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Oct 14, 2014
This year’s Leadership Award recipients include Christine Ervin, David Orr, Jim DeCesare, Lloyd Alter, Tom Paladino, The Near Westside Initiative, and Mars, Inc.
Oct 14, 2014
This course provides step-by-step prescriptive advice to architects, engineers, and contractors on when it makes sense to repair or rehabilitate existing windows, and when they should advise their building owner clients to consider...
Oct 14, 2014
Taiwan will soon have its first Richard Meier building, a 535-foot apartment tower in Taichung City, the country’s third-largest city.
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Healing Garden. Rendering: HOK
I have spent the last several months writing about healthy workplaces. My research lately has focused on stress—how we get stressed and ways to manage it through meditation and other mindful practices, writes HOK's Leigh Stringer.
The $100 million MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper, designed by architecture f
Oct 13, 2014
The path to more extensive use of health data in green building is blocked by certain myths that have to be debunked before such data can be successfully incorporated into the project delivery process.
Illustration: Stuart Miles via
Kristof De Wulf, CEO of InSites Consulting, argues that the effects of customer-centricity typically don’t endure, leading only to temporary improvements in company performance. SPONSORED CONTENT
For the Kelowna project, the team used seven-ply CLT from Structurlam Products L
When he set out to design his company’s new headquarters building on Lakeshore Road in scenic Kelowna, B.C., Tim McLennan of Faction Projects knew quickly that cross-laminated timber was an ideal material. SPONSORED CONTENT
Photo: Star Building Systems
It’s getting more and more difficult to spot a metal building these days. What looks like brick, stucco or wood on the outside could actually be a metal building in disguise. SPONSORED CONTENT
Photos: LEGO
Oct 13, 2014
LEGO's Architecture line combines two of our great loves, and we're excited for two newly announced additions to the collection. The Lincoln Memorial and New York's Flatiron building sets will be available in 2015.
Since 1998, William Duff Architects has specialized in retail, residential, and
Oct 13, 2014
William Duff Architects has seen immediate benefits to their business since the implementation of ArchiOffice. Within a couple of months, they increased billable staff utilization and reduced accounts receivable workload. SPONSORED CONTENT
Oct 13, 2014
The competition invites U.S. developers, institutions, organizations, and design teams willing to undertake an alternative solution approach to designing and building taller wood structures to submit entries for a prize of $2 million. 
At Ohlone Community College in Fremont, Calif., CannonDesign, in association wit
Oct 12, 2014
This year marks the fifth anniversary of the American Institute of Architects’ effort to have architecture firms voluntarily pledge net-zero energy design for all their buildings by 2030. 
Renderings courtesy Zaha Hadid Architects
Oct 10, 2014
The project sees a departure from Hadid’s well-known use of concrete, fiberglass, and resin. Instead, the primary material will be timber, curved and symmetrical like the Angkor Wat and other Cambodian landmarks.
The 170,735-sf net zero emissions office building prototype in St. Louis, Mo., d
Oct 9, 2014
A new study by Navigant Research projects that public- and private-sector efforts to lower the carbon footprint of new and renovated commercial and residential structures will boost the annual revenue generated by commercial and...
Photo: Tangopaso via Wikimedia Commons
Oct 9, 2014
About three quarters of the estimated 700 firms that serve as panelists on AIA’s Architectural Billings Index (ABI) had delayed or canceled major design projects in response to recessionary pressures. Nearly one-third of those firms now...