400 Georgia facade

All renderings courtesy OSO Design + Westbank Projects Corp.

Office Building Design | February 15, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

OSO and Merrick Architecture designed the building.

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Looking down on the Burj Jumeira and the surrounding base and retail component

Rendering courtesy Dubai Holding

High-rise Construction | February 08, 2019 | David malone, Associate Editor

SOM designed the tower.

Courtesy Pixabay

Codes and Standards | February 08, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Parking spots converted to bike lanes, transit is fast and easy.

The Shed as viewed from the High Line

Photo: Brett Beyer.

Art Galleries | February 08, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Diller Scofidio + Renfro designed the building.

BI(m): BIM data without models

A new breed of data tools creates a valuable opportunity for the next wave of BIM and facilities management, one where “pure data” is at the center.

AEC Tech | February 08, 2019 | John Tobin, New York Office Director, SMRT Architects and Engineers

A new breed of data tools creates a valuable opportunity for the next wave of BIM and facilities management, one wher...

An apiary for the sanctuary

Thousands of honeybees reside in four custom-designed beehives on the roof of the events venue. The bees provide honey for the venue’s restaurant. Photos: courtesy ZGF Architects

Great Solutions | February 07, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

A Seattle events venue, The Sanctuary, has a roof that is literally a hive of sustainability.

February 07, 2019 | Richard Scott-AIA, NCARB, LEED AP of Liberty Building Forensics Group |

Band-aid fixes are often applied to a hotel prior to selling to make the building more appealing. Catching these mask...

Great Hall skylight and interior after restoration

All images © Amtrak, courtesy Goettsch Partners

Reconstruction & Renovation | February 07, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Goettsch Partners designed the project.

Glass and Glazing | February 07, 2019 | GWWO Blog | Kate Scurlock

We’ve all seen it. A dead bird laying on the sidewalk next to a building.  Or, maybe we’ve heard it. The loud bang of...

Two light switches

Courtesy Pixabay

Codes and Standards | February 07, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Includes automatic shut offs for buildings of all sizes.

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.

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