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.
Piazza in San Francisco will feature a 92-foot stainless steel statue

The piazza at Trinity Place. Renderings courtesy Trinity Properties.

May 03, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

Made of 2,500 seamlessly-welded panels, Venus will be the centerpiece of a new public piazza cont...

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Florida clamps down on school construction spending

Melbourne (Fla.) High School. Photo: Scapler/Wikimedia Commons.

May 03, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Critics fear rules will hamper ability to build schools with desired features.

 

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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Rippled façade defines Snøhetta’s San Francisco Museum of Modern Art expansion design

Photo: Henrik Kam, courtesy SFMOMA. Click here to enlarge.

May 02, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The museum will have three times as much gallery space as before, along with a new theater, atriu...

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A man-made lagoon with a Bellagio-like fountain will be the highlight of a mixed-use project outside Dallas

A planned mixed-use development called Bayside, in a suburb of Dallas will feature a lagoon and water fountain that would be a first for Texas. Phase I construction on the residential, office, and retail parts of the 262-acre project is scheduled to begin in the few months. Image: Humphreys and Partners Architects

May 01, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Construction will soon begin on housing, retail, and office spaces.

Improving emergency department design leads to greater hospital efficiency

Los Angeles County + USC Medical Center. Photo: Christopher Lance/Creative Commons.

April 29, 2016 | Curtis Skolnick, CBRE

Efficient ED operations result in shorter wait times, quicker diagnosis and care plans, maximum u...

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Studio Dror designs geodesic dome to pair with the Montreal Biosphère

Interior view of the vegetation-covered aluminum frame dome. Renderings courtesy Studio Dror. Click here to enlarge.

April 28, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The aluminum dome, which honors the 50th anniversary of Expo 67, can host events year-round.

SmithGroupJJR’s Electrical and Computer Engineering Building wins Lab of the Year award

The New Electrical and Computer Engineering Building, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Photo courtesy SmithGroupJJR. Click here to enlarge.

 

April 27, 2016 | BD+C Editors

Sustainable features like chilled beams and solar screens help the University of Illinois researc...

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Two milestones recognized as Diamond Schmitt designs upgrades to the National Arts Centre in Ottawa

National Arts Centre in Ottawa. Rendering courtesy Diamond Schmitt. Click here for larger view.

April 25, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

Renovations, including a new tower, stage, and lounge, will be completed in 2017, the year of Can...

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New University of Calgary research center features reconfigurable “spine”

The atrium of the Taylor Institute. Image courtesy Diamond Schmitt Architects. Click here for larger view.

April 25, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The heart of the Taylor Institute can be anything from a teaching lab to a 400-seat theater.

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Marc Berson, Vice Chairman of RWJ Barnabas Health, addresses the audience at a recent symposium on how healthcare systems can manage excess assets at a time of industry consolidation and higher demand for providing services closer to communities. Image: Rutgers Business|Center for Real Estate

April 24, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

As service providers position themselves closer to their communities, they are looking for ways t...

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Developers announce updates for Schuylkill Yards, Philadelphia’s new innovation hub

Renderings courtesy Shop Architects/West 8. Click here for larger view.

April 22, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

Drexel University's $3.5 billion project will have mixed-use buildings, residential spaces, and e...

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Construction begins on RUR Architecture DPC’s Taipei Pop Music Center’s South Site

Taipei Pop Music Center’s North Site (background) and South Site (foreground). All renderings: Jesse Reiser + Nanako Umemoto. Click here for larger image.

April 22, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The designers believe the center, which will have performance areas, production spaces, and a hal...

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Public-private partnership used to fund Long Beach Civic Center Project

Long Beach Civic Center. Plenary Properties Long Beach LLC (developer), Edgemoor Infrastructure and Real Estate and Clark Construction (contractor), Skidmore Owings & Merrill (architect)

April 22, 2016 | BD+C Editors

Arup served as a lead advisor and oversaw financial, commercial, real estate, design, engineering...

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New renderings released for Herzog & de Meuron’s National Library of Israel

Renderings courtesy Herzog & de Meuron (via Dezeen). Click here for larger view.

April 21, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The library is based around the light well in the center of a concave roof, a feature that will i...

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All Stor Self Storage, a year-old self-storage facility with 600 units in Austin, Texas, is located near one of that city's largest subdivisions. Its design needed to blend in with its residential surroundings. Image: Preferred Self Storage Builders. 

April 20, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Self-storage facilities are blending into neighborhoods better, and competing for rentals from wo...

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AIA announces 2016 Library Building Awards winners

Chicago Public Library, Chinatown Branch. Photo: © Hedrich Blessing/SOM

April 18, 2016 | BD+C Editors

Snøhetta’s Ryerson University student center and the Billings (Mont.) Public Library by Will Brud...

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CBRE: Seniors housing industry shifts its focus from real estate to business

Kingsway Retirement Village in Belle Plaine, Minn. Photo: waicontinuum/Creative Commons

April 18, 2016 | BD+C Editors

Last year was a strong year for the sector, which saw records set in per-unit pricing and low cap...

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An aerial view of Folsom Field at the University of Colorado at Boulder, which has recently completed an extensive expansion and renovation of its sports complex that included the addition of a new Sports and Medicine Performance Center, built in partnership with Boulder Community Health and open to the public. Image: Courtesy of Mortenson Construction

April 17, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

This two-year project enhances the experiences of athletes and fans alike.

Ford begins 10-year plan to centralize Dearborn, Mich., campus

Rendering courtesy Ford

April 13, 2016 | BD+C Staff

The company said that it will rebuild 7.5 million sf of work space over a 10-year period, which w...

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Photo Courtesy of Personal Comfort Systems

April 13, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Not only can the Hyperchair reduce heating and cooling costs and maximize employee comfort, but i...

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Technology defines growth at Ringling College of Arts & Design

Shepley Bulfinch designed the new library at Ringling College of Arts & Design. Images courtesy Ringling College of Arts & Design. Click here for larger view.

April 13, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Named America's “most wired campus" in 2014, Ringling is adding a library, visual arts center, so...

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Cubs take a measured approach when planning HD video boards

Photo: Pepper Construction/Chicago Cubs. Click here for larger view.

April 13, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

Along with the mammoth and super-sharp video boards, Wrigley Field's 1060 Project includes renova...

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More than a game: 4 ways sports teams adapt to changing fan preferences

The six-story “patio doors” at the Sacramento Kings’ Golden 1 Center will draw in fresh air and let outdoor visitors listen to concerts. Photo: Courtesy AECOM/Sacramento Kings. Click here for larger view.

April 13, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

As the cost of tickets, parking, and concessions skyrockets, while home theater technology become...

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5 ways universities use new buildings to stay competitive

The 9,000-sf, Gensler-designed Fast Forward incubator at Johns Hopkins University has been so popular with entrepreneurs that the university is more than quadrupling a second incubator on its east campus to 30,000 sf. Photo:[email protected] Karchmer. Click here for larger view.

April 13, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

From incubators to innovation centers, schools desire ‘iconic gateways’ that appeal to students,...

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Studio Libeskind designs angular Kurdish museum rich with symbolism

Rendering: Hayes Davidson. Click here to enlarge.

April 12, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The museum consists of four geometric volumes separated by somber and uplifting divisions.

Chicago Cubs continue Wrigley Field renovations with new clubhouse

The Cubs' locker room at Wrigley Field in 2008. Photo: Phil Romans/Creative Commons.

April 11, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The team found 30,000 sf of space underneath an old parking lot, nearly tripling the size of the...

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Redevelopment plan announced for Chicago’s historic Cook County Hospital

Entrance to the Cook County Hospital in Chicago. Photo: Jeff Dahl/Wikimedia Commons

April 07, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The century-old, Beaux Arts architecture-inspired hospital will transform into a mixed-use develo...

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Multifamily and Special Housing projects honored in 2016 AIA Housing Awards

Cloverdale749. Photo: Lawrence Anderson/LOHA

April 07, 2016 | BD+C Staff

A San Francisco low-income mixed-use complex, a Los Angeles homeless veterans housing facility, a...

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Photo courtesy Pixabay

April 07, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Survey respondents are targeting smaller acquisitions, at a time when market cap rates are narrow...

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Rendering courtesy HOK

April 06, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The domestic passenger terminal is just the tip of the spear, as the world’s most traveled airpor...

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