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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.
SANAA won bid to design new building for Art Gallery of New South Wales

The Sydney Modern Project will add new and expanded spaces for art, live performance, and film, along with spaces to study and participate in cultural programs. Renderings courtesy SANAA

May 28, 2015 | BD+C Staff

The museum's developers hope the new gallery will enrich Sydney’s eastern cultural precinct.

Ten U.S. cities now have 1 million people or more

Each year, the Census Bureau revises its time series of previously released estimates going back to the 2010 Census. Photo: David Sim/Flickr.

May 28, 2015 | U.S. Census Bureau

California and Texas each have three of the one-million-plus cities.

Roadmap for creating an effective sustainability program in healthcare environments

An interior view of a inpatient room in Fort Belvoir Community Hospital Oaks Pavilion. Photo: U.S. Navy via flickr

May 27, 2015 | Dyann Hamilton, Alliance Director, CBRE

With a constant drive for operational efficiencies and reduction of costs under an outcome-based...

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6 bold applications and innovations for fire and life safety

The Coltlite natural louvered ventilator provides buildings with both day-to-day ventilation and smoke control to aid building evacuation in the event of a fire. 

May 27, 2015 | BD+C Staff

BD+C’s roundup features colorful sprinklers for offices, hotels, museums; a fire-rated curtain wa...

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Rochester, Minn., looks to escape Twin Cities’ shadow with $6.5 billion biotech development

On April 23, the Board of Directors of the Destination Medical Center Corporation formally adopted the development plan for Destination Medical Center, which would be comprised of six districts spread across 550 acres.

May 27, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The 20-year plan would also be a boon to Mayo Clinic, this city’s best-known address.

4 designs honored at AIA's TAP Innovation Awards

The three main massing elements (south bar, atrium, and north tower) are each designed with their own structural systems and floor-to-floor heights to maximize efficiencies. Image: Alene Davis

May 27, 2015 | AIA

Morphosis Architects' Emerson College building in Los Angeles and the University of Delaware’s IS...

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‘European’ living comes to The Woodlands with its first condo tower

Condos at Trevisio at Waterway Square will start at $650,000 with one-, two-, and three-bedroom floorplans available between 1,247 and more than 3,500 sf. All renderings courtesy Bogza

May 27, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Treviso at Waterway Square will offer a dynamic downtown setting with numerous live/work/play opt...

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5 ingredients of successful mall design

Westfield Galleria at Roseville, near Sacramento, Calif., features an expanded indoor/outdoor promenade that became a centerpiece of a multimillion renovation led by architect Gensler and Westfield Design. That renovation increased the mall’s annual traffic by 46% and created a “brand” that more shoppers could relate to and want to frequent. Photo: Gensler/Sherman Takata

May 26, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Entertainment, dining, and leisure components, plus the latest technology, are now crucial to mak...

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Quick service restaurants evolving brand strategy to compete with fast casual

The original Wendy's restaurant in Downtown Columbus. Photo courtesy Wikimedia Commons

May 20, 2015 | JLL

In the race for market share, quick service restaurant staples Wendy’s and Chick-fil-A implement...

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Federal Highway Administration releases guide for protected bike lanes

A separated bike lane on Higgins Street in Missoula, Mont. Photo courtesy City of Missoula

May 20, 2015 | BD+C Staff

The guide consolidates lessons learned from practitioners designing and implementing separated bi...

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How your firm can help struggling colleges and universities meet their building project goals

Keene (N.H.) State College hopes to meet the high standards of the AIA Architecture 2030 Challenge with a planned 350-bed living/learning residence hall, currently under design by Perkins+Will. Colleges and universities are using their construction projects to make important statements about their institutional goals and aspirations. Rendering courtesy Perkins+Will

May 19, 2015 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Building Teams that want to succeed in the higher education market have to help their clients fin...

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Renovate or build new: How to resolve the eternal question

Prep spaces in Niagara County Community College’s Niagara Falls Culinary Institute provide future chefs with experience needed to operate foodservice venues. The institute is housed in a converted shopping mall. Photo: Tim Wilkes Photography

May 19, 2015 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

With capital budgets strained, renovation may be an increasingly attractive money-saving option f...

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KU Jayhawks take a gander at a P3 development

The west entrance of the main campus of the University of Kansas with the Chi Omega Fountain. Photo: Quasselkasper via Wikimedia Commons

May 19, 2015 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The P3 concept is getting a tryout at the University of Kansas, where state funding for construct...

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Zaha Hadid unveils 'interlocking lattice' design for luxury apartments in Monterrey, Mexico

The orientation of each unit softens sun exposure, while the façade material reflects the sun's rays. Renderings courtesy Zaha Hadid Architects

May 19, 2015 | BD+C Staff

Hadid's scheme was inspired by the Mexican tradition of interlocking lattice geometries.

Study: Urban land use policies costs U.S. economy around $1.6 trillion a year

San Francisco creates great wealth in the technology sector, but most of those gains go to pay for higher housing costs. Photo courtesy King of Hearts/Wikimedia Commons

May 19, 2015 | BD+C Staff

The research contends that more affordable housing options can help cities generate significantly...

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ULI forecast sees clear skies for real estate over next three years

City Creek at City Creek Center, Salt Lake City, Utah. Photo: Uncle Alf via Wikimedia Commons

May 18, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

With asset availability declining in several sectors, rents and transactions should rise.

Preliminary Design for U.S. Olympic Museum Unveiled

The museum will frame a new downtown public plaza in Colorado Springs, Colo. Renderings courtesy Diller Scofidio + Renfro

May 18, 2015 | BD+C Staff

According to the firm’s founding partner, Elizabeth Diller, the design was inspired by the moveme...

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New ASHRAE standard offers test method to determine heat gain of office equipment

A new standard from ASHRAE allows a test method for determining heat gains from office equipment. Image: Pixabay/PublicDomainPictures

May 18, 2015 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The standard will aid engineers in configuring cooling systems in office buildings.

New York City runs into affordable housing dilemma

The 124-unit structure is one of several financed under the Bloomberg administration that have gone well beyond the average cost for affordable housing in the city. Rendering: David Adjaye

May 17, 2015 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

New York City’s affordable housing policy has created attractive low-cost housing, but the price...

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Mountain View, Calif., denies development rights for Google campus master plan

The Mountain View City Council instead gave another Internet giant, LinkedIn, about 1.4 million sf of the roughly 2.2 million sf of available commercial space in the area. Renderings: Google

May 17, 2015 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Despite Google’s offer of new bike paths, wetlands restoration, and other perks, the city of Moun...

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Design for beekeeping facility in Tanzania by Jaklitsch/Gardner Architects unveiled

According to the architects, the building will use sustainable and locally sourced materials and labor. The structural components include mud-fired bricks, which are being made on site. Renderings courtesy Jaklitsch/Gardner Architects

May 15, 2015 | BD+C Staff

The developers say the center will be an important educational and vocational tool.

Szczecin Philharmonic Hall wins Mies van der Rohe Award 2015

Photo © Simon Menges via Fundació Mies van der Rohe

May 14, 2015 | BD+C Staff

The hall is composed following a Fibonacci sequence whose fragmentation increases with the distan...

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Guy Holloway proposes multi-level urban sports park for skaters

The facility will include a rock climbing wall and boxing space. Renderings courtesy Guy Holloway Architects

May 14, 2015 | BD+C Staff

The facility will include a rock climbing wall and boxing space.

To succeed, malls must appeal to shopper lifestyles

Providing customers with dining options has become an important key to the success of shopping centers like the award-winning mall conversion known as The Street, in Chestnut Hill, Mass. Photo: Michael Blanchard

May 13, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Malls and shopping centers are more effective as destinations when their tenant mix appeals to cu...

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MVRDV Selected to Design High-Line Inspired Park ‘Seoul Skygarden’

The planned Seoul Skygarden will be made out of a 40-year-old overpass, which was deemed unsafe for heavier vehicles in 2009. Renderings courtesy MVRDV

May 13, 2015 | BD+C Staff

The garden will be organized as a library of plants, which will make the park easier to navigate....

BIG completes Danish high school sports and arts expansion

The addition at Gammel Hellerup Gymnasium integrates with the existing campus in one continuous flow. Photo: Jens Lindhe

May 12, 2015 | BD+C Staff

By placing parts of the new building beneath the football fields, the students are able to walk t...

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SOM-designed Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute opens in Chicago

Floor-to-ceiling glass separates the manufacturing floor from the open workspaces and cafe. All photos: ©Christopher Barrett, courtesy SOM

May 11, 2015 | BD+C Staff

The new space will be a place for academia, industries, and civic bodies to collaborate.

Casino design references the 19th Century Oil Rush

The site in Ramona, Okla., was the first commercial oil well drilled in what would become Oklahoma. Photo courtesy of Petersen Aluminum.

| May 11, 2015 | Petersen Aluminum

The site in Ramona, Okla., was the first commercial oil well drilled in what would become Oklahom...

Fire-rated glass separation helps merge new and old pools into a single connected aquatics center

Clear fire-rated glazing transfers daylight. Image courtesy of TGP.

| May 11, 2015 | Technical Glass Products

Clear fire-rated glazing helps create a light-filled, safe space for student athletes and spectat...

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Construction on Orlando’s massive ‘innovation hub’ is finally starting

This mixed-use project, which had been delayed for a number of years, is already being touted as mecca for business, colleges, and residents. Rendering courtesy Creative Village Development 

May 10, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The $1 billion Creative Village development will create a business and education hub.

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