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.

Courtesy Steven Holl Architects

March 28, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The new Rubenstein Commons will be a 20,000-sf structure at the center of the campus for the Inst...

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National report on school buildings reports $46 billion annual funding shortfall

Photo: Pasco County Schools/Creative Commons.

March 28, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Millions of students said to be learning in obsolete facilities.

 

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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Minnesota Timberwolves follow pack of NBA teams with new high-res video screens

Image courtesy Minnesota Timberwolves. 

March 25, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The Wolves, Charlotte Hornets, and Sacramento Kings have new multi-paneled center-hung displays p...

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Aquarium of the Pacific unveils whale of a project

Rendering courtesy EHDD/Aquarium of the Pacific. Click here to enlarge.

March 24, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

Designed by EHDD, the 18,000-sf, whale-shaped Pacific Visions will have gathering spots, gallerie...

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Easter Eggs highlight directories of new Seattle corporate campus

Images courtesy Michael Courtney Design. Click photos to enlarge.

March 24, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

 

The wayfinding master plan for a tech campus features maps, directions, and, yes, "Easte...

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Barcelona hoops arena will rattle opponents with “wall” of raucous fans

Courtesy HOK. Click here to enlarge.

March 24, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

HOK and TAC Arquitectes designed a basketball palace that will have intimate seating inside and p...

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Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture incorporates Biblical parable into church design

Rendering courtesy Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture. Click here to enlarge.

March 24, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The ellipse-shaped building has plenty of gathering spots and outdoor views.

 

PAB Architects designs marketplace to centralize Senegal street vending

Images courtesy PAB Architects. Click images for larger view.

March 21, 2016 | BD+C Staff

The Senegal City Market project consists of groups of store modules and is expected to expand to...

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A sculpture by the Italian artist Giovanni Balderi stands in front of a travertine curtainwall in the lobby of 601 Massachusetts Avenue, a mixed-use building in Washington, D.C., designed by Duda|Paine Architects, which encourages clients to consider the inclusion of art in their new buildings. Image: Courtesy Duda|Paine

March 20, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Turan Duda says clients are receptive, but the art must still be integral to the building’s overa...

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All renderings courtesy Populous. Click photos to enlarge.

March 18, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The plan, led by Populous, includes a 714,000-sf arena and a 30-acre mixed-use development.

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Anbang Insurance Group's $13.2 billion bid for Starwood Hotels & Resorts trumps a merger offer from Marriott International for Starwood last fall. Image: Pixabay

March 18, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Hotel giant prefers higher, all-cash bid from China’s Anbang

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. 

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.

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