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.
April 16, 2013 | BD+C Staff

From an orchid-shaped visitor center to California’s largest public works project, each of these...

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April 02, 2013 | Julie Higginbotham, Senior Editor

If you do hotels, schools, student unions, office buildings, performing arts centers, transportat...

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Washington Dulles International Airport
March 29, 2013 | BD+C Staff

WTTW Chicago, in partnership with the Society of Architectural Historians, has produced "10 Buili...

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Due to open in August 2013, the West Branch library in Berkeley, Calif., replace
March 27, 2013 | David Barista, Editor-in-Chief

The Building Team for Berkeley, Calif.’s new 9,500-sf West Branch library aims to achieve net-zer...

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Frank Gehry's model for the Eisenhower Memorial.
March 15, 2013 | BD+C Staff

AIA opposes House bill cutting Eisenhower Memorial funding.

March 14, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., and Chicago top EPA's list of the U.S. cities with the greatest nu...

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March 13, 2013 | David Barista, Editor-in-Chief

From folding façades to colorful LED displays, these fantastical projects show off the architectu...

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Photo: U.S. Courthouse, Buffalo, N.Y./courtesy GSA.gov
March 13, 2013 | BD+C Staff

The March 2013 report from RSMeans offers construction costs per square foot for four building ty...

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Tax incentive database for reflective roofs available
February 27, 2013 | BD+C Staff

The Roof Coatings Manufacturers Association (RCMA) and the Database of State Incentives for Renew...

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Residents of energy-efficient complex will reap the benefits of hydropon farm.
February 27, 2013 | BD+C Staff

The New York City Housing Authority has opened Arbor House, a 124-unit LEED Platin...

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A view of Loring Park, Minneapolis. Credit: Dan Wick
February 25, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Charlotte, Denver, and Milwaukee are among 10 U.S. cities ranked recently by the conservation org...

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To speed construction of the $110 million Capitol Hill Station light-rail statio
February 25, 2013 | BD+C Staff

To speed construction of the $110 million Capitol Hill Station light-rail station in Seattle, gen...

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Clever engineering helps create design excellence
February 04, 2013 | By Robert Cassidy, Editorial Director

A mechanical engineering team overcomes numerous hurdles to help make a new federal courthouse in...

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RSMeans cost comparisons: parking structures, town halls, community centers
January 30, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Construction market analysts from RSMeans offer construction costs per square foot for four build...

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Photos by Dave Huh, courtesy of Dewberry
January 22, 2013 | Posted by Raissa Rocha, Associate Editor

The Virginia State Police begins driver training at a new $27.4 million complex near Fort Pickett...

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December 09, 2012 | By Robert Cassidy

Most economists say the U.S. is slowly emerging from the Great Recession, a view that was confirm...

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The 15,000-sf 911 facility in Morris, Ill., designed and built by Wight & Co. fo
November 11, 2012 | By Amy McIntosh, Associate Editor, Raissa Rocha, Associate Editor, and Rob Cassidy, Editorial Director

Public sector remains a bastion of sustainability

October 12, 2012 | Posted by Raissa Rocha, Associate Editor

The project will establish a center for training in a variety of security disciplines within the...

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City Hall, as viewed through historic City Hall Park . Designed by architects Jo
October 04, 2012 |

New York's City Hall last received a major renovation nearly a century ago. Four years ago, a Bui...

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October 03, 2012 | Posted by Tim Gregorski, Senior Editor

Later this year, we will launch Best AEC Firms 2012. We’re looking for firms that create truly po...

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The $65 million Westminster (Calif.) Police Department Headquarters. The 91,000-
September 20, 2012 | By Tom Klemens, PE, contributing editor

With a huge building stock at their disposal, state and local governments can be attractive clien...

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Leap, by artist Lawrence Argent, at Sacramento International Airport. A key co
September 20, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

Ranking the leading firms in Architecture, Engineering, and Construction.

The new outer envelope of the A.J. Celebrezze Federal Building serves as a therm
September 17, 2012 | By Charles Young

An aged federal building gets wrapped in a new double wall glass skin.

USDA officials want their headquarters to be a model facility for others wishin
September 12, 2012 |

After installing 20 high-speed, energy-efficient hand dryers in restrooms throughout the USDA hea...

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Fairfaxs new building will house behavioral healthcare services of the Fairfax-
September 07, 2012 | Posted by Tim Gregorski, Senior Editor

Designed by Noritake Associates of Alexandria Virginia, the project is LEED-registered, seeking L...

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The North Bergen Municipal Court is a high volume operation, and with the recent
August 09, 2012 | Posted by Tim Gregorski, Senior Editor

The project consisted of a $4 million renovation to a 2-story building totaling 13,000-sf.

The 100,000-sf Robeson County Department of Social Services, Lumberton, N.C., de
August 03, 2012 | By Robert Cassidy

But the size of the pool keeps shrinking for the Top 25 AEC firms in the Government Sector.

August 01, 2012 | Posted by Tim Gregorski, Senior Editor

Included in the Washington Business Journal list for the second year running.

The Gaillard Center project includes the addition of a 1,800 seat multi-purpose
July 25, 2012 | Posted by Tim Gregorski, Senior Editor

Seeking LEED Silver certification, the project will begin in August and is slated for completion...

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