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.

Rendering: Nike

January 21, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The expansion looks to combine design elements inspired by human movement, speed, and the strengt...

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Photo: Pixabay

January 20, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

CDM Research finds only a few positive signs among the leading sectors.

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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8 trends sparking the hospitality sector

Lobbies aren’t just for waiting around anymore. In New York City, Shawmut Design and Construction’s renovation of Smyth Hotel’s 7,900-sf lobby, main entrance, and storefront divided the lobby area into four sections:  Living Room, Den, Library, and Evening Bar. Photo: Noah Fecks

January 19, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Hotels and restaurants are branching out to attract more customers—and hold onto them longer. ...

METAL MAX: 6 ways to use metal screens and mesh for best effect

Hamad International Airport, Doha, Qatar. Courtesy GKD USA

January 19, 2016 | BD+C Staff

From airy façades to wire mesh ceilings to screening walls, these projects show off the design po...

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Healing garden doubles as therapy trails

Photos and plans courtesy Copley Wolff Design Group

January 19, 2016 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

A Boston-area hospital takes the healing garden to the next level.

Renderings: © Governor Andrew Cuomo

January 18, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Governor Andrew Cuomo presented plans to turn Pennsylvania Station and the neighboring James A. F...

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Perot Museum of Nature and Science. Photo: Joe Mabel via Wikimedia Commons

January 15, 2016 | AIA

Morphosis' Perot Museum and Studio Gang's WMS Boathouse are among the projects to win AIA's highe...

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Mount Sinai Health System signs first healthcare IPD IFOA contract in New York City

Photo: David Edwards/Creative Commons

January 15, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Francis Cauffman, Syska Hennessy, Turner Construction are the primary parties in agreement.

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JLL: Slowdown not expected for office market

Photo: Paul McCoubrie/Creative Commons.

January 14, 2016 | BD+C Staff

The booming sector had an occupancy growth rate 1.3 times that of new supply in the fourth quarte...

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Multi-billion-dollar stadium planned as the NFL returns to Los Angeles

Proposed NFL stadium in Inglewood, the future home for the new Los Angeles Rams. Rendering: HKS Sports & Entertainment

January 13, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The Rams, formerly of St. Louis, will move into a new stadium possibly by 2019—and they might hav...

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InterContinental Hotels Group and Brack Capital Real Estate recently opened the 293-room Hotel Indigo in Manhattan's Lower East Side. Photo courtesy IHG

January 13, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

More than 100,000 rooms could be delivered this year alone.

Washington Redskins hire Bjarke Ingels Group to design new stadium

The Redskins have played at the Maryland-based FedEx Field since 1997, but the team feels that it is time for a new home. Photo: dctourism/Creative Commons

January 08, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The Danish firm is short on designing football stadiums, but it has led other impressive large sc...

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Ollie at Carmel Place in New York offers its renters furnished apartments and a host of hospitality services. Photo courtesy Ollie

January 08, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The co-living platform Ollie is leasing its initial building, in New York, with housekeeping and...

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Shepley Bulfinch develops elegant design solution to address behavioral issues in emergency departments

Floor plan: Shepley Bulfinch

January 06, 2016 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

ED scheme allows staff to isolate unruly patients and visitors in a secure area.

An open-air plaza inside AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami has been converted into a solar pavilion that makes the space more usable for revenue-generating functions. Courtesy NRG Energy and The Heat Group. 

January 06, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

NRG Energy teams with Miami Heat to transform an underused open-air plaza and reinforce the facil...

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Toronto’s newest hospital employs 10 robots for moving food, supplies, and equipment

Photo courtesy Humber River Hospital

January 04, 2016 | David Barista, Editorial Director

The 1.8 million-sf Humber River Hospital is loaded with high-tech gadgets. Its coolest innovation...

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San Diego's skyline is being transformed by new office, hotel, and residential building projects. Photo courtesy Pixabay

January 04, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The city's emission-reduction plan could drive influx into downtown

Federal appropriations bill will boost construction activity in 2016

Photo: Jeremy Segrott/Creative Commons.

December 29, 2015 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

$1.1 trillion spending package includes tripling of GSA’s construction budget.

Wood materials aid in patient recovery in healthcare environments

Photo: Dan/Creative Commons.

December 29, 2015 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Report says patient recovery times, pain perception, stress levels improve where natural material...

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Kengo Kuma selected to design National Stadium for 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Rendering via Japan Sports Council (via Dezeen).

December 23, 2015 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

Japan chose between projects from Japanese architects Kuma and Toyo Ito. The decision has been me...

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Student housing developer broadens its reach into multifamily

At 658 feet, The Independent will be the tallest building in Austin, Texas.

December 23, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Aspen Heights Partners evaluates seven metros for its initial projects.

Seven finalists named in Barack Obama Presidential Center design search

A view of the Chicago skyline from Washington Park, one of the proposed sites of the Barack Obama Presidential Center. Photo: Connie Ma/Creative Commons

December 21, 2015 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

ShoP Architects, Renzo Piano Building Workshop, and Adjaye Associates are among the remaining fir...

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Scaled-down casino can now move forward in Springfield, Mass.

Rendering courtesy City of Springfield

December 21, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

It took a year, but the state’s gaming commission finally signs off on a $950 million proposal....

Santiago Calatrava-designed museum opens in Rio

The Museu do Amanhã in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Photos courtesy Santiago Calatrava Architects and Engineers.

 

December 18, 2015 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The Museu do Amanhã addresses the future of the planet and has an inventive, futuristic design it...

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Sustainable design is the only option for public-sector clients

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Computational and Research Theory Facility. Perkins+Will was the designer. Thornton Tomasetti provided structural design. Image courtesy Perkins+Will/Drew Kelly

December 18, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Government projects that feature sustainable practices like high-efficiency LED lighting, improve...

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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.

 

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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