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.
Developers respond to demand from tenants for ‘smart’ design

Optimizing the window-to-wall ratio was a design focus for FXFowle (architect) on the 600-unit Crossing at Jamaica Station redevelopment, in Queens, N.Y. Also on the Building Team: ICOR Consulting Engineers (MEP), and WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff (SE). Image courtesy FXFowle.

December 17, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

A number of green prerogatives are having a beneficial impact on multifamily design and construct...

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John Buck Company to develop CNA’s Chicago headquarters

Renderings courtesy John Buck Company

December 17, 2015 | BD+C Staff

The 35-story building will have plenty of column-free space.

 

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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Tokyo down to two finalists for Olympic Stadium design

Design A, from Japanese architect Kengo Kuma. Images: Japan Sports Council

December 16, 2015 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

Both cost less than the Zaha Hadid proposal that was scrapped over the summer.

 

Plans for new museums meant to stimulate economy in a Berkshires mill town

The Global Contemporary Art Museum in North Adams, Mass. Renderings courtesy Gluckman Tang Architects

December 16, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The goal is to create a “cultural corridor” between North Adams and Williamstown, Mass.  

What can you do about the new off campus provider based facility legislation?

Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital in Denver. Photo: Jeffrey Beall/Creative Commons

December 15, 2015 | Charles Maggio, Managing Director, CBRE

CBRE Healthcare's Charles Maggio breaks down the impacts of the new legislation, which affects ou...

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Study finds increase in cost-burdened renters

Photo: Tom Ipri/Creative Commons

December 14, 2015 | BD+C Staff

Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies released its biennial rental housing report, and it fo...

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Greater Fort Lauderdale is enjoying a building boom

A significant construction and development boom is altering Fort Lauderdale's skyline with new high rises. Image courtesy Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance.

 

December 14, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

This business-friendly South Florida market has several large hotel and multifamily projects in c...

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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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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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