Most Recent Features

May 25, 2011
Emaar Properties teamed up with LEGO to create a miniature version of the Burj Khalifa as part of the LEGO Architecture series. Currently, the LEGO Burj Khalifa is available only in Dubai, but come June 1, 2011, it will be available...
May 25, 2011
Manhattan developers are planning the city's biggest decade of office construction since the 1980s, betting on rising demand for modern space even with tenants unsigned and the availability of financing more limited. More than 25...
May 25, 2011
London's environmentally friendly 2012 Olympic venues are fuelling a green building movement in Britain.
May 25, 2011
If you could be 80 years old for 30 minutes—and have to readjust everything you think you know about your own mobility—would you do it?
May 20, 2011
Bathtubs are disappearing from many hotels across the country as chains use the freed-up space to install ever more luxurious showers, according to a recent USAToday report. Of course, we reported on this move--and 6 other hospitality...
Jun 1, 2011
The U.S. Green Building Council reports that Chicago has the highest number of square feet of LEED-certified green building projects nationally with 71 million square feet.  
Jun 1, 2011
Energy efficiency is a priority at the Cyan apartment building in Portland, Ore., so to reduce heat gain, design firm Thomas Hacker Architects opted for Guardian’s SunGuard SuperNeutral SN 68 glass.
May 20, 2011
To meet both the project timeline and Department of Defense standards, contractor RQ Construction opted to use a steel framing system from ConXtech for the new lodge at the Coronado Naval Base in California.
May 19, 2011
The Lutron Stairwell Retrofit solution can save up to 80% in lighting energy costs by adjusting light based on stairwell occupancy.
Jun 10, 2011
The 40 individuals profiled here are some of the brightest stars in the AEC universe—and they’re under the age of 40. These young architects, engineers, contractors, designers, and developers stood out among a group of 164...
May 19, 2011
A 20,000-sf glass curtain wall is the focal point of the 54-story JW Marriott Hotel at L.A. Live in Los Angeles, the first building in 20 years to reach that height in the city.
May 19, 2011
The focus of Maple Heights (Ohio) City School District’s sustainability initiative was to reduce operational costs by saving energy, so the district opted for BaySeal Closed-Cell spray polyurethane foam.
May 19, 2011
Sustainable insulation from CertainTeed provides thermal and acoustical insulation for new construction, reconstruction, or re-insulation projects.
May 18, 2011
The dining facility at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Va., did away with trays following a renovation that included new carpet tiles—and just weeks later the tiles were a mess. New flooring was a priority.
Jun 1, 2011
Sapphire Towers is a luxury condominium in San Diego that affords residents views of the San Diego bay from their individual units. In order to provide panoramic views of the bay and waterfront, every façade had to have maximum possible...