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Nov 5, 2014
According to the latest ACEC Engineering Business Index, which charts the health of the engineering industry, U.S. engineering firm CEOs reported higher backlogs and a strong rebound in hiring.
Taking a cue from the hospitality industry, airport executives are seeking to make their facilities feel more like destinations, writes HOK's Richard Gammon.
Photo: SOHO China
Nov 4, 2014
Sky SOHO is the third in a trilogy of SOHO China developments designed by Zaha Hadid Architects.
Nov 4, 2014
The park will feature a 160-foot-long pavilion that will serve as an anchor for the development and frame views of the lake and the lush gardens that surround it. 
Nov 4, 2014
Located in Seoul’s Magok District, the LG Science Park provides facilities to support innovative research and industrial prototyping. HOK designed phase one of the master plan and six of the laboratory and office buildings.
Illustration: KONE
Nov 3, 2014
The JumpLift system from KONE uses a mobile machine room that moves upward as the construction progresses, speeding construction of tall towers. 
Iberê Camargo Foundation. Photo: Ricardo Rmx via Wikimedia Commons
Nov 3, 2014
Herzog & de Meuron's iconic 1111 Lincoln Road parking garage in Miami Beach, Fla., is one of two winners of the $50,000 architectural prize.
Renderings courtesy Vincent Callebaut Architecture
Nov 3, 2014
The solar canopy will shade green rooftop terraces and sky villas atop the nine-story structure.
The Pacific Northwest College of Art’s new home base, renovated from an space th
Nov 3, 2014
About seven years ago, The Pacific Northwest College of Art, the oldest art college in Portland, was evaluating its master plan with an eye towards expanding and upgrading its campus facilities. A board member brought to the attention of...
Gensler's San Francisco office. Image © Gensler
Numerous studies and mountains of evidence confirm what common sense has long suggested: healthy, happier workers are more productive, more likely to collaborate with colleagues, and more likely to innovate in ways that benefit the bottom...
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Nov 2, 2014
M+W Group's David Gibney offers his top lessons learned from coordinating dozens of large LEED projects during the past 13 years.
Dubai, High Rise, World's Tallest, Tower
Oct 31, 2014
Emaar Properties has unveiled plans for a new project containing two towers that will top the charts in height, making them the world’s tallest towers once completed.
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The new report, "Flooring Applications in Healthcare Settings," compares and contrasts different flooring types in the context of parameters such as health and safety impact, design and operational issues, environmental considerations,...
Perkins Eastman and Turner Construction led the effort to convert the once-endan
Oct 30, 2014
The merger will significantly build upon the established practices—particularly healthcare—of both firms and diversify their combined expertise, particularly on the West Coast. 
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Oct 30, 2014
The U.S. Dept. of Energy will spend $9 million to encourage investments in energy-saving technologies that can be tested and deployed in offices, shops, restaurants, hospitals, hotels and other types of commercial buildings.