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A rendering of a new school campus with flexible indoor-outdoor teaching spaces

A section of a rendering showing how a flexible learning village might lay out. The image comes from HMC Architects, one of the AEC firms that Los Angeles County consulted for its new design guidelines for outdoor learning.

    

K-12 Schools | June 20, 2021 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The report covers everything from funding and site prep recommendations to whether large rocks can be used as seating.

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Thyssenkrupp's new HQ complex

All images courtesy Thyssenkrupp

Office Building Design | April 07, 2021 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The facility began construction in August of 2019.

Daylighting | April 06, 2021 | Legat Architects | Loren Johnson

Energy efficient, healthy, and affordable: the predictable nature of seasonal daylight geometry makes it one of th...

Boston skyline

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Codes and Standards | April 06, 2021 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

New projects in New York, Los Angeles on track to reach goal.

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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Saugus Middle/High School front facade

All photos courtesy HMFH Architects

Education Facility | April 06, 2021 | David Malone, Associate Editor

HMFH Architects designed the project.

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Codes and Standards | April 05, 2021 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Addresses market trend toward heavy sliding doors.

3 Times Square reimagined lobby

Renderings courtesy FXCollaborative

Office Building Design | April 05, 2021 | David Malone, Associate Editor

FXCollaborative designed the original building in 2001.

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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Codes and Standards | April 05, 2021 | AGC

Rising costs, supply-chain woes, and cancellations threaten outlook.

Innovation One exterior at dusk

All photos: Steve Hall at Hall+Merrick Photographers

Office Building Design | April 05, 2021 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Valerio Dewalt Train designed the project.

Life of an Architect Podcast | April 05, 2021 | Bob Borson, FAIA

How old were you before you learned that architects exist? Do you remember that class you took in elementary school...

Market Data | April 02, 2021 | ABC

On a monthly basis, spending was down in 13 of 16 nonresidential subcategories.

The Lois exterior courtyard

Photos: Cameron Blaylock

Multifamily Housing | April 02, 2021 | David Malone, Associate Editor

CetraRuddy designed the project.

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Codes and Standards | April 02, 2021 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Local governments lose influence on creating new energy efficiency rules.

A rendering of the four-story Center for Community & Entrepreneurship in New York.

JCJ Architecture's design for Center for Community & Entrepreneurship in New York City will provide the local Asian community with a bulwark against marginalization. Images: JCJ Architecture

    

Cultural Facilities | April 01, 2021 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Hartford, Conn.-based JCJ Architecture traces its roots to 1936, when the U.S. was just coming out of an economic d...

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Market Data | April 01, 2021 | AGC

Shrinking demand, soaring costs, and supply delays threaten project completion dates and finances.

All renderings courtesy KPF

University Buildings | April 01, 2021 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The project will be built over two phases.

April 01, 2021 | Clark Nexsen Blog | Peter Aranyi

As part of a surge in new housing projects for freshman and sophomores, we are seeing increasing demand for double...

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Codes and Standards | April 01, 2021 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Would apply to appliance, equipment efficiency and reduce water use.

Vancouver’s building codes may underplay seismic hazard

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Seismic Design | March 31, 2021 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Vancouver, Canada’s third largest metropolitan area, has the country’s highest seismic risk.

The New Amsterdam theater in New York City was the setting last year for a two-week-long engineering assessment of the distribution and control of Grignard Pure through the theater’s HVAC system.

The New Amsterdam theater in New York City was the setting last year for a two-week-long engineering assessment of the distribution and control of Grignard Pure through the theater’s HVAC system. The testing, conducted by Jaros, Baum & Bolles, demonstrated that Grignard Pure, in an aerosolized droplet state, behaves like a gas in occupied space. Courtesy of Grignard Pure

    

Coronavirus | March 31, 2021 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

At least two solutions are being used to make ventilation systems safer.

Bipartisan ‘YIMBY’ bill would provide $1.5B in grants to spur new housing

Photo: Pixabay 

    

Multifamily Housing | March 30, 2021 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Resources for local leaders to overcome obstacles such as density-unfriendly or discriminatory zoning.

The eight-building Olivia Business Center in Gdansk, Poland

The eight-building Olivia Business Center made structural and MEP changes to achieve the highest health and safety rating from the International WELL Building Institute. Images: Olivia Business Center

Office Building Design | March 30, 2021 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Poland’s Olivia Business Center one of the first to install ion air purification devices.

ProCONNECT Attendees meet 1-on-1 for 25 minutes with Building Product Manufacturers to discuss their projects and learn about solutions.

Multifamily Housing | March 30, 2021 | SGC HORIZON PROCONNECT STAFF

Sponsors and Attendees can still sign up for ProCONNECT Multifamily April 21-22, ProCONNECT Single-Family for May 1...

Brilliant Smart Home System in apartment setting

Photo: Courtesy Brilliant Smart Home System

   

Multifamily Housing | March 28, 2021 | PAUL BERGERON, CONTRIBUTING EDITOR, MULTIFAMILY DESIGN+CONSTRUCTION

Bulk-services Wi-Fi leads to better connectivity, products, and services to help multifamily developers create grea...

CBT Covid-19 Multifamily housing new designes with WFH options

New one-bedroom design for post-Covid-19 with work-from-home option. Graphics: CBT

Multifamily Housing | March 27, 2021 | R. VICKIE ALANI, AIA, CBT

The multifamily market has changed dramatically due to the Covid pandemic. Here's how one architecture firm has acc...

Finding success for downtown office space after COVID-19

At 360 Newbury Street in Boston, repurposing the top five floors of the former Wurlitzer Music & Sound Co. offices into urban housing was a perfect solution for outdated office space.

    

Office Building Design | March 26, 2021 | Stantec Blog | Simon O'Byrne

Using the right planning tools can spur new uses for Class B and C commercial real estate.

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Market Data | March 26, 2021 | AGC

Soaring costs, supply-chain problems jeopardize future jobs.

Reser Stadium

All renderings courtesy Populous

Sports and Recreational Facilities | March 26, 2021 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Populous has recently release renderings of the project.

Library | March 25, 2021 | GBBN Insights | Marcene Kinney, AIA, LEED AP

Academic libraries and librarians have been reinventing themselves to unlock the secret playbook that holds some st...

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Codes and Standards | March 25, 2021 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Tax hikes for beach replenishment offer temporary solution.

International Exhibition Centre aerial

Renderings courtesy Atchain

Events Facilities | March 25, 2021 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The firm recently won a design competition for the project.

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