Marselle Condominiums, Seattle, designed by PB Architects, with Yu & Trochalakis as structural engineer and Norcon NW as general contractor. The project was featured in the BD+C University class, "Building Wood Towers: How High Is Up for Timber Structures?" Photo: Matt Todd, courtesy U.S. Woodworks
A roundup of top AIA/CES Discovery courses from BD+C University.
Photo: Armin van Buuren, Oceanlab via Wikimedia Commons
The American Institute of Architects reported the May ABI score was 51.9, up from a mark of 48.8...read more
A sample from Federico Babina's latest series, Archidirector. Illustrations courtesy Federico Babina
From Burton to Bergman, Gondry to Greenway, artist Federico Babina illustrates what buildings wou...read more
One World Trade Center was named the winner of the Best Tall Buildings category for the Americas. Image: SOM/CTBUH
One World Trade Center and Abu Dhabi's Burj Mohammed Bin Rashid Tower are among the four towers n...read more
“The waterfront, park, and nearby urban area all have a dialogue with the loose cluster of pavilions, with people and activities flowing between them,” said jury chair Mark Wigley in a statement. Renderings courtesy Moreau Kusunoki Architectes
The firm’s design concept makes use of the museum’s site, turning it into a bustling, well-connec...read more
Foyer of the Lyons Studio. Photo: Peter Bennets via Wikimedia Commons
The change, effective July 1, 2016, will replace the current BEFA Program’s requirements, elimina...read more
Populous dedicates space in its model shop in Kansas City, Mo., for creating models using an Epson ProJet 3500 CPX Max 3D printer. The firm had to develop software that could translate what its designers were providing into language the printer could interpret. Photo: Brian Folkers, Populous
Early adopters provide first-hand advice on the trials and tribulations of marrying 3D printing w...read more
Median profit margins on net revenue have been on the upswing in the past three years, hitting 11.4% and 13.0% in the 2013 and 2014, according to PSMJ.
Operating profits of AE firms have reach their highest level since 2009, according to a new repor...read more
Image: Zaha Hadid
Prominent architects who submitted a total of 23 napkin doodles were Zaha Hadid, Cesar P...read more
Carbon 3D has developed a 3D printing method, continuous liquid interface production (CLIP), that uses UV light to trigger photopolymerization, and oxygen as an inhibiting agent. By balancing this interaction, CLIP “grows”objects from a pool of resin. Photo: Carbon 3D Inc.
The 3D printer industry keeps making strides in technology and affordability. Machines can now pr...read more
Colliers International’s 2015 North America Office Market report assessed 92 markets in the U.S. and Canada. Image: Pixabay
Colliers International projects continued expansion this year in its quarterly report on national...read more
Google CEO Larry Page believes that focusing on innovation for cities is an opportunity to improve the lives of billions of people around the world.
The search engine giant is yet again diversifying its products. Google has co-created a startup,...read more
TreexOffice is a pop-up office space lcoated in the heart of Hackney in London. Image: Tate Harmer LLP
London's Hackney borough welcomed a new kind of workspace to Hoxton Square—the TreexOffice.
The project involves anchoring tankers to the shore as permanent land buildings, designed to accommodate cultural and event spaces, retail, or public parks. Renderings courtesy of Chris Collaris Design.
Four Dutch artists propose transforming tankers into monuments with mixed-use space.
The tower's design takes cue from its existing neighbors. Renderings courtesy BIG
The towering "staircase" will rise from St. Paul’s chapel to the skyline, leaning against One Wor...read more
The 1144 Fifteenth tower will stand between Arapahoe and Lawrence streets, on the edge of historic Larimer Square. Renderings: Hines
Designed by Pickard Chilton, the 640,000-sf tower is geared for large-scale tenants, with feature...read more
In addition to the revitalization of existing buildings, a new trail and several landscaped surfaces will be woven throughout the waterfall’s area. Renderings courtesy Snøhetta, Mayer/Reed, and Dialog
As part of the plan, an abandoned paper mill will be repurposed, while landscaping and running tr...read more
The office will be located in the trendy Mission Bay neighborhood of San Francisco. Renderings courtesy SHoP Architects and Studio O+A
The plan involves two glass buildings connected with criss-crossing bridges.
Photo: Sean MacEntee via flickr
Nonresidential construction is up by a solid 8.8% over the past year, consistent with ABC's forec...read more
The Coltlite natural louvered ventilator provides buildings with both day-to-day ventilation and smoke control to aid building evacuation in the event of a fire.
BD+C’s roundup features colorful sprinklers for offices, hotels, museums; a fire-rated curtain wa...read more
On April 23, the Board of Directors of the Destination Medical Center Corporation formally adopted the development plan for Destination Medical Center, which would be comprised of six districts spread across 550 acres.
The 20-year plan would also be a boon to Mayo Clinic, this city’s best-known address.
The three main massing elements (south bar, atrium, and north tower) are each designed with their own structural systems and floor-to-floor heights to maximize efficiencies. Image: Alene Davis
Morphosis Architects' Emerson College building in Los Angeles and the University of Delaware’s IS...read more
There are up to 620 pieces for walls, windows, and furniture. Renderings courtesy Arckit
Arckit, as the system is called, was designed to a 1:48 scale, making it easy to create models ac...read more
Rolling Shelter, designed by Eduardo Lacroze, AIA, Lacroze-Miguens-Prati Arquitectos, was chosen as the winner of The Pop-up Project competition called "A Safe Place." Images: AIA
The winning design from the AIA's "A Safe Place" competition was built at the AIA convention in A...read more
As a leading economic indicator of construction activity, the ABI reflects the approximate nine to twelve month lead time between architecture billings and construction spending. Photo: Wholetone/Wikimedia Commons.
Regional business conditions continue to thrive in the South and West
Keene (N.H.) State College hopes to meet the high standards of the AIA Architecture 2030 Challenge with a planned 350-bed living/learning residence hall, currently under design by Perkins+Will. Colleges and universities are using their construction projects to make important statements about their institutional goals and aspirations. Rendering courtesy Perkins+Will
Building Teams that want to succeed in the higher education market have to help their clients fin...read more
Prep spaces in Niagara County Community College’s Niagara Falls Culinary Institute provide future chefs with experience needed to operate foodservice venues. The institute is housed in a converted shopping mall. Photo: Tim Wilkes Photography
With capital budgets strained, renovation may be an increasingly attractive money-saving option f...read more
The west entrance of the main campus of the University of Kansas with the Chi Omega Fountain. Photo: Quasselkasper via Wikimedia Commons
The P3 concept is getting a tryout at the University of Kansas, where state funding for construct...read more
The orientation of each unit softens sun exposure, while the façade material reflects the sun's rays. Renderings courtesy Zaha Hadid Architects
Hadid's scheme was inspired by the Mexican tradition of interlocking lattice geometries.
City Creek at City Creek Center, Salt Lake City, Utah. Photo: Uncle Alf via Wikimedia Commons
With asset availability declining in several sectors, rents and transactions should rise.