Main lobby of Hyatt Hotel's headquarters

The main lobby of Hyatt Hotels’ 240,000-sf headquarters in Chicago, which has achieved WELL Silver certification. This open office space gives its occupants choices for noise and temperature levels. Gensler was the interior designer, Power Construction the GC. Courtesy International Well Building Institute.

Office Building Design | February 15, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Owners and developers are driving demand for wellness features and practices—active stairways, biophilia, enhanced air quality, etc.—as one more way draw tenants. 

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Great Park Ice has a 2,500-person capacity. It is part of a four-rink facility that is the largest ice-skating complex in California, and one of the largest in the country that's accessible to the public. Image: Courtesy of Swinerton Builders.

Sports and Recreational Facilities | February 06, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Great Ice Park and FivePoint Arena include four ice rinks.

Solar panel being installed

Courtesy Pixabay.

Codes and Standards | February 06, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Can be combined with virtual net-metering software and tax-enabled financing.

A park with light posts to the side of the path

Courtesy Svigals + Partners

Urban Planning | February 06, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The park will be located in New Haven, Conn.

All images courtesy HALL Group.

Hotel Facilities | February 06, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

HKS is designing the hotel.

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Codes and Standards | February 05, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Mixed-use tower would rise 21 stories high.

Street view west entrance

Courtesy CambridgeSeven

Hotel Facilities | February 05, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The hotel will be located in Somerville, Mass.

Duluth HQ lobby space

Courtesy Duluth Trading Co.

Office Building Design | February 05, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Plunkett Raysich Architects designed the project.

Building this facility in a controlled environment and away from the site helped reduce time and costs in project management and general conditions, allowing NYC Health & Hospitals to meet the budget set for this capital project.

February 04, 2019 | MBI

NYC Health & Hospitals wanted to minimize disputation to the residents because the location chosen was in a resid...

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Market Data | February 04, 2019 | USGBC

Illinois takes the top spot as USGBC defines the next generation of green building with LEED v4.1.

Market Data | February 04, 2019 | ABC

Total nonresidential spending stood at $751.5 billion on a seasonally adjusted annualized rate.

yotelPAD exterior

Courtesy Stantec.

Hotel Facilities | February 04, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

YotelPAD is a new brand by Yotel.

Life of an Architect Podcast | February 03, 2019 | Bob Borson, FAIA

It happens to almost all of us eventually, and for pretty much everybody, the experience ranges from unpleasant to do...

February 01, 2019 | MBCI |

If your existing R-panel roof is in need of replacement or repair, Retro-R® panels may be the right retrofit solution...

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Market Data | February 01, 2019 | Lodging Econometrics

Project counts in the early planning stage continue to rise reaching an all-time high of 1,723 projects/199,326 rooms...

Spending for noneresidential buildings is expected to increase by 10% between 2018 and 2022, to $572.1 billion, or just under 40% of total construction put in place that year. Image: FMI

Market Data | February 01, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

FMI’s annual outlook also expects the industry’s frantic M&A activity to be leavened by caution going forward....

Sustainability | February 01, 2019 | LPA Blog |

Buildings can be designed to cut consumption and operate more efficiently, but the pools always make it difficult to...

Boston, Mass.

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Codes and Standards | February 01, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Opposed by real estate and trade groups, plan could generate $1 billion in next decade.

UM BuildLab at night

All photos courtesy University of Miami

University Buildings | February 01, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Professor Rocco Ceo designed the studio space.

PSC retail and cafe element

Courtesy B+H Architects.

Healthcare Facilities | January 31, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The Patient Support Centre will be the first project to comply with Toronto’s ­Tier 2 Building Standards.

Student housing series: Designing a home away from home in The Golden State

A rendering of UC Davis student housing. Rendering: Stantec

Multifamily Housing | January 31, 2019 | Stantec Blog | Bryan Morrison, Project Architect, Stantec

California asserts building code restrictions more stringently than other states, making design challenging for stude...

A Cab and people in Times Square
Codes and Standards | January 31, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Streamlined process intended to improve efficiency, reduce hassle for bidders.

Glorya Kaufman Performing Arts Center at dusk

Courtesy AUX Architecture.

Performing Arts Centers | January 31, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

AUX Architecture designed the building.

Two construction workers at a site

Courtesy Pixabay

Codes and Standards | January 30, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

More diversity needed to keep pace with demand for workers.

The 9 Holmene islands of the coast of Denmark
Sustainability | January 30, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The project will be located 10 km (6.2 miles) south of Copenhagen.

The Avery, a 618-foot residential tower designed by Rem Koolhaas' OMA.

The top-floor penhouse at The Avery will feature a 1,580-sf private deck that can be customized with amenities like a yoga deck, garden, dining area, and lounge. All renderings: OMA, courtesy Related California

Multifamily Housing | January 29, 2019 | BD+C Staff

A glass-enclosed, full-floor, 8,482-sf penthouse will sit more than 600 feet above San Francisco's Transbay District....

Southwest Water Front

Courtesy SmithGroup

January 29, 2019 | SmithGroupJJR's Perspectives blog | Lise Newman

Continuous disruption is emerging across multiple industries, and boundaries between live, work, and play are blurrin...

Codes and Standards | January 29, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Emphasizes human health and integrative building design.

CoorsTek Center at dusk

Photo: Nic Lehoux

University Buildings | January 29, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Bohlin Cywinski Jackson designed the building.

January 28, 2019 | Richard Scott-AIA, NCARB, LEED AP of Liberty Building Forensics Group |

The Super Bowl was right around the corner, and much was at stake for this hotel. It was  undergoing a room rehab wit...

Architects | January 28, 2019 | CallisonRTKL blog | Kristin Tilley

Innovations in voice recognition, cognitive neuroscience, and biometrics are among the trending tech topics for 2019,...

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