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Renderings courtesy Zaha Hadid Architects
Oct 10, 2014
The project sees a departure from Hadid’s well-known use of concrete, fiberglass, and resin. Instead, the primary material will be timber, curved and symmetrical like the Angkor Wat and other Cambodian landmarks.
The 170,735-sf net zero emissions office building prototype in St. Louis, Mo., d
Oct 9, 2014
A new study by Navigant Research projects that public- and private-sector efforts to lower the carbon footprint of new and renovated commercial and residential structures will boost the annual revenue generated by commercial and...
Photo: Tangopaso via Wikimedia Commons
Oct 9, 2014
About three quarters of the estimated 700 firms that serve as panelists on AIA’s Architectural Billings Index (ABI) had delayed or canceled major design projects in response to recessionary pressures. Nearly one-third of those firms now...
All graphics: Steven Holl Architects
Oct 9, 2014
The schematic design has been approved for the 50 000-sm Arrival Hall and Oceanic Pavilion for the Taiwan ChinPaoSan Necropolis.
Photo: Wikimedia Commons
Oct 9, 2014
Under the updated law, the Department of General Services and the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation may use design-build on projects in excess of $1 million. 
Image: courtesy P+W
Like office workers escaping from the perceived confines of cubicles, today’s scientists have been freed from the trappings of the typical lab bench, writes Perkins+Will's Bill Harris.
Rendering: NYC Department of City Planning
Oct 9, 2014
Part of the city’s response to widespread flooding as a result of Hurricane Sandy, the manual offers retrofitting strategies that will enable property owners to reduce the risk of damage and disruption from coastal flooding.
Rendering: Panoramic Interests
Oct 9, 2014
The Seattle City Council passed new rules that new studio apartments in the city must measure at least 220 sf and contain at least two sinks.
Rendering: Waggonner & Ball Architects
Oct 9, 2014
Cities around the world are crafting stormwater management policies that include natural and manmade methods to store and absorb runoff to reduce flooding.
Image: Sasaki Associates
Too often, members of a community are put into a reactive position, asked for their input only when a major project is proposed. But examples of proactive civic engagement are beginning to emerge, write James Miner and Jessie Bauters.
Rendering courtesy Union Village, HKS
Oct 8, 2014
The $1.2 billion Union Village project is expected to create 12,000 permanent jobs when completed by 2024.  
All renderings courtesy Woods Bagot,
Oct 8, 2014
The locally-inspired building is meant to serve as a symbol of the city's recovery from the earthquake of 2011.
Oct 8, 2014
The Denver Union Station Transit Improvement Project is among 25 projects honored by the Design Build Institute of America for excellence in design-build project delivery.
Infographic: John Burns Real Estate Consulting
Oct 7, 2014
More than 410,000 single- and multifamily home sales will be lost in 2014 due to student loan debt, according to analysis by John Burns Real Estate Consulting.
Image courtesy of John Gresko, HDR
An acquaintance recently asked me about the kinds of things I did on a day-to-day basis at work, anticipating a response loaded with enviable activities. She was wrong, writes HDR's John Gresko.