The Sears distribution center

The gargantuan Sears distribution center served the Mid-South from 1927 until 1993. A coalition of community groups devoted to the arts, education, health, and affordable housing rescued the 1.3 million-sf facility and turned it into what they call a “vertical urban village.”

Multifamily Housing | August 15, 2018 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

One local design firm is trying to make it happen.

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Coatings | August 17, 2018 | Jeff Alexander |

The Sherwin-Williams Coil Coating products you know and trust are designed to keep your buildings beautiful and free...

Roofing | August 17, 2018 | Owens Corning

Bill Johnson, design principal for HOK, brought together experts from across the country to help realize the revoluti...

The 121 Seaport building in Boston includes two floors of prime retail space, and a tree-lined promenade at its base. Image: CBT Arcitects

Office Building Design | August 17, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Exterior design cuts waste, saves energy, says Building Team members.

Building Materials | August 17, 2018 | CENTRIA

The first New England Conservatory building to be added in 60 years presents a singular vision.

Photo: Pixabay

   

Multifamily Housing | August 17, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Four leading experts tell how to ensure your next multifamily project achieves acoustic privacy.

Oracle Corporation headquarters, Redwood Shores, Calif. Photo: Pixabay

Oracle Corporation headquarters, Redwood Shores, Calif. Photo: Pixabay

Building Team | August 17, 2018 | David Barista, Editorial Director

AEC firms continue to have angst about a tech-industry takeover of the market. One expert’s advice: “Embrace technolo...

Products and Services | August 17, 2018 | David Barista, Editorial Director

RopeWalker from Draper, YSD 600 T from YKK AP America, and Relay Robot from Kone are just three of the 16 products hi...

Codes and Standards | August 17, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Alternative uses often require action by local officials.

Green | August 16, 2018 | Abundance: The Paladino Blog | Kim Pexton

When there’s only so much real estate available in urban centers for parks, how’s a developer to bring in more green...

P+W utilization modeling

Courtesy Perkins+WIll

BIM and Information Technology | August 16, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

According to a McKinsey & Company report, only the travel and tourism and professional services sectors have a lo...

A design team at Perkins+Will holds a planning session for a workplace project. The firm utilizes machine learning tools and processes to learn from current and past projects. Courtesy Perkins+Will.

BIM and Information Technology | August 16, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Machine learning represents a new frontier in the AEC industry that will help designers create buildings that are mor...

Construction workers
Codes and Standards | August 16, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Massachusetts public health study finds pressure to work in pain contributes to problem.

McDonald's exterior

Courtesy McDonald's

Retail Centers | August 16, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The restaurant is located at the intersection of Clark and Ontario streets.

Windows and Doors | August 15, 2018 | Technoform

Having a high-performance edge is an enabler for achieving a high-performance window system, and it can provide great...

Green | August 15, 2018 | Stantec Blog | Nels Nelson

The WELL Community Standard equips planners to build health promotion into the very fabric of neighborhoods.

Market Data | August 15, 2018 | Transwestern

The rise in rental rates marks the 21st consecutive quarterly increase.

Codes and Standards | August 15, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Will include experts from many different disciplines.

The Sears distribution center

The gargantuan Sears distribution center served the Mid-South from 1927 until 1993. A coalition of community groups devoted to the arts, education, health, and affordable housing rescued the 1.3 million-sf facility and turned it into what they call a “vertical urban village.”

Multifamily Housing | August 15, 2018 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

One local design firm is trying to make it happen.

AIA is taking various steps to help lawmakers, school officials and other stakeholders to make the connection between design and security. Image: AIA

Architects | August 14, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The Institute urges the formation of a federal clearinghouse for best practices, and wants security-related design to...

Office Building Design | August 14, 2018 | Ambius

A survey of 1,000 office workers in the US and UK found that men value health insurance above any other work perk, wh...

Edina High School

Edina (Minn.) High School last year completed a 142,000-sf addition to its 40-year-old facility, which includes a tornado safe room. Courtesy Empirehouse.

Education Facility | August 14, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

In the first 21 weeks of 2018 alone, there were 23 school shootings where someone was killed or injured, according to...

Codes and Standards | August 14, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

City is one of the first jurisdictions to adopt newest code.

Olympic Sport Performance Center

Olympic Sport Performance Center. James Steinkamp/James Steinkamp Photography

University Buildings | August 14, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Perkins+Will designed both the Ryan Fieldhouse and the new Walter Athletics Center.

Office Building Design | August 13, 2018 | Perkins+Will’s Ideas + Buildings | Christine Dansereau

A study found that contrary to popular belief, the open office did not encourage—but rather, inhibited—face-...

A study by Junior Achievement USA and Ernst & Young inferred that the dearth of mentors could be why teenage boys are losing interest STEM careers. Junior Achievement USA

Education Facility | August 13, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Has STEM, which the business community urged school districts to embrace, been oversold as a career path?

Market Data | August 13, 2018 | Dodge Data & Analytics

Gains reported in five of the top ten markets.

Aventura ParkSquare

Courtesy Suffolk and Smith Aerial Photos

Mixed-Use | August 13, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Zyscovich Architects designed the project.

The Bay Theater in Pacific Palisades, Calif., a flagship for the Cinepolis luxury theater chain, is undergoing a major renovation that will promote social interaction as well as entertainment. Image: Retail Design Collaborative

Cultural Facilities | August 10, 2018 |

Comfort and service are keys to attracting repeat customers, says an expert whose firm specializes in cinema design....

Hotel Facilities | August 10, 2018 | Cannon Design Blog | Tina Manis

Responding to these shifting expectations, building owners and design teams working in other markets now regularly em...

Market Data | August 10, 2018 | ABC

Nonresidential construction input prices increased fell 0.3% in July but are up 9.6% year over year.

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