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.
Studio Libeskind designs angular Kurdish museum rich with symbolism

Rendering: Hayes Davidson. Click here to enlarge.

April 12, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The museum consists of four geometric volumes separated by somber and uplifting divisions.

Chicago Cubs continue Wrigley Field renovations with new clubhouse

The Cubs' locker room at Wrigley Field in 2008. Photo: Phil Romans/Creative Commons.

April 11, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The team found 30,000 sf of space underneath an old parking lot, nearly tripling the size of the...

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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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Redevelopment plan announced for Chicago’s historic Cook County Hospital

Entrance to the Cook County Hospital in Chicago. Photo: Jeff Dahl/Wikimedia Commons

April 07, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The century-old, Beaux Arts architecture-inspired hospital will transform into a mixed-use develo...

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Multifamily and Special Housing projects honored in 2016 AIA Housing Awards

Cloverdale749. Photo: Lawrence Anderson/LOHA

April 07, 2016 | BD+C Staff

A San Francisco low-income mixed-use complex, a Los Angeles homeless veterans housing facility, a...

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Photo courtesy Pixabay

April 07, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Survey respondents are targeting smaller acquisitions, at a time when market cap rates are narrow...

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Rendering courtesy HOK

April 06, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The domestic passenger terminal is just the tip of the spear, as the world’s most traveled airpor...

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A 9,000-sf LED video mesh runs along an outside wall of T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, which is also distinguished by a first-of-its-kind exterior concert stage. Image: Populous

April 06, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The gambling mecca has its eyes on attracting a pro sports team. 

The importance of true cost-modeling for sports facilities

The Atlanta Falcons' new Mercedez-Benz Stadium. Image © 2014 Atlanta Falcons Football Club.

April 05, 2016 | Peter Knowles and Steve Kelly, Rider Levett Bucknall

Many factors prevent sports facilities from immediate profitability. Rider Levett Bucknall’s Pete...

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Rendering courtesy © Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture

April 01, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Among the unique design features is a movable set of structural audience “towers” that allows for...

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San Diego Chargers announce plan for downtown stadium and convention center

Qualcomm Stadium, the San Diego Chargers' current home. Photo: SD Dirk/Creative Commons

April 01, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The project will be funded primarily by a tax increase on hotel stays.

 

A proposed 300-meter-tall tower, to be located at Dubai's Marina, would offer extreme-sports enthusiasts the chance to scale its heights, rappel its sides, and base jump from three different platforms. Rendering: 10 Design

March 31, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The design incorporates Everest-like base camps for different skill levels.

Photo Credit:  Teemu08, Wikimedia Commons 

March 30, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The Usonian Inn proudly displays many Wright-inspired characteristics, the most prominent of whic...

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Images courtesy Guy Hollaway Architects. Click photos to enlarge. (Click here to enlarge lede image).

March 29, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

Guy Hollaway Architects designed an indoor 10,700-sf park in Folkestone, England, to accommodate...

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Courtesy Steven Holl Architects

March 28, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The new Rubenstein Commons will be a 20,000-sf structure at the center of the campus for the Inst...

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National report on school buildings reports $46 billion annual funding shortfall

Photo: Pasco County Schools/Creative Commons.

March 28, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Millions of students said to be learning in obsolete facilities.

 

Minnesota Timberwolves follow pack of NBA teams with new high-res video screens

Image courtesy Minnesota Timberwolves. 

March 25, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The Wolves, Charlotte Hornets, and Sacramento Kings have new multi-paneled center-hung displays p...

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Aquarium of the Pacific unveils whale of a project

Rendering courtesy EHDD/Aquarium of the Pacific. Click here to enlarge.

March 24, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

Designed by EHDD, the 18,000-sf, whale-shaped Pacific Visions will have gathering spots, gallerie...

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Easter Eggs highlight directories of new Seattle corporate campus

Images courtesy Michael Courtney Design. Click photos to enlarge.

March 24, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

 

The wayfinding master plan for a tech campus features maps, directions, and, yes, "Easte...

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Barcelona hoops arena will rattle opponents with “wall” of raucous fans

Courtesy HOK. Click here to enlarge.

March 24, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

HOK and TAC Arquitectes designed a basketball palace that will have intimate seating inside and p...

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Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture incorporates Biblical parable into church design

Rendering courtesy Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture. Click here to enlarge.

March 24, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The ellipse-shaped building has plenty of gathering spots and outdoor views.

 

PAB Architects designs marketplace to centralize Senegal street vending

Images courtesy PAB Architects. Click images for larger view.

March 21, 2016 | BD+C Staff

The Senegal City Market project consists of groups of store modules and is expected to expand to...

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A sculpture by the Italian artist Giovanni Balderi stands in front of a travertine curtainwall in the lobby of 601 Massachusetts Avenue, a mixed-use building in Washington, D.C., designed by Duda|Paine Architects, which encourages clients to consider the inclusion of art in their new buildings. Image: Courtesy Duda|Paine

March 20, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Turan Duda says clients are receptive, but the art must still be integral to the building’s overa...

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All renderings courtesy Populous. Click photos to enlarge.

March 18, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The plan, led by Populous, includes a 714,000-sf arena and a 30-acre mixed-use development.

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Anbang Insurance Group's $13.2 billion bid for Starwood Hotels & Resorts trumps a merger offer from Marriott International for Starwood last fall. Image: Pixabay

March 18, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Hotel giant prefers higher, all-cash bid from China’s Anbang

The fire station in Allen, Texas, which opened in 2012, is a prime example of Pro Forma's expertise in designing municipal buildings. Image: Courtesy of PGAL

March 16, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The merger adds a firm that has specialized in municipal projects.

The Mall of the Future will be a combination community center and gathering place. It will be technology rich, be attached or near living and working spaces, and will provide variety to lure customers for frequent visits. Image: CallisonRTKL's “Mall of the Future” report

March 16, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

CallisonRTKL foresees future retail centers as hubs with live/work/play components. 

Rendering Courtesy of Google

March 16, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The original canopy design scheme is still in place, but the plans now call for it to be opaque....

OMA’s first UAE project transforms warehouses into multi-purpose art district venue

Renderings courtesy OMA

March 15, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

Moveable walls will provide different spatial configurations for events and gatherings, and large...

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Behnisch Architekten designs Harvard’s proposed Science and Engineering Complex

The proposed Science and Engineering Complex, located on Harvard University’s Allston campus, integrates one of the country’s most diverse and exciting engineering programs into a 497,000-sf structure. Renderings courtesy Harvard/Behnisch Architekten. Click here for larger image

March 15, 2016 | BD+C Staff

The 497,000-sf building will be the home of the John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied...

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Bjarke Ingels, Foster + Partners, and Grimshaw all winners in Expo 2020 pavilion design competition

Mobility Pavilion, designed by Foster+Partners. All renderings courtesy Expo 2020 and BIG, Foster+Partners, and Grimshaw

March 15, 2016 | BD+C Staff

BIG designed the Opportunity Pavilion, Foster+Partners submitted the winning Mobility Pavilion, a...

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