The 190,000-sf Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience, which opens next month on the campus of the University of Southern California, will provide research and lab space for the Engineering, Arts & Sciences, and Medical schools. This is the largest building on campus, and its construction required more than 50,000 yards of soil to be exported, 4.5 million pounds of concrete and rebar for poured-in-place floors and walls, and 2,000-plus steel embeds for a suspended clean room plenum leel and exterior masonry. Image: USC

University Buildings | October 12, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The building is designed to maximize recruitment and interaction of scientists and researchers.

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Virtual reality walkthrough of the new Somerville High School in Sommerville, Mass. It was designed by SMMA, Inc.

Screen shot from a VR walkthrough of the SMMA-designed Somerville (Mass.) High School.

Virtual Reality | August 03, 2017 | SMMA Blog | Thomas Merchel

Two recent client VR sessions yielded a number of lessons learned for the design team, particularly in terms of how t...

Office space within the ASID Headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Courtesy of ASID

Codes and Standards | August 03, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Washington, D.C. office is showcase for top levels of the two standards.

Rendering of Nieuw Bergen rising above existing buildings in the area

Rendering courtesy of MVRDV

Mixed-Use | August 03, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

MVRDV and SDK Vastgoed won a competition to redevelop the inner city area around Deken van Someren Street in Eindhove...

JW Marriott Minneapolis Mall of America. Photo courtesy JW Marriott

Lighting | August 02, 2017 | DLR Group Insights Blog | Sean Avery, PE, LEED AP

By varying an LED luminaire’s color temperature, it is possible to mimic daylighting, to some extent, and the natural...

Inconvenient meeting spaces, inadequate task seating, and frequent interruptions were among the key takeaways from healthcare designer Carolyn Fleetwood’s observation of a nurse during an eight-hour shift. Photos courtesy GS&P

Healthcare Facilities | August 02, 2017 | GS&P Dialogue | Carolyn Fleetwood Blake, IIDA, LEED AP, EDAC

From the surprising number of “hunting and gathering” trips to the need for quiet spaces for phone calls, interior de...

Market Data | August 02, 2017 | ABC

June’s weak construction spending report can be largely attributed to the public sector.

A worker in safety gear looks out over a work site

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Codes and Standards | August 02, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Employers can use the application to submit forms electronically.

The exterior of the BNIM-designed Patient-Centered Care Learning Center

Photo courtesy of University of Missouri School of Medicine

Healthcare Facilities | August 02, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The new BNIM-designed facility brings almost 100,000 sf of space for patient-centered care and classrooms.

A rendering of Lotus Equity Group's Bears Stadium redevelopment

Rendering courtesy of Lotus Equity Group

Mixed-Use | August 02, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Lotus Equity Group selected Michael Green Architecture, TEN Aquitectos, Practice for Architecture and Urbanism, and M...

Rendering of a Matrix-style theater
Architects | August 02, 2017 | Mike Landers |

An Australian Home Theater Company is out to prove that the easier you can see it, the easier you can sell it.  

Coatings | August 01, 2017 | Valspar

Schools all across the country are getting older and becoming less conducive to providing a positive teaching environ...

A rendering of Brunswick's current Headquarters
Office Building Design | August 01, 2017 | Cannon Design Blog | Jonya Leverett & Chris Lambert

Connecting personal values to company values is important to millennial workers.

A crane moves materials on a construciton site

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Codes and Standards | August 01, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Land use restrictions reduce U.S. GDP by 9% annually.

A rendering of Design Tech High School's outdoor terraces, glassy facade, and public paths

Rendering courtesy of DES Architects + Engineers

K-12 Schools | August 01, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Design Tech High School, located on Oracle Corporation’s Headquarters campus, will span 64,000 sf across two stories...

A 17,000-sf addition to the Animal Emergency & Referral Center in Oakdale, Minn., opens more space for the clinic's diagnostic equipment and its 10 care specialties. Image: Adam Kennedy Photography

Healthcare Facilities | August 01, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

New equipment and surgery suites exceed what’s found in most vet clinics.

A rendering of the completed 111 West 57th Tower by SHoP Architects

Rendering courtesy of SHoP

High-rise Construction | August 01, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The planned 82-story tower has stalled after completing just 20 stories.

A rendering of a senior care room
Senior Living Design | July 31, 2017 | Stantec Blog | Barry Kowalsky

When a family member can no longer be cared for in their current home, they require specialized care that is only ava...

Looking down onto a rooftop terrace in the city

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Sustainability | July 31, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Growth has been slow, but enticing larger firms and getting help from local governments could provide a boost.

Market Data | July 31, 2017 | ABC

Nonresidential fixed investment, a category of GDP embodying nonresidential construction activity, expanded at a 5.2%...

The exterior of 5 Garret Mountain Plaza

Courtesy of Mountain Development

Reconstruction & Renovation | July 31, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The 100,000-sf building is part of a three-building, 30-acre campus.

The kitchen and a hallway leading to rooms at Common Damen

Courtesy of Common

Multifamily Housing | July 31, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The new building offers 12 bedrooms across four floors of living space.

Hotel Facilities | July 28, 2017 | Legat Architects' Architecture Inspired by YOU | April Maifield

Did guests get the experience that they paid for? This question has long haunted hotel operators.

Stanford's snaking robot bending around and between two pieces of wood

Courtesy of Stanford

Building Technology | July 28, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

For construction, the robot could be used for wiring the ceilings or floors of a building.

The apartment market continues to remain strong despite slightly softer business conditions as of late.

Photo: Pixabay

Multifamily Housing | July 27, 2017 | National Multifamily Housing Council

Despite some softness at the high end of the apartment market, demand for apartments will continue to be substantial...

Spaces for games and game simulators top the list of recreation-related amenities in multifamily developments.

Spaces for games and game simulators top the list of recreation-related amenities in multifamily developments. Photo: Pixabay

Multifamily Housing | July 27, 2017 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

The number of developments providing space for physical therapy was somewhat surprising, according to a new survey....

A piece of wood on fire

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Codes and Standards | July 27, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Results will help inform code changes.

A rendering of the Hub on Causeway

The Hub on Causeway. Rendering courtesy of Gensler

Retail Centers | July 27, 2017 | GenslerOn | David Glover

Consumers expect more from retailers and brands than ever before.

One of Hilton's new Five Feet to Fitness rooms

Courtesy of Hilton

Hotel Facilities | July 27, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Over 11 different fitness equipment and accessory options are available in each suite.

A rendering of the exterior of Turkish Airlines' Flight Training Center from TAGO

Rendering courtesy of TAGO Architects

Office Building Design | July 27, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The center will cover about 30,000 sm and feature 18 simulators.

Facilities professional inspects a roof railing system.

As building codes change, existing railings may need to be updated or replaced. Courtesy Hoffmann Architects

Building Enclosure Systems | July 26, 2017 | John P. Graz, AIA, and Rachel C. Palisin, PE, LEED AP, Hoffmann Architects

Lacking familiarity with current requirements, some owners or managers complete a roof or balcony rehabilitation, onl...

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