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Mixed-Use | June 10, 2021 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The project comprises nine towers in total.

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November 01, 2000 | By James Edward Sved

While new materials, construction techniques and architectural styles have evolved over the past several decades, the...

May 01, 2004 | By Gordon Wright, Executive Editor

The path to success took 16 years to complete. But Columbia Plaza Associates, a minority-owned development firm in Bo...

June 01, 2003 | By Gordon Wright, Executive Editor

Although enrollments in U.S. elementary and secondary schools are expected to grow only modestly — or in some regions...

When choosing an architectural coatings system, there are an abundance of qualities to look for. An architect or specifier desires a coating system that is sustainable and durable. Additionally, a coatings system must provide the aesthetic properties needed by the architect as well, not only at the time of initial coating, but for decades to come.

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February 26, 2007 | By Jerry Yudelson, PE, LEED AP

With the American Institute of Architects calling for reducing energy use in buildings by 50% over current codes by 2...

October 01, 2007 | Robert Cassidy, Editor-in-Chief

Seven years ago, officials at Chicago's Northwestern Memorial Hospital took a hard look at Prentice Women's Hospital,...

December 01, 2008 | By C.C. Sullivan and Barbara Horwitz-Bennett

Pop quiz: Can you name the largest steel-framed project currently under construction in the U.S.? Answer: It’s the 52...

As architects design high-performing commercial buildings, supporting life safety via perimeter fire containment systems is critical. Specifying a tested, listed assembly that incorporates six essential design elements and withstands extreme testing conditions can help architects support passive life safety and optimize opportunities for egress during a commercial building fire.

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February 01, 2006 | By Jeff Yoders, Associate Editor

Until recently, daylighting was one of the most misunderstood sustainable building product categories, mostly because...

October 01, 2002 | By Larry Flynn, Senior Editor

When it opened on the Boardwalk in 1929, the Atlantic City Convention Hall was hailed as the world's largest clear-sp...

May 01, 2005 | Staff

Most students entering the four-story atrium of the Lillis Business Complex at University of Oregon in Eugene probabl...

August 01, 2007 | By Kristin Foster, Editorial Intern

Easy DVD rentals, sophisticated home theater systems, and outrageous ticket prices ($11 for an adult general admissio...

March 01, 2009 | Robert Cassidy, Editor-in-Chief

Ever since founding Ingenhoven Architects in 1985, at age 25, Christoph Ingenhoven has been guided by the philosophy...

August 01, 2007 | By Dave Barista, Managing Editor

All brick walls, old and new, are susceptible to deterioration. Exposure to harsh weather, poor construction, and lac...

June 01, 2004 | By Gordon Wright, Executive Editor

For more than a half century, starting in 1924, millions of visitors toured Ford Motor Co.'s Rouge manufacturing faci...

June 01, 2003 | By Dave Barista, Associate Editor

Over the last decade, a fundamental shift in the national building codes has changed the landscape of seismic design....

August 14, 2009 | By Jay W. Schneider, Senior Editor

Imagine this scenario: You're planning a $32.9 million project involving 112,000 sf of new construction and renovatio...

August 01, 2008 | By Jay W. Schneider, Senior Editor

The buildings in Block C serve as the gateway to CityCenter. This “neighborhood” runs parallel to Las Vegas Boulevard...

July 01, 2003 | By Larry Flynn, Senior Editor

Given the cyclical nature of building construction, riding out a down market is nothing new to most of the 75 contrac...

July 01, 2005 | By Raj Gupta, P.E., LEED AP, and Kurt Karnatz, P.E., LEED AP, CEM

As a key element in the design of sustainable office facilities, underfloor air distribution (UFAD) systems provide L...

October 01, 2008 | By Jay W. Schneider, Senior Editor

Rouss Hall, a historic 24,000-sf building designed by Stanford White, served as the home of the University of Virgini...

August 01, 2008 | By Jay W. Schneider, Senior Editor

It's early June, in Las Vegas, which means it's very hot, and I am coming to the end of a hardhat tour of the $9.2 bi...

November 01, 2000 | By Clayford T. Grimm

Architects, structural engineers, facility managers and contractors working with masonry structures would do well to...

January 01, 2006 | By Dave Barista, Assistant Managing Editor

Stroll through the heart of virtually any major city in the U.S. and you'll see a slew of new condominium development...

October 01, 2007 | Dave Barista, Managing Editor

At 4.2 million sf, Chicago's Merchandise Mart is the largest commercial building in the U.S. and one of the biggest m...

October 01, 2003 | By Mindi Zissman, Products Editor

Following tangled legal disputes and competing development proposals that led to 25 years of neglect, the Old Albuque...

October 01, 2008 |

The Joule Hotel in Dallas, designed by local firm Coburn & Smith, was constructed in 1927 as the Dallas National...

August 01, 2005 | Staff

For decades, the growing needs of Zurich University were met by structures erected on the outskirts of the city. In r...

January 01, 2009 |

Principal Pfeiffer Partners Architects, Los Angeles EDUCATION BArch, University of California, Berkeley MArch, Univer...

December 01, 2002 | By Gordon Wright, Executive Editor

Since late last year, Milwaukee — a city more renowned for beer and brats than for culture — has been basking in the...

October 01, 2003 | By Larry Flynn, Senior Editor

In the minds of many Americans, the civil rights movement died on April 4, 1968, when a shot rang out from a bathroom...

May 01, 2008 | By Robert Cassidy, Editor-in-Chief

It's one thing to build a new hospital on a nice, clean, unobstructed site. It's quite another to consolidate two hea...

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