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.

The fire station in Allen, Texas, which opened in 2012, is a prime example of Pro Forma's expertise in designing municipal buildings. Image: Courtesy of PGAL

March 16, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The merger adds a firm that has specialized in municipal projects.

The Mall of the Future will be a combination community center and gathering place. It will be technology rich, be attached or near living and working spaces, and will provide variety to lure customers for frequent visits. Image: CallisonRTKL's “Mall of the Future” report

March 16, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

CallisonRTKL foresees future retail centers as hubs with live/work/play components. 

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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Rendering Courtesy of Google

March 16, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The original canopy design scheme is still in place, but the plans now call for it to be opaque....

OMA’s first UAE project transforms warehouses into multi-purpose art district venue

Renderings courtesy OMA

March 15, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

Moveable walls will provide different spatial configurations for events and gatherings, and large...

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Behnisch Architekten designs Harvard’s proposed Science and Engineering Complex

The proposed Science and Engineering Complex, located on Harvard University’s Allston campus, integrates one of the country’s most diverse and exciting engineering programs into a 497,000-sf structure. Renderings courtesy Harvard/Behnisch Architekten. Click here for larger image

March 15, 2016 | BD+C Staff

The 497,000-sf building will be the home of the John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied...

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Bjarke Ingels, Foster + Partners, and Grimshaw all winners in Expo 2020 pavilion design competition

Mobility Pavilion, designed by Foster+Partners. All renderings courtesy Expo 2020 and BIG, Foster+Partners, and Grimshaw

March 15, 2016 | BD+C Staff

BIG designed the Opportunity Pavilion, Foster+Partners submitted the winning Mobility Pavilion, a...

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Washington Redskins tease new stadium model designed by Bjarke Ingels

Photo via Washington Redskins

March 14, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The location isn't yet determined, but the new stadium will have a moat for kayaking.

G/BA releases 2015 Hospital Benchmarking Survey

Prentice Women's Hospital Building in Chicago. Photo: Erin Nekervis/Creative Commons

March 11, 2016 | Grumman/Butkus Associates

A new survey from engineering firm Grumman/Butkus Associates examines electricity, fossil fuel, w...

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Breakwater Chicago releases renderings of floating Lake Michigan resort

Rendering: Breakwater Chicago

March 11, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

Anchored a mile off of Chicago’s coast, the luxury party vessel will have restaurants, a swimming...

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Expedia unveils design for Seattle waterfront campus

The Expedia courtyard accommodates visitor arrival and drop-off, all-hands meetings, outdoor meetings, and recreation. It will be encircled by a new approximately 600,000-sf four-story office building. All renderings courtesy Bohlin Cywinski Jackson. Click here for larger view

March 10, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

Transparency and outdoor areas will give the complex a Pacific Northwest vibe.

 

The StratIS app gives property managers wireless control over thermostats and door locks. Image: StratIS

March 10, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Ease of installation is one of StratIS’s selling features.

CBRE: Workplace wellness on the rise

Photos: Pixabay (Treadmill desk photo: CBRE)

March 09, 2016 | Craig Beam, CBRE Healthcare

As insurance premiums and deductibles continue to rise, both employees and employers are evaluati...

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Photo: Lizzielaroo Wikimedia commons

March 08, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

As online shopping becomes more popular, many retailers are rushing to build big box warehouses t...

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Rendering courtesy Luxigon

March 07, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The only connection between the complex and the mainland will be a narrow pedestrian bridge.

Experts pessimistic on Chicago’s $650 million McCormick Place expansion

The new DePaul Arena at McCormick Place Event Center. Courtesy Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects

March 07, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

Developers and city officials envision $250 million of annual growth, but the figure assumes that...

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Multi-family developers face steep costs for violating Fair Housing Act

Photo: Jazz Guy/Creative Commons

March 07, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Designers without previous multifamily experience could overlook key provisions.

Corporate real estate executives are compelled to create workplace environments where a more diverse, younger workforce can excel. Image: CRBE's Glendale, Calif., office

March 06, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

A new CBRE survey finds more companies leaning toward “smarter” workspaces. 

The interior of the Oculus structure of the World Trade Venter Transportation Hub is pictured during a media tour of the site in Manhattan, New York City, March 1, 2016. Reuters/ Mike Segar

March 04, 2016 | Barbara Goldberg, Reuters

Designed to look like a dove being released from a child's hands, the Oculus structure, the hub's...

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HOK’s Hertsmere House will be Western Europe’s tallest residential tower

Renderings courtesy HOK/Greenland Group

March 03, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

Recently approved for development, the 67-story building will have more than 900 units.

Photo Courtesy of SmithGroupJJR

March 01, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The “un-bank” design ditched the stuffy design elements typical of financial institutions and, in...

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China bans ‘weird’ public architecture, gated communities

Beijing National Stadium, also known as the Bird's Nest. Photo: Jon/Creative Commons.

March 01, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Directs designers of public buildings to focus on functionality.

 

Christ Hospital's Mt. Auburn, Ohio, campus brings orthopedic and spine care under one roof in a building whose design emphasizes daylighting and wellness. The Building Team on this Center, which opened last fall, included Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (architect, interior designer, SE and CE, enviromental graphics, and LEED consultant), Fosdick & Hilmer (MEP), Champlin Architecture (local architect), THP (local SE), Kleingers (Local CE), Office of James Burnett (landscape), Messer Construction (construction management). Image: @Tom Rossiter/Courtesy SOM

March 01, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The opening coincides with agreements that make this center a preferred provider for several empl...

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Live-learn student housing becomes recruitment strategy for colleges and universities

Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle opened its first on-campus student housing building last fall. The residence hall has 16,850 sf of academic space as well as a first-floor “living room” with a fireside lounge. Photo courtesy Ankrom Moisan Architects

February 29, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

In the hyper-competitive higher education sector, colleges and universities view residence halls...

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All images and photos courtesy Ted Moudis Associates

February 26, 2016 | BD+C Editors and Ted Moudis Associates

The report, from Ted Moudis Associates, encompasses over 2.5 million sf of workspace built over t...

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For the first time since the recession, office deliveries outpaced office starts in 2015, according to JLL's latest construction report. Image: Pixabay

February 26, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Its latest report cautions about ongoing cost increases related to finding skilled laborers.

CHPS releases new program, first model for prefab modular classrooms

Photo: Cramo Group/Creative Commons.

February 26, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Provides standards for indoor air quality, energy efficiency, materials, and waste management....

The Guest Welcome Center at the Huntsville Botanical Garden in Alabama will include a Great Hall that could hold up to 350 guests. Image: Matheny Goldmon Architecture + Interiors.

February 25, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The 30,000-sf facility will feature three rental spaces of varying sizes.

Rendering courtesy NYC Parks Department

February 24, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The piazza replaces an earlier design for the space that called for a bowl-shaped garden.

Photo: Brett VA, Wikimedia Commons

February 24, 2016 | CBRE and BD+C Staff

Senior housing occupancy is at its highest level since 2007, and 2015 was a record year for sales...

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Healthcare providers must retool operations

The revamp of Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED), in Rootstown, turned a commuter medical school into a university campus with an assortment of facilities for  use by students and the public. Photo: Courtesy Neomed.

February 24, 2016 | Susan Bady, Contributing Editor

As healthcare organizations make the transition from sick care to well care, they’re learning how...

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