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.
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.

 

ULI names Lord Richard Rogers the 2015 J.C. Nichols Prize winner

Rogers designed Senedd, the home to the National Assembly for Wales in Cardiff. Photo: Ismail Mia/Creative Commons

December 15, 2015 | BD+C Staff

Rogers, Founder of Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, works on projects that “shine a spotlight on...

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New LEGO line lets builders construct iconic skylines

All images courtesy LEGO (via ArchDaily).

December 14, 2015 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

New York City, Berlin, and Venice are featured in the Architecture Skyline Collection.

Date named for announcement of 2016 Laureate of the Pritzker Architecture Prize

Japan Pavilion Expo 2000 in Hannover, Germany, designed jointly by Shigeru Ban and Frei Otto, both past winners of the Pritzker Architecture Prize. Photo: Forgemind ArchiMedia/Creative Commons

December 14, 2015 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The Laureate will be named the morning of January 13.

Architecure firms Carry Cooper and The Johnson Group merge

Cleveland Downtown Hilton Hotel, designed by Cooper Carry. Photo: Erik Drost/Creative Commons

December 09, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The combination is expected to bolster each firm’s hospitality-related services. 

AEC leaders say the 'talent wars' are heating up: BD+C survey

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December 08, 2015 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

A new survey from Building Design+Construction shows that U.S. architecture, engineering...

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Denise Scott Brown and Robert Venturi win 2016 AIA Gold Medal Award

Sainsbury Wing of the National Gallery, London. Photo: Richard George/Wikimedia Commons

December 04, 2015 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The husband and wife architect team—founders of VSBA Architects and Planners—are the award's firs...

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LMN Architects earns the 2016 AIA Architecture Firm Award

Vancouver Convention Centre West. Photo: Bobak Ha'Eri/Wikimedia Commons

December 03, 2015 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The firm is known for projects like Vancouver Convention Centre West and the University of Washin...

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Data centers turn to alternative power sources, new heat controls and UPS systems

Modules for a data center for one of Skanska’s telecommunications clients were built in an offsite factory. Callison was the architect. Cosentini Associates provided engineering. Photo: Adam Friedberg

December 01, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Data centers account for 2% of the nation’s electricity consumption and about 30% of the power us...

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10 megatrends shaping the future of green building

Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command Headquarters, San Diego. Photo: Rick Naystatt, U.S. Navy

November 30, 2015 | Jerry Yudelson, PE, LEED Fellow, Contributing Editor

Increased competition among green building rating systems, the rise of net-zero buildings, and a...

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FMI survey: Millennials in construction industry are loyal, hard-working

Photo: Atomische * Tom Giebel/Creative Commons.

November 24, 2015 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

While the stigma exists that Millennials are entitled, disloyal, and lazy, it appears that this i...

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BIG plans for Pittsburgh: Lower Hill District master plan evokes hilly topography

The master plan will rejuvenate the former site of the Pittsburgh Penguins' arena. Renderings courtesy BIG

November 23, 2015 | Adilla Menayang, Assistant Digital Editor

Paths will be carved to create a dialogue between Pittsburgh’s urbanscape and its hilly surroundi...

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Dewberry acquires Houston’s Wilson Architectural Group

Items in Wilson Architectural Group's portfolio include Houston's Methodist Hospital. Photo: TMHJPL/Wikimedia Commons

November 23, 2015 | BD+C Staff

Now known as Dewberry | Wilson, the firm will have access to more MEP, technology design, site/ci...

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Written by Iain Jackson, "The Architecture School Survival Guide" covers both broad designing ideas and specific architecture tips.

Courtesy Laurence King

November 19, 2015 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

Written by Iain Jackson, "The Architecture School Survival Guide" covers both broad designing ide...

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AIA: Demand for design services still up for the year

Photo: kim/Creative Commons.

November 18, 2015 | AIA

October's ABI score was 53.1, down slightly from the mark of 53.7 in September. This still reflec...

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Croatia's "sea organ." Photo: linssimato/Creative Commons

November 16, 2015 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

Visitors to the shores of the Adriatic Sea in Zadar, Croatia, can hear the sounds of the ocean in...

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Perkins Eastman, ForrestPerkins combine practices

Room at the Joule in Dallas, a ForrestPerkins-designed hotel. Photo: Dave Pinter/Creative Commons

November 16, 2015 | BD+C Staff

The combined international firm will total almost 1,000 employees. 

AIA releases nine new contract documents

Photo: Mark Kaletka/Creative Commons

November 10, 2015 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Include six new forms for design-build projects.

Perkins+Will acquires London-based Portland Design Associates

Portland helped Turner Communications gain an airport retail presence with The News Café, at Terminal 3 in Abu Dhabi International Airport. Rendering courtesy Portland/P+W

November 09, 2015 | Perkins+Will

The firms will work together to offer “future-proofing” insights to clients.

November 06, 2015 | GRAPHISOFT

Inspired by the suspended, community-designed shading structures seen on traditional Moroccan mar...

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Hospital designers get the scoop on the role of innovation in healthcare

Kaiser Permanente’s New Garfield Innovation Center. Photo: Ted Eytan

November 04, 2015 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

“Innovation” was the byword as 175 healthcare designers gathered in Chicago for the American Coll...

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NCARB: Interactive tool helps aspiring architects prep for exam

The tool will help architects with the ARE, a multi-division test developed by NCARB and taken by all candidates seeking architectural registration in the United States.

November 02, 2015 | NCARB

The Transition Calculator for the Architect Registration Examination (ARE) will help licensure ca...

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China Accord: Design firms sign pledge to tackle climate change

An oil refinery in Qixia, Nanjing, China. Photo: Vmenkov/Wikimedia Commons.

November 02, 2015 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

52 companies will collaborate to reduce carbon emissions.

MIT develops ‘river of 3-D pixels’ to assemble objects

The Kinetic Block by MIT's Tangible Media Group

October 29, 2015 | Adilla Menayang, Asistant Digital Editor

The Kinetic Blocks can manipulate objects into shapes without human interference.

Top 10 tile trends for 2016

Chevron-patterned tiles are trending. All images courtesy Novità

October 27, 2015 | Novità

Supersized tile and 3D walls are among the trending tile design themes seen at Cersaie, an exhibi...

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Architecture at Zero 2015 design competition names award winners

Conspicuous Consumption, by Weber Thompson Architects, was an honor award winner at the the Architecture at Zero 2015 competition. Rendering courtesy UCSF and Weber Thompson

October 27, 2015 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

Entrants created family-style student residential plans for the University of California, San Fra...

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AIA: Architecture firms reporting progress on achieving carbon reduction targets

Georgia Tech's Carbon-Neutral Energy Solutions Laboratory. Photo courtesy HDR

October 22, 2015 | AIA

The AIA 2030 2014 Progress Report highlights an increase in design projects, gross square footage...

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Strong rebound for Architecture Billings Index

The ABI, an economic indicator of construction activity, has seen growth in six of the nine months of 2015. Photo: Bill Dickinson/Creative Commons.

October 21, 2015 | AIA

Business conditions continue to be weak in the Northeast, but the other regions are in good shape...

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Bachman Wilson House finds new locale at Arkansas museum

The Bachman Wilson House. All photos: Nancy Nolan Photography (Courtesy Crystal Bridges Museum).

October 20, 2015 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

Crystal Bridges Museum reconstructed the 61-year-old Usonian house and will open it to the public...

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