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.
Perkins Eastman releases white paper on impacts of Biophilic Design in senior living environments

Westminster Village in Scottsdale, Ariz. Photo courtesy Perkins Eastman

May 16, 2016 | Perkins Eastman

The paper highlights some of the firm's top projects that feature biophilic design, a sustainable...

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New micro apartment complex planned for artsy Austin district

Indie Apartments in Austin. Rendering courtesy Transwestern Development. Click here to enlarge.

May 12, 2016 | BD+C Editors

Indie Apartments will consist of 139 one- and two-bedroom units at 350- and 520-sf each.

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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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Underwater restaurant to open in the Maldives

The world’s largest underwater restaurant—1,264 cm—will open this summer at a resort in the Maldives. Its interior will resemble the first of its kind (above), which opened a decade ago. Courtesy Conrad Hotels. Click here to enlarge.

May 10, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Up to 24 deep-sea diners will be protected by an acrylic arch and an acrylic end window, allowing...

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5 factors guiding restaurant design

SushiSamba’s 14,000-sf restaurant in Las Vegas is distinguished by a colorful, arching interior design. iCrave was the designer, PWI Construction the GC. Courtesy Forté Specialty Contractors. Click here to enlarge.

 

May 10, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Restaurants are more than just places to eat. They are comprising town centers and playing into t...

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Rendering courtesy of three: living architecture

May 09, 2016 | BD+C Editors

Nakoma Sky is a 70-acre, desert-resort senior living community designed for an active lifestyle....

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Santiago Calatrava designs falcon pavilion for UAE at Dubai Expo

Santiago Calatrava's UAE Pavilion. All renderings courtesy Santiago Calatrava. Click here to enlarge. 

May 09, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The 161,000-sf structure will be a centerpiece for the event, which is expected to draw more than...

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NBA’s Atlanta Hawks to build new practice center with attached medical facilities

The Atlanta Hawks new practice facility in Brookhaven, Ga. Rendering courtesy HOK.

May 06, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The team will have easy access to an MRI machine, 3D motion capture equipment, and in-ground hydr...

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SkyLine pod. Courtesy of Marks Barfield Architects and Davis Brody Bond, via ArchDaily.

May 06, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

Marks Barfield Architects and Davis Brody Bond designed a "gondola" network that will connect the...

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Infographic: The greening of healthcare

Photo: M.O. Stevens/Wikimedia Commons

May 06, 2016 | Skanska

By adopting green building and sustainable practices, healthcare facilities can save $15 billion...

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Photo Credit: Daniel Schwen, Wikimedia Commons

May 05, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

AllTransit analyzes the social benefits of good transit service by analyzing data related to heal...

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Diamond Schmitt designs multi-purpose Buddy Holly Hall for a variety of performing arts

Diamond Schmitt's Buddy Holly Hall in Lubbock, Texas. Renderings courtesy Diamond Schmitt Architects. Click images to enlarge.

May 04, 2016 | BD+C Editors

The spacious and versatile complex can hold operas, plays, rock concerts, and conferences.

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World’s largest cultural center planned for Dubai

Dubai Opera House. Rendering courtesy Emaar.

May 04, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The Opera District will have a 2,000-seat theater and three residential complexes.

 

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.

 

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.

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