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.
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January 02, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Construction consultant FMI foresees—with some caveats—continuing growth in the office, lodging,...

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Renderings courtesy Manica Architecture
December 31, 2014 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The Golden State Warriors, currently the team with the best record in the National Basketball Ass...

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Photo courtesy CBRE Healthcare
December 31, 2014 | Patrick Duke, Managing Director, CBRE Healthcare

Healthcare continues to shift toward Madison Avenue and Silicon Valley as it revamps business pra...

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Transparent fire-rated entry evokes openness at Johnson & Wales University. Phot
December 30, 2014 | Technical Glass Products

As more students enter the school system each year, designing for fire safety in educational faci...

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Courtesy SmithGroupJJR
December 29, 2014 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

A major movie studio needed a new vault to protect its irreplaceable negatives for films released...

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Plan courtesy HDR
December 29, 2014 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

By bringing healthcare services in house, Dallas County Jail will greatly minimize the security r...

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Rendering courtesy STERIS
December 29, 2014 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Infection control, a constant worry for hospital administrators and clinical staffs, is heightene...

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Section rendering courtesy SRG Partnership
December 29, 2014 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The 40,000-sf library is equipped with four “cones of light,” spherical reflectors made from extr...

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December 29, 2014 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Dubai is known for its gargantuan commercial building projects. The latest to be proposed is the...

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Photo courtesy Gimbal
December 29, 2014 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Beacon technology personalizes smartphone messaging, creating a new information resource for stor...

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Images courtesy HealthSpot
December 29, 2014 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The HealthSpot station is an 8x5-foot, ADA-compliant mobile kiosk that lets patients access a net...

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December 28, 2014 | John Passanante, PE, RCDD, Syska Hennessy Group

The open work environment has allowed owners to house more employees in smaller spaces, minimizin...

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December 28, 2014 | Richard Wood, CEO and President, Plaza Construction

When Plaza Construction first introduced the concept of "core first" in managing the construction...

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Renderings courtesy Studio Gang Architects
December 22, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The first U.S. real-estate investment by The Wanda Group, owned by China’s richest man, will be a...

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Renderings courtesy Zaha Hadid Architects
December 19, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Zaha Hadid Architects released designs for the new headquarters of Emirati environmental manageme...

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December 18, 2014 | U.S. Green Building Council

The new collaboration recognizes importance of sustainable parking facility design and management...

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The Floating Surf Park proposed for Melbournes Victoria Harbour. Rendering cour
December 18, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The list includes some of the year's epic stadiums, such as World Cup Stadium Arena de Amazonia i...

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Rendering: Panoramic Interests
December 18, 2014 | ULI

New research from the Urban Land Institute suggests that micro units have staying power as a hous...

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Houston's Monarch School was named the K-12 school of the year. Photo: courtesy
December 17, 2014 | U.S. Green Building Council

Houston's Monarch School was named the K-12 school of the year, and Western Michigan University w...

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Renderings: SHoP Architects
December 15, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The scheme includes a proposed 500-foot luxury residential tower that would jut out into the harb...

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Photo courtesy Greg O'Beirne/Wikimedia Commons
December 15, 2014 | The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation

The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation announced today that it approved a possible path toward indepen...

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December 15, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Chicago-based Studio Gang Architects has been commissioned to design the $325 million Gilder Cent...

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December 15, 2014 | HOK

ARTIC’s flexible design ensures that it can serve as a southern terminus for California’s future...

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December 12, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Danish firm COBE has been announced the winner in a contest to design a new Adidas flagship build...

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December 10, 2014 | 3XN

Designed by 3XN, the new headquarters is located within a park on the shores of Lake Geneva and a...

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Photo: Mortenson Construction
December 10, 2014 | University of Colorado Boulder

A study by engineers at the University of Colorado Boulder found that prefab approaches on the ne...

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Renderings: Steven Holl Architects
December 09, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Steven Holl's design for the new wing features a reflective pool that will generate energy.

Photo credit: International Concept Management
December 09, 2014 | International Concept Management

The aquarium, designed and built by International Concept Management, is a staggering 23 meters t...

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December 09, 2014 | UC Merced

The award brings the campus total for LEED certifications through the U.S. Green Building Council...

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Renderings courtesy Moshe Safdie
December 08, 2014 | BD+C Staff

A new addition to Singapore's Changi Airport, designed by Moshe Safdie, will feature a waterfall...

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