Building Types

When it comes down to it, all buildings have things in common: the need for great design, engineering, construction, and management, when the structure is completed. Harmonizing those elements is a skill that translates to any building project you might have on your hands.

Infrastructure technology would allow The Shed to roll out and expand, to serve as galley, exhibit, and performance space. Image: Diller Scofidio + Renfro and Rockwell Group

August 01, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The Shed could become the permanent home for New York’s Fashion Week event.

The proposed Dubai Steps, with 500 stairs, would be the equlvalent of 25 stories tall. How soon the city will move forward on this project, though, is still up in the air. Image: Dubai Media Office

August 01, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Still in the planning stages, this building would serve tourists and power climbers alike. 

Intelligent airports empowered by a robust network infrastructure, integrated systems and security, and real-time data sharing are the future of travel.  Learn how Leidos is helping airport operators and general contractors design, connect, and protect intelligent airports.

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Jin Mao Tower's new outdoor walkway suspends visitors from a narrow platform that's more than 1,100 feet above ground. Image: Agence France-Presse/Getty Images, via the Wall Street Journal. 

July 31, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

For less than $60, you can now get a bird’s-eye (or window-washer’s) view of the cityscape.

Photo: Ron Blunt. Click here to enlarge.

July 25, 2016 | AIA

The National Healthcare Design Awards recognizes functional hospital projects that solve aestheti...

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Photo: Mike Mozart/Creative Commons.

July 25, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

A committee will evaluate proposals in September.

 

PNC Bank’s 110-sf “Tiny Branch." Photos courtesy PNC. Click here to enlarge.

July 22, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The new branch doesn’t need much space for its ATM and new accounts and personal loans services....

UC Merced's campus will greatly expand over the next four years, as the state's Board of Regents has approved a design and construction plan that would allow the 11-year-old university to increase its enrollment by nearly 50%. Image: Courtesy UC Merced

July 22, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The state’s Board of Regents has approved a $1.34 billion plan that would add nearly 1.2 million...

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Paradise City in Seoul, South Korea. Rendering: MVRDV. Click here to enlarge.

July 21, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The 9,800-sm complex will have retail and nightclub space. A plaza separates the two concrete bui...

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A rendering of Seaport San Diego, a redevelopment of a 70-acre waterfront property. A 480-foot-tall observation tower would be one of this district's main attractions. Image: Seaport San Diego

July 20, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Its developers envision a thriving business, education, and entertainment district, highlighted b...

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Chicago Cubs unveil plans for premier fan club underneath box seats at Wrigley Field

Rendering: Chicago Cubs.

July 20, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

As part of the baseball team’s larger stadium renovation project, the club will offer exclusive f...

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Colorful Boston Road building offers affordable housing in the Bronx

Boston Road building in the Bronx. Photo: Michael Moran, via Curbed New York.

July 20, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

Designed by NYC’s Alexander Gorlin Architects, the 12-story building will have 154 studio apartme...

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Rendering courtesy of adomepark.org

July 19, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Current plans for the Astrodome’s renovation turn the site into an indoor park and events space,...

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Four residential projects named winners of the 2016 AIA/HUD Secretary Awards

Lakeside Senior Apartments in Oakland, Calif. Photo: Bruce Damonte. Click here to enlarge.

July 18, 2016 | AIA

Affordable housing, specialized housing, and accessible housing projects were honored.

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The new stadium and mixed-use project for the Los Angeles Rams. Renderings courtesy LA Rams.

July 18, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The 70,000-seat stadium will be ready by the 2019 NFL season. The surrounding mixed-use developme...

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Zaha Hadid designs geometric flower-shaped tower for sustainable Qatar city

Courtesy ZHA. Click here to enlarge.

July 15, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The 38-story building will have a mashrabiya latticed facade with hotel and residential space ins...

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Capital One adds coffee shops to bank locations

Capital One Cafe in San Francisco. Photo: kennejima/Creative Commons.

July 14, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

Several cities opened or are planning Capital One Cafes where customers can buy a latte and make...

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Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland will host next week's Republican National Convention, at which more than 20,000 people are expected to attend. The venue is relying on a distributed antennae system to help boost voice and data transmission and make sure those attendees' smartphones work smoothly. Image: Erik Drost/Wikimedia Commons

July 14, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Each venue is equipped with DAS technology that extends the building’s wireless coverage.

Portland, Ore. Photo: Holly Hayes/Creative Commons.

July 14, 2016 | Peter Fabrid, Contributing Editor

Expected to raise $8 million annually on commercial and residential projects.

 

Chicago's Union Station. Photo: Jazz Guy/Creative Commons.

July 13, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The third-busiest station in the country needs more space.

 

A growing number of Americans are opting out of office work. Employers can make the office environment more appealing—and in the process foment innovation—through better workspace design and by allowing greater latitude in where work takes place, according to a new survey conducted by Gensler. Image: Pixabay

July 13, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

A poll of 4,000-plus U.S. workers finds the most innovative among them spend less time at the off...

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Ark Encounter. Photo and video courtesy Ark Encounter.

July 12, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

Ark Encounter, the largest timber-framed structure in the world, opened in Kentucky.

 

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CF Møller designs LEGO world headquarters complex in Denmark

A four-story atrium sits at the center of the proposed LEGO world headquarters building. Renderings courtesy CF Møller. Click here to enlarge.

July 12, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The 52,000-sm complex will incorporate many familiar motifs from the popular plastic building blo...

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Broadway Malyan designs Miami terminal for Royal Caribbean Cruises

Renderings and video courtesy Broadway Malyan. Click here to enlarge.

July 11, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The $100 million “Crown of Miami” will provide visitors panoramic views, and it will glow at nigh...

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CetraRuddy designs office tower for Manhattan’s Meatpacking district

The 412 W. 15th St. office complex in New York City will have 8,200 sf of outdoor space on six terraces. Renderings courtesy Rockpoint Group. Click here to enlarge.

July 11, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

Plans originally called for a hotel, but the architect and developers adapted their design for co...

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Construction in Tempe, Ariz. Photo: lunita lu/Creative Commons.

July 11, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Legislature accused of ignoring 1994 ruling ordering state to pick up some of the costs.

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| July 11, 2016 | FARO, Robyn M. Feller

Gilbane Building Company utilized advanced 3D scanning technology as part of a virtual design and...

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Denver’s downtown Civic Center Station. Renderings courtesy Perkins Eastman. Click here to enlarge.

July 08, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

Renovations to a 30-year-old bus transit hub will improve commutes and lure visitors.

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Courtyards make Brooklyn’s Bushwick II residential development its own miniature city

All renderings courtesy ODA New York. Click here to enlarge.

July 07, 2016 | MIke Chamernik, Associate Editor

Bushwick II will feature light-filled plaza spaces, a roof for urban living, and more than 800 ap...

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Images courtesy CBRE

July 07, 2016 | Patrick Duke, Kyle Marden, and David Vollmer | CBRE

Compliance processes can be handled efficiently with a little bit of foresight. CBRE's Patrick Du...

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Room available through Airbnb. Photo: Geremy F/Creative Commons

July 07, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Allegedly removing thousands of housing units from market, driving up rents.

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