Facility Managers

Once the project is completed, the building must be managed by someone, or it cannot live up to its full functionality. Owners and facility managers are the unsung heroes of many iconic works of architecture, making sure that buildings remain in good condition and are utilized to their fullest potential.
Renderings courtesy Snhetta

Renderings courtesy Snhetta

September 29, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The competition-winning New Central Library is now in the final design stages, after two years of...

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Renderings courtesy Atelier Jean Nouvel

Renderings courtesy Atelier Jean Nouvel

September 25, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Of the design, Nouvel describes it as inspired by the simplicity of “a single brush stroke.” 

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September 24, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Plans for a new hotel in the Persian Gulf are taking Dubai’s Palm Islands concept to a whole new...

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Images courtesy Biomuseo. Photo: Fernando Alda

Images courtesy Biomuseo. Photo: Fernando Alda

September 24, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Gehry's design for the Biomuseo, or Museum of Biodiversity, draws inspiration from the site's nat...

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Photo: Samuel Boisvert via Wikimedia Commons

Photo: Samuel Boisvert via Wikimedia Commons

September 24, 2014 | AIA

On the heels of recording its strongest pace of growth since 2007, there continues to be an incre...

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Photo: Epicgenius via Wikimedia Commons

Photo: Epicgenius via Wikimedia Commons

September 23, 2014 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The $35 million Phase 3, known as High Line at the Rail Yards, broke ground September 20, 2012, a...

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September 23, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Forget the cubist, clinical, glass and concrete jungle of today's financial districts. Shenzhen's...

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September 23, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The report contains 12 case studies of cities around the world that have applied advanced flood m...

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Photos and renderings courtesy H3/Maritime Museum

Photos and renderings courtesy H3/Maritime Museum

September 22, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Nine years after the Museum of Maritime and Seafood Industry in Biloxi, Miss., was damaged by Hur...

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September 22, 2014 | Julie Higginbotham, Senior Editor

From metal mesh panels to concealed-suspension ceilings, here's our roundup of the latest acousti...

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September 22, 2014 | C.C. Sullivan and Barbara Horwitz-Bennett, Contributing Editors

While suspended, lay-in ceilings have long been the norm in commercial design, the open-plenum ce...

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AIA CES class: New trends in ceiling designs and materials

AIA CES class: New trends in ceiling designs and materials

September 22, 2014 | C.C. Sullivan and Barbara Horwitz-Bennett

A broad array of new and improved ceiling products offers designers everything from superior acou...

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September 22, 2014 | USGBC

The Best of Building Awards celebrate the year’s best products, projects, organizations and indiv...

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Perkins Eastman and Turner Construction led the effort to convert the once-endan

Perkins Eastman and Turner Construction led the effort to convert the once-endangered Curran OToole Building in Manhattans Gre

September 21, 2014 | David Barista, Editor-in-Chief

Repurposing existing retail and office space is becoming an increasingly popular strategy for hos...

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September 19, 2014 | Smithsonian Institute

The Charles McC. Mathias Laboratory will emit 37% less CO2 than a comparable lab that does not me...

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September 17, 2014 | American Builders

SunTrust Park will be constructed by American Builders 2017, a joint venture between Brasfield...

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Googles data centers include this massive server room in Council Bluffs, Iowa.

Googles data centers include this massive server room in Council Bluffs, Iowa. The company operates some 900,000 servers in abo

September 17, 2014 | C.C. Sullivan and Barbara Horwitz-Bennett

From the dozen or so facilities housing Google’s 900,000 servers to the sprawling server farms of...

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Hyatt Place in Washington, D.C. Photo: courtesy Cooper Carry

Hyatt Place in Washington, D.C. Photo: courtesy Cooper Carry

September 16, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Tutor Perini, Gensler, and AECOM top BD+C's rankings of design and construction firms with the mo...

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Renderings and photos courtesy of Shigeru Ban Architects

Renderings and photos courtesy of Shigeru Ban Architects

September 16, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Pritzker Prize-winning architect Shigeru Ban has won an international competition organized by Th...

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Head offices for the Federation of Korean Industries. Photo: courtesy Adrian Smi

Head offices for the Federation of Korean Industries. Photo: courtesy Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture

September 16, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Parsons Brinckerhoff, Gensler, and Jacobs top BD+C's rankings of U.S.-based design and constructi...

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September 15, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Argentine President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner announces the winning design by MRA+A Álvarez...

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Tampa VA Hospital. Photo: courtesy VA

Tampa VA Hospital. Photo: courtesy VA

September 15, 2014 | BD+C Staff

CannonDesign, Clark Group, and URS top BD+C's rankings of the nation's largest Veterans Administr...

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Max Planck Florida Institute, Jupiter, Fla.

Max Planck Florida Institute, Jupiter, Fla.

September 14, 2014 | Viega LLC Sponsored Content

The Max Planck Florida Institute consists of a three-story, 100,000-sf scientific research facili...

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A user navigates a virtual reality model of a proposed commercial office at DPR

A user navigates a virtual reality model of a proposed commercial office at DPR Constructions Virtual Reality Showroom in Redwo

September 13, 2014 | David Barista, Editor-in-Chief

The emergence of low-cost VR technology means that anyone with a few hundred bucks and a decent w...

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The Observation Post / CMG Landscape Architecture. Image CMG Landscape Architecture Courtesy of the Presidio Trust

September 11, 2014 | BD+C Staff

To turn the underdeveloped area by Chrissy Field into new public space, San Francisco's Presidio...

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September 11, 2014 | Cintas Corporation

For the 13th consecutive year, Cintas Corporation is back with its popular America’s Best Restroo...

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MBTA Revere Transit Facility & Streetscape project in Revere, Mass. Photo: court

MBTA Revere Transit Facility & Streetscape project in Revere, Mass. Photo: courtesy Suffolk Construction

September 11, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Leo A Daly, URS, and Skanska head BD+C's rankings of the largest transit facility sector design a...

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Translated Geometries, shape memory polymer
September 10, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Students in Barcelona have created a composite material using shape memory polymers that can defo...

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Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, Houston. Photo: Farragutful via Wikimedia Comm

Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, Houston. Photo: Farragutful via Wikimedia Commons

September 09, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Brasfield & Gorrie, Gensler, and Jacobs top BD+C's rankings of the nation's largest religious...

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Photo courtesy of DAQRI

Photo courtesy of DAQRI

September 09, 2014 | BD+C Staff

A Los Angeles-based startup added augmented reality technology to a hardhat, creating a smart hel...

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