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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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Healthcare Facilities | March 04, 2021 | Gresham Smith Blog | Lesa Lorusso, Ph.D., MBA, MSArch, Allied AIA, ASID, RID, NCIDQ

Research suggests that the built environment may help reduce burnout.

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Codes and Standards | March 04, 2021 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Previous order promoted classical and “traditional” architecture above others.

Acciona office building exterior

All renderings courtesy Foster + Partners

Office Building Design | March 04, 2021 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Foster + Partners is designing the project.

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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West entrance to University Center at Seton Hall University

Last month, Seton Hall University in New Jersey announced its plans for a major renovation of its University Center (whose west entrance is pictured). A new report on the state of facilities in higher education finds many campuses grappling with decisions about space and investment for existing buildings. Image credit: Seton Hall University

Education Facility | March 03, 2021 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

A new report states the pandemic brought to the fore the need to reassess space and investment in existing building...

Turano HQ exterior

Photos: James Steinkamp Photography

Office Building Design | March 03, 2021 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Wright Heerema Architects designed the project.

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Building Team | March 03, 2021 | Tami Hausman, PhD, and Lonny Rossman, AIA, NCARB

Like swerving to avoid oncoming traffic, over the last year, AEC companies have navigated the unexpected roadblocks...

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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Contractors | March 03, 2021 | ABC

Consisting of 14 companies, the Tech Marketplace will be the premier source for ABC members to find technological c...

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Codes and Standards | March 03, 2021 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Gas stoves helped residents cook, boil water when power went out.

ERP Resilience Lab aerial view

All renderings courtesy WPA

Resiliency | March 02, 2021 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Work Program Architects is designing the project.

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Market Data | March 02, 2021 | AGC

Private nonresidential market shrinks 10% since January 2020 with declines in all 11 segments.

Photo: Eric Mclean

Retail Centers | March 02, 2021 | VIATechnik's The Edge | Anton Dy Buncio, Co-Founder & COO, VIATechnik

The reality of retail success in 2021 is proving to be based on a formula of mixing digital with the physical in pu...

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Codes and Standards | March 02, 2021 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Also increases on-site solar photovoltaics, reduces envelope heat loss, air leakage, and interior lighting power al...

ReefLine stair sculpture

All renderings courtesy OMA

Architects | March 01, 2021 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The project will be completed in several phases.

Tom Trenolone, FAIA, LEED AP, Design Director at HDR, a Building Design+Construction "40 Under 40" Honoree (2007), is one of 102 new Fellows of the AIA.

Architects | March 01, 2021 | AIA

AIA fellowship recognizes significant contributions to the profession of architecture and society.

Moise Safra Center stone fins exterior

All photos: James Ewing

Cultural Facilities | March 01, 2021 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The project will act as a second home for the Jewish community it serves.

1234 Kingshighway exterior

Photo: KWK Architects

Office Building Design | February 26, 2021 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The project’s first two phases have been completed with the third and final phase under way.

Huntsville Courthouse front facade

Renderings courtesy Fentress Architects

Government Buildings | February 26, 2021 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Fentress Architects is designing the facility in collaboration with Studio Scarab Architecture Interiors Planning a...

Anonymous Hall south facade

All photos: Albert Vecerka

University Buildings | February 26, 2021 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Leers Weinzapfel Associates designed the project.

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February 25, 2021 | NBBJ’s nbbX blog | Margaret Montgomery, Principal / Sustainable Design Leader, NBBJ

Eleven strategies to reduce energy use and increase wellbeing.

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Codes and Standards | February 25, 2021 | Peter Fabris, Contirbuting Editor

Lower demand for petroleum products means less asphalt production.

The Weekly show, Feb 25, 2021: When healthcare designers become patients, and machine learning for building design
Healthcare Facilities | February 25, 2021 | BD+C STAFF

This week on The Weekly show, BD+C editors speak with AEC industry leaders from BK Facility Consulting, cove.tool,...

Fifth + Broadway aerial at night

Images courtesy Gresham Smith

Mixed-Use | February 24, 2021 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Gresham Smith is serving as architect-of-record for the entire project and is part of the design team with Pappageo...

Medline's new call center in Dubuque, Iowa

A 130,000-sf call center in Dubuque, Iowa, will support Medline Industries' core businesses, which now include making face masks. Image Charlie Mayer Photography

   

Coronavirus | February 24, 2021 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

A medical supply house’s new call center and a vaccination module that can handle more patients faster are among th...

The Grand, a mixed-use project in Los Angeles

Downtown Los Angeles has $3 billion in new construction projects under development, including The Grand, a mixed-used 1.2-million-sf public-private partnership that Related Cos. is developing, according to a new report from the Downtown Center Business Improvement District.  However, JLL's latest Construction Forecast predicts a slow recovery in construction spending nationwide. Image: Related Companies

Market Data | February 24, 2021 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Predicts second-half improvement toward normalization next year.

410 North Rossmore exterior

All renderings courtesy Domos Coliving

Adaptive Reuse | February 24, 2021 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects is designing the project.

The design for Normandie creates opportunities for residents to connect with nature and their neighbors. Courtesy LPA Inc.

The design for Normandie creates opportunities for residents to connect with nature and their neighbors. Courtesy LPA Inc.

   

Multifamily Housing | February 23, 2021 | LPA Blog |

The mainstreaming of modular construction offers a cost-effective and creative solution to develop new types of urb...

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Codes and Standards | February 23, 2021 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Four courses address COVID-19.

Buddy Holly Hall exterior

All photos: Casey Dunn

Performing Arts Centers | February 23, 2021 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Diamond Schmitt designed the project, which is named for Lubbock native Buddy Holly.

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Market Data | February 23, 2021 | AIA

AIA’s Architecture Billings Index (ABI) score for January was 44.9 compared to 42.3 in December.

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Codes and Standards | February 23, 2021 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Includes flush calculations to reduce time and energy to clear contaminants between occupancy periods.

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