The chart above shows year-over-year (Q1 2016 v. Q1 2015) changes in regional construction backlogs. Most contractors are satisfied with the amount of work they have currently. But bigger firms with more robust workforces can expand their backlogs. Image: Associated Builders and Contractors
Large companies that can attract talent are better able to commit to more work, according to a na...read more
A 371,160-sf office building in Frankfort, Ky., is being constructed through a public-private-partnership. Photo: Steve Beshear/Creative Commons.
No single factor determines whether a project yields stronger benefit as a P3.
Steel rods. Photo: PortlandBolt/Creative Commons.
Nonresidential construction price gains were largely driven by iron and steel prices and steel mi...read more
Evans Hall, the new home of the Yale School of Management in New Haven, Conn. Photo: Nick Allen/Wikimedia Commons
The school will introduce Design Observer co-founders Jessica Helfand and Michael Bierut as facul...read more
Pulse, in Orlando, Fla., where a terrorist attack killed 49 patrons. Could better design and engineering—like more exit doors—have mitigated the carnage? Image: EuroNews via Google
In the wake of the Orlando nightclub massacre, the Chicago Tribune’s architecture critic...read more
Outfront Media, Gensler, and MAK's Sunset Strip Spectacular billboard concept. Click here to enlarge.
The concepts are curvy, sleek, and multidimensional, and feature sharp digital displays.
Jared Della Valle, President of Brooklyn, N.Y.-based Alloy LLC
Led by an ambitious President and a CEO with deep pockets, Alloy LLC's six entities control the e...read more
Inaugural 2.5-day event will convene 125+ leading AEC women in Dana Point, Calif., November 9-11,...read more
HDR design team members utilize computational design tools to collaborate on façade treatment strategies for one of the firm’s arena projects. Courtesy HDR
Data-driven design expert Nathan Miller offers helpful advice for getting your firm ready to use...read more
A project team at HDR collaborates on design solutions for a sports facility project with the help of data-driven design tools. The firm has been using CM tools for several years. Photo courtesy HDR
Rapid prototyping, custom plug-ins, and data dashboards are among the common applications for com...read more
The good news: the length and value of disputes in the U.S. fell last year, according to latest A...read more
Construction of the Sky 19 Plaza in Bismarck, N.D. in 2016. Photo: Consolidated Construction/Creative Commons
Retail construction projects were up nearly 25% year-over-year, and the industrial and office con...read more
Construction in Cleveland's Public Sqaure in April 2016. Photo: Erik Drost/Creative Commons.
Lower building material prices, a sluggish U.S. economy, and hesitation among private developers...read more
The redeveloped Central Terminal B at New York's LaGuardia Airport will have 35 gates. Construction of this $4 billion project started officially on June 1, as its public-private development partnership signed a long-term lease with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Rendering: LaGuardia Gateway Partners
The development consortium has secured financing for the $4 billion project, and signed an operat...read more
The Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral, with the 3737 Chestnut building in the background. Courtesy BLT Architects. Click here to enlarge.
The Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral capitalizes on hot property to help fund much needed upgrade...read more
UCSD Medical Center Central Plant in La Jolla, Calif. Photo: Kevin Turner. Click here to enlarge.
An undulating roof, floor-to-ceiling glass, and façade scheme give visual appeal to a plant that...read more
Studio Five Architects worked on the University of Minnesota Health Clinics and Surgery Center in Minneapolis. Rendering courtesy University of Minnesota Physicians/Cannon Design
Led by Linda McCracken-Hunt, SFA is one of Minnesota’s oldest woman-owned architecture firms....
The new John J. Hemmingson Center’s “main street” features several dining options, including a Starbucks. Photo: Christian Columbres. Click here to enlarge.
Retail mall features, comfortable furniture, and floor-to-ceiling glass add vibrancy to the new J...read more
Coweta County Water and Sewerage Authority - B.T. Brown Water Treatment Plant. Image courtesy of Goodwyn, Mills and Cawood.
Stevenson & Palmer Engineering brings a half-century of experience and relationships to the t...read more
A mock environment at the NYC Police Training Academy mimics a subway station, minus the grime. Photo: Eric Laignel/Eric Laignel Photography. Click here to enlarge.
The Police Training Academy in Queens, N.Y., consists of a 480,000-sf academic/administration bui...read more
Floor-to-ceiling glass floods the interior spaces with daylight and provides scenic views of the wooded areas that surround the property. Photo: Warren Patterson Photography. Click here to enlarge.
Lean construction techniques were used to build 275 Wyman Street during a winter that brought mor...read more
The clinic’s vibrant exterior is reflective of the staff’s energy for its patients. Colorful tilt-up concrete construction was used for its durability and low cost. Photo: Donald Satterlee, Satterlee Photodesign. Click here to enlarge.
The 38,000-sf, two-level John & Susan Sobrato Campus in Palo Alto is expected to serve 25,000...read more
Rendering Courtesy of Lissoni Architettura and Arch Out Loud
NYC Aquatrium was selected from among 178 proposals from 40 countries as the winner of Arch Out L...read more
Perforated panels and purple photovoltaic assemblies distinguish the building from the surrounding urban concrete during the day. LED “stripes” and a glowing lantern make the facility pop at night. Photo: Chang Kim Photography. Click here to enlarge.
The Building Team for the MTA Division 13 Bus Operations and Maintenance Facility fit 12 acres’ w...read more
A berm in left field provides a picnic-like setting for up to 1,000 fans at CHS Field. Brick warehouses highlight the setting in the Lowertown arts district. Photo: Paul Crosby Photography/Courtesy Snow Kreilich Architects. Click here to enlarge.
Solar arrays, a public art courtyard, and a picnic-friendly “park within a park" make the 7,210-s...read more
Cincinnati's skyline. Photo: Robert S. Donovan/Creative Commons.
The number of U.S. architects surpassed 110,000 in 2015, a 2% increase from the previous year....
New rendering of Monad Terrace. Courtesy JDS Development Group, via Curbed Miami
A man-made lagoon with lush vegetation at the base of the complex is expected to adapt to climate...read more
Vertical fins provide essential shading for the pebble-shaped library, which is wrapped in glass curtain wall to maximize views and natural light. Photo: Jon Miller, Hedrich Blessing. Click here to enlarge.
The 16,000-sf, pebble-shaped Chinatown Branch Library was built at the intersection of new and ol...read more
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