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 investment, led by transit-oriented projects, is driving economic growth in many of America's largest cities. Image: Transwestern

July 04, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Competitiveness and economic development are at stake for cities, says Transwestern.

AIA releases summary of the 2016 Design and Health Research Consortium

Fort Belvoir Community Hospital in Virginia. Photo: Fort Belvoir Community Hospital/Creative Commons.

July 01, 2016 | BD+C Editors

Consortium members discussed how architects, designers, and health professionals can best apply d...

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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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President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama. Photo: Public.Resource.Org/Creative Commons.

June 30, 2016 | BD+C Editors

With experience designing cultural and academic facilities, Williams and Tsien got the nod over o...

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Taipei 101, a 2.1-million-sf, 1,667-foot-tall office building in Taiwan that was completed in 2004, was chosen by the Council of Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat as the winner of its 2016 Performance Award for efficiency and sustainability. CTBUH also selected what it considers to be the best tall buildings in four regions of the world. Image:[email protected] Financial

June 29, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat selects winners in four regions.

The Presidential Suite with rooftop balcony at the 336-guestroom Gallivant Times Square in New York, which was unveiled earlier this month as a renamed and reimagined boutique hotel.  New York has more hotel projects and rooms under construction than any metro in the world, according to Lodging Econometrics. Image: The Gallivant Times Square

June 28, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

New York continues to be the leader among metros in projects and rooms in the pipeline, according...

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A hilltop public information center being built on the grounds of the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu is designed to let in the maximum daylight possible. Image: Architects Hawaii, Ltd. 

June 24, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The upgrade adds new resting spaces for urns containing cremated remains of Armed Forces servicem...

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The $46 million Charlotte Park Apartments project, part of the 295-acre Hitachi master-planned community in San Jose, Calif., features 200 affordable apartments built by ROEM Buillders, Inc. In its latest “State of the Nation's Housing Market” report, the Joint Center for Housing Studies laments that projects like this one, for moderate- and low-income renters, are fewer and farther between. Image: ROEM Builders 

June 22, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The Joint Center for Housing Studies’ latest disection of America’s housing market finds moderate...

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| June 20, 2016 | SaftiFirst

For federal courthouses, embassies, government facilities and other high profile buildings, build...

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CVS Health is among the retail pharmacies that are expanding their health clinics by adding services and investing in IT.  Consumers gain in convenience and access, but these retail clinics have the potential to disrupt conventional healthcare providers, according to research by Accenture Consulting. Image: BD+C

June 19, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Service expansions help dealers boost clinics’ profitability. 

Construction begins on new and expanded International Spy Museum in Washington D.C.

The International Spy Museum in Washington, D.C. Rendering courtesy SPY. Click here to enlarge.

June 17, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The building will have a glass veil that surrounds an enclosed black box, a setup that the museum...

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Synagogues in Omaha and New York get new lives after intense reconstruction

The performance space at the Omaha (Neb.) Conservatory of Music was carved from the sanctuary of what had been Temple Israel. Image: @2015 Dan Schwalm/HDR

June 16, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The Omaha Conservatory of Music gets a new home in a temple. A fire leads to an ambitious rebuild...

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Dero's Bike Depot. Click here to enlarge.

June 16, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The units accommodate short-term and long-term storage at transit stations, university campuses,...

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Ability to focus, not perks, is top concern for office employees

Open concept meeting space in an office in Redmond, Wash. Photo: Wonderlane/Creative Commons.

June 16, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Open-plan offices found to worsen distraction problem.

 

Western U.S. ports are preparing to handle increased shipping from expanded Panama Canal

Rendering of the planned $1.5 billion replacement of the 50-year-old Gerald Desmond Bridge, at the Port of Long Beach, Calif. The new bridge will allow larger, taller vessels to pass under it. Click here to enlarge.

June 16, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The expansion of the Panama Canal might make some eastern U.S. ports more attractive to large-ves...

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THE PANAMAX EFFECT: Expandeing the Panama Canal could trigger a construction boom

East Coast and Gulf Coast port cities can benefit from an expanded Panama Canal. Click here to enlarge.

June 16, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Cities lining the East Coast and Gulf Coast, from New York City to New Orleans, are spending big...

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WilkinsonEyre designs diamond-patterned Bay Park Centre for Toronto

Bell Park Centre. Renderings courtesy WilkinsonEyre and Ivanhoé Cambridge. Click here to enlarge.

June 15, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

A sloping plaza with trees, grass, and gardens connects the two downtown towers.

Rendering courtesy C.F. Møller

June 15, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The development acts as a transition area between a traditional urban landscape and parklands....

Outfront Media, Gensler, and MAK's Sunset Strip Spectacular billboard concept. Click here to enlarge.

June 14, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The concepts are curvy, sleek, and multidimensional, and feature sharp digital displays.

San Francisco voters approve tougher affordability requirement on new housing development

San Francisco. Photo: Tony Webster/Creative Commons.

June 14, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Critics charge that the measure may backfire and actually reduce new affordable units.

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Drexel's Korman Center. Renderings courtesy Gluckman Tang Architects. Click here to enlarge.

June 13, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

A large screen sets a living room vibe for the Philadelphia academic building. Plans call for 9,0...

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Hampton Roads Transit (HRT) Norfolk Transit Center, Norfolk, Virginia. ALPOLIC®/PE in SMX Silver Metallic Finish. Photographed by Chris Cunningham Photography.

| June 13, 2016 | ALPOLIC

Whether building architecture or catching a bus, everyone’s happy when things run right on schedu...

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The Millennial workforce is growing fast. An estimated 10,000 people turn 21 every day.

June 13, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

AEC firms, particularly those that design hotels and offices, gain a competitive edge by knowing...

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Rand Hall, a three-story student center and dining area at the center of the Vanderbilt University campus. Photo: Bob Schatz. Click here to enlarge.

June 13, 2016 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

Virtual learning rooms, gaming stations, and self-check-out kiosks are among the perks—and necess...

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Carlos Arnaiz Architects (CAZA) has designed four different types of stations for Cebu, Philippines' first bus rapid transit system. Image courtesy of CAZA

June 12, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

New York-based CAZA designed the modular bus stops with the city’s extreme weather conditions in...

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Misuse of USB ports is one of the major health technology hazards of 2016. Photo: Aidan C. Siegel/Wikimedia Commons.

June 10, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

ECRI Institute’s annual list includes operational and workflow issues.

 

Form4 designs curved roofs for Stanford tech park

Innovation Curve Technology Park in Palo Alto, Calif. Renderings courtesy Form4 Architecture. Click here to enlarge.

June 10, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

Fabricated of painted recycled aluminum, the wavy roofs at the Innovation Curve campus will symbo...

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Rendering courtesy Studio Octopi

June 09, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The addition of a pool to the Yarra may help improve people’s perception of the river and act as...

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Rendering courtesy Triptyque Architecture via Inhabitat

June 09, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The garden would filter as much as 20% of CO2 emissions while also providing a place f...

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A 1,200-car parking garage planned for Fairfield, Calif. Rendering courtesy Dreyfuss + Blackford Architecture. Click here to enlarge.

June 03, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

Artwork and patterns will be displayed on the structure’s 600-foot wide façade.

 

JLL Report: Retail renovation drives construction growth in 2016

Construction of the Sky 19 Plaza in Bismarck, N.D. in 2016. Photo: Consolidated Construction/Creative Commons

June 03, 2016 | JLL

Retail construction projects were up nearly 25% year-over-year, and the industrial and office con...

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