Retail Centers

With the advent of the internet and online shopping, retail centers need to be more compelling than ever to draw people away from their computers and into physical stores. Design can capture the interest of potential shoppers, and pay off in a big way for business owners.
Commercial real estate developers optimistic, but concerned about taxes, jobs outlook

Brookfield Properties' 1225 Connecticut Avenue, Washington, D.C. Photo: AgnosticPreachersKid via Wikimedia Commons

February 18, 2015 | NAIOP

The outlook for the commercial real estate industry remains strong despite growing concerns over...

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First Look: Sacramento Planning Commission approves mixed-use tower by the new Kings arena

An aerial view of the proposed tower, standing next to the new downtown arena in Sacramento. Renderings courtesy Rios Clementi Hale Studios.

February 13, 2015 | BD+C Staff

The project, named Downtown Plaza Tower, will have 16 stories and will include a public lobby, re...

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New Appraisal Institute form aids in analysis of green commercial building features

Hillsdale Library, Portland, Ore. Photo: M.O. Stevens via Wikimedia Commons

February 12, 2015 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The Institute’s Commercial Green and Energy Efficient Addendum offers a communication tool that l...

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New shipping container complex begins construction in Albuquerque

Rendering: Green Jeans Farmery

February 12, 2015 | BD+C Staff

The Green Jeans Farmery already has a hydroponic farm component courtesy of owner and entrepreneu...

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January 07, 2015 | BD+C Staff

Converting the Astrodome to an urban farm and public park is one of the proposals on the table in...

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Photo: Geo Swan via Wikimedia Commons

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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Photo courtesy Gimbal
December 29, 2014 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Beacon technology personalizes smartphone messaging, creating a new information resource for stor...

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Renderings of how shipping containers will form a 12,000-sf retail district call

Renderings of how shipping containers will form a 12,000-sf retail district called C1TYblox within the 19-acre campus of oneC1TY

December 02, 2014 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

OneC1TY, a healthcare- and technology-focused community under construction on 18.7 acres near Nas...

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COFFEEBOXX, OXX, K-cup

Images courtesy of OXX

November 26, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The CoffeeBoxx single-serve brewer is billed as the world’s first ruggedized coffeemaker.

An example of Aons Construction Risk Map, which the portal updates regularly to

An example of Aons Construction Risk Map, which the portal updates regularly to provide clients with insights into where the bu

November 18, 2014 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The new interactive tool from Aon Risk Solutions provides real-time updates pertaining to the ris...

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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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A Marriott hotel in Orlando, Fla. Marriott is leading the U.S. hotel pipeline. P

A Marriott hotel in Orlando, Fla. Marriott is leading the U.S. hotel pipeline. Photo credit: Timjarrett, Wikimedia Commons

November 10, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The hotel construction pipeline hit a five-year high in the third quarter, clocking in at 3,516 p...

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Renderings courtesy Vincent Callebaut Architecture

Renderings courtesy Vincent Callebaut Architecture

November 03, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The solar canopy will shade green rooftop terraces and sky villas atop the nine-story structure....

Dubai, High Rise, World's Tallest, Tower
October 31, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Emaar Properties has unveiled plans for a new project containing two towers that will top the cha...

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One Bryant Park, New York. Photo: Ryan Browne, Cook+Fox Architects via Wikipedia

One Bryant Park, New York. Photo: Ryan Browne, Cook+Fox Architects via Wikipedia

October 29, 2014 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The Appraisal Foundation is striving to improve appraisers’ understanding of green valuation.

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Starbucks stores are profiled in the report, as the company has opened 500-LEED

Starbucks stores are profiled in the report, as the company has opened 500-LEED certified stores. This photo shows the first LEE

October 27, 2014 | USGBC

The "LEED In Motion: Retail" report includes USGBC’s conceptualization of the future of retail, e...

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The research can help designers identify which products should be subjected to e

The research can help designers identify which products should be subjected to extra scrutiny during the design and construction

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

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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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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September 25, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Aarhus Island will be a waterside development in Denmark's second-largest city. The mixed-use dev...

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Photo: Samuel Boisvert via Wikimedia Commons

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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Head offices for the Federation of Korean Industries. Photo: courtesy Adrian Smi
September 16, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Parsons Brinckerhoff, Gensler, and Jacobs top BD+C's rankings of U.S.-based design and constructi...

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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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Pasa Hotel & Spa in Huntington Beach, Calif., designed by WATG (hotel design) a
August 21, 2014 | RTKL

The acquisition of Callison, known predominantly for its leadership in retail and mixed-use desig...

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Renderings courtesy of Goettsch Partners
August 19, 2014 | Goettsch Partners

The overall design concept is of a complex of textured buildings that would differentiate from th...

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August 18, 2014 | BD+C Staff 

The Howard Hughes Corporation, in association with architecture firm Cho Benn Holback + Associate...

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Renderings: courtesy SPARK
August 18, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Architecture firm SPARK recently finished a design for a new development in Shenzhen. The 770,700...

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