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.

Designed by Bjarke Ingels Group and James KM Cheng Architects, the 49-story Beach & Howe Tower in Vancouver features a twisting,

February 05, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Recent advancements in structural design, combined with the loosening of density and zoning requi...

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January 31, 2014 | BD+C Staff

This McDonald's, which is combined with a fuel station and recreation areas, was awarded the Best...

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January 30, 2014 | BD+C Staff

A grand atrium, reaching some 30 stories, highlights the contemporary, bright-white design scheme...

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Photo: Greg Goebel via Wikimedia Commons

Photo: Greg Goebel via Wikimedia Commons

January 29, 2014 | AIA

AIA's Consensus Construction Forecast, a survey of the nation’s leading construction forecasters,...

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Kingdom Tower, set to become the worlds next-tallest building at 1,000 meters,

Kingdom Tower, set to become the worlds next-tallest building at 1,000 meters, broke ground in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, in 2013.

January 28, 2014 | BD+C Staff and CTBUH

Experts from the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat release their 2014 construction fore...

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The Spring Learning Centre in Hong Kong was one of two Best of Category winners

The Spring Learning Centre in Hong Kong was one of two Best of Category winners in the Cultural/Institutional/Educational catego

January 28, 2014 | International Interior Design Association

The International Interior Design Association released the winners of its 4th Annual Global Excel...

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Renderings courtesy Foster + Partners, Comcast Corp.

Renderings courtesy Foster + Partners, Comcast Corp.

January 21, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The British architect last week unveiled his scheme for the $1.2 billion, 59-story Comcast Innova...

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At 1,166 feet, the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai Tower 2 was the tallest build

At 1,166 feet, the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai Tower 2 was the tallest building completed in 2013. Photo: JW Marriott

January 21, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Last year was the second-busiest ever in terms of 200-meter-plus building completions, with 73 to...

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Zahner ShopFloor Engineer Craig Long demonstrates one of the ShopFloor design to

Zahner ShopFloor Engineer Craig Long demonstrates one of the ShopFloor design tools. Photo A. Zahner Company

January 14, 2014 | Zahner

The web-based tool uses the company's factory floor like "a massive rapid prototype machine,” all...

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Coventry Universitys Lanchester Library was designed by U.K. firm Alan Short &

Coventry Universitys Lanchester Library was designed by U.K. firm Alan Short & Associates and completed in 2000. It uses 51% le

January 11, 2014 | Brian E. Trimble, PE, LEED AP, Brick Industry Association

When targeting net-zero energy performance, AEC professionals are advised to tackle energy demand...

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January 07, 2014 | Julie S. Higginbotham

Slowed by the recession—and often by protracted negotiations—some big redevelopment plans are now...

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December 31, 2013 | BD+C Staff

BD+C editors and our contributors posted hundreds of blogs in 2013. Here's a recap of th...

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December 26, 2013 | Yudelson Associates

Cloud-based building automation tools and product disclosure declarations are among the green bui...

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December 20, 2013 | Buro Happold

A new tool from the engineering firm Buro Happold takes into account both energy and economic per...

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December 13, 2013 | BD+C Staff

From a dual fire-CO detector to an aspiration-sensing fire alarm, BD+C editors present a roundup...

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December 10, 2013 | BD+C Staff

From a crowd-funded smart shovel to a why-didn’t-someone-do-this-sooner scheme for managing traff...

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Photo courtesy: Antpkr, FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Photo courtesy: Antpkr, FreeDigitalPhotos.net

November 27, 2013 | Robert Cassidy, Editorial Director

Forty-six percent of the respondents to an exclusive BD+C survey of AEC professionals re...

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November 27, 2013 | BD+C Staff

BD+C editors present a roundup of the latest technologies and applications in exterior wall syste...

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November 26, 2013 | IHS

Construction costs in North America rose for the 22nd consecutive month in November as labor cost...

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November 20, 2013 | BuildingGreen, Inc.
Assa Abloy's power-over-ethernet access-control locks and Schüco's retrofit façade system are a...
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The Bridge Building on the Cumberland River in Nashville was recently transforme

The Bridge Building on the Cumberland River in Nashville was recently transformed into offices and event space. Hastings Archite

November 15, 2013 | BD+C Staff

The BD+C editorial team brings you this special report on the latest green building trends across...

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November 13, 2013 | Navigant Research

The worldwide installed capacity of GHP systems will reach 127.4 gigawatts-thermal over the next...

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October 30, 2013 | BD+C Staff

If you like to geek out on building information modeling and virtual design and construction, you...

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October 25, 2013 | BD+C Editor

The $3 billion Willets Points plan in New York City that will transform 23 acres into a mixed-use...

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October 23, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Norman Foster and Frank Gehry have been selected to design a retail section within the £8 billion...

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The Williams Selyem Winery in Sonoma County, Calif., won an honorable mention aw

The Williams Selyem Winery in Sonoma County, Calif., won an honorable mention award for innovative metal detailing.

October 07, 2013 | BD+C Staff

The FDNY Fireboat Firehouse in New York and the Cirrus Logic Building in Austin, Texas, are among...

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An $80 million-plus land acquisition in South Park by Mack Urban and AEDOM Capit

An $80 million-plus land acquisition in South Park by Mack Urban and AEDOM Capital paves the way for development of new residential high-rises and retail space.

October 04, 2013 | Mack Urban

Mack Urban and AECOM Capital, the investment fund of AECOM Technology Corporation (NYSE: ACM), ha...

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The 1,460-sf green wall at the Papadakis Integrated Science Building, Drexel Uni

The 1,460-sf green wall at the Papadakis Integrated Science Building, Drexel University, Philadelphia

September 24, 2013 | BD+C Staff

A dramatic interior green wall at Drexel University and a massive, 4.4-acre vegetated roof at the...

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Essex Crossing marks the redevelopment of a long-vacant six-acre parcel on New Y

Essex Crossing marks the redevelopment of a long-vacant six-acre parcel on New York City's Lower East Side. Images courtesy SHoP.

September 23, 2013 | BD+C Staff

A six-acre parcel on the Lower East Side of New York City, vacant since tenements were torn down...

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The LEED Platinum 120,000-sf Lewis and Clark State Office Building, Jefferson City, Mo. Design firm BNIM (architect/interior design) led the Building Team of Rumsey Engineers (mechanical design engineer), Smith & Boucher (MEP EOR), Clanton & Associates (lighting design), ENSAR Group (daylighting consultant), and Professional Contractors and Engineers (GC). The $18.1 million project won a Building Team Award (Platinum) from Building Design+Construction (www.BDCnetwork.com/BNIM/LewisAndClark).Photo: Farshid Assassi/Courtesy BNIM

September 19, 2013 | Jerry Yudelson, PE, LEED Fellow

Renowned green building author, Jerry Yudelson, offers five valuable lessons for designers, contr...

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