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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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Market Data | March 16, 2021 | AGC

Canceled projects, supply-chain woes threaten future jobs.

Presidium Waterford exterior

Renderings courtesy Presidium

Multifamily Housing | March 15, 2021 | David Malone, Associate Editor

O’Brien Architects and Dwell Design Studio are designing the project.

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Codes and Standards | March 15, 2021 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Legislation calls for ‘Innovation Zones’ that could become smart cities.

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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David Swartz FAIA in the LA office of HLW

David Swartz, FAIA, meets with the HLW team to review construction documents for a Los Angeles project.

Architects | March 15, 2021 | DAVID SWARTZ, FAIA, IIDA

A veteran designer looks back on the lessons his father, a contractor, taught him.

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Market Data | March 15, 2021 | AGC

The same firms are already struggling to cope with pandemic impacts.

One of the innovation labs at Bowling Green's Maurer Center

Students at work at the EY Entrepreneurial Innovation Lab at the new Maurer Center, the home of Bowling Green State University's business school. Images: Jame Steinkamp Photography

Higher Education | March 13, 2021 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Bowling Green’s new Maurer Center reflects a trend toward business-centric learning experiences.

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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St. Paul's Hospital aerial

Images courtesy HDR/Stantec

March 11, 2021 | David Malone, Associate Editor

HDR and Stantec have been selected to design the project.

Calling all building design professionals: BD+C needs your expertise on design innovation in 2021
Architects | March 11, 2021 | David Barista, Editorial Director

This new BD+C research project explores the leading drivers, sources of inspiration, and successful outcomes for de...

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Market Data | March 11, 2021 | AGC

Costs and delayed deliveries of materials, parts, and supplies are vexing many contractors.

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Codes and Standards | March 11, 2021 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

City will take into account embedded carbon when contracting to buy construction products.

The Weekly show, March 11, 2021: 5 building products for COVID-related conditions, and AI for MEP design
Coronavirus | March 11, 2021 | BD+C STAFF

This week on The Weekly show, BD+C editors speak with AEC industry leaders about building products and systems that...

Broadstone Queen City exterior

Photos: Alliance Residential

Multifamily Housing | March 10, 2021 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Broadstone Queen City recently opened its doors to its first residents.

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Codes and Standards | March 10, 2021 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

AI, analytical software, Internet of Things are keys to decarbonization of built environment.

8 tips for converting office space to life sciences labs BioMarin_Novato

BioMarin develops innovative biopharmaceuticals for serious diseases and medical conditions, focusing on those that address unmet medical needs. The HED design team has completed multiple laboratory renovations and expansions for the company’s commercial and clinical manufacturing facilities, including this facility in Novato, California. Photo: HED


Laboratories | March 10, 2021 | Leonora Georgeoglou, NCIDQ, LEED AP ID+C, and Dan Ringler, CID, HED

Creating a successful life sciences facility within the shell of a former office building can be much like that old...

Brilliant Smart Home installation

Smart connectivity system installation. Photo: Brilliant Smart Home System

Multifamily Housing | March 10, 2021 | PAUL BERGERON, CONTRIBUTING EDITOR

Smart connectivity systems are starting to become a must-have amenity in multifamily properties—and not just for up...

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Contractors | March 10, 2021 | AGC

Democrats' vote in favor of the PRO Act will hurt workers and undermine the economic recovery, top construction ind...

30 Van Ness aerial

All renderings courtesy SCB

Mixed-Use | March 09, 2021 | David Malone, Asociate Editor

Solomon Cordwell Buenz designed the project.

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Codes and Standards | March 09, 2021 |

Code Council and Modular Building Institute developing standards and compliance protocols.

Starbucks exterior rendering in Abbotsford, B.C.

Renderings courtesy Starbucks

Sustainability | March 09, 2021 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The store is set to open in Canada in mid-March.

Investor demand for multifamily real estate remains relatively strong despite COVID-19

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Multifamily Housing | March 09, 2021 | Yardi Matrix

Despite a disruptive pandemic, investor demand for multifamily real estate was strong in 2020, according to a newly...

Call for surveys: 2021 Giants 400 Report

Arup and Suffolk Construction are part of the Building Team for Northeastern University’s Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering complex, whose second phase is currently in the works. A new pedestrian bridge spanning five subway and rail lines provides a key link to the campus. Photo: Tanguy Marquis


Giants 300 | March 08, 2021 | BD+C Staff

The 2021 Giants 400 Report will feature more than 130 AEC firm rankings across 25 building sectors and specialty ca...

Englewood Connect exterior

All renderings courtesy SOM

Mixed-Use | March 08, 2021 |

SOM and TnS Studio will lead the design.

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Market Data | March 08, 2021 | AGC

Association officials urge congress and Biden administration to focus on new infrastructure funding.

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Codes and Standards | March 08, 2021 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Letting blocks and streets pass their own rules could have impact.

Life of an Architect Podcast | March 08, 2021 | Tori Wickard

In this episode, we're talking about Material Health and Transparency as it pertains to the practice of architectur...

The skylit lap pool at Hub, a 750-unit rental community in Brooklyn, was the Cover image of our Summer 2019 Amenities issue. Photo: Evan Joseph, courtesy Dattner Architects


Request from Editori of Multifamily Design+Construction for photos showing project amenities, for next iss...

Environmentalist and author Aldo Leopold in Baraboo, Wis. Photo: Courtesy The Boldt Company

Contractors | March 07, 2021 | THE BOLDT COMPANY
Daphne Cockwell Health Sciences Complex exterior Perkins and Will

Photos: Tom Arban Photography


University Buildings | March 05, 2021 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The 28-story tower is located in Toronto.

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Codes and Standards | March 05, 2021 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

New administration extends preferences for domestic construction materials.

The entrance to the Santa Clara Animal Services Center in California

The Santa Clara (Calif.) Animal Services Center, which has one of the highest levels of all-intake shelters in the state, has moved into a new, larger facility that will double its annual capacity. Images: County of Santa Clara

Government Buildings | March 04, 2021 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The Center includes the region’s only place set up to shelter and rehab large livestock.

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