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

The project comprises nine towers in total.

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October 01, 2002 | By Gordon Wright, Executive Editor

For as long as most Milwaukee area residents can recall, a complex of buildings on the south side of Wisconsin Avenue...

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

Shouldn’t major financial investments in new schools benefit both the students and the greater community? Conventiona...

March 01, 2004 | By Gordon Wright, Executive Editor

Like many other building components, curtain walls do not last forever. "These installations have a finite service li...

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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August 01, 2002 | By Larry Flynn, Senior Editor

Rich in texture, diverse in color, durable and of the earth, stone possesses an inherent sense of solidity and streng...

March 01, 2001 | By Larry Flynn, Senior Editor

Issues such as sustainability, changes in project delivery methods and technological advancements are impacting the w...

September 01, 2007 | By Barbara Horwitz-Bennett, Contributing Editor

As a shining symbol of civic pride in Los Angeles County, Pasadena City Hall stood as the stately centerpiece of Pasa...

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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August 01, 2003 | By Larry Flynn, Senior Editor

The transition from "slot box" to mega-resort marks the true arrival of Native American owned-and-operated casinos on...

July 01, 2008 |

During the past year, more than 13,300 design and construction professionals in the U.S. earned their green stripes b...

July 01, 2003 | By Staff

The true test for champion Building Team firms comes not in times of bull markets and plentiful investment capital, b...

November 01, 2002 | By Larry Flynn, Senior Editor

The era of the domed stadium was launched on April 9, 1965, when the Yankees' Mickey Mantle blasted a homer into orbi...

September 01, 2009 | By Dave Barista, Managing Editor

The popularity of rooftop photovoltaic (PV) panels has exploded during the past decade as Building Teams look to maxi...

November 01, 2006 | Joe DeSisto, Contributing Writer

One year ago, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) released a new version of the national standard for po...

July 01, 2008 |

The office sector is the strongest commercial market because the rollover of leases negotiated in 2001-03 kept office...

April 01, 2005 | By Barbara Horwitz Bennett, Contributing Editor

As Israel's second most popular tourist site, after the Western Wall, the Yad Vashem Holocaust museum takes its visit...

January 01, 2005 | By Gordon Wright, Executive Editor

When electronics retailer RadioShack realized that the layout of its headquarters building in Fort Worth, Texas, was...

November 01, 2008 |

The school of the future isn't just a dream; it's a reality that's available today. Exhibited in conjunction with Bui...

April 01, 2008 |

Incorporating windows and doors into a building envelope presents one of the toughest tasks for the Building Team. Th...

June 01, 2005 | By Jeff Yoders, Associate Editor

Forty-five percent of the country's elementary, middle, and high schools were built between 1950 and 1969 and will so...

April 01, 2001 | By Dave Barista, Associate Editor

Imagine a building that produces more energy than it needs to operate, that recycles its own water. A building that b...

April 01, 2005 | By Larry Flynn, Senior Editor

In recent years, public discussion of the role of cultural facilities in society has turned into a war of dueling spr...

March 01, 2005 | By Barbara Horwitz-Bennett, Contributing Editor

Late last year, as an El Al airliner taxied out from Ben Gurion Airport Terminal 3 en route to New York, Hamid Kia co...

February 01, 2007 | By Jeff Yoders, Associate Editor

In proton therapy, the medical team directs a beam of sub-atomic protons at the patient's tumor site. The protons are...

July 01, 2005 | By Jeff Yoders, Associate Editor

If you've seen one bank branch, have you really seen them all? Not if it's a PNC Bank green branch office. Banks, ret...

May 01, 2005 | Staff

In planning the Burr Elementary School in Fairfield, Conn., the school's building committee heeded the words of Willi...

January 01, 2009 |

Associate structural engineer, director of antiterrorism services Burns & McDonnell, Kansas City, Mo. EDUCATION B...

June 01, 2003 | By Larry Flynn, Senior Editor

The economic boom of the 1990s fattened state coffers even as the stock market boosted endowments, enabling public an...

January 01, 2006 | By Dave Barista, Assistant Managing Editor

When it comes to maintaining the durability of brick masonry wall systems, moisture control is perhaps the most cruci...

January 01, 2009 |

VP, architect, and interior designer SMB&R, Camp Hill, Pa. EDUCATION BA, Pennsylvania State University MArch, Was...

September 01, 2002 | By Judith Dupré

If light is the necessary condition of architecture, then glass is its most provocative metaphor. Glass speaks of eve...

September 01, 2009 |

The story of the Trenton Daylight/Twilight High School is one of renewal and rebirth—both of the classic buildings th...

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