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Perkins Eastman and Turner Construction led the effort to convert the once-endan
Oct 30, 2014
The merger will significantly build upon the established practices—particularly healthcare—of both firms and diversify their combined expertise, particularly on the West Coast. 
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Oct 30, 2014
The U.S. Dept. of Energy will spend $9 million to encourage investments in energy-saving technologies that can be tested and deployed in offices, shops, restaurants, hospitals, hotels and other types of commercial buildings.
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Oct 30, 2014
The reorganized document is organized from an engineer’s perspective. The requirements flow more intuitively and have fewer cross-references for improved logic and flow of information.
Oct 30, 2014
Extending the deadline gives LEED users additional time to prepare for LEED v4, the latest version of LEED, which features increased rigor and multiple updates.
One Bryant Park, New York. Photo: Ryan Browne, Cook+Fox Architects via Wikipedia
Oct 29, 2014
Builders, developers, and owners are constantly complaining that high-performance buildings rarely get their due from appraisers. The Appraisal Foundation is working methodically to alter the perceived image of cluelessness in the...
Oct 29, 2014
Of the 2,464 projects accounted for in AIA's 2030 Commitment 2013 Progress Report, 401 are meeting the 60% carbon reduction target—a 200% increase from 2012.  
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Oct 29, 2014
The museum is slated for an early 2018 completion, and will include a hall of fame, theater, retail space, and a 20,000-sf hall that will showcase the history of the Olympics and Paralympics.
Rendering: SCAPE
Oct 29, 2014
New York-based landscape architecture firm SCAPE won the Buckminster Fuller Institute’s 2014 Fuller Challenge, billed as socially responsible design’s highest award.
A white wavy façade would distinguish a renovated Miami Convention Center. The c
Oct 28, 2014
The city of Miami has awarded an $11 million contract for its on-again, off-again convention center renovation to Denver-based Fentress Architects, which will serve as the design criteria professional on this project.
Oct 28, 2014
Winner of the AIA Gold Medal, the National Medal of the Arts, the Topaz Medallion and the Driehaus Prize for Architecture, Graves is best known for his contemporary building designs and prominent public commissions.
A rendering of the proposed Mace Innovation Center, which would add 2.6 million
Oct 27, 2014
The city plans to develop two "innovation centers" with a total of seven million sf of commercial space geared for local research and technology companies.
Starbucks stores are profiled in the report, as the company has opened 500-LEED
Oct 27, 2014
The "LEED In Motion: Retail" report includes USGBC’s conceptualization of the future of retail, emphasizing the economic and social benefit of green building for retailers of all sizes and types.
Oct 27, 2014
Among the breakthrough products to make BuildingGreen's annual Top-10 Green Building Products list are halogen-free polyiso insulation and a high-flow-rate biofiltration system.
Renderings courtesy Studio Gang Architects
Oct 27, 2014
Jeanne Gang's design reinvents the Florida room with shaded, asymmetrical balconies.
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Oct 26, 2014
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said that the state would open design competitions to fix and upgrade New York City’s aging airports. But financing construction is still unsettled.