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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May 03, 2019 | The BILCO Company

A rendering of a drone-powered hospital that would allow patients to access medical supplies and food that would be transported to portals outside of their rooms. Image: Leo A Daly

Healthcare Facilities | May 03, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Leo A Daly’s Miami studio envisions a drone-powered hospital that enhances resilience to natural disasters.

Courtesy Pixabay

May 03, 2019 | FMI Blog | Paige Kelly and Michael Mangum

How to reach the next generation of talent to recruit and retain your future leaders.

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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Mixed-Use | May 03, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The project is currently under construction across the street from Coors Field.

May 02, 2019 | Boingo: Where Connectivity Meets Community |

5G ups the ante to make the connected life inside and outside the home more streamlined

May 02, 2019 | Vitro

Clarity in the patients’ sightlines informed clarity in a San Diego hospital’s design.

May 02, 2019 | Hanbury: Knowledge Cafe | Darryl Henderson

Generation Z learns and connects in unique ways. As they move from higher ed to the workplace, companies that depend...

All renderings courtesy Steven Holl Architects

Mixed-Use | May 02, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Steven Holl Architects designed the project.

Open Text’s 160,000-sf office in San Mateo, Calif., is showcased as an example of the type of office space that is designed to promote employee well being and facilitate social interactions “and a fusion of ideas.” Image: HOK Forward report 

Office Building Design | May 02, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The report provides insight into the relative importance of such things as amenities and occupant health for recruiti...

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Traditional forecasting data, developed during a time of far less computing power and data than is currently availabl...

May 01, 2019 | Clark Nexsen Blog | Paul Battaglia and Susan Drew

With the race for talent making recruiting and retention a hot topic, many believe the inclusion of exceptional techn...

All photos courtesy Hufton + Crow

Airports | May 01, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Amir Mann-Ami Shinar Architects and Planners designed the facility in partnership with Moshe Zur Architects.

April 30, 2019 | Gensler Blog | Diane Hoskins

Our data reveal what is truly going on in the current workplace, with insights on how workplace design can deliver ne...

Retail Centers | April 30, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The retail company recently unveiled its new AI-enabled store in Levittown, N.Y.

Market Data | April 29, 2019 | ABC

Growth was fueled by myriad factors, including personal consumption expenditures, private inventory investment, surpr...

Education Facility | April 29, 2019 | DLR Group Insights Blog | Bonnie Sanborn

Fast forward to the year 2050 and beyond, and imagine what education looks like.

The “front door” of the Smith Campus Center at Harvard is distinguished by a two-story curtainwall. Image: Courtesy of Consigli Construction

University Buildings | April 29, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The university’s Smith Campus Center now offers a centralized gathering place with several dining options.

All photos courtesy LMN Architects

Education Facility | April 29, 2019 | David Malone

LMN Architects designed the facility.

Life of an Architect Podcast | April 28, 2019 | Bob Borson, FAIA

Sometimes bad things happen, and it impacts you in a way that you weren’t anticipating – takes you out of your normal...

5 noteworthy multifamily developments

The Danforth, Seattle. Photo: Aaron Locke Photography

Multifamily Housing | April 27, 2019 | Robert Cassidy, Editor

Special-needs housing in West Hollywood, Calif., and a warehouse-turned-apartments in the Twin Cities are among the n...

MARSHA 3D printed habitat

Courtesy AI SpaceFactory

Architects | April 26, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Colonizing Mars is an exciting possibility in the not-too-distant future, and architects will play a vital role in ma...

Courtesy Adler Group/13th Floor Investments

Mixed-Use | April 26, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The project will be built in phases over the next five years.

Report: Contractors invest $1.6 billion in workforce development annually

Photo: Christina Morillo via Pexels

Codes and Standards | April 25, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

ABC members increased training spending 45% from 2013, according to a new report. 

Half of corporate and government offices offer wellness programs

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Office Building Design | April 25, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Nearly 30% of worksites offer programs for physical activity and fitness, according to the CDC.

New York City’s Green New Deal would ban all-glass skyscrapers

Photo by Jamie McInall from Pexels

Codes and Standards | April 25, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The ambitious plan would also boost affordable housing, reduce building emissions, and update codes to account for se...

Chicago, Houston, and Dallas deemed ‘most dangerous cities for migratory birds’

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Codes and Standards | April 25, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The three cities are in the heart of North America’s most trafficked aerial corridors.

April 25, 2019 |

To outline the necessities in your SOW, you can break it down into nine pieces.

How outdoor environments provide value to K-12 learning, health, and safety

The courtyard at Carolina Day School is frequently used as an outdoor classroom, playground, and dining area. Graduation is also hosted in this space, with each graduating student ringing the bell in the center of the courtyard to complete their rite of passage to middle school. Photo courtesy Clark Nexsen

K-12 Schools | April 25, 2019 | Clark Nexsen Blog | Becky Brady, AIA, CDT, LEED AP BD+C

Outdoor spaces at school offer students key opportunities to learn, problem solve, and mentally refresh.

April 25, 2019 | MBI

The project passed the rigorous Seattle Design Review board with its modulated façade and playful expression of the m...

With sweeping views to the north and east, allowing sightlines into St. Louis's Downtown West District neighborhood, a proposed MLS soccer stadium for the city could be the next anchor in its ongoing downtown revitalization. All renderings courtesy HOK and Snow Kreilich

Sports and Recreational Facilities | April 24, 2019 | Jonathan Barnes, Contributing Editor

Plans capitalize on league’s plans to expand.

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