Most Recent Features

Apr 5, 2011
Mahlum Architects is designing the Finn Hill Junior High in Kirkland, Wash., to be 47% more energy efficient than targets set by the Energy Star program. They specified SIPs from Premier Building Systems.
Mar 16, 2011
Silestone’s new volcano texture quartz surfacing has an orange-peel texture that resembles molten rock. The nonporous material resists heat, scratches, and stains and has antimicrobial protection.
Mar 16, 2011
Island Exterior Fabricators of Calverton, N.Y., completed the exterior envelope of the 45-story Cassa Hotel & Residences  in midtown Manhattan using Reynobond R-4300 composite panels.
Mar 23, 2011
Foster + Partners has been selected by the board of the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority to design a massive 56-acre urban park on a reclaimed harbor-front site in Hong Kong. Designed as a carbon-neutral development, “City...
Mar 16, 2011
The decorative white ceiling tiles at The University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston, are made from Lamberts Art Glass.
Mar 16, 2011
Looking to make the 21,000-sf Turtle River Montessori School in Jupiter, Fla., as energy efficient as possible, the mechanical engineering team specified a high-efficiency, air-to-air energy recovery ventilation wheel.
Mar 15, 2011
Equating education with a cup of coffee might seem like a stretch, but your choice of college, much like your choice of coffee, says something about the ability of a brand to transform your day. When Perkins + Will was offered the chance...
Mar 15, 2011
Fast Company identifies the 10 most innovative architectural firms as part of its Most Innovative Companies feature. Number one on their list: Snohetta, an Oslo- and New York-based firm whose buildings are notable for their architecture of...
Mar 15, 2011
To benefit from new building design and construction technologies as well as novel project management approaches, leading AEC organizations of all sizes and scales are deploying building information modeling (BIM). This White Paper...
Mar 23, 2011
With the downturn in the economy and the crash in residential property values, school districts across the country that depend primarily on property tax revenue are struggling to make ends meet, while fulfilling the demand for classrooms...
Mar 23, 2011
Luxury vinyl tile and carpet tile are two flooring categories poised for significant growth. But with all flooring types, “sustainability” is still the watchword.
Mar 11, 2011
The University of Oregon’s Matthew Knight Arena opened January 13 with a men’s basketball game against USC where the Ducks beat the Trojans, 68-62. The $227 million arena, which replaces the school’s 84-year-old McArthur...
Mar 11, 2011
Anderson Anderson Architecture of San Francisco designed the Harvard Yard childcare facility, a modular building manufactured by Triumph Modular of Littleton, Mass., that was installed at Harvard University. The 5,700-sf facility will...
Mar 11, 2011
The Orlando, Fla., office of VOA Associates completed a comprehensive interior and exterior renovation of the 14-story Holiday Inn in the Downtown Disney Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The $25 million project involved rehabbing the hotel...
Mar 11, 2011
The 12-year-old Edgewood Retirement Community in Andover, Mass., underwent a major 40,000-sf expansion and renovation that added 60 patient care beds in the long-term care unit, a new 17,000-sf, 40-bed cognitive impairment unit, and an 80-...