Architects

Every building starts with a concept and a design. Architects are involved at every stage of the process, even after a design has been finalized, helping other building team members through the snares and missteps in the construction process.

Vertical fins provide essential shading for the pebble-shaped library, which is wrapped in glass curtain wall to maximize views and natural light. Photo: Jon Miller, Hedrich Blessing. Click here to enlarge.

May 19, 2016 | David Barista, Editorial Director

The 16,000-sf, pebble-shaped Chinatown Branch Library was built at the intersection of new and ol...

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The 53-foot-diameter oculus looms over the grand atrium. Suspended under tension within the conical atrium is the “Sky Reflector-Net,” by James Carpenter Design Associates, Grimshaw Architects, and Arup. The artwork is composed of 112 tensioned cables, 224 high-strength rods, and nearly 10,000 stainless steel components; 952 aluminum panels distribute sunlight down to the lowest levels of the station. Photo: Jon Ortner/Ortner Photography.

May 19, 2016 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

Fulton Center, which handles 85% of the riders coming to Lower Manhattan, is like no other statio...

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Photo: Pixabay

May 17, 2016 | AIA

The American Institute of Architects reported the April ABI score was 50.6, down from the mark of...

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AIA and HOK partner to advance Design and Health Research Consortium

Urban garden. Photo: Jeremy Riel/Creative Commons.

May 16, 2016 | AIA

The groups' key priority is to identify and develop practice-focused opportunities for funded res...

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Perkins Eastman releases white paper on impacts of Biophilic Design in senior living environments

Westminster Village in Scottsdale, Ariz. Photo courtesy Perkins Eastman

May 16, 2016 | Perkins Eastman

The paper highlights some of the firm's top projects that feature biophilic design, a sustainable...

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AIA to create a resilience curriculum for architects

Photo: Franz Jachim/Creative Commons.

May 11, 2016 | AIA

The program will teach resilient design and decision-making on hazard mitigation, climate adaptat...

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5 factors guiding restaurant design

SushiSamba’s 14,000-sf restaurant in Las Vegas is distinguished by a colorful, arching interior design. iCrave was the designer, PWI Construction the GC. Courtesy Forté Specialty Contractors. Click here to enlarge.

 

May 10, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Restaurants are more than just places to eat. They are comprising town centers and playing into t...

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NBA’s Atlanta Hawks to build new practice center with attached medical facilities

The Atlanta Hawks new practice facility in Brookhaven, Ga. Rendering courtesy HOK.

May 06, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The team will have easy access to an MRI machine, 3D motion capture equipment, and in-ground hydr...

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Navigant Research estimates that global demand for data integration technologies for buildings will increase nearly tenford over the next 10 years. Image: Pixabay

May 05, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

A Navigant Research report takes a deeper dive to examine where demand will be strongest by regio...

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Photo: Aurimas/Creative Commons.

May 04, 2016 | Brookings

In the new report, “How Firms Learn: Industry Specific Strategies for Urban Economies,” Brookings...

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Study finds engineering, architecture among the best entry-level jobs

Photo: Pixabay.

May 03, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The results balanced immediate opportunity, job growth potential, and job hazards.

 

Notable architects design mini-golf holes for London Design Festival

Architect Paul Smith designed a mini-golf hole using the steps of the National Gallery at Trafalgar Square. Image courtesy London Design Festival.

April 25, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

Visionaries like Paul Smith, Mark Wallinger, and the late Zaha Hadid all helped in designing the...

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New University of Calgary research center features reconfigurable “spine”

The atrium of the Taylor Institute. Image courtesy Diamond Schmitt Architects. Click here for larger view.

April 25, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The heart of the Taylor Institute can be anything from a teaching lab to a 400-seat theater.

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Public-private partnership used to fund Long Beach Civic Center Project

Long Beach Civic Center. Plenary Properties Long Beach LLC (developer), Edgemoor Infrastructure and Real Estate and Clark Construction (contractor), Skidmore Owings & Merrill (architect)

April 22, 2016 | BD+C Editors

Arup served as a lead advisor and oversaw financial, commercial, real estate, design, engineering...

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OMA reveals designs for its first Tokyo skyscraper

Renderings courtesy OMA. Click here to enlarge.

April 20, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The goal is for the Toranomon Hills Station Tower to transform its neighborhood and serve as a hu...

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New HOK CEO Bill Hellmuth

April 20, 2016 | HOK

Hellmuth has been HOK's President since 2005. The firm will be led by a design principal for the...

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AIA announces 2016 Library Building Awards winners

Chicago Public Library, Chinatown Branch. Photo: © Hedrich Blessing/SOM

April 18, 2016 | BD+C Editors

Snøhetta’s Ryerson University student center and the Billings (Mont.) Public Library by Will Brud...

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One of the documentaries offered by ACB focuses on the Pyramid of Pharaoh Djoser at Saqqara (pictured), the oldest pyramid in Egypt. Photo Credit: Olaf Tausch, Wikimedia Commons

April 14, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The Arts & Culture Bureau YouTube channel offers architectural documentaries about structures...

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Ford begins 10-year plan to centralize Dearborn, Mich., campus

Rendering courtesy Ford

April 13, 2016 | BD+C Staff

The company said that it will rebuild 7.5 million sf of work space over a 10-year period, which w...

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April 12, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Is the U.S. in an innovative funk, or is this just the calm before the storm?

Multifamily and Special Housing projects honored in 2016 AIA Housing Awards

Cloverdale749. Photo: Lawrence Anderson/LOHA

April 07, 2016 | BD+C Staff

A San Francisco low-income mixed-use complex, a Los Angeles homeless veterans housing facility, a...

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AIA report analyzes 20 years of the best green projects

Federal Center South Building 1202 in Seattle. The building, designed by ZGF Architects LLP, was a COTE Top Ten Green Project in 2013. Photo: Benjamin Benschneider

April 04, 2016 | BD+C Staff

"Lessons from the Leading Edge" is a study of the 200 Committee on the Environment (COTE) Top Ten...

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UIC campus. Photo: Teresa Grau Ros/Creative Commons

April 01, 2016 | BD+C Staff

The Chicago architect graduated from the school and created a scholarship for aspiring architects...

Photo Courtesy of Forgemind ArchiMedia, flickr Creative Commons. Photo Credit: Simone Cecchetti

March 31, 2016 | BD+C Editors

Often credited as being a pioneer for women architects for her work in a male-dominated field, Ha...

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Photo: Mediterranean Center of Medical Sciences, Flickr Creative Commons

March 31, 2016 | AIA

Firms represented by the projects and initiatives receiving grants include HKS, DO|SU Studio Arch...

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Photo Credit:  Teemu08, Wikimedia Commons 

March 30, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The Usonian Inn proudly displays many Wright-inspired characteristics, the most prominent of whic...

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Image Courtesy of Sean Gallagher, Diller Scofidio + Renfro

March 30, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Morpholio’s new ScalePen feature dynamically sets line weight depending on the scale or zoom leve...

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Courtesy Steven Holl Architects

March 28, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The new Rubenstein Commons will be a 20,000-sf structure at the center of the campus for the Inst...

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Waugh Thistleton designs one of the tallest timber office buildings in London

Renderings courtesy Waugh Thistleton. Click here to enlarge.

March 28, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The nine-story Development House has vertical open spaces for light and air flow.

 

A sculpture by the Italian artist Giovanni Balderi stands in front of a travertine curtainwall in the lobby of 601 Massachusetts Avenue, a mixed-use building in Washington, D.C., designed by Duda|Paine Architects, which encourages clients to consider the inclusion of art in their new buildings. Image: Courtesy Duda|Paine

March 20, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Turan Duda says clients are receptive, but the art must still be integral to the building’s overa...

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