University Buildings

Not only are the world’s youth educated in these buildings, but much of the globe’s most ground-breaking research takes place here. Requirements for housing students are more expansive than ever, but need to be balanced with the university’s real purpose: the pursuit of knowledge. Great design can inspire that pursuit.
August 14, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Building Design+Construction's rankings of the nation's largest green design and construction fir...

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Ennead Architects led the renovation and expansion of facilities for the Yale Ar

Ennead Architects led the renovation and expansion of facilities for the Yale Art Gallery, now spanning three buildings. Shown here is the Swartout building, also known as the Old Yale Art Gallery. The 1928 neo-Gothic structure was cleaned and restored, but also received new white cube spaces on upper stories, as well as a new sculpture terrace. The project also included renovation of the 1953 main building, originally designed by Louis Kahn. Photo: Ennead Architects

July 29, 2013 | BD+C Staff

The editors of Building Design+Construction magazine present the findings of the annual...

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July 19, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Structure Tone, DPR, Gilbane top Building Design+Construction's 2013 ranking of the largest recon...

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July 19, 2013 | BD+C Staff

URS, STV, Wiss Janney Elstner top Building Design+Construction's 2013 ranking of the largest reco...

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July 19, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Stantec, HOK, HDR top Building Design+Construction's 2013 ranking of the largest reconstruction a...

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The Paramount Theatre of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, was heavily damaged by flooding in

The Paramount Theatre of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, was heavily damaged by flooding in 2008, with water inundating underground levels and rising nearly eight feet on the main floor. A team including KJWW Engineering Consultants and Ryan Companies revived the 1928 venue in 2012, incorporating modern amenities for performers and audiences. PHOTO: MAINSTREET STUDIO

July 19, 2013 | Julie Higginbotham, Senior Editor
Increasingly, owners recognize that existing buildings represent a considerable resource in emb...
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July 02, 2013 | USGBC

The U.S. Green Building Council membership has voted to adopt LEED v4, the next update to the wor...

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July 01, 2013 | BD+C Staff

A new report released today forecasts the volume of construction output will grow by more than 70...

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June 28, 2013 | BD+C Staff

A recent survey of more than 60 building owners and facility management professionals by Mortenso...

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June 17, 2013 | BD+C Staff

The Energy Department today launched a new Buildings Performance Database, the largest free, publ...

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Georgia Techs Carbon-Neutral Energy Solutions Laboratory was built on a compact

Georgia Techs Carbon-Neutral Energy Solutions Laboratory was built on a compacted site adjacent to a rail line. Water conservation goals required installation of permeable paving and a bioretention basin, as well as a rainwater cistern that supplies nonpotable systems in the building.

June 12, 2013 | Julie Higginbotham, Senior Editor

Building Team cooperation and expertise help Georgia Tech create a LEED Platinum building for ene...

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June 05, 2013 | USGBC

In an effort to accelerate sustainable development around the world, the U.S. Green Building Coun...

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June 03, 2013 | U.S. Census Bureau

The U.S. Census Bureau of the Department of Commerce announced today that construction spending d...

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May 20, 2013 | Jones Lang LaSalle

With healthier job growth numbers and construction volumes at near-historic lows, real estate exp...

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May 08, 2013 | C.C. Sullivan and Barbara Horwitz-Bennett

When embarking upon a roofing renovation project, one of the first decisions for the Building Tea...

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For a recent renovation of a stairwell and exit corridors at Ridgewood High Scho

For a recent renovation of a stairwell and exit corridors at Ridgewood High School in Norridge, Ill., the design team specified

April 30, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Kate Steel of Steel Consulting Services offers tips and advice for choosing the correct code-comp...

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April 24, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa wants cool roofs added to the city’s building code. He is...

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April 02, 2013 | Julie Higginbotham, Senior Editor

If you do hotels, schools, student unions, office buildings, performing arts centers, transportat...

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March 14, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., and Chicago top EPA's list of the U.S. cities with the greatest nu...

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March 13, 2013 | David Barista, Editor-in-Chief

From folding façades to colorful LED displays, these fantastical projects show off the architectu...

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Photo: Jackson Design & Remodeling (JDR); winner of a San Diego National Kitchen

Photo: Jackson Design & Remodeling (JDR); winner of a San Diego National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) award in the catego

February 18, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Gray color schemes and transitional styles are among the top trends identified by more than 300 k...

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The $158 million student residential tower at Brandywine Realty Trusts Cira Sou

The $158 million student residential tower at Brandywine Realty Trusts Cira South development, near Philadelphia, is one of sev

February 15, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Student housing has been one of the bright spots in the multifamily construction sector in recent...

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Isabella Stewart Gardner Museums new wing voted Bostons 'most beautiful new bu

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museums new wing voted Bostons 'most beautiful new building'

February 08, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Bostonians voted the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum's new wing the...

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8 eye-popping wood building projects

8 eye-popping wood building projects

February 05, 2013 | WoodWorks, posted by BD+C Staff

From 100-foot roof spans to novel reclaimed wood installations, the winners of the 2013 National...

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January 29, 2013 | Posted by Raissa Rocha, Associate Editor

The 699-bed Collegiate on Angliana, with an anticipated opening date of August 2013, will serve s...

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January 18, 2013 | Posted by Raissa Rocha, Associate Editor

The Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships is expected to open in 2014

The only freestanding dining facility on the main University of Houston campus,

The only freestanding dining facility on the main University of Houston campus, the 25,000-sf Cougar Woods Dining Hall is a glas

January 02, 2013 | By Sue Bady, Contributing Editor

Colleges and universities are building state-of-the-art student unions, dining halls, and other n...

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The Yale School of Medicine West Campus, WB-24 Laboratory, New Haven, Conn., a r

The Yale School of Medicine West Campus, WB-24 Laboratory, New Haven, Conn., a renovation project that resulted in the delivery

December 10, 2012 | By Jay M. Brotman, AIA, and Robert Skolozdra, AIA, LEED AP

To earn 1.0 AIA/CES learning units, study the article carefully and take the exam.

Sections of turf are creating grassy oases of calm in the lobbies of Cornell Uni

Sections of turf are creating grassy oases of calm in the lobbies of Cornell Universitys Olin and Mann libraries, as well as Du

December 06, 2012 | Posted by Tim Gregorski, Senior Editor

Potted plants and comfortable chairs are placed around the grass, encouraging students to lounge...

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The LEED Platinum, net-zero-ready campus police substation at Miramar College, a

The LEED Platinum, net-zero-ready campus police substation at Miramar College, a unit of the San Diego Community College Distric

November 29, 2012 | By Amy McIntosh, Associate Editor, Raissa Rocha, Associate Editor, and Rob Cassidy, Editorial Director

More and more colleges and universities see sustainainably designed buildings as a given

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