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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New research finds benefits to hiring architectural services based on qualifications

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Industry Research | April 08, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Government agencies gain by evaluating beyond price, according to a new Dodge survey of government officials. 

LEED v4.1 now available for cities, communities, residential/homes

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Codes and Standards | April 08, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The rating system emphasizes performance monitoring, fully integrated design, social equity, and human health.

Engineering, construction spending to rise 3% in 2019: FMI outlook

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Market Data | April 08, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Top-performing segments forecast in 2019 include transportation, public safety, and education.

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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Congratulations to all of our category and district winners.

See-through and safe: Innovations in fire-rated glazing [AIA course]

The east and west wings at the University of Wisconsin School of Business Grainger Hall in Madison are linked via a new Learning Commons. The centerpiece of the new space is a glass stairwell which utilizes fire-resistive glazed walls, doors, and framing to meet code requirements, while maximizing transparency and connection between the spaces. Photo: Olivia Nass, courtesy Safti First

BD+C University Course | April 08, 2019 | C.C. Sullivan, Contributing Editor 

From glass floor systems to large-scale glazing installations, experts share the latest trends, advancements, and app...

Priced to sell: DUMBO condo development offers starter units in luxury setting

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Multifamily Housing | April 08, 2019 | By Jonathan Barnes, Contributing Editor

Designed by ODA New York, 98 Front Street will be loaded with amenities like a salt water pool, co-working spaces, an...

Green | April 08, 2019 | USGBC

First wave of research is part of the Living Standard initiative, which seeks to raise the quality of life for people...

Flight in Denver Colorado

All images courtesy Dynia Architects

Office Building Design | April 08, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Dynia Architects designed the building.

Chicago-area joint venture antes up $1 billion for Opportunity Zone development investment

The Decennial Group, a joint venture of two leading real estate developers, is investing in Opportunity Zones to take advantage of new tax incentives. Image: Decennial Group

Mixed-Use | April 07, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Decennial Group says it’s looking at 250 potential projects, primarily in America’s heartland and rural areas.

Reconstruction & Renovation | April 05, 2019 | By Carlos Trevino, Project Manager, Andres Construction Services, Dallas

The 18-story Corrigan Tower in the Dallas’s historic downtown district is now a thriving 150-unit apartment residence...

Office Building Design | April 05, 2019 | CallisonRTKL blog | Jodi Williams and Jake Devost

From retention and career advancement to the ethics of inclusion and diversity, these five trends will play a major r...

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Codes and Standards | April 05, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

New York would be first U.S. city to charge drivers extra for downtown motoring.

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Sustainability | April 05, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The project is dubbed Oceanix City.

April 04, 2019 | Trim-Tex

Silver vinyl reveals are now available and at a lower cost than aluminum reveals, while offering the same look, and f...

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Codes and Standards | April 04, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Previous comprehensive changes were done 70 years ago.

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Library | April 04, 2019 | AIA

The AIA/ALA Library Building Award is the only award that recognizes entire library structures and all aspects of the...

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Sports and Recreational Facilities | April 04, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The stadium will be the cornerstone of the Texas Live! Development.

April 03, 2019 | Sherwin-Williams Coil Coatings

Strategically chosen design, panels, and colors reflect a museum's musical roots and a city's rich culture.

Multifamily Housing | April 03, 2019 | Yardi Matrix

A survey of 127 major U.S. real estate markets by Yardi Matrix shows no signs of slowing for multifamily rental deman...

A rendering of a 101,627-sf medical clinic replacement building in Fort Knox, Ky., which CallisonRTKL designed and Mortenson is building. Construction should be completed in spring 2021. A new study conducted by Mortenson finds that technology-abetted virtual care could become more prevalent in the future. Image: Mortenson

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

Mortenson’s latest study finds that Millennials’ inclinations toward technological solutions are changing how care is...

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Codes and Standards | April 03, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Integration of new IT approaches in construction with new materials has potential to enhance sustainability, alleviat...

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Healthcare Facilities | April 03, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

HKS Architects designed the addition.

Multifamily Housing | April 03, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The new complex offers easy access to I-26.

Retail Centers | April 02, 2019 | Stantec Blog | Jason Stephenson

We continually hear that “retail is dying,” but there are many foundational retail types essential to consumers—here’...

Natural wood plays wellness-focused role in SHoP Architects' latest project

National Veterans Resource Center. Rendering courtesy SHoP

Wood | April 02, 2019 | Think Wood

The National Veterans Resource Center, scheduled to be completed in 2020, will highlight warm natural wood in its con...

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Codes and Standards | April 02, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Counterintuitive finding makes value of wide open workspaces questionable.

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Resort Design | April 02, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

dwp designed the restaurant.

Denning House exterior

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University Buildings | April 02, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Ennead Architects designed the building.

Market Data | April 01, 2019 | ABC

Private nonresidential spending fell 0.5% for the month and is only up 0.1% on a year-over-year basis.

A star-shaped oculus is a focal point of Studio ORD's winning design proposal for O'Hare Airport's expansion. Image: Studio ORD

Airports | April 01, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Studio ORD, which includes Chicago-based Studio Gang, is chosen from five finalists.

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