Most Recent Features

Mar 8, 2011
The New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology saved three months and at least $300,000 building a replica of an Afghan village and marketplace for anti-terrorism training in Playas, N.M. With clients registered to use the facility...
Mar 7, 2011
Sika Sarnafil announced winners of its 2010 Contractor Project of the Year Competition. Twelve contractors were recognized for outstanding workmanship in completing a project using a Sika Sarnafil thermoplastic membrane for roofing or...
Mar 8, 2011
According to the U.S. Green Building Council's 2010 list of top 10 states for LEED-certified commercial and institutional green buildings per capita (based on the U.S. 2010 Census information), the District of Columbia leads the nation...
Mar 2, 2011
According to The Wall Street Journal, the Silk Road of the future—from Dubai to Chongqing to Honduras—is taking shape in urban developments based on airport hubs. Welcome to the world of the 'aerotropolis.'
Mar 2, 2011
Besides making cities more affordable and architecturally interesting, tall buildings are greener than sprawl, and they foster social capital and creativity. Yet some urban planners and preservationists seem to have a misplaced fear of...
May 10, 2011
Over the last decade, hundreds of colleges and universities have built individual LEED-certified facilities, all the way up to LEED Platinum. Now, leading universities are looking at ways to implement sustainability across the entire...
Feb 23, 2011
London 2012 released a series of aerial images that show progress at Olympic Park, including a completed roof on the stadium (where seats are already installed), tile work at the aquatic centre, and structural work complete on more than a...
Mar 15, 2011
The 14th Annual Building Team Awards recognizes newly built projects that exhibit architectural and construction excellence—and best exemplify the collaboration of the Building Team, including the owner, architect, engineer, and...
Feb 23, 2011
The Society for College and University Planning asked its members to voice their thoughts on the possible death of academic libraries. And many did. The good news? It's not all bad news. A summary of their members' comments appears...
Feb 23, 2011
While green data centers will continue to be a trend within the industry, technology is also driving infrastructure upgrades that have never been seen before, according to the 2011 Data Center Technical Market Report from Environmental...
Feb 23, 2011
The American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) and Kawneer Company, Inc. announced the winners of the “Schools of Tomorrow” student design competition. The Kawneer-sponsored competition, now in its fifth year,...
Feb 23, 2011
Mattel is introducing Architect Barbie this fall, following a campaign that started in 2002 to give the iconic blond a design job. The doll comes in a signature pink outfit, but if she's truly hoping to pass an an architect, shouldn...
Feb 21, 2011
Electric-red decorative metal columns from Móz Designs were used in the Art Deco-inspired lobby bar and reception center at the 3.2-million-sf Planet Hollywood Towers resort on the Las Vegas Strip.
Feb 18, 2011
When Kansas City Power & Light planned renovations for its new office space, the company targeted LEED certification, and actually achieved LEED Gold. A Tate access floor system helped them meet this goal.