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Library | November 30, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The project is located in Johannesburg.

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August 01, 2004 | By Gordon Wright, Executive Editor

Although it owes its very existence to aviation, the National Air and Space Museum was operating in restricted air sp...

August 01, 2009 | By Robert Cassidy, Editor-in-Chief; Jay W. Schneider, Senior Editor; Dave Barista, Managing Editor; and Jeff Yoders, Senior Associate Editor

14. Mod Pod A Nod to Flex Biz Designed by the British firm Tate + Hindle, the OfficePOD is a flexible office space th...

January 01, 2009 |

VP, manager, architecture and buildings technical resource center Parsons Brinckerhoff, New York, N.Y. EDUCATION BS,...

Get inspired! Brick’s adaptability has made it the premier building material for centuries even as styles come and go. Nothing says “classic” like brick, but nothing says “innovative” like brick either. Check out some examples of how fired clay brick remains a major presence in the 21st Century designer’s palette.

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October 01, 2005 | By Barbara Horwitz-Bennett, Contributing Editor

Old Governor's Mansion, in Milledgeville, Ga., served as headquarters for General William Sherman as he marched his U...

February 01, 2001 | By Jack Klein

With building owners measuring energy savings in fractions of kilowatt-hours, the last thing they want is to see thos...

July 01, 2008 |

BD+C's annual Giants 300 list consists of U.S. firms that designed or constructed the largest volume of commercial, i...

October 01, 2007 | Jeff Yoders, Associate Editor

Many cities have household waste recycling programs for paper, cardboard, plastic, and aluminum. But what about old p...

January 01, 2002 | By Gordon Wright, Editor

From Baltimore to Portland, Ore., light-rail transit systems are helping to stimulate new nonresidential and resident...

September 01, 2002 | Larry Flynn, Senior Editor

Life is beginning anew at Ground Zero, but its rebirth is by no means a smooth or easy process. The Lower Manhattan D...

August 01, 2003 | By Staff

The economy may be struggling , but you'd never know it from the gaming industry's torrid pace. Native American casin...

January 01, 2006 | By Jeff Yoders, Associate Editor

Pavements occupy twice the surface area of buildings in the U.S. In urban watersheds they produce two-thirds of exces...

June 01, 2007 | By Dave Barista, Managing Editor

Faced with overcrowded schools and ever-shrinking capital budgets, more and more school districts are turning to the...

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

In 1985, the city of San Diego ordered the historic Balboa Theatre, its beleaguered performing arts center, to be shu...

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

The talk in real estate circles is that condos are dead, but don't tell that to three developers who are building gre...

May 01, 2005 | Staff

At first glance, the condo tower rising 10 stories above Manhattan's trendy meatpacking district may look more like D...

March 01, 2001 | By Morgan Luciana Danner, Production Editor

The advent of a high-technology economy has meant a whirlwind of development on many fronts, and nowhere, perhaps, ha...

May 01, 2003 | By Chuck Ross, Contributing Editor

Describing the efforts of architects, contractor, and owners to bring the new home of Houston's Texas Heart Institute...

May 01, 2006 | By Dave Barista, Managing Editor

With the continued advancement of glass curtain wall technology, the popularity of these systems has skyrocketed to a...

April 01, 2006 | By Jeff Yoders, Associate Editor

The Californian, a 23-story, $200 million condominium tower that opened last September in Los Angeles, is located in...

September 01, 2009 | By C.C. Sullivan and Barbara Horwitz-Bennett

Roaring thunder, crackling lightning, incredible gusts of wind, and utter chaos—the severe weather whims of Mother Na...

January 19, 2009 | By Bradford Perkins, FAIA, MRAIC, AICP

The surge of silent generation retirees and the impending burst of baby boomers marching toward retirement age are cr...

May 01, 2002 | By Rob McManamy, Editor-in-Chief

Action movies can be shameless about motivating their heroes. Often, the vengeful and breathless lead will turn to th...

September 01, 2007 | By Dave Barista, Managing Editor

When tasked with transforming an early 1920s Italian Renaissance bank building into a fully functional library for th...

July 01, 2006 | Staff

Last year, we noted that business was good for the great majority of firms in Building Design & Construction's Gi...

February 01, 2007 | By Jeff Yoders, Associate Editor

While Boston Red Sox fans had to wait 86 years between World Series Championships, they at least had Fenway Park all...

September 01, 2001 | By Deborah K. Dietsch

Joel Garreau's widely read 1991 book Edge Cities described a phenomenon that has had a profound impact on U.S. develo...

September 01, 2002 | By Jack Klein, Contributing Editor

When Disney, the new owner of The New Amsterdam Theater on Times Square in New York City, wanted to know the conditio...

September 01, 2001 | By Dave Barista, Associate Editor

In the high-rise building development market, time is money. The faster buildings can be designed and constructed, th...

April 01, 2003 | By Larry Flynn, Senior Editor

Awash in the harsh sun of the Saudi Arabian desert, the gleaming 984-ft.-tall Kingdom Centre shimmers like a mirage a...

October 01, 2005 | Charles Rathmann

From its opening in 1918 to well into the 1980s, the 400,000-sf Chester Waterside Station churned out electric power...

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