A Plenty employee tends to leafy greens growing in the startup’s indoor facility in South San Francisco. The facility relies on 7,500 infrared cameras and 35,000 sensors embedded among the greens that monitor the room’s temperature, humidity, and growing phases. Courtesy Plenty.

Game Changers | January 17, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Armed with the latest agri-tech and millions in VC funding, vertical farming startups believe they’ve cracked the code on indoor farming.

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Under resting on the seabed

Rendering courtesy of Snøhetta

Retail Centers | October 25, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The Snøhetta-designed restaurant will also function as a research center for marine life.

Wood | October 24, 2017 | Huber Engineered Woods LLC |

With lengthy exposure time, reliably stiff, moisture-resistant subflooring is key in reducing risk of delays.

Asphalt roof shingles
Codes and Standards | October 24, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Recently updated Modified Bitumen Design Guide can be viewed on smartphones and tablets.

 Chicago post office reconstruction

Rendering courtesy of ©601w Companies | Gensler

Giants 300 | October 24, 2017 | BD+C Staff

Gensler, Jacobs, and Stantec top BD+C’s ranking of the nation’s largest reconstruction sector architecture a...

West Pavilion at Nippert Stadium

Last fall, the University of Cincinnati unveiled its newly renovated and expanded West Pavilion at Nippert Stadium, one of the nation’s oldest collegiate football stadiums. The five-story, 115,000-sf pavilion offers much-needed events and meeting space and luxury seating options. Architecture Research Office and Heery International led the $65 million project.

Giants 300 | October 23, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Colleges are going all out to optimize the fan experience and make the most of student athletes’ time.

Gensler led the Building Team that converted a 16,000-sf former storage facility into a new headquarters space for Investors Management Corporation, one of several old buildings that have been transformed during a recent redevelopment spurt in Raleigh, N.C. Image: Chris Leonard/courtesy of Gensler 

Adaptive Reuse | October 23, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

This adaptive reuse establishes more direct visual and physical connections to a growing city. 

Weed Army Community Hospital

Weed Army Community Hospital, Fort Irwin, Calif., designed by RLF/Ellerbe Becket and constructed by Turner Construction, is the country’s first net-zero energy, carbon neutral hospital. Photo: Steven M. Langston, AIA, Design Director, RLF.

Greenbuild Report | October 23, 2017 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

An Army hospital in the Mojave Desert sets a new bar for sustainable design.

Codes and Standards | October 23, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Survey of facility management executives shows onsite renewables, energy storage will spike in 2018.

Crowd in a stadium
Sports and Recreational Facilities | October 23, 2017 | BD+C Staff

AECOM, Mortenson Construction, and Turner Construction Co. top BD+C’s ranking of the nation’s largest sports...

Photo: Susan Fleck

Events Facilities | October 23, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The 40,000-sf space can support a wide variety of group activities.

October 20, 2017 | Vitro

The most striking elements of the 29-story tower are two conical incisions carved from its northeast corner.

Exploring potential innovations for the co-working industry
Office Building Design | October 20, 2017 | CallisonRTKL blog | Rashard Willingham

Exploring potential innovations for the co-working industry.

Codes and Standards | October 20, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Documents are structurally different from 2007, 2008 versions.


Giants 300 | October 20, 2017 | BD+C Staff

WSP, Walter P Moore, and ME Engineers top BD+C’s ranking of the nation’s largest sports sector engineering a...

T-Moble Arena

T-Mobile Arena. Photo: Courtesy Populous, Jeff Goldberg

Giants 300 | October 20, 2017 | BD+C Staff

Populous, HOK, and HKS top BD+C’s ranking of the nation’s largest sports sector architecture and AE firms, a...

The 21W20 luxury condo development in New York City

Abundant daylighting, triple-pane windows, and sound attenuation measures are among the wellness-focused features at the 21W20 luxury condo development in New York City’s Flatiron District. Courtesy Gale International.

Greenbuild Report | October 19, 2017 | David Barista, Editorial Director

As the competition for renters and buyers heats up, multifamily developers look to health and wellness for an edge....

Wasl Tower with the Burj Khalifa in the background

Courtesy UNStudio

Mixed-Use | October 19, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The 63-story tower will house a Mandarin Oriental hotel, residences, and restaurants.

The Dairy Farmers of America Headquarters

The headquarters of the Dairy Farmers of America is an example of a new breed of suburban corporate campuses that complement an emerging growth corridor—in this case, Kansas City, Kan.—that already included retail, restaurants, and residential. The 110,000-sf building was designed with an eye toward recruitment and retention. HOK was the design architect for the office; JE Dunn Construction built it. Photo: Michael Robinson.

Giants 300 | October 19, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Is the shift toward attracting younger workers too much or not enough?

Cranes on a construction site
Market Data | October 19, 2017 | AIA

Business conditions easing in the West.

Codes and Standards | October 19, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The deadline is March 16, 2018.

AEC Tech | October 19, 2017 | Steven Burns |

For firms looking to propel their architectural design services to new heights and levels of sophistication, a consol...

The 2,315-sf, third-floor penthouse at the Sanctuary, Washington, D.C.

The 2,315-sf, third-floor penthouse at the Sanctuary. “The space is art itself,” says the new owner, a real estate lawyer/developer. “I’m still discovering new angles and vantage points from which to enjoy my home. Living in a 120-year-old church on Capitol Hill is a truly unique experience.” PHOTOS: © ERIC TAYLOR PHOTOGRAPHY

Multifamily Housing | October 19, 2017 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

Once there were 857 churches in the District of Columbia. Now there are 856. One of them became an award-winning cond...

Designers | October 18, 2017 | Bill Bridgeman |

The CDC targets the bathroom as the most dangerous room in the house. Architects can use principles of Universal Desi...

Metals | October 18, 2017 | Star Building Systems |

Star metal building systems have once again demonstrated their durability in extreme weather events.

Halkin Mason Photography, Courtesy of KSS Architects

Giants 300 | October 18, 2017 | BD+C Staff

Turner Construction Co., Structure Tone, and Holder Construction top BD+C’s ranking of the nation’s largest ...

Hurricane from space
Codes and Standards | October 18, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Florida, Texas, rise in ACEEE state energy efficiency scorecard.

Rendering of Clippership Wharf

Clippership Wharf, a 478-unit mixed-use redevelopment in Boston whose construction began this year, will elevate the first floors of its buildings 24 feet above the Boston city baseline. A 1,400-foot-long public Harbor Walk will be 14 to 16 feet above sea level. Courtesy Lendlease Development.

Greenbuild Report | October 18, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Hurricanes Harvey and Irma expose the necessity—and limitations—of resilient design and construction measures.

BIM and Information Technology | October 18, 2017 | Autodesk

Autodesk’s investment in Project Frog creates a common data environment, streamlines design and engineering processes...

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