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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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March 01, 2004 | By Barbara Horwitz-Bennett, Contributing Editor

In a country where terrorist suicide bombings are all too common — five occurring over the past two and half years in...

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

19. Hybrid Geothermal Technology The team at Stantec saved $800,000 in construction costs by embedding geothermal pip...

May 01, 2009 |

The Beck Group was founded in Houston in 1912 by Henry C. Beck, as a general contractor. In 1924, Beck opened an offi...

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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May 01, 2003 | By Larry Flynn, Senior Editor

An old-school wooden canoe hangs from the ceiling in the lobby of the main entrance of the Abercrombie & Fitch (A...

March 01, 2001 | By C.C. Sullivan, Editorial Director

As cities rebuild and repopulate, and as communities born of the new-urbanist movement grow, their parking structures...

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

A century ago, majestic Victorian homes lined Massachusetts Avenue in Boston, but few of these grande dames still sur...

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 01, 2003 | Daryl Delano, RBI Economist

At an estimated $220.2 billion, the value of nonresidential building construction spending (for both new and remodeli...

January 01, 2009 |

Principal Cubellis, Boston EDUCATION BArch, Wentworth Institute of Technology PROFESSIONAL CREDENTIALS AIA, NCARB ACC...

August 01, 2007 | By Anne Hartman, Editorial Intern

A growing number of designers are turning to interior glass walls and door systems to help flood interior spaces with...

August 01, 2006 | By Jay W. Schneider, Senior Editor

Confirming that there's still no substitute for quality, 323 Building Design & Construction subscribers who regul...

May 01, 2006 | By Jay W. Schneider, Senior Editor

The Bronx Library Center is located in the heart of the Fordham neighborhood, the borough's busiest commercial distri...

February 01, 2004 | By Larry Flynn, Senior Editor

Valley View Medical Center, a small rural hospital in the fast-growing southwestern corner of Utah, exemplifies what...

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

Durable, versatile, dependable, and easily available, concrete is among the world's time-honored structural and finis...

November 01, 2003 | By Larry Flynn, Senior Editor

For officials with the U.S. General Services Administration and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the New Eng...

March 01, 2002 | By Larry Flynn, Senior Editor

When Chevy Chase Bank decided to build its new $175 million headquarters on the last available site at the highest pr...

February 01, 2001 | By Dave Barista, Associate Editor

Like a futuristic tree house, Tetra Pak's U.S. headquarters sits nestled among 11 acres of mature trees in Vernon Hil...

March 01, 2004 | By Staff

A reflective, low-e coating that its manufacturer says provides significantly higher daylight transmission and lower...

April 01, 2001 | By Gordon Wright, Senior Editor

Retailers are increasingly likely to give shoppers a preview of what is inside their store before they enter it, acco...

September 01, 2008 | By Dave Barista, Managing Editor

In a climate where the temperature regularly hits 90°F, and 100-degree days are not uncommon, it would seem prudent f...

January 01, 2004 | By Gordon Wright, Executive Editor

The communication of ideas is the lifeblood of Discovery Communications, a media company best known for its Discovery...

November 01, 2001 | By Jim Crockett, Contributing Editor

For years, San Francisco's east waterfront, or Embarcadero, stood underutilized. A major culprit was an unsightly dou...

February 01, 2008 | By Dave Barista, Managing Editor

Every now and then, Erik Kocher catches himself daydreaming about what his ultimate next-gen student recreation facil...

June 01, 2001 | By Karen L. Wagner

Elevator renovations come in many flavors, but most can be classified as modernizations, retrofits or restorations. E...

February 01, 2001 | By James Edward Sved

Once the tallest structure in New York City's midtown area, the 1912 Candler Building is 24 stories of highly ornamen...

May 01, 2006 | By Robert Cassidy, Editor-in-Chief

In the late 1980s, Michael M. McCarthy, the fourth-generation owner of privately held McCarthy Building Companies, ca...

April 01, 2004 | By Mindi Zissman, Products Editor

Like many other school districts, the Iredell-Statesville Schools in Statesville, N.C., were searching for a way to c...

March 01, 2005 | By Larry Flynn, Senior Editor

Shanghai, an ancient city of more than 16 million people, is abundantly rich in heritage and culture. But until recen...

July 01, 2008 |

Adolfson & Peterson Construction C 68 AECOM Technology Corp. EA 3 Affiliated Engineers E 6 Alberici Corp. C 41 Al...

January 01, 2003 | By Gordon Wright, Executive Editor

A $33.5 million renovation of the U.S. Botanic Garden Conservatory on the U.S. Capitol grounds in Washington has not...

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

The city of Phoenix has sprawling suburbs, but its outward expansion caused the downtown core to stagnate—a problem n...

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