properties

The Illinois Institute of Technology's Main Building is among the city buildings at the highest risk of being lost to demolition or decay, according to the group Preservation Chicago. All photos provided by Ward Miller of Preservation Chicago

March 05, 2015 | BD+C Staff

Preservation Chicago released its annual list of historic buildings that are at risk of being dem...

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Gaudi's Sagrada Familia to be completed in 2026

Image via Wikipedia

March 03, 2015 | BD+C Staff

Architect Jordi Fauli has taken over responsibilities for finishing Antoni Gaudi's masterpiece. F...

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Photo credit: Mikkel Frost

February 11, 2015 | Fundació Mies van der Rohe

Copenhagen, Berlin, and Rotterdam are the cities where most of the shortlisted works have been bu...

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January 19, 2015 | BD+C Staff

Nearly 100 years after Antoni Gaudí’s death, Chile will begin constructing a chapel using his des...

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January 09, 2015 | BD+C Staff

Calatrava reveals that he wanted to retain the “tiny home” feel of the original church building t...

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Photo: Geo Swan via Wikimedia Commons
January 02, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Construction consultant FMI foresees—with some caveats—continuing growth in the office, lodging,...

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U.S. Census Bureau
December 02, 2014 | Associated Builders and Contractors

This month's increase in nonresidential construction spending is far more consistent with the ane...

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At Coastline Community Colleges Newport Beach (Calif.) Campus, the Building Tea
November 10, 2014 | C.C. Sullivan and Barbara Horwitz-Bennett, Contributing Editors

Providing more comfortable conditions to building occupants has become a top priority in today’s...

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October 23, 2014 | Santiago Calatrava, LLC

Saturday marked the public "ground blessing" ceremony for the Saint Nicholas National Shrine, the...

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The research can help designers identify which products should be subjected to e
October 16, 2014 | Perkins+Will

The white paper includes a list of 193 flame retardants, including 29 discovered in building and...

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Photo courtesy Harvard Center for Green Buildings and Cities
October 15, 2014 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The impetus behind Harvard's Center for Green Buildings and Cities is what the design school’s de...

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Invasive probes, including test cuts of existing EIFS cladding, can uncover hidd
October 14, 2014 | Arthur L. Sanders & Benjamin J. Robinson, Hoffmann Architects

This AIA CES Discovery course discusses the six elements of an EIFS wall assembly; common EIFS fa...

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October 14, 2014 | Erin L. Aichler & Benjamin J. Robinson, Hoffmann Architects

This course provides step-by-step prescriptive advice to architects, engineers, and contractors o...

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At Ohlone Community College in Fremont, Calif., CannonDesign, in association wit
October 13, 2014 | Raissa Rocha, Associate Editor

This year marks the fifth anniversary of the American Institute of Architects’ effort to have arc...

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All graphics: Steven Holl Architects
October 09, 2014 | Steven Holl Architects

The schematic design has been approved for the 50 000-sm Arrival Hall and Oceanic Pavilion for th...

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Renderings courtesy of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange
October 02, 2014 | Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange

Johnson Fain and Rios Clementi Hale Studios have been commissioned by the Roman Catholic Diocese...

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Photo: Samuel Boisvert via Wikimedia Commons
September 24, 2014 | AIA

On the heels of recording its strongest pace of growth since 2007, there continues to be an incre...

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September 22, 2014 | Julie Higginbotham, Senior Editor

From metal mesh panels to concealed-suspension ceilings, here's our roundup of the latest acousti...

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Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, Houston. Photo: Farragutful via Wikimedia Comm
September 09, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Brasfield & Gorrie, Gensler, and Jacobs top BD+C's rankings of the nation's largest religious...

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September 09, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Restoration of the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed chapel was made possible (and affordable) thanks t...

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Tesoro Corporation headquarters in San Antonio, TX, a LEED-certified building. P
September 03, 2014 | Green Building Certification Institute

The LEED Proven Provider designation is designed to minimize the need for additional work during...

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Berea Colleges Deep Green residence hall, designed by Hastings+Chivetta Archi
September 03, 2014 | BD+C Staff

AECOM, Gensler, and Turner top BD+C's rankings of the nation's largest green design and construct...

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August 04, 2014 | BD+C Staff

El-Gamal's plans has been dubbed controversial by many industry professionals.

Office reconstruction to suit new work styles is becoming a hot category. A Buil
July 29, 2014 | Julie S. Higginbotham

Following years of fairly lackluster demand for commercial property remodeling, reconstruction re...

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July 29, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Structure Tone, Turner, and Gilbane top Building Design+Construction's 2014 ranking of the larges...

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July 29, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Jacobs, URS, and Wiss, Janney, Elstner top Building Design+Construction's 2014 ranking of the lar...

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