The recently completed St. Nicholas the Wonderworker in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, includes a 12-ton metal dome, the first of its kind to be included in new construction of a basilica in that country. Image: HMC Construction
The church is 2½ times larger than the basilica in Ukraine it references.
Westin hotel and transit center at Denver International Airport, Denver. Photo courtesy Gensler
Technology is running wild in Gensler’s 2016 forecast, as things like virtual reality, "smart" bu...read more
Multifamily residential sector improving after sluggish 2015.
One of VOA Associates' strengths is the cultural and entertainment sector, and its recent work includes the renovation and expansion of the Museum of Arts and Sciences in Daytona, Fla., pictured above. Merging its operations with Stantec brings together companies with “a commitment to design,” says VOA's Chairman Mike Toolis. Image: VOA Associates
This deal reflects an industry where consolidation is a strategic necessity for more firms.
Construction of Urban Union in Seattle in 2015. Photo: SounderBruce/Creative Commons
The American Institute of Architects’ semi-annual Consensus Construction Forecast indicates a gro...read more
Nicole Dosso, a director in the technical group in SOM’s New York office and a 2016 AIA Fellow, worked on the One World Trade project. Photo: Joe Mabel/Wikimedia Commons.
AIA Fellowship recognizes significant contributions to profession of architecture and society....read more
Spending on lodging construction, like the expansive renovation of the Intercontinental New York Barclay pictured above, should increase by 10.8% to $23.4 billion in 2016. Total spending on nonresidential building is projected to grow this year by 13.7% to $439.2 billion, according to Gilbane. Image: Shawmut Design and Construction
But finding skilled workers continues to be a problem and could inflate a project's costs.
Photo: Atomische * Tom Giebel/Creative Commons
Says study did not account for owner-initiated scope changes.
Admits to using inside information to gain VA contracts in Cleveland
Developed by NBBJ’s London office using design computation techniques, the No-Shadow Tower is a dual-tower scheme that utilizes the façade from one tower to effectively “erase” the shadows created by the second tower by redirecting sunlight. All renderings courtesy NBBJ
Using advanced design computation, a design team demonstrates how to ‘erase’ a building’s shadows...
Photo Credit: William Lesch, Lori Carroll, Esthela J. Celya
Floating vanities, tricked-out showers, and freestanding tubs highlight the top bathroom design t...read more
Construction in Indianpolis. Photo: sciondriver/Creative Commons.
For a second consecutive month, 12 of 16 nonresidential subsectors experienced spending decreases...read more
Photo Credit: Mike Tuell, Tom E. Lutz, AKBD
Charging stations, built-in coffeemakers, and pet stations—these are among the top kitchen design...read more
Construction in Palo Alto, Calif. Photo: albedo20/Creative Commons.
Though the economy did not have a strong ending to 2015, the data does not suggest that nonreside...read more
Aged HVAC unit on a large commercial complex in Muskegon, Mich. All photos: WJE
Physical inspections can range widely by discipline, level of detail, and the resulting deliverab...read more
Rendering courtesy of World War One Centennial Commission
Joe Weishaar and sculptor Sabin Howard were selected from among five finalists and over 350 entri...read more
Domestic deals were up, while international deals were down. Source: Morrissey Goodale
Consulting firm Morrissey Goodale tracked a record 234 sales of U.S.-based A/E firms last year....
Building envelope expert Bradley Carmichael of Hoffmann Architects explains how rainscreen wall s...read more
Aspiring architects can learn from Santiago Calatrava, the man who designed L'Hemisfèric at the City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia, Spain. Photo: Diego Delso/Wikimedia Commons.
This June, the program designed to guide aspiring architects through the early stages of their ca...read more
Along with Parsons Brinckerhoff, HOK designed the Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center (ARTIC), a facility that has won numerous architectural awards. Photo: Jay Stewart/Creative Commons.
Hellmuth is set to replace Patrick MacLeamy, who will remain as the firm’s chairman.
The five million-sf project includes two office towers, a residential tower, retail space, and a...read more
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The single-story structure is designed for sustainability as well as function.
The expansion looks to combine design elements inspired by human movement, speed, and the strengt...read more
While volatility persists, architecture firms reported healthy performance for 2015.
Photo: © Bruce Damonte
The aquarium set new technical standards for the building type, which still influence today, such...read more
Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., is one of myriad construction projects that Clark Construction has been hired to build over the past several decades. The company's ownership has been sold to a group of senior-level executives. Photo: Wikimedia Commons
The death of its founder last year set the wheels of this transition in motion.
Morphosis' Perot Museum and Studio Gang's WMS Boathouse are among the projects to win AIA's highe...read more
This AIA CES Discovery course discusses the six elements of an EIFS wall assembly; common EIFS fa...read more
Economists continue to debate whether the U.S. economy will be more resilient than other nations and thrive, or limp along for the next several years. Image courtesy Pixabay
Strong job growth and dwindling consumer debt give rise to hope.
Alejandro Aravena. Photo by Cristobal Palma
Known for his inventive social housing initiatives in his native Chile, Aravena epitomizes the re...read more