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

The project comprises nine towers in total.

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

When Milwaukee's City Hall was completed in 1896, it was, at 394 feet in height, the third-tallest structure in the U...

January 01, 2006 | By Jay W. Schneider, Senior Editor

The recently opened Georgia Aquarium, said to be the largest such indoor facility in the world at 450,000 sf, was des...

May 01, 2009 |

Some time ago, when Deborah Bermond was interviewing a prospective employee for a management position at Roy Anderson...

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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March 01, 2006 | By Jay W. Schneider, Senior Editor

Eddie Abeyta, 38 SVP HKS Dallas, Texas Jason T. Adolff, 32 Associate principal, director of Washington, D.C., studio...

February 01, 2001 | By C.C. Sullivan, Editorial Director

Once the center of high-rise innovation, Chicago seems to have lost the mantle of global skyscraper mecca. Progressiv...

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

Metal remains popular as a building material for many reasons. Metals offer durability, strength, and versatility tha...

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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April 01, 2006 | By Jeff Yoders, Associate Editor

Fiber-optic lighting systems can deliver light comparable to conventional halogen or incandescent bulbs while saving...

July 01, 2007 | Jim Haughey, Director, Research and Analytics, Reed Construction Data

The industrial market doubled in the last four years but is still one-third smaller than the peak in 1998. Jobsite co...

March 01, 2009 | Dave Barista, Managing Editor

“The most consistently depressing thing in U.S. buildings, almost without exception, is the ceilings.” Mike Taylor do...

January 01, 2007 | Staff

70 Eye Street Condominiums Washington, D.C. 13 stories, 858,843 sf 448 units (condos) $90 million JPI Development (D)...

December 01, 2000 | By Richard Nemec

Architectural solutions are a building team's premier weapons in the battle for better security. They are also the in...

April 01, 2007 | By Jeff Yoders, Associate Editor

Since 2001, more than 23,000 U.S. troops have been wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan. Of those injured, more than 10,00...

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

When adult patrons enter Charlotte's new children's cultural center for the first time, the initial thought that prob...

January 01, 2004 | By Gordon Wright, Executive Editor

After a run of nearly 50 years, the Silver Theater in Silver Spring, Md., shut its doors in 1986. It remained vacant...

September 01, 2007 | By Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

After his initial tour of the dilapidated 1850s-era Battle House Hotel, Ron Blount, construction manager with Retirem...

July 01, 2001 | By Jack Klein

Skylights range from utilitarian to high tech, and from strictly functional to solely decorative. However, in the eve...

October 01, 2005 | Barbara Horwitz-Bennett

Walker Hall, at the South Carolina School for the Deaf & Blind—the first school in the South to teach life skills...

August 01, 2004 | By Gordon Wright, Executive Editor

Although it owes its very existence to aviation, the National Air and Space Museum was operating in restricted air sp...

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

14. Mod Pod A Nod to Flex Biz Designed by the British firm Tate + Hindle, the OfficePOD is a flexible office space th...

January 01, 2009 |

VP, manager, architecture and buildings technical resource center Parsons Brinckerhoff, New York, N.Y. EDUCATION BS,...

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

Old Governor's Mansion, in Milledgeville, Ga., served as headquarters for General William Sherman as he marched his U...

February 01, 2001 | By Jack Klein

With building owners measuring energy savings in fractions of kilowatt-hours, the last thing they want is to see thos...

July 01, 2008 |

BD+C's annual Giants 300 list consists of U.S. firms that designed or constructed the largest volume of commercial, i...

October 01, 2007 | Jeff Yoders, Associate Editor

Many cities have household waste recycling programs for paper, cardboard, plastic, and aluminum. But what about old p...

January 01, 2002 | By Gordon Wright, Editor

From Baltimore to Portland, Ore., light-rail transit systems are helping to stimulate new nonresidential and resident...

September 01, 2002 | Larry Flynn, Senior Editor

Life is beginning anew at Ground Zero, but its rebirth is by no means a smooth or easy process. The Lower Manhattan D...

August 01, 2003 | By Staff

The economy may be struggling , but you'd never know it from the gaming industry's torrid pace. Native American casin...

January 01, 2006 | By Jeff Yoders, Associate Editor

Pavements occupy twice the surface area of buildings in the U.S. In urban watersheds they produce two-thirds of exces...

June 01, 2007 | By Dave Barista, Managing Editor

Faced with overcrowded schools and ever-shrinking capital budgets, more and more school districts are turning to the...

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

In 1985, the city of San Diego ordered the historic Balboa Theatre, its beleaguered performing arts center, to be shu...

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