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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. 
Perkins Eastman and Turner Construction led the effort to convert the once-endan
Sep 20, 2014
Repurposing existing retail and office space is becoming an increasingly popular strategy for hospital systems to expand their reach from the mother ship. Our experts show how to avoid the common mistakes that can sabotage outpatient...
Google’s data centers include this massive server room in Council Bluffs, Iowa.
Sep 17, 2014
From the dozen or so facilities housing Google’s 900,000 servers to the sprawling server farms of Facebook to Amazon’s seven sites scattered around the world, today’s data centers must accommodate massive power demand, high heat loads,...
Hyatt Place in Washington, D.C. Photo: courtesy Cooper Carry
Sep 16, 2014
Tutor Perini, Gensler, and AECOM top BD+C's rankings of design and construction firms with the most revenue from hospitality sector projects, as reported in the 2014 Giants 300 Report.
Head offices for the Federation of Korean Industries. Photo: courtesy Adrian Smi
Sep 15, 2014
Parsons Brinckerhoff, Gensler, and Jacobs top BD+C's rankings of U.S.-based design and construction firms with the most revenue from international projects, as reported in the 2014 Giants 300 Report.
Tampa VA Hospital. Photo: courtesy VA
Sep 14, 2014
CannonDesign, Clark Group, and URS top BD+C's rankings of the nation's largest Veterans Administration building sector design and construction firms, as reported in the 2014 Giants 300 Report.  
Max Planck Florida Institute, Jupiter, Fla.
Sep 13, 2014
The Max Planck Florida Institute consists of a three-story, 100,000-sf scientific research facility with 30,000 feet of copper joined with Viega ProPress fittings.
A user navigates a virtual reality model of a proposed commercial office at DPR
Sep 12, 2014
The emergence of low-cost VR technology means that anyone with a few hundred bucks and a decent workstation can get in the game. But, as our experts reveal, pulling off VR is not so simple.
MBTA Revere Transit Facility & Streetscape project in Revere, Mass. Photo: court
Sep 10, 2014
Leo A Daly, URS, and Skanska head BD+C's rankings of the largest transit facility sector design and construction firms, based on the 2014 Giants 300 Report.
Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, Houston. Photo: Farragutful via Wikimedia Comm
Sep 9, 2014
Brasfield & Gorrie, Gensler, and Jacobs top BD+C's rankings of the nation's largest religious sector design and construction firms, as reported in the 2014 Giants 300 Report.
Arizona Capitol Museum 2014. Photo: Gage Skidmore via Wikipedia
Sep 7, 2014
PCL Construction, Stantec, and AECOM head BD+C's rankings of the nation's largest state government design and construction firms, as reported in the 2014 Giants 300 Report.  
Photo: Tomasz Sienicki via Wikimedia Commons
Sep 7, 2014
The underlying variables and tools used to manage collaboration between teams is ultimately the driving for success with IPD, writes CBRE Healthcare's Megan Donham.