Most Recent Features

Nov 2, 2010
Building Design+Construction takes a retrospective tour of a pace-setting LEED project.
Nov 2, 2010
Building-integrated wind turbines lend a futuristic look to a parking structure in Chicago’s trendy River North neighborhood. Only time will tell how much power the wind devices will generate.
Nov 2, 2010
Back in the halcyon days of 2006, energy analysis of building design and performance was a luxury. Sure, many forward-thinking AEC firms ran their designs through services such as Autodesk’s Green Building Studio and IES’s...
Nov 9, 2010
Jerry Yudelson, prolific author and veteran green building expert, challenges Building Teams to think big when it comes to controlling energy use and reducing carbon emissions in buildings.
Nov 2, 2010
A Frank Gehry jack-O-lantern? Here’s what 15 famous architects look like rendered in pumpkin. It’s a healthier post-Halloween treat than all that leftover candy.
Nov 2, 2010
How do you design a library when print books are no longer its core business? Turn them into massive study halls. That’s what designers did at the University of Amsterdam, where they transformed the existing 27,000-sf library into a...
Nov 3, 2010
McDonald's restaurants are moving away from primary colors and fiberglass booths. As part of the fast-food giant’s $2.4 billion project to redesign its iconic restaurants, McDonald’s are becoming community centers, with...
Nov 1, 2010
The $41 million Arlington Grove mixed-use development in St. Louis is viewed as a major step in revitalizing the community. Developed by McCormack Baron Salazar with KAI Design & Build (architect, MEP, GC), the project will add 112 new...
Nov 1, 2010
John Pearce, FAIA, University Architect at Duke University, Durham, N.C., tells BD+C’s Robert Cassidy  about the school’s construction plans and sustainability efforts, how to land work at Duke, and why he’s...
Nov 1, 2010
The first tenants of the Millennium Water development in Vancouver, B.C., were Olympic athletes competing in the 2010 Winter Games. Now the former Olympic Village, located on a 17-acre brownfield site, is being transformed into a...
Oct 27, 2010
MVE Institutional designed the Downtown Educational Complex in Oakland, Calif., to serve as an educational facility, community center, and grid-neutral green building. The 123,000-sf complex, now under construction on a 5.5-acre site in...
Oct 27, 2010
DPR Construction officially broke ground on the new Alta Bates Summit Medical Center Patient Care Pavilion for Sutter Health in Oakland, Calif. The 230,000-square-foot Patient Care Pavilion will house 238 medical/surgical and acute...
Oct 21, 2010
The General Services Administration has increased its sustainability requirements and now mandates LEED Gold for its projects.
Oct 19, 2010
Building Design+Constructionwill publish “Zero Energy Buildings + Homes,” the eighth in our series of technical White Papers on Green Building, in March 2011. We’re looking for editorial contributions from highly...