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A rendering of a new school campus with flexible indoor-outdoor teaching spaces

A section of a rendering showing how a flexible learning village might lay out. The image comes from HMC Architects, one of the AEC firms that Los Angeles County consulted for its new design guidelines for outdoor learning.

    

K-12 Schools | June 20, 2021 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The report covers everything from funding and site prep recommendations to whether large rocks can be used as seating.

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January 22, 2021 | NBBJ’s nbbX blog | Jonathan Ward, Design Partner, NBBJ and Phu Duong, Principal, NBBJ

Five lessons from Asia and Europe to create more human-centric American cities.

Tilia Tower exterior facade

All images courtesy 3XN

Mixed-Use | January 21, 2021 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The project will be located in Lausanne, Switzerland.

This week on The Weekly show, BD+C editors speak with AEC industry leaders about LGBT certification for architecture, engineering, and construction firms, and the current state of data centers in a pandemic world.
Data Centers | January 21, 2021 | BD+C Staff

This week on The Weekly show, BD+C editors speak with AEC industry leaders about LGBT certification for ar...

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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Codes and Standards | January 21, 2021 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Code update would take effect in 2023.

Ritz-Carlton Residences Miami adaptive reuse of King Cole Hotel Photo Kim Sargent

The Ritz-Carlton Residences sits on a 36-slip private marina in Miami Beach, Fla. The project team for Lionheart Capital’s 111-condominium community was led by Stantec (AOR). Residences are priced from $2 million to $40 million. Photo: Kim Sargent

    

Multifamily Housing | January 20, 2021 | Mike Plotnick, Contributing Editor

The 1920s King Cole Hotel becomes the Ritz-Carlton Residences Miami in the largest residential adaptive reuse proje...

300 Grant

Photos courtesy of Matthew Anderson

Mixed-Use | January 20, 2021 | David Malone, Associate Editor

MBH Architects, in collaboration with Page & Turnbull, designed the project.

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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January 20, 2021 | Stantec Blog | Christopher Bridle and Chris Jennings

The best landscape architecture solves the problems most important to its community with robust engagement and uniq...

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Codes and Standards | January 20, 2021 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

‘Essential to ensuring the viability of the domestic steel industry.’

CFC Tower exterior at night

All photos: Jasmine Park

High-rise Construction | January 20, 2021 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The tower is the first building completed in Casablanca Finance City.

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Market Data | January 19, 2021 | AIA

The pace of decline during December accelerated from November.

Sustainability | January 19, 2021 | HDR Insights |

Leveraging design to reduce our carbon impact.

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Codes and Standards | January 19, 2021 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Incentive was scheduled to be reduced to 22%.

2021 construction forecast: Nonresidential building spending will drop 5.7%, bounce back in 2022 Photo pexels juan cruz palacio

Eight leading construction industry economists forecast a slowdown this year for the nonresidential building industry, with the hotel and amusement/recreation sectors taking the biggest hit, according to AIA's latest Consensus Construction Forecast. Photo: Juan Cruz Palacio via Pexels

    

Market Data | January 19, 2021 | AIA

Healthcare and public safety are the only nonresidential construction sectors that will see growth in spending in 2...

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Codes and Standards | January 19, 2021 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Will address climate change, social equity, rapid urbanization, and health.

St. Anton Tasman

Rendering courtesy KTGY Architecture + Planning

Multifamily Housing | January 19, 2021 | David Malone, Associate Editor

KTGY Architecture + Planning is designing the project.

601 W 5th Avenue exterior

All renderings courtesy Perkins&Will

Office Building Design | January 19, 2021 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Perkins&Will is designing the building.

Vassar Brothers Medical Center's 752,000-sf patient tower

The 752,000-sf building represents the first significant transformation of Vassar Brothers Medical Center in 133 years. Images: Brad Feinknopf

Healthcare Facilities | January 16, 2021 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The pavilion includes a 66-room Emergency Department.

The Weekly show, Jan 14, 2021: Passive House innovations, and launching a design studio during the pandemic
Multifamily Housing | January 14, 2021 | BD+C Staff

This week on The Weekly show, BD+C editors speak with AEC industry leaders about innovations in Passive House desig...

Cobot Hub exterior

All renderings courtesy 3XN

Laboratories | January 14, 2021 | David Malone, Associate Editor

3XN designed the project.

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Codes and Standards | January 14, 2021 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Environmental and planning groups note soaring claims, flood insurance debt.

Energy | January 14, 2021 | Abundance: The Paladino Blog | Michelle Christopher

Now is the right and necessary time for the commercial real estate industry to shift its environmental strategy fro...

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Market Data | January 13, 2021 | CBRE

U.S. construction activity is expected to bounce back in 2021, after a slowdown in 2020 due to challenges brought b...

A quarterly index of construction costs, by national averages

Construction costs rose marginally in the latest quarterly tracked by the consultancy Rider Levett Bucknall. Image credit: RLB

Market Data | January 13, 2021 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Rider Levett Bucknall’s latest cost report singles out unemployment and infrastructure spending as barometers.

Market Data | January 13, 2021 | AGC

ABC’s Construction Confidence Index readings for sales, profit margins, and staffing levels increased in December....

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Codes and Standards | January 13, 2021 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

New procedure would diminish influence of local code officials.

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Codes and Standards | January 12, 2021 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Energy-intensive sector comprises 10% of all commercial real estate.

Office Building Design | January 12, 2021 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The video game company is currently valued at over $17 billion thanks to Fortnite, its massively popular battle roy...

NEMA CHICAGO, JAMES MCHUGH CONSTRUCTION

The 800-unit NEMA Chicago, recently completed by McHugh Construction, is the city’s tallest rental tower, at 896 feet. Photo: Courtesy Crescent Heights

Multifamily Housing | January 11, 2021 | JAMES MCHUGH CONSTRUCTION CO.
Mukilteo Ferry Terminal

All photos: Benjamin Benschneider

Transit Facilities | January 11, 2021 | David Malone, Associate Editor

LMN Architects designed the $187 million project.

Life of an Architect Podcast | January 11, 2021 | Bob Borson, FAIA

There is a nostalgia associated with sketching in the architecture profession. But is sketching still an integral p...

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