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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November 30, 2018 | Peter Grant |

Waterproofing manufacturers need to learn how to better manage the risks shotcrete presents and simultaneously educat...

The distinctive Beaux Arts building

The distinctive Beaux Arts building, once home to Honolulu’s biggest daily newspaper, is now the headquarters of the contractor firm that restored it. Photo: © 2017 David Franzen.

Reconstruction Awards | November 30, 2018 | David Barista, Editorial Director

Hawaii’s largest contractor saves one of the state’s prized architectural landmarks—and now calls it home.

The restored Beekman Hotel

The restored Beekman Hotel (at left in photo) and the adjoining new 51-story luxury residential tower. Photo: 5 Beekman Property Owner.

Reconstruction Awards | November 30, 2018 | David Barista, Editorial Director

A landmark office tower becomes one of N.Y.’s hottest lifestyle hotel destinations.

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Codes and Standards | November 30, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Approach would be unpopular as people attracted to stunning wooded landscapes.

Avera eCARE, the telehealth program of Avera Health, operates a 34,000-sf virtual hospital in Sioux Falls, S.D., as well as satellites in three other states. The program handles up to 18,000 patient ”visits” in a typical month. Image: Avera Health

Healthcare Facilities | November 30, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Guidelines emphasize maintaining human interaction.  

November 29, 2018 | MBI

The buildings were designed to maintain the feeling of community while also allowing each tenant to have a private ou...

Life of an Architect Podcast | November 29, 2018 |

This is the 9th annual and highly anticipated What to Get an Architect for Christmas gift guide. It’s hard for me to...

To meet preservation board requirements, the project team took careful measure to obscure the building’s rooftop garden from the street level. Photo: Paul Burk Architectural Photography.

Reconstruction Awards | November 29, 2018 | David Barista, Editorial Director

Hospital turned apartment brings luxury living to a D.C. neighborhood – and saves a valued piece of architecture.

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Codes and Standards | November 29, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Two green standards groups will collaborate on standards, platforms, and research.

Codes and Standards | November 29, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Professional engineer must assess conditions.

Gran Destino exterior at night

All renderings courtesy Disney

Hotel Facilities | November 29, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Reservations for Gran Destino Tower began on Nov. 27.

IBEW Local 134

The LED illumination acts as a welcome sign to the community, while calling attention to the IBEW’s professional trade. Paul Schlismann Photography.

Reconstruction Awards | November 28, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Electrical workers’ local converts an abandoned Chicago school into a brightly lit union hall.

Office Building Design | November 28, 2018 | Perkins+Will’s Ideas + Buildings | Adam Glaser

The big HQ2 takeaway is how geography and mobility are becoming major workplace drivers.

Codes and Standards | November 28, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Lack of time and resources, and practitioners not in habit of working together hamper efforts.

Nautical theme at Salah Foundation Children's Hospital

Courtesy Salah Foundation Children's Hospital

Healthcare Facilities | November 28, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Skanska USA built the project.

Renovated firehouse and Bedford Building

The historic Bedford Building and an old firehouse were renovated to create a denser mixed-use environment in suburban Westport, Conn. Nathaniel Riley Photography

Reconstruction Awards | November 27, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

A suburban mixed-use redevelopment restores ‘the lost art of living closely.'

Codes and Standards | November 27, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Last update was in 2015.

The largest eSports stadium in North America opens in Arlington, Texas

Photo: Ross Stewart, courtesy Populous 

Events Facilities | November 27, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The project was a design-led design-build collaboration between Populous and Shawmut Design and Construction.

SAFTI FIRST management and R&D team after successful testing of a revolutionary new product earlier this year.

SAFTI FIRST management and R&D team after successful testing of a revolutionary new product earlier this year.

Glass and Glazing | November 26, 2018 | Bill O'Keeffe |

I refused to believe that wire glass, which has been used in the US for over 100 years, was the only fire rated glazi...

November 26, 2018 | TAMLYN |

When everything is going as expected, every company is there for you. If it goes bad, they’ll show their true colors,...

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Codes and Standards | November 26, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Projects must submit 12 months of data demonstrating continued or improved performance.

Yarn Works interior

The $24.2 million Yarn Works renovation provided 29 one-bedroom, 58 two-bedroom, and nine three-bedroom apartments. Photo: © Andy Ryan

Reconstruction Awards | November 26, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

111-year-old mill becomes a mixed-income multifamily community.

Dana Hall renovation and reconstruction

Rendering courtesy Leers Weinzapfel Associates

University Buildings | November 26, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Leers Weinzapfel Associates designed the project.

November 20, 2018 | Richard Scott-AIA, NCARB, LEED AP of Liberty Building Forensics Group |

Many building owners and operators rely solely on a property condition assessment (PCA) to determine if they have a p...

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Market Data | November 20, 2018 | AGC of America

Texas has biggest annual job increase while New Jersey continues losses; Iowa, Florida and California have largest on...

Wiseburn High School atrium

An atrium showcases the stacking of student collaboration spaces for each charter school within the building. The ground floor is used as shared space for performing arts, team sports, and other programming. A curvilinear grand stair winds its way up the building. Each charter school has its own “address” off of the staircase. © 2018 Gensler/Ryan Gobuty

Reconstruction Awards | November 20, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

A California school district and a charter school system join forces to open a skills-based high school.

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Codes and Standards | November 20, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Long-delayed rules accept certifications by type or type and capacity.

The 41-story Ko'ula residential tower is part of a 60-acre waterfront redevelopment in downtown Honolulu. Image: The Howard Hughes Corporation

Multifamily Housing | November 20, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Studio Gang pays homage to sugarcane plants that were once prevalent in this area.

Green | November 19, 2018 | Stantec Blog | Kaitlyn Gillis

5 tips to infuse natural elements into the built environment—from plants to pictures.

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Codes and Standards | November 19, 2018 | Peter Fabris Contributing Editor

CTBUH technical document analyzes how to approach tall urban habitat.

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