Government Buildings

The halls of lawmakers, judges, and politicians demand a mix of functionality and awe-inspiring design. For an oasis of productivity on behalf of your nation’s people within the government’s budget, thinking outside the box is a requirement.
January 06, 2015 | BD+C Staff

The plan by Snøhetta and WCIT Architecture features a building that appears square from the outsi...

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Photo: Geo Swan via Wikimedia Commons

Photo: Geo Swan via Wikimedia Commons

January 02, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Construction consultant FMI foresees—with some caveats—continuing growth in the office, lodging,...

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Images courtesy HealthSpot

Images courtesy HealthSpot

December 29, 2014 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The HealthSpot station is an 8x5-foot, ADA-compliant mobile kiosk that lets patients access a net...

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December 06, 2014 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

A new CBRE survey finds that what Millennials expect and need from offices doesn’t vary drastical...

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An example of Aons Construction Risk Map, which the portal updates regularly to

An example of Aons Construction Risk Map, which the portal updates regularly to provide clients with insights into where the bu

November 18, 2014 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The new interactive tool from Aon Risk Solutions provides real-time updates pertaining to the ris...

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At Coastline Community Colleges Newport Beach (Calif.) Campus, the Building Tea

At Coastline Community Colleges Newport Beach (Calif.) Campus, the Building Team took advantage of the sites natural coastal g

November 10, 2014 | C.C. Sullivan and Barbara Horwitz-Bennett, Contributing Editors

Providing more comfortable conditions to building occupants has become a top priority in today’s...

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While the exposed ceiling look is popular in todays commercial office spaces, s

While the exposed ceiling look is popular in todays commercial office spaces, some areas of dropped ceiling may be necessary to

November 10, 2014 | Bill Stangeland, McGuire Engineers, Chicago

Although architecturally appealing, exposed ceilings can create unwanted drafts and airflow probl...

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Photo: suphakit73 via FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Photo: suphakit73 via FreeDigitalPhotos.net

November 05, 2014 | Mancini•Duffy

With the rise of technology, much of the workday—even the most productive morning hours—is spent...

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The Pacific Northwest College of Arts new home base, renovated from an space th

The Pacific Northwest College of Arts new home base, renovated from an space that once was a post office, includes a new mezzan

November 03, 2014 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

About seven years ago, The Pacific Northwest College of Art, the oldest art college in Portland,...

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Public Safety Headquarters, Detroit. Photo: courtesy Valspar

Public Safety Headquarters, Detroit. Photo: courtesy Valspar

October 23, 2014 | Valspar Sponsored Content

First constructed as an office for the Internal Revenue Service, the city's new public safety hea...

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October 20, 2014 | SmithGroupJJR

Designed by SmithGroupJJR and Gallagher & Associates, renovated center shows public its uniqu...

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The research can help designers identify which products should be subjected to e

The research can help designers identify which products should be subjected to extra scrutiny during the design and construction

October 16, 2014 | Perkins+Will

The white paper includes a list of 193 flame retardants, including 29 discovered in building and...

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Photo courtesy Harvard Center for Green Buildings and Cities

Photo courtesy Harvard Center for Green Buildings and Cities

October 15, 2014 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The impetus behind Harvard's Center for Green Buildings and Cities is what the design school’s de...

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Invasive probes, including test cuts of existing EIFS cladding, can uncover hidd

Invasive probes, including test cuts of existing EIFS cladding, can uncover hidden deterioration conditions. A seemingly impervi

October 14, 2014 | Arthur L. Sanders & Benjamin J. Robinson, Hoffmann Architects

This AIA CES Discovery course discusses the six elements of an EIFS wall assembly; common EIFS fa...

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October 14, 2014 | Erin L. Aichler & Benjamin J. Robinson, Hoffmann Architects

This course provides step-by-step prescriptive advice to architects, engineers, and contractors o...

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At Ohlone Community College in Fremont, Calif., CannonDesign, in association wit

At Ohlone Community College in Fremont, Calif., CannonDesign, in association with Anderson Brule Architects, is designing a repl

October 13, 2014 | Raissa Rocha, Associate Editor

This year marks the fifth anniversary of the American Institute of Architects’ effort to have arc...

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October 06, 2014 | BD+C Staff

After a rejection earlier in the year, Frank Gehry has gotten some good news: his revised design...

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The Sydney Opera House was 1,357% over budget and completed 10 years past deadli

The Sydney Opera House was 1,357% over budget and completed 10 years past deadline. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

October 02, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Montreal's Olympic Stadium and the Sydney Opera House are among the landmark projects to bust the...

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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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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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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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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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Arizona Capitol Museum 2014. Photo: Gage Skidmore via Wikipedia

Arizona Capitol Museum 2014. Photo: Gage Skidmore via Wikipedia

September 08, 2014 | BD+C Staff

PCL Construction, Stantec, and AECOM head BD+C's rankings of the nation's largest state governmen...

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Photo: Tomasz Sienicki via Wikimedia Commons

Photo: Tomasz Sienicki via Wikimedia Commons

September 08, 2014 | Megan Donham, Associate Consultant, CBRE Healthcare

The underlying variables and tools used to manage collaboration between teams is ultimately the d...

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Photo: Tanya King courtesy U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Seattle District

Photo: Tanya King courtesy U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Seattle District

September 08, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Balfour Beatty, Fluor, and HDR top BD+C's rankings of the nation's largest military sector design...

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Governor George Deukmejian Courthouse, Long Beach, Calif. Architect: AECOM; cont

Governor George Deukmejian Courthouse, Long Beach, Calif. Architect: AECOM; contractor: Clark Group. Photo: courtesy Clark Group

September 04, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Fentress Architects, Tutor Perini, and AECOM top BD+C's rankings of design and construction firms...

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City of Galveston (Texas) Fire Station #4. Photo: courtesy HDR

City of Galveston (Texas) Fire Station #4. Photo: courtesy HDR

September 04, 2014 | BD+C Staff

STV, HOK, and Turner top BD+C's rankings of the nation's largest local government design and cons...

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Tesoro Corporation headquarters in San Antonio, TX, a LEED-certified building. P

Tesoro Corporation headquarters in San Antonio, TX, a LEED-certified building. Photo credit: uniquebuildings, Wikimedia Commons.

September 03, 2014 | Green Building Certification Institute

The LEED Proven Provider designation is designed to minimize the need for additional work during...

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Berea Colleges Deep Green residence hall, designed by Hastings+Chivetta Archi

Berea Colleges Deep Green residence hall, designed by Hastings+Chivetta Architects. Photo: courtesy Hastings+Chivetta Archite

September 03, 2014 | BD+C Staff

AECOM, Gensler, and Turner top BD+C's rankings of the nation's largest green design and construct...

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View of the restored south elevation of New York City Hall. The renovation is th

View of the restored south elevation of New York City Hall. The renovation is the first comprehensive rehabilitation of New York

September 02, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Clark Group, Fluor, and HOK top BD+C's rankings of the nation's largest federal government design...

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