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On the Kunming Junfa Dongfeng Square project in Kunming City, China, architects
Oct 22, 2014
By harnessing natural ventilation, Building Teams can achieve a tremendous reduction in energy use and increase in occupant comfort. Engineers from SOM offer lessons from the firm’s recent work.
With 57 units in Phase 1 of the project, Orchards at Orenco in Hillsboro, Ore.,
Oct 21, 2014
Passive House, an ultra-efficient building standard that originated in Germany, has been used for single-family homes since its inception in 1990. Only recently has the concept made its way into the U.S. commercial buildings market. 
All illustrations: Eskew+Dumez+Ripple
Oct 21, 2014
At the conclusion of the show, the modular classroom structure will be moved to a permanent location in New Orleans' Lower 9th Ward, where it will serve as a community center and K-12 classroom.
The 44,640-sf Iowa Utilities Board/Office of the Consumer Advocate Building in D
Oct 21, 2014
Much of the spirited discussion around LEED v4 has been centered on the Materials & Resources Credit. At least one voice in the wilderness is shouting for greater attention to another huge change in LEED: the shift to ASHRAE 90.1-2010...
Immersive cooling systems use a liquid instead of air to cool the servers. The b
Oct 14, 2014
A new technology promises to push the limits of data center energy efficiency by using liquid instead of air to cool the servers.
Invasive probes, including test cuts of existing EIFS cladding, can uncover hidd
Oct 14, 2014
This AIA CES Discovery course discusses the six elements of an EIFS wall assembly; common EIFS failures and how to prevent them; and EIFS and sustainability.
Oct 14, 2014
This course provides step-by-step prescriptive advice to architects, engineers, and contractors on when it makes sense to repair or rehabilitate existing windows, and when they should advise their building owner clients to consider...
The $100 million MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper, designed by architecture f
Oct 13, 2014
The path to more extensive use of health data in green building is blocked by certain myths that have to be debunked before such data can be successfully incorporated into the project delivery process.
Since 1998, William Duff Architects has specialized in retail, residential, and
Oct 13, 2014
William Duff Architects has seen immediate benefits to their business since the implementation of ArchiOffice. Within a couple of months, they increased billable staff utilization and reduced accounts receivable workload. SPONSORED CONTENT
At Ohlone Community College in Fremont, Calif., CannonDesign, in association wit
Oct 12, 2014
This year marks the fifth anniversary of the American Institute of Architects’ effort to have architecture firms voluntarily pledge net-zero energy design for all their buildings by 2030. 
Sep 30, 2014
Implementing collocation via the Big Room concept will remove silos, ensure a cadence for daily communication, promote collaboration, and elevate your chances for success, write CBRE Healthcare's Stephen Powell and Magnus Nilsson.
The 200-meter mixed-use high-rise will be located near Jørn Utzon's iconic Opera
Sep 30, 2014
By dividing the 200-meter building into five separate volumes and placing atria throughout each volume, the spaces become smaller, more intimate social environments, according to the Danish architects.
Sep 22, 2014
While suspended, lay-in ceilings have long been the norm in commercial design, the open-plenum ceiling has become trendy and economical, particularly in office and retail environments. However, calculating the tradeoffs between cost and...
AIA CES class: New trends in ceiling designs and materials
Sep 22, 2014
A broad array of new and improved ceiling products offers designers everything from superior acoustics and closed-loop, recycled content to eased integration with lighting systems, HVAC diffusers, fire sprinkler heads, and other overhead...
Sep 22, 2014
From metal mesh panels to concealed-suspension ceilings, here's our roundup of the latest acoustical ceiling and wall products.