Most Recent Features

Nov 3, 2010
Students at Bowling Green State University in Ohio will be eating in a new LEED Platinum multiuse dining center next fall. The 30,000-sf McDonald Dining Center will have a 700-seat main dining room, a quick-service restaurant, retail space...
Nov 3, 2010
Grid-neutral education complex in Oakland, Calif.; sustainable, mixed-use housing helping revitalize St. Louis; Riyadh’s first Hilton; retail center blends old and new China; sustainable senior housing in Calif.; and more...
Nov 9, 2010
A slowdown in new construction has firms focusing on office reconstruction and interior renovations. Three experts from Hixson Architecture Engineering Interiors offer 11 tips for office renovation success. Tip #1: Check the landscaping.
Nov 2, 2010
The Trinity River Audubon Center, which sits within a 6,000-acre forest just outside Dallas, utilizes sustainable materials that help the $12.5 million nature center fit its wooded setting and put it on a path to earning LEED Gold.
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...