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.
Top 35 Airport Terminal Architecture and A/E Firms

Concourse J at Miami International Airport. Photo: Martin St-Amant/Wikimedia Commons.

July 29, 2016 | BD+C Editors

Corgan, HOK, and Gensler top Building Design+Construction’s annual ranking of the nation’s larges...

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Thornton Tomasetti was the SE for T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The venue opened in April 2016. Photo: Bill Feldberg/Wikimedia Commons.

July 26, 2016 | BD+C Editors

AECOM, Jacobs, and Thornton Tomasetti head Building Design+Construction's 2016 ranking of the lar...

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The LEED Platinum–registered Engineered Biosystems Building at Georgia Tech is packed with energy-saving features and technologies, including energy-recovery wheels, a two-stage runaround loop for vivarium systems, and chilled beams. On the Building Team: Lake|Flato Architects (design architect), Cooper Carry (AOR), Research Facilities Design (lab planner), Uzun & Case Engineers (SE), Newcomb & Boyd (MEP), Long Engineering (CE), and McCarthy Building Cos. (GC). Photo: Chris Cooper

July 26, 2016 | David Barista, Editorial Director

Trends include 3D printing, modular hospitals, and fluid dampers.

CallisonRTKL served as architect for this Warren Clinic in Tulsa, Okla. Image: CallisonRTKL.

July 26, 2016 | BD+C Editors

Stantec, HOK, and Callison RTKL once again top Building Design+Construction's 2016 ranking of the...

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Top 100 Architecture Firms

Hamilton Elementary School in Moline, Ill., features a range of interactive learning spaces designed to encourage critical thinking and collaboration, including an “imaginarium,” discovery lab, and learning stair (pictured). On the Building Team: Legat Architects (design architect), KJWW Engineering (SE), Amsco Engineering (MEP), McClure Engineering (CE), MVP Services Group (kitchen design), and Russell Construction (CM). Photo: AJ Brown Imaging

July 25, 2016 | BD+C Staff

Gensler surpasses $1.1 billion in revenue, topping Building Design+Construction’s annual...

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Photo: Ron Blunt. Click here to enlarge.

July 25, 2016 | AIA

The National Healthcare Design Awards recognizes functional hospital projects that solve aestheti...

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Photo: Mike Mozart/Creative Commons.

July 25, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

A committee will evaluate proposals in September.


Paradise City in Seoul, South Korea. Rendering: MVRDV. Click here to enlarge.

July 21, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The 9,800-sm complex will have retail and nightclub space. A plaza separates the two concrete bui...

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Construction in Philadelphia in the summer of 2016. Photo: Alexis Lewis/Creative Commons.

July 20, 2016 | AIA

The June ABI score was down from May, but the figure was positive for the fifth consecutive month...

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Photo courtesy Corgan

July 19, 2016 | BD+C Staff

Now in its 40th year, BD+C’s annual Giants 300 report ranks AEC firms by discipline and across mo...

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17 buildings designed by Le Corbusier added UNESCO World Heritage List

Immeuble Clarté in Switzerland, a new UNESCO World Heritage site. Photo: Romano1246/Wikimedia Commons.

July 18, 2016 | BD+C Editors

The sites are spread across seven counties and were built over the course of 50 years. Le Corbusi...

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Four residential projects named winners of the 2016 AIA/HUD Secretary Awards

Lakeside Senior Apartments in Oakland, Calif. Photo: Bruce Damonte. Click here to enlarge.

July 18, 2016 | AIA

Affordable housing, specialized housing, and accessible housing projects were honored.


The new stadium and mixed-use project for the Los Angeles Rams. Renderings courtesy LA Rams.

July 18, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The 70,000-seat stadium will be ready by the 2019 NFL season. The surrounding mixed-use developme...

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Zaha Hadid designs geometric flower-shaped tower for sustainable Qatar city

Courtesy ZHA. Click here to enlarge.

July 15, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The 38-story building will have a mashrabiya latticed facade with hotel and residential space ins...

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OhioHealth Neuroscience Institute at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus. Building Team: NBBJ (architect), Korda (SE/MEP), Dynamix (MEP), EMH&T (CE), and Whiting-Turner/Corna Kokosing (CM). Photos courtesy Ohio CTC. Click here to enlarge.


July 12, 2016 | Tom Garske, Jennifer Horvath, Ed Keener, Stephen Metz, Jeff Ortman, Randy Sleeper, Kurt Smith, and Monica Wangler | Ohio Construction Transformation Consortium

Experts explain the benefits of DA, a process where the subcontractors are retained to assist oth...

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Construction in Miami in July 2016. Photo: Phillip Pessar/Creative Commons.

July 11, 2016 | Tom Garske, Jennifer Horvath, Ed Keener, Stephen Metz, Jeff Ortman, Randy Sleeper, Kurt Smith, and Monica Wangler | Ohio Construction Transformation Consortium

Common concerns about DA include lack of familiarity, obtaining competitive pricing, and design l...

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Perkins Eastman was the architect for the Huishan North Bund mixed-use development in Shanghai. The buildings received LEED Gold, China 3-Star Rating, and BREEAM Excellent Certifications. Rendering courtesy Perkins Eastman.

July 01, 2016 | BD+C Editors

The firm will partner with the International Finance Corporation to promote sustainable building...

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AIA releases summary of the 2016 Design and Health Research Consortium

Fort Belvoir Community Hospital in Virginia. Photo: Fort Belvoir Community Hospital/Creative Commons.

July 01, 2016 | BD+C Editors

Consortium members discussed how architects, designers, and health professionals can best apply d...

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Floating sauna, mobile dental trailer, and Christmas market huts among this year's best small projects

The wa_sauna functions as a boat that can be taken out on open waters. Photo: Kevin Scott, courtesy AIA.

June 30, 2016 | AIA

AIA chose the 2016 recipients of the Small Project Awards. Every entry cost less than $1.5 millio...

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AIA: Healthy demand for all building types signaled in Architecture Billings Index

A parking garage was being built in SeaTac, Wash., in June 2016. Photo: SounderBruce/Creative Commons.

June 29, 2016 | AIA

Recent client interest could signal resurgence for institutional market. May's ABI score was the...

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Design Thinking makes its way into Yale School of Management

Evans Hall, the new home of the Yale School of Management in New Haven, Conn. Photo: Nick Allen/Wikimedia Commons

June 15, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The school will introduce Design Observer co-founders Jessica Helfand and Michael Bierut as facul...

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Outfront Media, Gensler, and MAK's Sunset Strip Spectacular billboard concept. Click here to enlarge.

June 14, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The concepts are curvy, sleek, and multidimensional, and feature sharp digital displays.

VERTICAL INTEGRATOR: How Brooklyn’s Alloy LLC evolved from an architecture firm into a full-fledged development company

Jared Della Valle, President of Brooklyn, N.Y.-based Alloy LLC

June 14, 2016 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

Led by an ambitious President and a CEO with deep pockets, Alloy LLC's six entities control the e...

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Photo: Pixabay

June 13, 2016 | BD+C Editors

Inaugural 2.5-day event will convene 125+ leading AEC women in Dana Point, Calif., November 9-11,...

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Conquer computational design: 5 tips for starting your journey

HDR design team members utilize computational design tools to collaborate on façade treatment strategies for one of the firm’s arena projects. Courtesy HDR

June 07, 2016 | David Barista, Editorial Director

Data-driven design expert Nathan Miller offers helpful advice for getting your firm ready to use...

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A project team at HDR collaborates on design solutions for a sports facility project with the help of data-driven design tools. The firm has been using CM tools for several years. Photo courtesy HDR

June 07, 2016 | David Barista, Editorial Director

Rapid prototyping, custom plug-ins, and data dashboards are among the common applications for com...

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The redeveloped Central Terminal B at New York's LaGuardia Airport will have 35 gates. Construction of this $4 billion project started officially on June 1, as its public-private development partnership signed a long-term lease with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Rendering: LaGuardia Gateway Partners

June 01, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The development consortium has secured financing for the $4 billion project, and signed an operat...

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Office building and multifamily tower revitalize Philadelphia cathedral

The Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral, with the 3737 Chestnut building in the background. Courtesy BLT Architects. Click here to enlarge.

June 01, 2016 | David Barista, Editorial Director  

The Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral capitalizes on hot property to help fund much needed upgrade...

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Central utility power plant takes center stage

UCSD Medical Center Central Plant in La Jolla, Calif. Photo: Kevin Turner. Click here to enlarge.

June 01, 2016 | David Barista, Editorial Director

An undulating roof, floor-to-ceiling glass, and façade scheme give visual appeal to a plant that...

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JLG Architects acquires Minneapolis-based Studio Five Architects

Studio Five Architects worked on the University of Minnesota Health Clinics and Surgery Center in Minneapolis. Rendering courtesy University of Minnesota Physicians/Cannon Design

May 31, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

Led by Linda McCracken-Hunt, SFA is one of Minnesota’s oldest woman-owned architecture firms.

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