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.

Image courtesy Open Architecture Collaborative

March 11, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

With a new name, logo, and mission, the Open Architecture Collaborative is seeking a fresh start....

AIA's latest diversity report paints a picture of an industry that still isn't proactively recruiting, developing, or promoting enough women or people of color. Image: Pixabay

March 11, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Dissatisfaction with “work-life balance” and compensation are cited as reasons why companies’ div...

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Two Houston firms merge to form Method Architecture

Designed by Three Square Design Group, Legacy at Crystal Falls is a 48,400 sf assisted living facility in Leander, Texas. Images courtesy Method Architecture. (Click here for larger photo).

March 09, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

In mid-2016, Architects-Plus and Three Square Design Group will join to make a studio that will d...

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Rendering courtesy Luxigon

March 07, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The only connection between the complex and the mainland will be a narrow pedestrian bridge.

RMW's Stephanie Silkwood counts the Juniper Networks Headquarters Campus in Sunnyvale, Calif., as one of her projects. Silkwood is one of 12 winners of the 2016 AIA Young Architects Award. Rendering: RMW

February 25, 2016 | AIA

Winners include Amy Kalar and Karen Lu, both with HGA, BNIM's Carey Nagle, and MSR Design's Bob G...

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Westin hotel and transit center at Denver International Airport, Denver. Photo courtesy Gensler

February 22, 2016 | BD+C Staff 

Technology is running wild in Gensler’s 2016 forecast, as things like virtual reality, "smart" bu...

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February 17, 2016 | AIA

Multifamily residential sector improving after sluggish 2015.

One of VOA Associates' strengths is the cultural and entertainment sector, and its recent work includes the renovation and expansion of the Museum of Arts and Sciences in Daytona, Fla., pictured above. Merging its operations with Stantec brings together companies with “a commitment to design,” says VOA's Chairman Mike Toolis. Image: VOA Associates

February 11, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

This deal reflects an industry where consolidation is a strategic necessity for more firms.

AIA: Continued growth expected in nonresidential construction

Construction of Urban Union in Seattle in 2015. Photo: SounderBruce/Creative Commons

February 11, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The American Institute of Architects’ semi-annual Consensus Construction Forecast indicates a gro...

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Nicole Dosso, a director in the technical group in SOM’s New York office and a 2016 AIA Fellow, worked on the One World Trade project. Photo: Joe Mabel/Wikimedia Commons.

February 11, 2016 | AIA

AIA Fellowship recognizes significant contributions to profession of architecture and society....

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Architect faces 21-month to 6-year prison sentence for VA medical center contract conspiracy

Photo: Pixabay

February 09, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Admits to using inside information to gain VA contracts in Cleveland

 

London’s ’shadowless’ towers

Developed by NBBJ’s London office using design computation techniques, the No-Shadow Tower is a dual-tower scheme that utilizes the façade from one tower to effectively “erase” the shadows created by the second tower by redirecting sunlight. All renderings courtesy NBBJ

February 05, 2016 | David Barista, Editorial Editor

Using advanced design computation, a design team demonstrates how to ‘erase’ a building’s shadows...

Photo Credit: Mike Tuell, Tom E. Lutz, AKBD

February 01, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Charging stations, built-in coffeemakers, and pet stations—these are among the top kitchen design...

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Rendering courtesy of World War One Centennial Commission

January 28, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Joe Weishaar and sculptor Sabin Howard were selected from among five finalists and over 350 entri...

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2015 was a record year for mergers and acquisitions in the AE industry [infographic]

Domestic deals were up, while international deals were down. Source: Morrissey Goodale

January 28, 2016 | Morrissey Goodale

Consulting firm Morrissey Goodale tracked a record 234 sales of U.S.-based A/E firms last year....

NCARB to rename the Intern Development Program

Aspiring architects can learn from Santiago Calatrava, the man who designed L'Hemisfèric at the City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia, Spain. Photo: Diego Delso/Wikimedia Commons.

January 27, 2016 | NCARB

This June, the program designed to guide aspiring architects through the early stages of their ca...

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HOK promotes Bill Hellmuth to chief executive

Along with Parsons Brinckerhoff, HOK designed the Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center (ARTIC), a facility that has won numerous architectural awards. Photo: Jay Stewart/Creative Commons.

January 26, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Hellmuth is set to replace Patrick MacLeamy, who will remain as the firm’s chairman.

Rendering: Millerhare

January 25, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The five million-sf project includes two office towers, a residential tower, retail space, and a...

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Rendering: Nike

January 21, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The expansion looks to combine design elements inspired by human movement, speed, and the strengt...

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Photo: Pixabay

January 20, 2016 | AIA

While volatility persists, architecture firms reported healthy performance for 2015.

EHDD’s Monterey Bay Aquarium wins AIA Twenty-five Year Award

Photo: © Bruce Damonte

January 18, 2016 | BD+C Editors

The aquarium set new technical standards for the building type, which still influence today, such...

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Perot Museum of Nature and Science. Photo: Joe Mabel via Wikimedia Commons

January 15, 2016 | AIA

Morphosis' Perot Museum and Studio Gang's WMS Boathouse are among the projects to win AIA's highe...

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Economists continue to debate whether the U.S. economy will be more resilient than other nations and thrive, or limp along for the next several years. Image courtesy Pixabay

January 13, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Strong job growth and dwindling consumer debt give rise to hope.

‘Socially engaged’ architect Alejandro Aravena named 2016 Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureate

Alejandro Aravena. Photo by Cristobal Palma

January 13, 2016 | The Hyatt Foundation and BD+C Staff

Known for his inventive social housing initiatives in his native Chile, Aravena epitomizes the re...

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Shepley Bulfinch develops elegant design solution to address behavioral issues in emergency departments

Floor plan: Shepley Bulfinch

January 06, 2016 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

ED scheme allows staff to isolate unruly patients and visitors in a secure area.

Majority of AEC firms saw growth in 2015, remain optimistic for 2016

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January 05, 2016 | David Barista, Editorial Director

By all indications, 2015 was another solid year for U.S. architecture, engineering, and construct...

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Four winners named in NYC sidewalk shed competition

G-Shed by Gensler was one of the winners. Rendering courtesy Gensler

December 17, 2015 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

Firms in the Construction Shed Design Competition made designs that are simple to build and use r...

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Lohan Anderson to close, join Wight & Co.

Lohan Anderson led the renovations to Chicago's Soldier Field. Photo: Mark Watmough/Creative Commons

December 16, 2015 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

Dirk Lohan, Floyd Anderson and eight others will be hired by the Illinois-based Wight & Co. n...

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Architects create commission for diversity advancement

Photo: Sarah Ross/Creative Commons.

December 16, 2015 | AIA

The 20-member group will assess recent data, set a plan of action, and report on results to the A...

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Architecture Billings Index hits another bump

Photo: Dave Reid/Creative Commons

December 16, 2015 | AIA

Business conditions show continued strength in South and West regions.

 

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