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.
Construction begins on new and expanded International Spy Museum in Washington D.C.

The International Spy Museum in Washington, D.C. Rendering courtesy SPY. Click here to enlarge.

June 17, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The building will have a glass veil that surrounds an enclosed black box, a setup that the museum...

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Synagogues in Omaha and New York get new lives after intense reconstruction

The performance space at the Omaha (Neb.) Conservatory of Music was carved from the sanctuary of what had been Temple Israel. Image: @2015 Dan Schwalm/HDR

June 16, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The Omaha Conservatory of Music gets a new home in a temple. A fire leads to an ambitious rebuild...

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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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Dero's Bike Depot. Click here to enlarge.

June 16, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The units accommodate short-term and long-term storage at transit stations, university campuses,...

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Ability to focus, not perks, is top concern for office employees

Open concept meeting space in an office in Redmond, Wash. Photo: Wonderlane/Creative Commons.

June 16, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Open-plan offices found to worsen distraction problem.

 

Western U.S. ports are preparing to handle increased shipping from expanded Panama Canal

Rendering of the planned $1.5 billion replacement of the 50-year-old Gerald Desmond Bridge, at the Port of Long Beach, Calif. The new bridge will allow larger, taller vessels to pass under it. Click here to enlarge.

June 16, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The expansion of the Panama Canal might make some eastern U.S. ports more attractive to large-ves...

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THE PANAMAX EFFECT: Expandeing the Panama Canal could trigger a construction boom

East Coast and Gulf Coast port cities can benefit from an expanded Panama Canal. Click here to enlarge.

June 16, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Cities lining the East Coast and Gulf Coast, from New York City to New Orleans, are spending big...

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WilkinsonEyre designs diamond-patterned Bay Park Centre for Toronto

Bell Park Centre. Renderings courtesy WilkinsonEyre and Ivanhoé Cambridge. Click here to enlarge.

June 15, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

A sloping plaza with trees, grass, and gardens connects the two downtown towers.

Rendering courtesy C.F. Møller

June 15, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The development acts as a transition area between a traditional urban landscape and parklands....

Outfront Media, Gensler, and MAK's Sunset Strip Spectacular billboard concept. Click here to enlarge.

June 14, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The concepts are curvy, sleek, and multidimensional, and feature sharp digital displays.

San Francisco voters approve tougher affordability requirement on new housing development

San Francisco. Photo: Tony Webster/Creative Commons.

June 14, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Critics charge that the measure may backfire and actually reduce new affordable units.

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Drexel's Korman Center. Renderings courtesy Gluckman Tang Architects. Click here to enlarge.

June 13, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

A large screen sets a living room vibe for the Philadelphia academic building. Plans call for 9,0...

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Hampton Roads Transit (HRT) Norfolk Transit Center, Norfolk, Virginia. ALPOLIC®/PE in SMX Silver Metallic Finish. Photographed by Chris Cunningham Photography.

| June 13, 2016 | ALPOLIC

Whether building architecture or catching a bus, everyone’s happy when things run right on schedu...

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The Millennial workforce is growing fast. An estimated 10,000 people turn 21 every day.

June 13, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

AEC firms, particularly those that design hotels and offices, gain a competitive edge by knowing...

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Rand Hall, a three-story student center and dining area at the center of the Vanderbilt University campus. Photo: Bob Schatz. Click here to enlarge.

June 13, 2016 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

Virtual learning rooms, gaming stations, and self-check-out kiosks are among the perks—and necess...

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Carlos Arnaiz Architects (CAZA) has designed four different types of stations for Cebu, Philippines' first bus rapid transit system. Image courtesy of CAZA

June 12, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

New York-based CAZA designed the modular bus stops with the city’s extreme weather conditions in...

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Misuse of USB ports is one of the major health technology hazards of 2016. Photo: Aidan C. Siegel/Wikimedia Commons.

June 10, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

ECRI Institute’s annual list includes operational and workflow issues.

 

Form4 designs curved roofs for Stanford tech park

Innovation Curve Technology Park in Palo Alto, Calif. Renderings courtesy Form4 Architecture. Click here to enlarge.

June 10, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

Fabricated of painted recycled aluminum, the wavy roofs at the Innovation Curve campus will symbo...

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Rendering courtesy Studio Octopi

June 09, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The addition of a pool to the Yarra may help improve people’s perception of the river and act as...

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Rendering courtesy Triptyque Architecture via Inhabitat

June 09, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The garden would filter as much as 20% of CO2 emissions while also providing a place f...

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A 1,200-car parking garage planned for Fairfield, Calif. Rendering courtesy Dreyfuss + Blackford Architecture. Click here to enlarge.

June 03, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

Artwork and patterns will be displayed on the structure’s 600-foot wide façade.

 

JLL Report: Retail renovation drives construction growth in 2016

Construction of the Sky 19 Plaza in Bismarck, N.D. in 2016. Photo: Consolidated Construction/Creative Commons

June 03, 2016 | JLL

Retail construction projects were up nearly 25% year-over-year, and the industrial and office con...

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Robinson Starmills mall in San Fernando, Philippines. Photo: Robinsons Land, via Inhabitat

June 03, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The Robinsons Starmills mall in San Fernando recently turned on a 2.9 megawatt rooftop PV plant....

Rendering Courtesy of Studio Gang

June 02, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The Academy for Global Citizenship’s new purpose-built structure, located in the Garfield Ridge n...

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The redeveloped Central Terminal B at New York's LaGuardia Airport will have 35 gates. Construction of this $4 billion project started officially on June 1, as its public-private development partnership signed a long-term lease with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Rendering: LaGuardia Gateway Partners

June 01, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The development consortium has secured financing for the $4 billion project, and signed an operat...

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AltaSea's Engagement Center. All renderings courtesy Gensler. Click here to enlarge.

June 01, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

New and renovated facilities will help researchers, educators, and visitors better understand the...

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Office building and multifamily tower revitalize Philadelphia cathedral

The Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral, with the 3737 Chestnut building in the background. Courtesy BLT Architects. Click here to enlarge.

June 01, 2016 | David Barista, Editorial Director  

The Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral capitalizes on hot property to help fund much needed upgrade...

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Gonzaga's new student center is bustling social hub

The new John J. Hemmingson Center’s “main street” features several dining options, including a Starbucks. Photo: Christian Columbres. Click here to enlarge.

May 31, 2016 | David Barista, Editorial Director

Retail mall features, comfortable furniture, and floor-to-ceiling glass add vibrancy to the new J...

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The expanded and renovated First Hill Medical Pavilion in Seattle sold for a record amount early this year, an indication that the healthcare sector continues to lure investors. Image: CollinsWoerman

May 30, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Over the past year, healthcare accounted for nearly one-fifth of all new jobs in the U.S.

West Hollywood Parking Garage. Photo courtesy LPA Inc. Click here to enlarge.

May 27, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

Using robots to store and fetch parked cars will save on carbon dioxide emissions.

 

Photo: Pixabay

May 27, 2016 | Paul Oswald, Managing Director, CBRE | ESI

Advanced technology provides insight into the actions necessary to cut costs, but it's the people...

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