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Jun 11, 2014
A plan to revitalize New Orleans' Convention Center moves forward after Louisiana governor signs bill.
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Jun 11, 2014
Today's technologies allow us to work anywhere. So why come to an office at all? Herman Miller has an answer.
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Jun 12, 2014
The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has created the first standards to compare services of the world’s cities.
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Jun 15, 2014
A bipartisan proposal from U.S. Reps. Tom Reed, R-N.Y., and Bill Pascrell, D-N.J., would make roof replacement cost less and would help commercial building owners adopt energy-efficient systems.
AkzoNobel's Human Cities initiative commits to improving, energizing and regener
Jun 11, 2014
Dutch company AkzoNobel is partnering with Rem Koolhaas' firm OMA to study how the application of colorful paints and coatings can affect a city's economic development.
Jun 11, 2014
Slated for completion in 2015, both the seven-story, 275,141 square-foot One Ocean and six-story, 190,654 square-foot Marea will offer landscapes by Enzo Enea and interiors by Yabu Pushelberg.  
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Jun 11, 2014
California-based Esri, a supplier of GIS software, created a nifty interactive map that gives viewers a satellite perspective of Brazil’s many new stadiums.
When designing Schwan Cosmetics USA’s new 173,000-sf headquarters and manufactur
The biggest cost differential when dealing in site development from one site to another is the earthwork. So, when selecting a site, it is critical to not only take into account the initial purchase price of the property, but also what...
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Jun 10, 2014
"Sagrada Familia in Ice" will be built with a mixture of wooden fibers and plain ice that is three times stronger than ice. 
Jun 10, 2014
Roof window manufacturer Fakro offers a skylight window system that quickly converts into an open-air balcony.
Jun 10, 2014
Selis Manor is the first government-funded residence for the vision-impaired and disabled in New York City. MAP’s design eases crowding, increases security, and separates residents and visitors. 
Higher education is rapidly evolving. As we use planning and design to help our clients navigate major shifts in culture, technology, and funding, it is essential to focus on strategies that help foster an education that is relevant after...
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Jun 9, 2014
The new program focuses exclusively on the sustainable design and construction of interior spaces in nonresidential buildings and can be pursued by both building owners and individual lessees of commercial spaces.
Ground cafe at Yale University, New Haven, Conn., by Bentel and Bentel Architect
Jun 9, 2014
Yale's funky new Ground café and a pavilion made from 53,780 recycled plastic bottles are among the nation's best new small projects. 
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Jun 9, 2014
The museum, meant to hold Eli and Edythe Borad's collection of contemporary art, is suing the German company Seele for what the museum describes as delays in the creation of building blocks for its façade.