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.

Diamond Lotus in Ho Chi Minh City. Renderings courtesy Vo Trong Nghia Architects (via Designboom)

September 28, 2015 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The 22-story housing complex in Ho Chi Minh City will have façades covered with plants and a roof...

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Italian soccer stadium designed to look like translucent waves

Though the stadium is open air, the seating is completely covered by a Teflon roof. Renderings courtesy Massimo Guidotti

September 25, 2015 | BD+C Staff

Architect Massimo Guidotti created a sinuous design for the stadium, which can support up to 16,0...

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Leidos Engineering recently completed the design and install of the Integrated Airport Management System at Denver International Airport. Now operational, the system provides enhanced data collection and exchange, organizational connectivity and situational awareness across the airport’s entire operations.

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Builder balances construction and religious schedule in temple completion

The 16,000-sf temple, in the wooded suburbs north of Columbus, OH, utilized a Star Building System. Although it does not look it, it is a single-slope roof structure. 

| September 25, 2015 | Star Building Systems

The beliefs of the congregation required specific compass-orientations for certain rooms

Bakpak Architects' courtyard concept in Poland incorporates local pottery heritage

Renderings courtesy Bakpak Architects (via ArchDaily)

September 24, 2015 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The multifunctional building proposed for Rzeszow, Poland, looks like it was handcrafted on a pot...

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The AMIE building, unveiled by the Oak Ridge National Laboratory at the DOE’s Industry Day event. Images courtesy SOM

September 23, 2015 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The Additive Manufacturing Integrated Energy (AMIE) building features a high-performance shell wi...

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Richard Meier & Partners unveil Taipei residential high-rise design

The tower’s plaza is entirely dedicated for public use. Renderings by Vize, courtesy Richard Meier & Partners

September 23, 2015 | Adilla Menayang, Assistant Digital Editor

The sleek and minimalist luxury tower will offer guests and residents views of the iconic Taipei...

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JFK Airport's dormant TWA terminal will be reborn as a hotel

TWA terminal at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City. Dmitry Avdeev/Wikimedia Commons

September 23, 2015 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

After 15 years of disuse, the Googie architecture-inspired TWA Flight Center at New York’s John F...

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Adjaye Associates' Ruby City is scheduled to open in 2018. Renderings courtesy Linda Pace Foundation

September 22, 2015 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

San Antonio's Ruby City will hold 800 works of art in 10,000 sf of exhibition space.

Sovereign territory ruling allows for Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe's $500 million casino

First Light Resort & Casino. Renderings courtesy Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe and JCJ Architecture

September 22, 2015 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The Massachusetts-based tribe has plans for a 150,000-sf casino and 600-room hotel, along with a...

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Tokyo Olympic Stadium saga ends for Zaha Hadid

Zaha Hadid's original concept for Tokyo's Olympic Stadium. Rendering courtesy Zaha Hadid Architects

September 21, 2015 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

After resubmitting a bid, the firm will not design the main venue for the 2020 Olympics after all...

Vietnamese university to turn campus into ‘terraced forest’

Renderings courtesy Vo Trong Nghia Architects

September 21, 2015 | Adilla Menayang, Assistant Digital Editor

Pockets of plantings will be dispersed throughout the staggered floors of the building, framing t...

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Ma Yansong and Jeanne Gang revise Chicago lakefront Lucas Museum

Critics have likened the building design to "Star Wars" character Jabba the Hutt. Renderings courtesy MAD

September 21, 2015 | Adilla Menayang, Assistant Digital Editor

New renderings of the proposed Lucas Museum show a scaled-down building on more green space.

First look: Diller Scofidio + Renfro's The Broad museum in Los Angeles

The Broad's lobby, with interior veil and entrance into the vault. Images courtesy Diller Scofidio + Renfro and The Broad

September 17, 2015 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

LA's newest art museum combines gallery space and collection storage based around two design conc...

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CONVENTION CENTER SECTOR GIANTS: Gensler, AECOM, Turner top rankings of nation's largest convention/events sector AEC firms

Music City Center, Nashville, Tenn. Photo: Michael Rivera via Wikimedia Commons

September 17, 2015 | BD+C Staff

BD+C's rankings of the nation's largest convention/events sector design and construction firms, a...

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AIRPORT SECTOR GIANTS: KPF, Hensel Phelps, Jacobs top rankings of nation's largest airport terminal sector AEC firms

Terminal B, Logan International Airport, Boston. Photo: Robb Williamson, courtesy AECOM

September 17, 2015 | BD+C Staff

BD+C's rankings of the nation's largest airport terminal sector design and construction firms, as...

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Kengo Kuma proposes ‘carved tower’ for downtown Vancouver

The shapely tower is planned for a site in downtown Vancouver's West End. A moss garden at it's base will be a public amenity. Renderings courtesy Kengo Kuma/Westbank Projects Corporation

September 16, 2015 | Adilla Menayang, Assistant Digital Editor

The 40-story residential tower, to be built in downtown Vancouver’s West End neighborhood, will h...

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Quarter-acre of land is enough space for an upscale Chicago apartment complex

LG Construction + Development proposed a 15-story apartment building in Chicago's Printers' Row. Renderings courtesy LG Construction + Development (via Curbed Chicago).

September 16, 2015 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The building will hold 90 micro apartments, 40 pre-furnished extended-stay hotel rooms, and a sma...

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Grimshaw and Arup unveil proposal for London high-speed train station

The southern entrance of the proposal for Euston Station. Renderings courtesy Arup

September 15, 2015 | Adilla Menayang, Assistant Digital Editor

Renderings that have been released show a glazed façade and a new entrance that will create a “li...

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HOTEL SECTOR GIANTS: Gensler, AECOM, Turner among nation's largest hotel sector AEC firms

Washington (D.C.) Marriott Marquis. Photo courtesy Cooper Carry

September 15, 2015 | BD+C Staff

BD+C's rankings of the nation's largest hotel sector design and construction firms, as reported i...

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Gehry unveils plan for Children's Institute, Inc. campus in LA

Model of the Children's Institute Watts Campus, designed by Frank Gehry. Images courtesy Gehry Partners

September 14, 2015 | Children's Institute, Inc.

The new facility, which will have rooms for counseling, afterschool activities, and youth program...

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Health Product Declaration Collaborative releases updated HPD Open Standard – Version 2.0

Agnesian HealthCare in Fond du Lac, Wisc. Photo: Royalbroil/Wikimedia Commons

September 11, 2015 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Advances transparent disclosure of building product contents

California Legislature expands design-build for schools

Diamond Ranch High School in Pomona, Calif. Photo: Carol Highsmith/Wikimedia Commons

September 11, 2015 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Also okays design-build for public works projects over $1 million

New London Underground plan from NBBJ consists of moving walkway

Renderings courtesy NBBJ (via Dezeen)

September 10, 2015 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

For once, walking can be faster than taking a train.

INDUSTRIAL SECTOR GIANTS: Stantec, Turner, Jacobs among top industrial AEC firms

Sainsbury's distribution center in Waltham Point, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom. Photo: Nick Saltmarsh via flickr.com/Wikimedia Commons

September 10, 2015 | BD+C Staff

BD+C's rankings of the nation's largest industrial sector design and construction firms, as repor...

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MILITARY SECTOR GIANTS: Clark Group, HDR, Fluor top ranking of nation's largest military sector AEC firms

Photo: United States Navy

September 10, 2015 | BD+C Staff

BD+C's rankings of the nation's largest military sector design and construction firms, as reporte...

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Young & Ayata's Bauhaus Museum Dessau design. Rendering courtesy Young & Ayata, via Dezeen

September 09, 2015 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The German museum chose one sleek, no-nonsense concept and one colorful, complex entry.

RETAIL SECTOR GIANTS: Callison RTKL, PCL Construction, Jacobs among top  retail sector AEC firms

Strategically placed illuminated LED panels produce a shimmering glow on the exterior of the newly renovated Bloomingdales at the Galleria mall in Glendale, Calif. On the Building Team: Hixson Architecture Engineering Interiors (AE), Kevin Kennon Architects (designer), and C.W. Driver (GC). Photo: Cristi D. Costea Photography, courtesy Hixson

September 08, 2015 | BD+C Staff

BD+C's rankings of the nation's largest retail sector design and construction firms, as reported...

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EverBlock bricks make modular building a snap

Modular wall system. Photos courtesy EverBlock (via Gizmag)

September 08, 2015 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

Life-size EverBlocks can be used to build actual furniture, dividing walls, and free-standing she...

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Seattle releases affordable housing ‘grand bargain’ between developers, advocates

Seattle's Sunset Electric Apartments. Photo: Joe Wolf/Creative Commons

September 04, 2015 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Includes linkage fee to further goal of constructing 6,000 new affordable units.

DATA CENTER SECTOR GIANTS: Beck Group, Fluor, Holder Construction among top data center AEC firms

Photo: Global Access Point via Wikimedia Commons

September 03, 2015 | BD+C Staff

BD+C's rankings of the nation's largest data center sector design and construction firms, as repo...

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