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.
Undaunted, Forest City pushes ahead on modular construction

B2 BKLYN. Photo: Field Condition

December 14, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The president of its FC Modular division says new projects are under consideration, even as compe...

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| December 14, 2015 | Star Building Systems

House of Sports in Ardsley, N.Y., is home to a soccer field on the third floor of a downtown buil...

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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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Sensible sustainability: The new standard for hotels

The 17-story, 206-room Hyatt Place in Chicago is designed to achieve LEED Silver certification. The Building Team: VOA Associates (architect), Forefront Structural Engineers (SE), KJWW Engineering Consultants (MEP), Eriksson Engineering Associates (CE), Arup (acoustic engineer), and Wolff Landscape Architecture. Photo: courtesy OTO Development

December 14, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

In October 2008, The Proximity, a 147-room hotel in Greensboro, N.C., became the first LEED Plati...

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Aged chimney in Baku sees new life as shopping center totem

Images courtesy Cintec.

December 13, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

For the Twin Towers of Port Baku, the restoration requires an elaborate anchoring and stabilizati...

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Skybridge connects a terminal and airport on each side of the U.S.-Mexico border

Images courtesy Latitude 33.

December 13, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Cross Border Xpress is the first phase of a larger development that will include hotels and offic...

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Developer of curvy glass New York City condo complex sued

Photo: joevare/Creative Commons

December 10, 2015 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

One resident says living in the curvy, glass 100 Eleventh Avenue building is like being in a wind...

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AASHE’s STARS tool highlights the university sector’s holistic approach to sustainability

Colorado State University students gather outside of the school’s LEED Platinum Pavilion at Laurel Village in Fort Collins. The 11,500-sf, $5.5 million facility was designed by 4240 Architecture to function as a village square, with a sloped green lawn for outdoor performances and outdoor seating areas. Photo: Raul Garcia, courtesy 4240 Architecture

December 10, 2015 | David Barista, Editorial Director

Buzzwords like “living lab” and “experiential learning” are indicative of the trend toward more h...

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Sustainable performance: Hospital systems’ new financial and marketing imperative

Kaiser Permanente’s San Diego Central Hospital Medical Center has been designed to consume 30% less energy than the ASHRAE 90.1-2007 baseline. Building Team: CO Architects (designer), KPFF (SE), Arup (MEP), and Hensel Phelps Construction (GC). Courtesy CO Architects

December 10, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Several years ago, the healthcare industry would have ranked in the bottom tier among adopters of...

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HOK collaborates with IFMA on new workplace strategy research report

Photo: Nate Burgos/Creative Commons

December 09, 2015 | HOK

Report cites work-life balance as the top reason for implementing “distributed work” strategies....

Is ‘green’ still a selling point in the office sector?

Ambler Boiler House, on a brownfield site in Pennsylvania, was reinvented as a Class A office with geothermal heat pumps and a graywater reuse system. The Building Team: Heckendorn & Shiles (architect), Elton & Thompson (SE), Bala Consulting Engineers (MEP/FP, Cx), Alderson Engineering (geothermal), Domus (CM). Courtesy Bala Consulting Engineers

December 08, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Some developers are missing an opportunity by downplaying sustainability at a time when demand fo...

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Michigan YMCA receives Universal Design Certification

Photos courtesy Mary Free Bed YMCA

December 07, 2015 | BD+C Staff

The 116,200-sf Mary Free Bed YMCA in Grand Rapids is accessable for everyone who uses the facilit...

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Are long-term apartment rentals Airbnb’s next target?

An Airbnb office in Toronto. Photo: Raysonho/Wikimedia Commons.

December 07, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Some developers are thinking about that possibility, says one West Coast real estate consultant. ...

AIA Baltimore holds rowhouse redesign competition

A team of students from Virginia Tech and local architects from Brown Craig Turner submitted the BeMORE Flats design, which won the Most Resilient Design award.

December 07, 2015 | BD+C Staff

Teams competed to provide the best social and environmental design solutions for the city’s exist...

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High tech material makes Minnesota Vikings' new stadium's roof light and strong

Rendering courtesy HKS

December 07, 2015 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

U.S. Bank Stadium will have an ETFE (ethylene tetrafluoroethylene) pneumatic roof, a durable, fle...

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Milwaukee Art Museum opens new atrium designed by HGA Architects

All photos courtesy Milwaukee Art Museum

December 04, 2015 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The lakefront addition gives visitors expansive views both inside and out.

National Fire Protection Association drops ban on glass boarding bridges

Photo: Leonard G./Wikimedia Commons

December 04, 2015 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

U.S. airports can now use more aesthetically pleasing building-to-plane links.

 

SANAA’s design selected for Hungary’s new National Gallery – Ludwig Museum

Architects Kazuyo Sejima and Rue Nishizawa describe their design as “an extension of the park." Renderings courtesy SANAA

December 03, 2015 | Adilla Menayang, Assistant Digital Editor

After months of deliberation, the Japanese firm ultimately won the tie with Snøhetta.

Herzog & de Meuron unveils renderings of redeveloped stadium for Chelsea FC

Renderings courtesy Herzog & de Meuron (via ArchDaily)

December 03, 2015 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

As many as 264 brick piers will line the perimeter of the stadium and extend to a steel ring perc...

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Perkins+Will designs headquarters for Seattle brain research center

All images courtesy of Perkins+Will / Hedrich Blessing

December 02, 2015 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The design orients labs like flower petals around a large light-filled central atrium; the effect...

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Data centers turn to alternative power sources, new heat controls and UPS systems

Modules for a data center for one of Skanska’s telecommunications clients were built in an offsite factory. Callison was the architect. Cosentini Associates provided engineering. Photo: Adam Friedberg

December 01, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Data centers account for 2% of the nation’s electricity consumption and about 30% of the power us...

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Daniel Libeskind unveils design for new Lithuanian modern art museum

The Modern Art Center in Vilnius, Lithuania, has a white concrete exterior that references the local materials of the city. Renderings courtesy Studio Libeskind

November 23, 2015 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

Located in the national capital of Vilnius, the Modern Art Center will be home to 4,000 works of...

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BIG plans for Pittsburgh: Lower Hill District master plan evokes hilly topography

The master plan will rejuvenate the former site of the Pittsburgh Penguins' arena. Renderings courtesy BIG

November 23, 2015 | Adilla Menayang, Assistant Digital Editor

Paths will be carved to create a dialogue between Pittsburgh’s urbanscape and its hilly surroundi...

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Renderings via Dezeen

November 19, 2015 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The 160 Leroy building will have 49 luxury homes, along with a white concrete façade covered with...

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AECOM and Project Frog form partnership for building data centers

Photo: ep_jhu/Creative Commons

November 19, 2015 | BD+C Staff

The Rapid Deployment Team will provide solutions for data centers both small (1 MW) and large (50...

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Foster + Partners designs Apple Store on Chicago River

Renderings courtesy Foster + Partners

November 18, 2015 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The 20,000-sf store draws inspiration from the Prairie School architectural style.

CTBUH awards “2015 Best Tall Building Worldwide” to Bosco Verticale

One of the residential towers as seen from Via Gaetano de Castillia on Google Maps

November 17, 2015 | Adilla Menayang, Assistant Digital Editor

Designed by Italian architect Stefano Boeri, the building design was applauded for its “extraordi...

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MVRDV to turn outdated Taiwanese mall into urban lagoon

Renderings courtesy of MVRDV

November 17, 2015 | Adilla Menayang, Assistant Digital Editor

The firm's winning design honors Tainan’s natural landscape and historic role as a marine and fis...

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A new luxury high rise reflects a resurgent condo market in Miami Beach

GLASS tower in Miami Beach, Fla. Renderings courtesy Terra Group.

November 17, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

GLASS is one of several residential buildings in the works in that city’s hot South of Fifth neig...

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Marriott to acquire Starwood for $12.2 billion

Marriott Hotel in Miami. Photo: Mark Altstiel/Creative Commons.

November 17, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The combination would form the world’s largest hotel company, and bring together two growth-minde...

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Edmonton's Rogers Place is one of North America's top next-generation stadiums

Edmonton's new Rogers Place, future home of the NHL's Oilers. Renderings courtesy Edmonton Arena Corp

November 16, 2015 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The home of the NHL’s Edmonton Oilers made Curbed’s list of 11 next-generation stadiums in North...

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