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February 2012



A savvy Building Team reconstructs a Boston landmark into a multiuse masterpiece for Suffolk University. 

An abandoned hospital is reenvisioned as one-of-a-kind apartments in San Francisco’s national park.

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Chapman Construction/Design builds a working culture around sustainability—for its clients, and for its employees.

New center at Northern Kentucky University promotes digital research; New Jersey banks choose renovation to reinforce universal brand; Following a devastating tornado, Georgia community welcomes its new hospital; Innovation Hubat University of...

Syracuse law school centergeared to meet university’s environmental goals; Adaptive reuse transforms 114-year-old warehouse into loft apartments; New base for Arizona State University’sgrowing school of business; National Institutes of Health...

‘Fusing’ multiple functions into a single building can make it greater than the sum of its parts. The first in a series  on the design and construction of university facilities.

New products like cross-laminated timber are spurring interest in wood as a structural material.

Replacement or retrofit can help keep energy costs from going out the window.

A new software tool derived from virtual reality is helping Building Teams use the power of BIM models more effectively.


The Dubin Family Young Architect Award is bestowed annually and recognizes excellence in ability and exceptional contributions by a Chicago architect between the ages of 25 and 39. 

This publicly available document is applicable to most building types and distills the long list of guidelines, and longer list of tasks, into easy-to-navigate activities that represent the ideal commissioning process.

This acquisition will grow Callison’s New York team to over 75 architects.

Aqua was named both regional and international winner of the International Property Award as Best Residential High-Rise Development.

HDR Architecture, Inc. is known for its award-winning designs for urban environments, campuses and buildings in the healthcare, science and technology, civic, justice and higher education markets.

The firm reviewed gaps in each of the markets and identified a need in the municipal market for stronger police facility design expertise as well as additional project management and design expertise for this market.

FxFowle and CO Architects creates a dynamic alliance built on a shared dedication to collaboration in process, innovation in programming, and excellence in design. 

Humber River  is the first hospital in North America to fully integrate and automate all of its processes; everything is done digitally.

AGC officials said that construction employment likely benefited from unseasonably warm weather across much of the country that extended the building season.

Construction is scheduled to begin in June 2012, and will be completed by December 2012.

Acquisition will enhance portfolio with new energy consulting and management services.

Industrial Contractors Inc. is a contractor in the commercial, industrial and power markets of the Midwest. The company employs 2,400 people and in 2011 the revenues are estimated to be approximately $500 million.

Expert team to join the firm's West Coast practice, focusing on innovative urban and environmentally sustainable design in Southern California

International engineering firm launches new building sustainability practice.

Recipient schools and regions from across the nation - from K-12 to higher education - were recognized for a variety of sustainable, cost-cutting measures, including energy conservation, record numbers of LEED certified buildings and...

Harley Ellis Devereaux will relocate the employees in its current Berkeley, Calif., office to the new Oakland office location effective January 3, 2012.

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Saginaw Valley State University’s Pioneer Hall is the first LEED Silver certified building on the Kochville Township, Mich., campus.

Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks is a new civic band shelter in the SteelStacks arts and cultural complex in Bethlehem, Pa., where long-defunct 22-story blast furnaces loom over the landscape.

For the new Hilton Garden Inn in Oklahoma City, Okla., owner/developer Jim Thompson of local developer New Century Investments Hotels and Restaurants wanted “a dazzling attraction” that would create “a unique contemporary atmosphere.”

Fabric ductwork has helped the $15 million Highland Sam J. Racadio Library and Environmental Learning Center, in San Bernardino County, Calif., earn LEED Gold and improve its acoustics.

A recently completed addition to the St. Louis Science Center uses 20,000 sf of Citadel Envelope Rout & Return System metal composite material panels.