Most Recent Features

Mar 17, 2011
The more than 50,000 sf of glossy exposed concrete floors inside the Operations Center of the Eugene (Ore.) Water & Electric Board were created with products from Lythic Solutions.
Mar 17, 2011
Installation of bright new LED luminaires from BetaLED were an integral part of building and safety improvements made to the 1,700-student James Madison Memorial High School in Madison, Wis.
Mar 17, 2011
Wasco Skylights' new high-performance unit utilizes electrochromic glazing from SageGlass. The specialty glazing reduces glare and solar heat gain with an electrical charge that automatically tints the glazing.
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...