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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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August 01, 2009 | By Robert Cassidy, Editor-in-Chief; Jay W. Schneider, Senior Editor; Dave Barista, Managing Editor; and Jeff Yoders, Senior Associate Editor

4. Architectural Visualization through Gaming Technology Before 3D walkthroughs for client presentations were popular...

February 01, 2008 | By Barbara Horwitz-Bennett and C.C. Sullivan

Wood has long been considered an environmentally friendly resource. Today, even more focus is being placed on the rec...

March 01, 2007 | Staff

Brick walls may look sturdy, strong, and ready to take on the fiercest storms that Mother Nature can conjure up, but...

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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May 01, 2007 | By Dave Barista, Managing Editor

Jim Whitaker will never forget the day he first met Maurice Rhude. It was early 2004, and Whitaker and his design-bui...

October 01, 2006 | By Maggie Koerth-Baker, Contributing Editor

Built in 1928 as a shining Art Deco beacon for the upper Midwest, the Sears building in Minneapolis—with its 16-story...

October 01, 2004 | By Gordon Wright, Executive Editor

Surrounded by history, the residents of Cambridge, Mass., understand the importance of preserving it. But this Boston...

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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October 01, 2004 | By Gordon Wright, Executive Editor

A respectful marriage of old and new elements earned a Merit Award in BD&C's 21st Annual Reconstruction & Ren...

May 01, 2002 | By Jim Crockett

More than a quarter century ago, the American Institute of Architects called for a single national building code. The...

February 26, 2007 | By Jeff Yoders, Associate Editor

Jeanne Gang, principal of Studio/Gang/Architects in Chicago, began planning the design of Aqua, her first high-rise p...

April 01, 2007 | By Dave Barista, Managing Editor

It was a typical winter day in south central Alaska. Temperatures reached a blustery low of minus 40 degrees F. Wind...

June 01, 2007 | Richard Keleher and Judd Peterson

Improper use of vapor barriers is one of the leading causes of moisture-related issues in buildings today. Vapor barr...

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

What happens when you group 600 biologists, clinicians, engineers, chemists, physicists, and computer scientists from...

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

There is a tide in the design and construction of hospitals, which, taken at the flood, could lead to significantly b...

April 01, 2005 | By Gordon Wright, Executive Editor

The 107-year-old Hearst Corporation, one of the world's largest diversified communications companies, quite literally...

May 01, 2001 | By Abby Bussel

Silicon Valley has changed the rules, if not the economics, of the workplace: irregular schedules, long hours, air-ho...

February 26, 2007 | Robert Cassidy

The U.S. Green Building Council, which is holding its fifth Greenbuild this month in Denver, is prospering—6,925 memb...

May 01, 2007 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Fourteen years ago, Timothy H. Haahs, P.E., spent six months in a hospital waiting for a heart transplant. Only in hi...

March 01, 2006 | By Jeff Yoders, Associate Editor

A study from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) reports that continuous air barrier systems ca...

December 01, 2007 | By Dave Barista, Managing Editor

Concrete is one of most durable manmade materials, but it has one fundamental flaw: as it hardens, concrete becomes p...

July 01, 2001 | Staff

The saying "the sum of the parts is greater than the whole" accurately applies to the Skanska companies. The U.S. aff...

April 01, 2003 | By Barbara Horwitz-Bennett, Contributing Editor

In Jerusalem — a center of religious fervor, ancient archeology, ethnic diversity, and political struggle — a new bui...

August 01, 2004 | By Monica Patankar, Editorial Intern

Four years ago, faced with preserving its historic exterior and at the same time meeting the demand for more space an...

Reckli concrete form liner adds texture to concrete structures

Reckli concrete form liners add texture to concrete structures. Photo courtesy Reckli

   

Concrete | January 01, 2008 | By Dave Barista, Managing Editor

If you think you've seen it all when it comes to concrete construction, then you haven't sat down with Blaine Brown...

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

The Virginia State Capitol Building—originally designed by Thomas Jefferson and almost as old as the nation itself—ha...

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

The Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts sits on one of Toronto's choice sites. The 2,000-seat performance hal...

August 10, 2006 | By Jay W. Schneider, Senior Editor

The Giants didn't get to be Giants by resting on their laurels. They're constantly coming up with new ways to stay ah...

September 01, 2001 | By Karen L. Wagner

For nearly 100 years, travelers have surged through the main waiting room of the Hoboken Terminal in Hoboken, N.J. Im...

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

The new public library in Champaign, Ill., is drawing 2,100 patrons a day, up from 1,600 in 2007. The 122,600-sf faci...

October 01, 2006 | By Barbara Horwitz-Bennett, Contributing Editor

As part of a major revitalization of downtown Durham, N.C., locally based Capitol Broadcasting Company decided to tra...

May 01, 2007 | Maggie Koerth-Baker, Contributing Editoor

Jones Lang LaSalle was formed in 1999 by the merger of LaSalle Partners Inc. and Jones Lang Wootton. The company prov...

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