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.

A new plant science lab at Purdue University has gotten funding approval from the state, and awaits Gov. Mike Pence to sign off on it. Construction could begin next year and be completed in 2018. The lab’s researchers will study how to make cash crops grow better in a controlled, high-tech setting. CBRE Global Workplace Solutions, in a new report, predicts that business strategies will play more important roles in driving the designs for labs of the future.  Image: Purdue University 

August 08, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

A new CBRE report emphasizes the importance of collaboration and standardization in lab design....

Photo: Michelle McLoughlin, Reuters

August 04, 2016 | Mary Ellen Godin, Reuters

The new Sandy Hook Elementary School has been carefully designed with state-of-the-art safety mea...

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This webinar explores bathroom design trends in multifamily and commercial applications and offers solutions to design challenges such as meeting accessibility guidelines and complying with codes. Click here to view the webinar now!

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Battery Park City, New York City, New York. Photo: Gryffindor, Creative Commons

August 04, 2016 | Mike Plotnick, Contributing Editor 

To address the affordability problem and attract tenants, owners and developers are experimenting...

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Wind Creek Hotel & Casino, Wetumpka, Ala., designed by Hnedak Bobo Group. Photo: Jeffrey Jacobs, courtesy Hnedak Bobo Group.

August 04, 2016 | BD+C Staff

Jacobs, AECOM, and Arup top Building Design+Construction’s annual ranking of the nation’s largest...

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CallisonRTKL designed 2929 Weslayan, a 40-story, 254-unit apartment tower in the River Oaks area of Houston, for PM Realty Group. The LEED Gold residence employs rainwater harvesting and performance-based energy modeling. Also on the Building Team: Faulkner Design Group (interior design), Brockette Davis Drake Consulting Engineers (SE), Bury Partners (CE). Blum Consulting Engineers (MEP), Scott Oldner Lighting Design, Studio Outside (landscape architect), and Jordan Foster Construction (general contractor). Photo courtesy CallisonRTKL 

August 04, 2016 | BD+C Staff

Lendlease, Suffolk Construction Co., and Clark Group top Building Design+Construction’s annual ra...

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The John Buck Company is the developer for 3Eleven, a 24-story, 245-unit apartment building. The site is the parking lot of Assumption Roman Catholic Church, in Chicago’s River North neighborhood. The land owner, the Order of Friars Servants of Mary, will get renovations to its priory out of the deal. The transit-oriented project will provide parking for 109 cars and 50 bicycles, plus 3,000 sf of ground-floor retail. FitzGerald Associates Architects is the designer. Photo courtesy Fitzgerald Associates Architects

August 04, 2016 | BD+C Staff

Perkins Eastman, CallisonRTKL, and Solomon Cordwell Buenz top Building Design+Construction’s annu...

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August 03, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The building complies with NY state’s Medicaid Redesign Team program

LEx Labs prototype classroom, Huckabee

LEx Labs prototype classroom, a joint venture of design firm Huckabee, Baylor University, and an education service center. Photo courtesy Huckabee

August 01, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Space flexibility is critical to classroom design. Spaces have to be adaptable, even allowing for...

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Charleston Catholic School, KSQ Design

Charleston (S.C.) Catholic School Upper School Addition and Sacred Heart Church Renovation, designed by KSQ Design. Photo courtesy KSQ Design

August 01, 2016 | BD+C Staff

Gilbane, Balfour Beatty, and Core Construction head Building Design+Construction’s annual ranking...

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The 18,884-sf Collegiate Center addition to Thomas Edison Prepatory High School, Tulsa, Okla., has a floating cantilever study lounge. Two multipurpose rooms double as FEMA-361 safe rooms that can each protect up to 600 persons from winds up to 240 mph. The $4.4 million addition provides 15 distinct spaces. KSQ Design led the Building Team, with the assistance of Wallace Engineering (SE), AEG Engineering, and Crossland Construction (GC). Photo courtesy KSQ Design

 

August 01, 2016 | BD+C Staff

AECOM, Jacobs, and STV top Building Design+Construction’s annual ranking of the nation’s largest...

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Riverhead (N.Y.) High School, BBS Architects

Recently completed Riverhead (N.Y.) High School expansion was one of the projects within the school district’s $78 million capital program where BBS Architects implemented the “Bridge” design concept. By improving and expanding schools built between the 1930s and the 1960s, the architects created a vibrant secondary downtown that serves–or bridges–the entire community. The thoughtful design was the catalyst that attracted new restaurants, and shopping and entertainment venues to an area that was formerly a sleepy crossroads. Photo: Tom Sibley/Wilk Marketing Communications

August 01, 2016 | BD+C Staff

DLR Group, Stantec, and Huckabee top Building Design+Construction’s annual ranking of the nation’...

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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. 

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.

 

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