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Mixed-Use | June 10, 2021 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The project comprises nine towers in total.

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January 01, 2001 | By Dave Barista, Associate Editor

When Congress passed the Energy Policy Act of 1992 (EPAct) regulating water-flow rates for plumbing fixtures, enginee...

April 01, 2009 | By C.C. Sullivan and Barbara Horwitz-Bennett

Windows are among the most desirable features of most building types, welcoming in natural light, linking to the outd...

October 01, 2001 | By Larry Flynn, Senior Editor

Spiraling energy costs, energy conservation efforts and the beneficial effects of daylight exposure on worker product...

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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April 01, 2004 | By Gordon Wright, Executive Editor

The new Walter J. Sullivan Water Purification Facility in Cambridge, Mass., can easily be mistaken for a commercial o...

November 01, 2007 | By Jay W. Schneider, Senior Editor

Yale University's new $52.6 million sculpture building and gallery has been described by its architect, Stephen Kiera...

January 01, 2009 |

VP HKS, Dallas EDUCATION BS, Southern Illinois University MBA, MArch, University of Illinois PROFESSIONAL CREDENTIALS...

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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June 01, 2002 | By Larry Flynn, Senior Editor

These days, integrated voice and data communications providers can wire most office buildings with high-speed communi...

January 01, 2009 |

Associate Atkin Olshin Schade Architects, Santa Fe, N.M. EDUCATION BASc, MArch, University of Pennsylvania PROFESSION...

December 01, 2007 |

Green coatings for commercial applications Dulux has expanded its line of low-VOC paints with two green coatings. Pro...

March 01, 2007 | Staff

Virtual flipcharts leave users thunderstruck With Thunder Virtual Flipcharts, organizations can experience an entirel...

April 01, 2007 | By Jay W. Schneider, Senior Editor

Worcester, Mass., is the birthplace of vocational education, beginning with the pioneering efforts of Milton P. Higgi...

September 01, 2009 |

Chicago's Palmer House Hilton holds the record for the longest continuously operated hotel in North America. It was o...

August 01, 2006 | By Jeff Yoders, Associate Editor

Fashion and architecture mingle seamlessly in stylish locales like New York, Paris, Milan, and, of course, Omaha, Neb...

May 01, 2008 | By Jay W. Schneider, Senior Editor

When U.S. District Judge Michael Hogan first saw designs for the new federal courthouse in Eugene, Ore., he hated the...

October 01, 2002 | By Dave Barista, Associate Editor

Most people don't associate legendary architect Frank Lloyd Wright with Florida Southern College (FSC). Surprisingly,...

January 01, 2007 | Robert Cassidy

A recent joint research study by National Real Estate Investor and Retail Traffic magazines found that mixed-use is t...

June 01, 2001 | By Larry Flynn, Senior Editor

Inviting is an appropriate word to describe the Carmel Clay Public Library. Facing the street, the library's concave...

January 01, 2009 |

Project architect PSA-Dewberry, Peoria, Ill. EDUCATION BEnvD, University of Colorado MArch, University of Michigan PR...

December 01, 2002 | By Larry Flynn, Senior Editor

Thirty-five years ago, when Arthur Rosenblatt was appointed vice director of New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art, m...

March 01, 2005 | Staff

In contrast to many embassies in Berlin, which screen themselves off from the public, the glazed legation building of...

June 01, 2009 | By Jeff Yoders, Senior Associate Editor

Nestled deep in the Napa Valley, the city of American Canyon is one of a number of new communities in Northern Califo...

March 01, 2009 |

Harwood K. Smith would be proud of the tiny architecture practice he founded 70 years ago, in Dallas. In the interven...

October 01, 2005 | By Dave Barista, Assistant Managing Editor

For nearly 90 years, the Essex County Courthouse in Newark, N.J., has stood as a somber reminder that if you break th...

May 01, 2009 |

The construction materials price index for nonresidential buildings fell 0.6% in March extending the decline since th...

August 01, 2005 | By Dave Barista, Assistant Managing Editor

Douglas Ducate laughs when he recalls how simple the convention center industry used to be, when all cities had to do...

May 01, 2005 | Staff

"Integration" is the key to the new Regenstein Center for African Apes in Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo. "Usually when a...

June 01, 2001 | Staff

Seemingly worlds apart in inspiration and execution, the two Grand Award winners in the fourth annual "Building Team"...

June 01, 2001 | By Renée Young

When a company's business is insuring the financial futures of individuals and companies around the world, it knows t...

February 01, 2003 | By Robert Cassidy, Editor-in-Chief

Can the design of a hospital or healthcare facility actually help patients heal better? The idea may seem preposterou...

July 01, 2001 | By Gordon Wright, Senior Editor

In the early 19th century, the solitary confinement doctrine embodied by Philadelphia's Eastern State Penitentiary at...

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