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.
AkzoNobel's Human Cities initiative commits to improving, energizing and regener
June 11, 2014 | Adilla Menayang, Assistant Editor

Dutch company AkzoNobel is partnering with Rem Koolhaas' firm OMA to study how the application of...

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June 09, 2014 | Green Building Initiative

The new program focuses exclusively on the sustainable design and construction of interior spaces...

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The city of Buffalo hired a team of professionals to execute assessments for mor
June 08, 2014 | Joseph Cassata, AIA, CannonDesign

Over the past few years, Buffalo has developed a cutting-edge facility management program to ensu...

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June 02, 2014 | Green Parking Council

The Green Parking Council, an affiliate of the International Parking Institute, has launched the...

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The Building Team just completed Phase II of the project, which includes 129 new
May 28, 2014 | The Architectural Team

First opened in 1940, South Boston's Old Colony housing project had become a symbol of poor housi...

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May 23, 2014 | NeoCon

Tech-friendly furniture, “live walls,” sit-stand desks, and circadian lighting are among the emer...

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Integrated Design Group incorporates computational fluid dynamic (CFD) simulatio
May 23, 2014 | David Barista, Editor-in-Chief

Here’s where AEC firms and owners are getting the most bang for the buck when using BIM/VDC to co...

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Facebook Data Center, Lule, Sweden
May 23, 2014 | David Barista, Editor-in-Chief

The demand for sophisticated facility monitoring solutions has spurred a new market segment—data...

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May 20, 2014 | Arup

The book, co-authored by Arup's Russell Fortmeyer, illustrates the various ways architects, consu...

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Rendering: Gensler
May 20, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Called "The Legal Office of the Future," the pop-up demonstration project made its debut this wee...

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Since trading traditional closed cubicles for an open, transparent layout, softw
May 19, 2014 | C.C. Sullivan and Barbara Horwitz-Bennett, Contributing Editors

Driven by changing work styles, mobile technology, and the growing presence of Millennials, today...

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Photo: Jacopo Werther via Wikimedia Commons
May 13, 2014 | AIA

The industry associations, with more than 700,000 members generating almost $1 trillion in GDP, h...

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May 12, 2014 | BD+C Staff

BD+C's 2014 Giants 300 survey forms are due Wednesday, May 21. Survey results will be published i...

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Federal Center South Building 1202, Seattle, Wash. Photo: Benjamin Benschneider,
May 05, 2014 | U.S. General Services Administration

Seattle's Federal Center South Building 1202 and the U.S. Courthouse in Austin are among the 2014...

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The plans for Chaoyang Park Plaza were floated two years ago, and now the design
April 30, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Construction work has begun on the 120,000-sm mixed-use development, which was envisioned by MAD...

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60 Richmond East Housing Co-Operative in Toronto, designed by Teeple Architects.
April 29, 2014 | BD+C Staff and RAIC

The conversion of a Mies van der Rohe-designed gas station and North Vancouver City Hall are amon...

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The free tool provides real-time data visualization for each state. Here is the
April 29, 2014 | USGBC

The online data visualization resource highlights green building data for each state and Washingt...

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April 23, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The American Institute of Architects' Committee on the Environment has selected the top ten examp...

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For an 1893 academic building in the Collegiate Gothic style at Bryn Mawr (Pa.)
April 16, 2014 | C.C. Sullivan and Barbara Horwitz-Bennett, Contributing Editors

Building Teams must focus on a number of key decisions in order to arrive at the optimal solution...

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Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, East Lansing, Mich. Photo credit: Justin Macono
April 15, 2014 | AISC

Zaha Hadid's Broad Art Museum and One World Trade Center are among the projects honored by the Am...

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Installation of steel deck (here, from manufacturer New Millennium Building Syst
April 09, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Building Teams have been using steel decks with proven success for 75 years. Building Design+Cons...

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The rehabilitation and adaptive reuse of the Old Naval Hospital, Washington, D.C
April 02, 2014 | C.C. Sullivan and Barbara Horwitz-Bennett, Contributing Editors

Aligning thermal breaks and applying air barriers are among the top design and installation trick...

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March 26, 2014 | Callison

Hybrid ventilation, nighttime cooling, and fuel cell technology are among the dozens of sustainab...

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To true the wall surface, the installer should level the insulation board, rathe
March 20, 2014 | Arthur L. Sanders & Benjamin J. Robinson, Hoffmann Architects

Poor workmanship, impact damage, building movement, and incompatible or unsound substrate are amo...

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Photo: Vmenkov via Wikimedia Commons
March 17, 2014 | BD+C Staff

China's goal, according to Koolhaas, is to de-incentivize migration into already overcrowded citi...

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Photo: Dorma
March 12, 2014 | BD+C Editors

From a high-tech classroom lockdown system to an impact-resistant wide-stile door line, BD+C edit...

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The building's owner says the structure's mechanical visor has never worked beca
February 21, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Famed architect Santiago Calatrava must pay 2.9 million euros due to faulty design work on the Pa...

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Husqvarnas DXR140 demolition robot in action. The robot shown here is controlle
February 14, 2014 | C.C. Sullivan and Adam Sullivan, Contributing Editors

Building Teams across the globe are employing advanced robotics to simplify what is inherently a...

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February 12, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The curved campus will consist of four different buildings, one exclusively for amenities like a...

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Kingdom Tower, set to become the worlds next-tallest building at 1,000 meters,
January 28, 2014 | BD+C Staff and CTBUH

Experts from the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat release their 2014 construction fore...

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