The 1.5-million-sf Oceanwide Plaza, going up across the street from Staples Center and L.A. Live

The 1.5-million-sf Oceanwide Plaza, going up across the street from Staples Center and L.A. Live, will include a “lifestyle plaza,” 100 feet in the air, with 37,000 sf of outdoor amenity spaces. A 700-foot-long LED ribbon will wrap the plaza. And this mixed-use project will feature a 166,580-sf open-air retail galleria. CallisonRTKL designed the exterior, retail interior, and South Towers residential space. Studio Munge designed the North Tower interior and 184-room hotel. SWA Design Group is the landscape architect, and Lendlease is the GC. Oceanwide Plaza/CallisonRTKL

Giants 300 | September 13, 2017 | BD+C Staff

The Whiting-Turner Contracting Co., PCL Construction Enterprises, and Shawmut Design and Construction top BD+C’s ranking of the nation’s largest retail sector contractor and construction management firms, as reported in the 2017 Giants 300 Report.

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CallisonRTKL, Jacobs, and Gensler top BD+C’s ranking of the nation’s largest retail sector architecture and...

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Codes and Standards | September 11, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

New green infrastructure should be part of rebuild.

The exterior of the Rachel Carson Music and Campus Center, with the 19th century smokestack visible.

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Performing Arts Centers | September 11, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

CBT Architects and Windover Construction collaborated on the adaptive reuse project for Middlesex School.

The downtown LA skyline

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Codes and Standards | September 08, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Hollywood Proper Residences have verified indoor air and water quality features.

An glass elevator

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High-rise Construction | September 08, 2017 | CTBUH

When it comes to the tallest skyscrapers in the world, the vertical commute in the building becomes just as important...

A hallway and study space at the Samueli Academy
K-12 Schools | September 08, 2017 | LPA Blog | Lowell Tacker

Flexible, modern classrooms should be viewed as a key element of a sound financial strategy, producing a solid return...

A rendering of the Chicago Architecture Center

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Museums | September 08, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill-designed space will open in summer 2018.

Tilt panel erection at Nease High School in Ponte Verda Florida

Tilt panel erection by Barton Malow at Nease High School in Ponte Verda, Fla. Photo: Steve Cowdery.

Giants 300 | September 07, 2017 | BD+C Staff

Turner Construction Co., The Whiting-Turner Contracting Co., and Barton Malow top BD+C’s ranking of the nati...

Floodwaters rise at the Interstate Motor Lodge in Houston

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Codes and Standards | September 07, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Properties outside of these zones are not required to carry flood insurance.

A man sits in a cafe

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Senior Living Design | September 07, 2017 | GenslerOn | Laura Latham, Tama Duffy Day, and Lee Lindahl

Despite our enhanced understanding of how integral socialization and engagement are to long-term health, we continue...

An interior collaboration space at the Pagiluca Harvard Life Lab

The Pagliuca Harvard Life Lab, Allston, Mass., is the newest component of Harvard University’s growing innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem. Harvard students, faculty, and alumni interested in biotech, pharma, and other life sciences now have access to a fully equipped wet lab and support resources they need to take their ventures to the next stage of development. Photo: Robert Benson.

Giants 300 | September 07, 2017 | Mike Plotnick, Contributing Editor

Today’s multi-functional buildings support a diverse range of academic programs, with transparent walls to foster int...

The University of Iowa's Hancher Auditorium

The University of Iowa’s Hancher Auditorium features a sculptural form and dramatic cantilevered overhangs. Structural design by Thornton Tomasetti for architects Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects (design architect) and OPN Architects (AOR). Photo courtesy Thornton Tomasetti.

Giants 300 | September 06, 2017 | BD+C Staff

AECOM, Affiliated Engineers, and Arup top BD+C’s ranking of the nation’s largest university sector engineeri...

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Architects | September 06, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The fake architect must also pay a $115,000 restitution.

Exterior of the Abbotts Creek Community Center

The Abbotts Creek Community Center designed by Clark Nexsen. Photo: Mark Herboth.

Architects | September 06, 2017 | BD+C Staff

Perkins+Will, Gensler, and CannonDesign top BD+C’s ranking of the nation’s largest university sector archite...

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Hotel Facilities | September 06, 2017 | Lodging Econometrics

Marriott has the most rooms currently under construction with 482 Projects/67,434 Rooms.

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Contractors | September 06, 2017 | Rider Levett Bucknall Blog | John T. Jozwick, Esq.

There is no single method of calculating progress payments, but the most common formula is the percentage of completi...

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Codes and Standards | September 06, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

AGC survey indicates that fewer companies may be able to bid on projects.

Complimentary, building-wide WiFi is more or less a given for marketing purposes in the multifamily arena.

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Multifamily Housing | September 05, 2017 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

Complimentary, building-wide WiFi is more or less a given for marketing purposes in the multifamily arena.

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Market Data | September 05, 2017 | ABC

Weakness in spending was widespread.

A child uses the Nick's Theater in the Gerdin Family lobby at the Stead Family Children's Hospital

Dimensional Innovations, an experiential design firm based in Kansas City, Mo., developed the immersive Nick’s Theater, located in the Gerdin Family lobby of the University of Iowa’s Stead Family Children’s Hospital. Patients can run two interactive games on the theater’s 32-foot-long screen, which uses Microsoft Kinect software. Researchers at the National Children’s Medical Center in Washington, D.C., have found that video games can provide a distraction that aids in pain relief. Photo: Alex Grigsby, Dimensional Innovations.

Healthcare Facilities | September 05, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Building Teams help children’s hospitals create a sense of normalcy for patients and their families.

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Codes and Standards | September 05, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

In wake of Grenfell tragedy, Council forms new workgroup.

Lighting hanging from a double-height lobby space in the Rohrer College of Business facility

Photo: Halkin Mason, Courtesy KSS Architects.

University Buildings | September 05, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Designed by KSS Architects and Goody Clancy, the new facility opened prior to the fall 2017 school year.

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Architects | September 01, 2017 | Hinge Blog | Karl Feldman, Account Director, Hinge

Not to be confused with the branding of your firm overall, your employer brand is defined by your reputation as a wor...

A blend of custom designed elements along with standard rolled sections worked together to complete the architectural expression of the daylit terminal and the open and airy concourse.

A blend of custom designed elements along with standard rolled sections worked together to complete the architectural expression of the daylit terminal and the open and airy concourse. Photo credit: Tim Griffith

Steel Construction and Products | September 01, 2017 | AISC

The facility boasts a new landside Central Terminal and the new 19-gate airside Concourse B, which are connected by a...

The SpectraLoc light form Hubbell Lighting
Lighting | September 01, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The SpectraLoc LED blue-spectrum high-bay fixture converts harmful blue light under 500 nanometers to benign green an...

Staff lounge at the University of Washington Medical Center Montlake Tower

Staff lounge at the University of Washington Medical Center Montlake Tower. Photo: Benjamin Benschneider/NBBJ.

Healthcare Facilities | September 01, 2017 | NBBJ’s nbbX blog | George Takoudes and Kelly Griffin

Many healthcare organizations are increasingly focused on designing amenities, policies, and workplaces to better sup...

A hotel in New York

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Codes and Standards | September 01, 2017 | Lodging Econometrics

New York has the largest hotel construction pipeline of any U.S. market.

Rendering of the Riverside Library

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Library | September 01, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The choice comes after a 12-year planning process and a yearlong selection process.

A common area located in The Ruckus Lofts

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University Buildings | September 01, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The Ruckus Lofts provide 46 furnished units and 165 beds for UT students.

The exterior of the environmental studies building at Bishop O' Dowd high school

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K-12 Schools | August 31, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The LEED Platinum and Zero Net Energy Verified building minimizes energy use via its site orientation.

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