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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Codes and Standards | March 12, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Developer prompts new rules to use rainwater for heating and air conditioning.

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Great Solutions | March 12, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Inspired by the look and cellular nature of wood, researchers create 3D-printed “digital wood” and “metallic wood” th...

Kaiser Permanente takes aim at reducing chronic homelessness

The number of homeless living on the Hawaiian island of Oahu increased by 12% last year. On that island, Honolulu, the state’s capital, is one of 15 communities nationwide where Kaiser Permanente and Community Solutions are working together to reduce chronic homelessness. Image: Photo by Ivan Lizarde on Unsplash

Multifamily Housing | March 11, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Initiatives include a multimillion-dollar investment fund, and collaborating with a group that works with communities...

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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Call for Speakers: BD+C’s 2019 Women in Design+Construction Conference

More than 150 AEC professionals attended the Women in Design+Construction conference in Rancho Mirage, Calif., last November. Photo: BD+C See a photo slideshow from the 2018 WIDC event.

Building Team | March 11, 2019 | David Barista, Editorial Director

The 2019 Women in Design+Construction event will take place November 11-13, 2019, at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess...

Podcast: Sterling Bay’s Andy Gloor discusses Chicago’s grandiose Lincoln Yards Plan

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Mixed-Use | March 11, 2019 | Future Built by Skender | Justin Brown, President, Partner, Skender

Lincoln Yards is Sterling Bay’s ambitious riverfront development of formerly industrial land between Bucktown and Lin...

A rendering of an Innovation Center that would be part of a larger expansion of the Port San Antonio, which has become a platform for connecting cybersecurity and digital innovations with leading global industries. Image: Port San Antonio and Gonzalez/Mogas Architects

Industrial Facility | March 10, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Expansions would accommodate cybersecurity, aerospace, and defense tenants, and help commercialize technologies.

March 08, 2019 | Star Building Systems

Vale Church’s high-performance building envelope features more than 18,000 square feet of Metl-Span 3-inch CF Striate...

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Building Technology | March 08, 2019 | David Barista, Editorial Director

As firms begin to adopt the practices and mindset of Silicon Valley tech and advanced manufacturing, it’s fair to ask...

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

Regulation would mandate signs warning that buildings could be unsafe during earthquakes.

Exterior aerial view of Yangtze Sturgeon

All renderings courtesy Ennead Architects

Education Facility | March 08, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Ennead Architects, in partnership with Andropogon Landscape Architects, is designing the project.

Resiliency | March 07, 2019 | Abundance: The Paladino Blog | Deborah Hanamura

Sustainable design strategies create more resilient buildings. However, only truly focused purposeful resilient desig...

Metals | March 07, 2019 | MBCI

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

State also repeals business furniture flammability standard.

Front line worker wearing Trimble XR10

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Augmented Reality | March 07, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The wearable device is hard hat compatible.

Little Hero, an eight-story building in Melbourne, Australia, was among the first in that country whose floors were manufactured and finished offsite, and then stacked and snapped together onsite. Image: The Hickory Group

Building Technology | March 06, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

A paper by Deloitte looks back at an origin case study. But the country has yet to develop a fully formed industry....

MLK Plaza exterior

Photo credit: Miguel de Guzman / ImagenSubliminal

Multifamily Housing | March 06, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The project was financed by the City’s ELLA program.

What is the role of the architect in healthcare data security?

Photo: Chris Grant, courtesy HMC Architects

Healthcare Facilities | March 06, 2019 | HMC Architects Blog | George Vangelatos, Chief Design Officer, and Michael Williams, Senior Medical Planner, HMC Architects

Safeguarding sensitive data is top of mind for healthcare administrators across the country, and, due to the maliciou...

Office Building Design | March 06, 2019 | Cannon Design Blog | Swapna Sathyan

The relationship between workplace design and company culture isn’t all that different from a tango.

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Codes and Standards | March 06, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Penalties total $2.7 million.

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Market Data | March 06, 2019 | Lodging Econometrics

There are a record-high 6,352 hotel projects and 1.17 million rooms currently under construction worldwide.

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Higher Education | March 06, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Stantec is designing the project.

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

Atlantic City, Annapolis among communities affected.

Kartrite water park under construction

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Hotel Facilities | March 05, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The project is slated to open in April.

Kajstaden exterior at night

Photo: Nikolaj Jakobsen

Wood | March 05, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

C.F. Møller Architects designed the building.

Arata Isozaki named 2019 Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureate

During his 60-year career, Arata Isozaki has been credited with facilitating dialogue between East and West, reinterpreting global influences within architecture, and supporting the development of younger generations in the field. Photo: The Hyatt Foundation

Architects | March 05, 2019 | The Hyatt Foundation

The Japanese architect, city planner, and theorist is known for his deep commitment to the “art of space” and transna...

Life of an Architect Podcast | March 04, 2019 | Bob Borson, FAIA

Architectural fees are a mystery to most people, and there is no shortage of methods that architects charge for their...

March 04, 2019 | Bill O'Keeffe |

New technology allows designers the freedom of large expanses of glazing at less than the cost of standard wall const...

March 04, 2019 | LS3P Foresight | Matt Barnett, AIA, LEED AP BD+C

It is no secret that 40% of the US energy consumption occurs in the building sector.

Nanning China Resources topping out

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High-rise Construction | March 04, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The tower will become the tallest in Nanning, China upon completion.

Call for entries: 2019 Building Team Awards

Sonoma Academy's Janet Durgin Guild and Commons, Santa Rosa, Calif. Photo: Celso Rojas

Building Team Awards | March 04, 2019 | BD+C Staff

BD+C's Building Team Awards is the industry's only recognition program to honor projects that achieve excell...

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