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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.  
Photo courtesy Postoak/Wikimedia Commons
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.
Photo: Matt P. via Wikimedia Commons
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.
Oct 24, 2014
The project includes the addition of a 205-meter-high tower and research center, as well as the renovation of an historic office building designed by Swiss architect Otto R. Salvisber.
The building’s design was made possible by Seattle’s Deep Green Pilot Program th
Oct 27, 2014
The Bullitt Center in Seattle, which some say is the world's most efficient office building is not only influencing how other structures are built, it is contributing to revisions of codes and public policy.
Oct 23, 2014
Saturday marked the public "ground blessing" ceremony for the Saint Nicholas National Shrine, the Greek Orthodox Church destroyed on 9/11 by the collapse of the World Trade Center towers. 
Photo credit: Jens Lindhe, courtesy of Henning Larsen Architects
Oct 23, 2014
Mimicking the unearthing of archaeological sites, Henning Larsen Architects' recently opened Moesgaard Museum in Denmark has a planted roof that slopes upward out of the landscape.