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.
GIANTS 300 REPORT: Restorations breathe new life into valuable older buildings

The Spencer Museum of Art at the University of Kansas, with 40,000 artworks and artifacts, will undergo a renovation of 30,000 sf, about one-third of its total space. The Building Team: Pei Cobb Freed & Partners (primary architect), Sabatini & Associates (associate architect), and Mar Lan Construction (GC). Photo: Courtesy Pei Cobb Freed & Partners

August 07, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

AEC Giants discuss opportunities and complications associated with renovation, restoration, and a...

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After refueling is capital tank, WeWork acquires BIM consultant Case

When Case launched in 2008, it was operating out of one of WeWork’s spaces, and the two companies have since been linked at the hip as WeWork has expanded. Photo: courtesy Case

August 06, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The merger is expected to help standardize how WeWork designs and builds out office space. 

GIANTS 300 REPORT: Robotic reality capture, gaming systems, virtual reality—AEC Giants continue tech frenzy

Designers in Little’s Charlotte, N.C., office test drive a project design using two virtual reality methods: the Unity gaming engine combined with the Oculus Rift headset, and stereo panoramic renderings viewed on a smartphone using Google Cardboard. Photo: Little

August 06, 2015 | David Barista, Editorial Director

Given their size, AEC Giants possess the resources and scale to research and test the bevy of sof...

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GIANTS 300 REPORT: Top 115 Healthcare Architecture Firms

The 33,000-sf Gloria Drummond Physical Rehabilitation Institute, Boca Raton, Fla., designed by HKS, is named for the late founder of Boca Raton Regional Hospital. The new facility will unite the hospital’s rehabilitative orthopedic, cardiac, and pulmonary services under one roof. DPR and HKS will also complete the 45,000-sf Christine Lynn Women’s Health & Wellness Institute on the Boca Raton campus this summer. Courtesy HKS

August 06, 2015 | BD+C Staff

HDR, Stantec, and Perkins+Will top Building Design+Construction's 2015 ranking of the largest hea...

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GIANTS 300 REPORT: Hospital and medical office construction facing a slow but steady recovery

The $180 million, 368,735-sf Kay Jewelers Pavilion, at Akron (Ohio) Children’s Hospital. The seven-story addition came in two months ahead of schedule and $60 million under its original estimate. On the Building Team: CBRE Healthcare (on-site PM), HKS, Inc. (design architect), Hasenstab Architects (associate architect), The Boldt Company (ILPD CM), and Welty Building Co. (CM). Photo: Courtesy HKS, Inc./Blake Marvin

August 06, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Construction of hospitals and medical offices is expected to shake off its lethargy in 2015 and r...

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ConsensusDocs releases new CM agency contract standard agreement

Photo: stux/Pixabay

August 06, 2015 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

For use when owner acts as the construction manager, hires a construction manager, or uses multip...

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GIANTS 300 REPORT: Top 135 Office Sector Architecture Firms

KSS Architects led the Building Team of Harrison Hamnett (SE), Rock Brook Consulting Group (MEP/FP), Corsi Associates (kitchen consultant), and Bar &  Bar (GC) on the new 225,000-sf Burlington Stores corporate HQ in Burlington, N.J. The facility features open and collaborative offices, conference space, a fitness center, a café, a multipurpose training area, and an outdoor lunch area. PHOTO: HALKIN | MASON PHOTOGRAPHY

August 05, 2015 | BD+C Staff

Gensler, HOK, and Perkins+Will top BD+C's ranking of the nation's largest office sector architect...

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GIANTS 300 REPORT: Today’s workplace design must appeal to Millennials’ ‘activity-based’ lifestyle

Lifestyle micro kitchen at Motorola Mobility’s headquarters, Chicago. The Building Team: CBRE (owner’s rep); Gensler (architect); Klein and Hoffman (SE); Environmental Systems Design (MEP); CD+M Lighting Design Group; Wiss, Janney, Elstner (historical engineer); and Skender Construction (GC). Photo: @Eric Laignel

August 05, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Office market AEC Giants discuss the latest trends workplace design, and the state of the office...

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GIANTS 300 REPORT: Top 36 Engineering/Architecture Firms

Terminal B, Logan International Airport, Boston. Photo: Robb Williamson, courtesy AECOM

August 05, 2015 | BD+C Staff

Jacobs, AECOM, and Thornton Tomasetti head Building Design+Construction's 2015 ranking of the lar...

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GIANTS 300 REPORT: Profits, revenue on the rise at U.S. engineering firms as economy sputters back to life

The Winter Garden at the World Financial Center. Photo: Bess Adler, courtesy Thornton Tomasetti

August 05, 2015 | David Barista, Editorial Director

The vast majority of engineering firms are decidedly bullish on revenue growth for 2015, and prof...

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GIANTS 300 REPORT: Top 64 Architecture/Engineering Firms

Denver Union Station. Photo: Ryan Dravitz, courtesy SOM

August 04, 2015 | BD+C Staff

Stantec, HOK, and Callison RTKL top Building Design+Construction's 2015 ranking of the largest ar...

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GIANTS 300 REPORT: Top Architecture Firms

Rendering: MEIS

August 04, 2015 | BD+C Staff

Gensler, Perkins+Will, and Kohn Pedersen Fox top Building Design+Construction's 2015 ranking of t...

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21 practice management innovations from Giants 300 design firms

Rendering: The $400 million Stadio Della Roma, as highlighted in innovation No. 5. MEIS Studio.

August 04, 2015 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

Design firms have gone all out with management innovations in the last year. Check out which ones...

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Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture seeks independent incorporation

Taliesin West, Scottsdale, Ariz. Photo: I, Gobeirne/Creative Commons

August 04, 2015 | Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture

The school is halfway to its first fundraising milestone, but is facing a major deadline at end o...

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Architect Jacques Rougerie envisions floating city to function as roving laboratory

Renderings courtesy Jacques Rougerie

August 03, 2015 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The manta ray-shaped vessel will be completely self-sustaining, run on marine energy, and produce...

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National Desert Storm War Memorial

Renderings courtesy National Desert Storm War Memorial

August 03, 2015 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

 The National Desert Storm Memorial Foundation has a $25 million goal for the project.

Zaha Hadid responds to Tokyo Olympic Stadium controversy

Rendering courtesy Zaha Hadid

July 31, 2015 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

“Our warning was not heeded that selecting contractors too early in a heated construction market...

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Cover of The Lego Architect by Tom Alphin. Courtesy No Starch Press via ArchDaily

July 30, 2015 | Adilla Menayang, Assistant Digital Editor

The book features famous buildings accompanied with a photograph and drawing of the Lego model of...

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Snøhetta designs ring-shaped cable car station in Italian Alps

The base station is only four minutes from Snøhetta's city center, and a cable car ride up to the Virgolo Cliff wil last only a minute. Renderings by Sonaar, courtesy Snøhetta

July 30, 2015 | Adilla Menayang, Assistant Digital Editor

In Snøhetta’s design, two cylindrical rings embedded into the existing topography, each at differ...

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Design plans for Fannie Mae’s new HQ revealed

Renderings courtesy SHoP Architects

July 29, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The developer/owner, Carr Properties, envisions a 1-million-sf plus mixed-use center with a large...

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Consensus Construction Forecast: Double-digit growth expected for commercial sector in 2015, 2016

Photo: Cjp24 via Wikimedia Commons

July 29, 2015 | AIA

Despite the adverse weather conditions that curtailed design and construction activity in the fir...

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bucks, milwaukee, arena, deal, wisconsin, basketball, building

Renderings courtesy Populous

July 29, 2015 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

Created by Milwaukee firm Eppstein Uhen Architects and global firm Populous, the venue will be bu...

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K - 12 Schools, college, Brighton, architecture, Rem Koolhaas, OMA

The project has been described as the biggest construction project in the school’s 170-year history. Renderings courtesy OMA

July 28, 2015 | Adilla Menayang, Assistant Digital Editor

Designs for what will be the biggest construction project in the school’s 170-year history featur...

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New York, Manhattan, condos, luxury, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates

Renderings courtesy Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates

July 28, 2015 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The 62-story, 157-unit luxury condo tower widens at the 40th floor, resulting in a gently flared...

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Zaha Hadid, Messner Mountain Museum Corones, Reinhold Messner, Italy, mountain, Dolomites

Photo: Unveiling of the new Messner Mountain Museum Corones. All photos courtesy Messner Mountain Museum

July 28, 2015 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The museum, dedicated to legendary mountaineer Reinhold Messner, is embedded within Mount Kronpla...

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Perkins+Will imagines new opportunity for Atlantic City

Sea levels are rising in many coastal cities around the globe, posing a threat to millions of people. Rendering courtesy Perkins+Will

July 27, 2015 | Adilla Menayang, Assistant Digital Editor

The architecture giant believes it has a solution that could put Atlantic City’s existing infrast...

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Vox Populi: Netherlands municipality turns to public vote to select design for new theater

The design, called Theater on the Parade, received 57% of 2,681 votes cast online, beating out Rotterdam-based Ector Hoogstad Architects’ more classical, brick-structured proposal. Renderings courtesy UNStudio

July 27, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

UNStudio’s Theatre on the Parade received nearly three-fifths of votes cast in contest between tw...

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Fish-shaped shopping mall designed to fit oddly shaped plot of land

All renderings courtesy Kuan Architects

July 27, 2015 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The mall, in Qinshui, a city in China’s Shanxi province, will fit within the 250x30-meter dimensi...

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Miami developers are designing luxury housing to cater to out-of-town buyers and renters

The Miami Herald reports on several new multifamily projects, including the Paramount Miami Worldcenter (pictured), whose homes include maid’s rooms, larger terraces, boutique-size closets, and guest suites. Rendering courtesy Paramount Miami Worldcenter

July 27, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The Miami Herald reports on several new multifamily projects, including the Paramount Mi...

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Photo: PARKROYAL on Pickering, Erwin Soo, Creative Commons

July 23, 2015 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The Singapore hotel has green space galore

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