In Chicago’s Lakeshore East neighborhood, GEMS World Academy Middle-Upper School, designed by bKL Architecture, is rising 13 stories. The building is set back 25 feet from the street to allow in more natural light, and features an 8,000-sf artificial turf recreation area that doubles as outdoor classroom and gathering space for its students. Its Building Team includes WSP (SE), WMA Consulting Engineers (MEP/FP), Mackie Consultants (CE), Wolff Landscape Architecture, and Power Construction (GC). bKL Architecture.

K-12 Schools | May 17, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Verticality has some plusses, according to AEC firms that have engaged such projects recently.

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The 26,000-sf Statue of Liberty Museum replaces a much smaller facility that could only accommodate about one-fifth of the island's daily visitors. Image: David Sundberg/Esto

Museums | May 15, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

This LEED-Gold building features three exhibit spaces that give visitors more access to and engagement with the statu...

May 14, 2019 | Star Building Systems |

Star is committed to leading the way in building industry technology.

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Codes and Standards | May 14, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Naval Postgraduate School program maps locations nationwide.

The division between indoor and outdoor spaces continues to blur with demand to bring the indoors outside. Amenity spaces create communities with connectivity while providing solid return on investment. The finishes you choose are equally important both in terms of style and brand distinction. Explore the possibilities, because Space Matters.

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Office Building Design | May 14, 2019 | Jonathan Barnes, Contributing Editor

The building’s design is inspired by the design of its fleet of cruise ships—with flowing lines.

Mixed-Use | May 14, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The Beach Company is developing the project.

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Codes and Standards | May 13, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Urban core living costs hundreds of thousands more in largest U.S. cities.

Rendering of completed hotel

All images courtesy Danny Forster & Architecture.

Modular Building | May 13, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Danny Forster & Architecture designed the building.

May 10, 2019 | Star Building Systems |

This course describes sustainable directions in the custom-engineered, BIM-driven approaches.

Designing behavioral health facilities [AIA course]

A group room at the Texas Health Recovery & Wellness Center, in Mansfield. Note the significant use of natural light and vandal- and ligature-resistant furniture. Behavioral health patients spend much of their time out of their rooms. Photo: Steve Hinds/Smith Seckman Reid

BD+C University Course | May 10, 2019 | Debbie Gregory, DNP, RN; James M. Hunt, AIA; Kimberly Newton McMurray, AIA, EDAC; and Ben Szela, PE, CEA

Recent gun violence, the opioid epidemic, and other social issues with significant behavioral health implications und...

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Museums | May 10, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Construction will begin in fall 2019.

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Market Data | May 09, 2019 | Lodging Econometrics

Projects currently under construction stand at 1,709 projects/227,924 rooms.

Construction of new children’s hospital addition in NW Florida had to weather several storms

The four-story tower addition includes a 72-bed neonatal ICU and 10-bed pediatric ICU. Image: Jim Hobart/MacBeth Studio

Healthcare Facilities | May 09, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Patient and staff care were primary concerns during this 25-month project, says its GC.

All Photos Courtesy: Paine Field Propeller Airports

Airports | May 09, 2019 | Jonathan Barnes, Contributing Editor

$40 million redevelopment brands hub as true boutique airport.

Mixed-Use | May 09, 2019 | Jonathan Barnes, Contributing Editor

One Chicago will further enliven upscale, artsy area.

All Photos: Rasmus Hjortshoj

Education Facility | May 09, 2019 | Jonathan Barnes, Contributing Editor

Modernistic development brings eye-catching architecture to the Faroe Islands.

Market Data | May 09, 2019 |

Nonresidential input prices rose 0.9% compared to March and are up 2.8% on an annual basis.

All photos: Kmiecik Imagery

Sports and Recreational Facilities | May 09, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Design-build firm Wight & Company completed the building.

Multifamily visionary: AvalonBay's relentless attention to detail

Common area at AVA DoBro, a 30-story, 500-unit apartment community in Downtown Brooklyn by AvalonBay Communities. Photo: Alan Schindler for AvalonBay Communities, Inc.

Multifamily Housing | May 08, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The nation's fourth-largest owner of apartments holds more than 85,000 apartments in 291 communities. 

University Buildings | May 08, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The project will utilize the design-build resources of Clayco and BatesForum.

Green | May 08, 2019 | David Barista, Editorial Director

Getting wellness to pay off may not be that simple, or even a wise investment to begin with, according to a new peer-...

Austin-area Boys & Girls Club opens headquarters with robust local financial support

The new building will allow the club to offer its after-school programming to another 500 kids. Image: Tre Dunham

Cultural Facilities | May 07, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Facility is expanding its after-school programming.

May 07, 2019 | Elizabeth Cotton |

Glass with a high visible light transmission is key to creating a naturally well-lit home and work environment.

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Codes and Standards | May 07, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

First in the U.S. mandate would be phased in from 2022 to 2030.

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Codes and Standards | May 07, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Daily ‘toolbox safety talks’ were most effective safety measures.

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Codes and Standards | May 07, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contirbuting Editor

Workplace distractions cause some to choose to work remotely.

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Codes and Standards | May 07, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Engineering firm will offset carbon at all offices and with employee business travel.

All photos: Albert Vecerka

University Buildings | May 07, 2019 | David Malone, Assocaite Editor

Leers Weinzapfel Associates designed the building.

Can machines design?

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AEC Tech | May 07, 2019 | Lance Hosey, FAIA, LEED Fellow, Design Director, Gensler

Instead of debating about whether machines can design, why don’t we ask, What if they could? How might architecture c...

Rider Levett Bucknall's latest Quarterly Cost Report shows how construction costs vary by market. Image: RLB

Market Data | May 07, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Latest Rider Levett Bucknall report estimates rise at more than double the rate of 2018 Growth Domestic Product.

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Events Facilities | May 06, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The lounge will be open to guests 21 or older.

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