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.

Cadillac House is definitely not your father's car dealership. The 12,000-sf showroom in New York City, part Cadillac's new corporate headquarters, includes an events runway and incubator space for visiting designers. Shawmut Design + Construction built it, Gensler designed it. Photo:[email protected] Leonard, courtesy of Gensler.

August 11, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Retail is becoming closely aligned with entertainment, and malls that can be repositioned as life...

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AT&T Retail Store, Palo Alto, Calif. Photo: Jim Carroll, flickr Creative Commons

August 10, 2016 | BD+C Staff

Jacobs, Henderson Engineers, and WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff top Building Design+Construction’s an...

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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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Pixabay Public Domain

August 10, 2016 | BD+C Staff

VCC, PCL Construction Enterprises, and The Whiting-Turner Contracting Co. top Building Design+Con...

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Audimas Concept Store. Photo: Valdas Ruzgys, Wikimedia Commons

August 10, 2016 | BD+C Staff

Gensler, GreenbergFarrow, and MG2 top Building Design+Construction’s annual ranking of the nation...

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A dramatic, three-story wood sculpture of North Carolina State University’s wolf mascot highlights the central atrium of the school’s $120 million Talley Student Union in Raleigh, N.C. On the Building Team: Duda Paine Architects (design architect), Cooper Carry (interior architect), Stewart, Inc. (SE), Stanford White (MEP), Kimley-Horn & Associates (CE), and Rodgers Builders/Russell/Dayeco (joint CM). Photo courtesy of Rodgers Builders.

August 10, 2016 | Mike Plotnick, Contributing Editor

Budget constraints are compelling some public institutions to pursue alternative methods of finan...

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UW Health at The American Center, Madison, Wis. Photo: Steve Hall © Hedrich Blessing 2015, courtesy Flad Architects.

August 09, 2016 | BD+C Staff

AECOM, WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, and Jacobs top Building Design+Construction’s annual ranking o...

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Westcott Building Auditorium at Florida State University. Photo: Pixabay

August 09, 2016 | BD+C Staff

Turner Construction Co., The Whiting-Turner Contracting Co, and Skanska USA top Building Design+C...

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Talley Student Union, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, N.C. Duda Paine Architects (design architect), Cooper Carry (interior architect), Stewart, Inc. (SE), Stanford White (MEP), Kimley-Horn & Associates (CE), and Rodgers Builders/Russell/Dayeco (joint CM). Photo courtesy of Rodgers Builders. 

August 09, 2016 | BD+C Staff

Gensler, Perkins+Will, and CannonDesign top Building Design+Construction’s annual ranking of the...

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Photo: CBRE Healthcare

August 09, 2016 | Steve Higgs, Senior Managing Director for CBRE Healthcare

The right approach during the planning, design, and construction of a new facility can yield a po...

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August 09, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Transit-oriented development and affordable housing are spurring the movement. 

Parc at Midtown - Hadley Building. Image: PRNewsFoto/Surge Homes

August 09, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The sub-500-sf homes will be the first of their kind to be offered in the metro known as Space Ci...

Images courtesy Frank Lloyd Wright Revival Initiative

August 09, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The Frank Lloyd Wright Revival Initiative is set to begin its reconstruction efforts with the Ban...

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Wes Tafoya, an architectural intern with Corgan, ascends stairs wearing the GERT suit at the firm's Dallas headquarters. The headphones mimic high-frequency hearing loss and tinnitus. The glasses simulate impaired vision. The weights, wraps, and gloves replicate joint stiffness, reduced grip, and loss of coordination-even back bain and paralysis. To see what it's like to wear the GERT suit in an airport, go to: http://bit.ly/28LDkPT

August 08, 2016 | David Barista, Editorial Director

As the 65+ population continues to rise, the AEC industry needs to better understand the stresses...

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UNC Women’s and Children’s Hospital, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Photo: William Yeung, flickr Creative Commons.

August 08, 2016 | BD+C Staff

AECOM, Jacobs, and WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff top Building Design+Construction’s annual ranking o...

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Golden Gate Urgent Care Clinic, Mill Valley, Calif. Building Team: SmithGroupJJR (architect), Crux Builders (GC), Susan Van Leuven (Electrical Engineering), Lefler Engineering (mech/plumbing). Photo: ©Emily Hagopian 2016, courtesy of SmithGroupJJR.

August 08, 2016 | BD+C Staff

Turner Construction Co., McCarthy Holdings, and Skanska USA top Building Design+Construction’s an...

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Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Center for Advanced Care, Chicago, Ill. Building Team: SmithGroupJJR (architect), Turner Construction (GC), KJWW Engineering (MEP Engineer), Thornton Tomasetti (SE). Photo: Liam Frederick, courtesy of SmithGroupJJR.

August 08, 2016 | BD+C Staff

HDR, Stantec, and Perkins+Will top Building Design+Construction’s annual ranking of the nation’s...

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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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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.

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