Modules for a data center for one of Skanska’s telecommunications clients were built in an offsite factory. Callison was the architect. Cosentini Associates provided engineering. Photo: Adam Friedberg
Data centers account for 2% of the nation’s electricity consumption and about 30% of the power us...read more
Courtesy Robins & Morton
Robins & Morton’s Jackie Mustakas offers specific actions that contractors and construction m...read more
Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command Headquarters, San Diego. Photo: Rick Naystatt, U.S. Navy
Increased competition among green building rating systems, the rise of net-zero buildings, and a...read more
Photos courtesy Sundt Construction
The contractor's Center for Craft Excellence, in Phoenix, is in response to the labor shortages i...read more
Photo: Atomische * Tom Giebel/Creative Commons.
While the stigma exists that Millennials are entitled, disloyal, and lazy, it appears that this i...read more
The master plan will rejuvenate the former site of the Pittsburgh Penguins' arena. Renderings courtesy BIG
Paths will be carved to create a dialogue between Pittsburgh’s urbanscape and its hilly surroundi...read more
Items in Wilson Architectural Group's portfolio include Houston's Methodist Hospital. Photo: TMHJPL/Wikimedia Commons
Now known as Dewberry | Wilson, the firm will have access to more MEP, technology design, site/ci...read more
Courtesy Laurence King
Written by Iain Jackson, "The Architecture School Survival Guide" covers both broad designing ide...read more
Photo: kim/Creative Commons.
October's ABI score was 53.1, down slightly from the mark of 53.7 in September. This still reflec...read more
The SEED Collaborative will partner with a select group of cities, like Philadelphia, and states to help them better collect and manage building energy data. Photo: Peter Miller/Creative Commons
The SEED Standard will help manage, standardize, share performance data.
Croatia's "sea organ." Photo: linssimato/Creative Commons
Visitors to the shores of the Adriatic Sea in Zadar, Croatia, can hear the sounds of the ocean in...read more
Room at the Joule in Dallas, a ForrestPerkins-designed hotel. Photo: Dave Pinter/Creative Commons
The combined international firm will total almost 1,000 employees.
Construction in Dandong, Liaoning, China, in 2015. Photo: blake.thornberry/Creative Commons
Three countries—the United States, China, and India—will account for nearly three-fifths of world...read more
Photo: Mark Kaletka/Creative Commons
Include six new forms for design-build projects.
Portland helped Turner Communications gain an airport retail presence with The News Café, at Terminal 3 in Abu Dhabi International Airport. Rendering courtesy Portland/P+W
The firms will work together to offer “future-proofing” insights to clients.
Inspired by the suspended, community-designed shading structures seen on traditional Moroccan mar...read more
Workers building condos in Washington, D.C. Photo: Elvert Barnes/Creative Commons.
Inflation-adjusted penalty hikes could go up as much as 80%.
Kaiser Permanente’s New Garfield Innovation Center. Photo: Ted Eytan
“Innovation” was the byword as 175 healthcare designers gathered in Chicago for the American Coll...read more
The Benjamin P. Grogan and Jerry L. Dove Federal Building in Miramar, Fla., was named DBIA 2015 Project of the Year. Rendering courtesy Krueck + Sexton; other images courtesy DBIA.
This year, 26 projects in 10 categories were awarded National Awards of Merit. One project in eac...read more
Homes under construction in Solano, Calif. Photo: Robert Couse-Baker/Creative Commons.
Economists from the three trade associations discussed several indicators for sector performance...read more
The tool will help architects with the ARE, a multi-division test developed by NCARB and taken by all candidates seeking architectural registration in the United States.
The Transition Calculator for the Architect Registration Examination (ARE) will help licensure ca...read more
Roadway under construction near Medina, Wash. Highway and street-related construction spending increased 0.3% in September. Photo: Washington State Dept of Transportation/Creative Commons
Despite the monthly drop, September's year-over-year increase is largest in seven years. Seven of...read more
An oil refinery in Qixia, Nanjing, China. Photo: Vmenkov/Wikimedia Commons.
52 companies will collaborate to reduce carbon emissions.
Photo: Bill Jacobus/Creative Commons.
GDP expanded 1.5% during the third quarter while nonresidential fixed investment expanded by 2.1%...read more
The Kinetic Block by MIT's Tangible Media Group
The Kinetic Blocks can manipulate objects into shapes without human interference.
New office space core and shell construction costs are highest in the two coastal cities.
A CBRE report found that New York’s construction costs are more than $500 per sf. San Francisco i...read more
Steven R. Zirkel appointed President of Metl-Span, manufacturer of insulated metal panels based in Lewisville, Texas.
Metl-Span announced that Steven R. Zirkel has joined the company as the new president. Metl-Span...read more
San Antonio is redesigning its river barges. Photo: Mike Whaling/Creative Commons.
Winning concepts will incorporate innovative new materials while remaining buildable and economic...read more
Chevron-patterned tiles are trending. All images courtesy Novità
Supersized tile and 3D walls are among the trending tile design themes seen at Cersaie, an exhibi...read more
Conspicuous Consumption, by Weber Thompson Architects, was an honor award winner at the the Architecture at Zero 2015 competition. Rendering courtesy UCSF and Weber Thompson
Entrants created family-style student residential plans for the University of California, San Fra...read more