The 53-foot-diameter oculus looms over the grand atrium. Suspended under tension within the conical atrium is the “Sky Reflector-Net,” by James Carpenter Design Associates, Grimshaw Architects, and Arup. The artwork is composed of 112 tensioned cables, 224 high-strength rods, and nearly 10,000 stainless steel components; 952 aluminum panels distribute sunlight down to the lowest levels of the station. Photo: Jon Ortner/Ortner Photography.
Fulton Center, which handles 85% of the riders coming to Lower Manhattan, is like no other statio...read more
The American Institute of Architects reported the April ABI score was 50.6, down from the mark of...read more
SushiSamba’s 14,000-sf restaurant in Las Vegas is distinguished by a colorful, arching interior design. iCrave was the designer, PWI Construction the GC. Courtesy Forté Specialty Contractors. Click here to enlarge.
Restaurants are more than just places to eat. They are comprising town centers and playing into t...read more
Navigant Research estimates that global demand for data integration technologies for buildings will increase nearly tenford over the next 10 years. Image: Pixabay
A Navigant Research report takes a deeper dive to examine where demand will be strongest by regio...read more
Photo: Aurimas/Creative Commons.
In the new report, “How Firms Learn: Industry Specific Strategies for Urban Economies,” Brookings...read more
Long Beach Civic Center. Plenary Properties Long Beach LLC (developer), Edgemoor Infrastructure and Real Estate and Clark Construction (contractor), Skidmore Owings & Merrill (architect)
Arup served as a lead advisor and oversaw financial, commercial, real estate, design, engineering...read more
Renderings courtesy OMA. Click here to enlarge.
The goal is for the Toranomon Hills Station Tower to transform its neighborhood and serve as a hu...read more
Chicago Public Library, Chinatown Branch. Photo: © Hedrich Blessing/SOM
Snøhetta’s Ryerson University student center and the Billings (Mont.) Public Library by Will Brud...read more
Is the U.S. in an innovative funk, or is this just the calm before the storm?
Federal Center South Building 1202 in Seattle. The building, designed by ZGF Architects LLP, was a COTE Top Ten Green Project in 2013. Photo: Benjamin Benschneider
"Lessons from the Leading Edge" is a study of the 200 Committee on the Environment (COTE) Top Ten...read more
Image Courtesy of Sean Gallagher, Diller Scofidio + Renfro
Morpholio’s new ScalePen feature dynamically sets line weight depending on the scale or zoom leve...read more
Courtesy Steven Holl Architects
The new Rubenstein Commons will be a 20,000-sf structure at the center of the campus for the Inst...read more
The mosaics should embody the ideals of being bold and cutting-edge through literal or abstract n...read more
Photo Credit: William Lesch, Lori Carroll, Esthela J. Celya
Floating vanities, tricked-out showers, and freestanding tubs highlight the top bathroom design t...read more
Photo Credit: Mike Tuell, Tom E. Lutz, AKBD
Charging stations, built-in coffeemakers, and pet stations—these are among the top kitchen design...read more
Rendering courtesy of World War One Centennial Commission
Joe Weishaar and sculptor Sabin Howard were selected from among five finalists and over 350 entri...read more
Domestic deals were up, while international deals were down. Source: Morrissey Goodale
Consulting firm Morrissey Goodale tracked a record 234 sales of U.S.-based A/E firms last year....
Image/ Visualization by Luxigon
The single-story structure is designed for sustainability as well as function.
The expansion looks to combine design elements inspired by human movement, speed, and the strengt...read more
Photo: © Bruce Damonte
The aquarium set new technical standards for the building type, which still influence today, such...read more
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
Strong job growth and dwindling consumer debt give rise to hope.
By all indications, 2015 was another solid year for U.S. architecture, engineering, and construct...read more
A new survey from Building Design+Construction shows that U.S. architecture, engineering...read more
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
Data centers account for 2% of the nation’s electricity consumption and about 30% of the power us...read more
Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command Headquarters, San Diego. Photo: Rick Naystatt, U.S. Navy
Increased competition among green building rating systems, the rise of net-zero buildings, and a...read more
The master plan will rejuvenate the former site of the Pittsburgh Penguins' arena. Renderings courtesy BIG
Paths will be carved to create a dialogue between Pittsburgh’s urbanscape and its hilly surroundi...read more
The Benjamin P. Grogan and Jerry L. Dove Federal Building in Miramar, Fla., was named DBIA 2015 Project of the Year. Rendering courtesy Krueck + Sexton; other images courtesy DBIA.
This year, 26 projects in 10 categories were awarded National Awards of Merit. One project in eac...read more
The Kinetic Block by MIT's Tangible Media Group
The Kinetic Blocks can manipulate objects into shapes without human interference.
San Antonio is redesigning its river barges. Photo: Mike Whaling/Creative Commons.
Winning concepts will incorporate innovative new materials while remaining buildable and economic...read more