Laura Crane, AIA, NCARB, Associate, Project Architect with bKL Architecture, Chicago

Laura Crane, AIA, NCARB, Associate, Project Architect with bKL Architecture, Chicago

40 Under 40 | September 22, 2017 | By BD+C Staff

These AEC stars are making their mark in business, philanthropy, and in their communities.

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The top bar of Zurich North America’s headquarters building (right) spans 180 feet and runs along an outdoor terrace that staff and visitors can use to move between the two bottom bars. James Steinkamp Photography.

Building Team Awards | June 08, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Silver Award: Forgoing a typical center-core design, the Zurich North America Headquarters rises 11 stories across th...

Clemson University has built an elaborate football operations facility, whose Building Team had to improvise to meet a 15-month construction deadline. Michael Robinson Photography

Building Team Awards | June 08, 2017 | John Caulfied, Senior Editor

Silver Award: Clemson gets a new football operations palace, thanks to its building partners’ ability to improvise....

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

Some designers look to modular designs in anticipation of alternate uses.

Large skylights flood the maintenance area with natural light and turn what could have been a dark warehouse into a bright workspace. Chang Kim photograph.

Building Team Awards | June 08, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Gold Award: A slender building site had direct implications for the design of this light-rail facility.

Rendering courtesy of HayesDavidson

Office Building Design | June 08, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Heatherwick Studio and BIG are designing the 11-story building.

Courtesy Scott Frances

Building Team Awards | June 08, 2017 | David Barista, Editorial Director

Gold Award: A new mixed-use transit center fulfills Denver’s 28-year plan to improve access to the nation’s fifth-bus...

Its striking cast-aluminum, 3,600-panel façade provides transparency into the museum’s above- ground interior space. Courtesy Brad Feinknopf.

Building Team Awards | June 07, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Gold Award: The Smithsonian Institution’s newest museum is a story of historical and construction resolve.

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

Revised pipe-sizing method for residential applications will be included.

The Building Team made extensive use of mockups to sort out interior details and materials. Bruce Damonte Photography.

Building Team Awards | June 07, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Gold Award: The Building Team for L.A.’s newest courthouse went way beyond what was expected.

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

Construction defect law modifications could ease litigation risk and cut insurance rates.

A renovated bathroom in one of the dozen apartments in Naomi's Way in New Brunswick, N.J., a permanent housing facility for at-risk families. Image: American Standard Brands

Multifamily Housing | June 07, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

American Standard and Philips Lighting donate products and manpower.

The new residential commons building has been designed with the specific purpose of opening up to the surrounding neighborhood. Tom Harris Photography.

Building Team Awards | June 07, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Gold Award: The University of Chicago’s new Residential Commons is part campus, part community.

Robert Benson Photography

Building Team Awards | June 07, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Gold Award: Community involvement was paramount as Newtown, Conn., replaced the school where a mass shooting occurred...

The robotics labs at the 71,000-sf John J. Bowen Center for Science and Innovation, on the Providence, R.I., campus of Johnson & Wales University. This STEM building provides teaching labs and support spaces for engineering, biology, physics, chemistry, and organic chemistry. Photo courtesy John Horner. 

Higher Education | June 07, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Preparing students for life after graduation has become the primary motivator behind construction initiatives at U.S....

Rendering courtesy CTA Architects

Resiliency | June 07, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The affordable housing complex was hit hard during Hurricane Sandy, leaving residents without electricity or water....

Courtesy of LEGO.

Architects | June 07, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

744 LEGO bricks are used to recreate the famous Wright design, including the 1992 addition.

David Baker at his firm’s most recent apartment project, Potrero 1010. Photo: Anne Hamersky Media

David Baker at his firm’s most recent apartment project, Potrero 1010. Photo: Anne Hamersky Media

Multifamily Housing | June 07, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

For 35 years, architect David Baker has been a spirited voice for affordable housing, in San Francisco and beyond....

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Higher Education | June 06, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Colleges and universities are adept at tapping a variety of sources—taxpayers, investors, donors, and, yes, students—...

Photo: Nick Ulivieri Photography, courtesy Clark Construction

Building Team Awards | June 06, 2017 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

Platinum Award: It took guts for a developer and its Building Team to take on a site others had shunned for most of a...

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

New laws focus on construction safety.

PTMDs can be worked into the design of a building or added after to reduce vibrations in areas with high foot traffic, such as main stairways. Courtesy Virginia Tech.

Great Solutions | June 06, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Developed by a team at Virginia Tech, the PTMD has been shown to reduce vibrations by as much as 75%.

Image courtesy of PortLiving.

Wood | June 06, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The wood, concrete, and glass building will rise approximately 233 feet when finished.

Pella windows enabled the architects to stay true to the Neo-Romanesque design of the building.

Windows and Doors | June 05, 2017 | Pella

The design team made the most of the structure’s strengths — like the alignment and shape of the window openings and...

K-12 Schools | June 05, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

A “learning stair” will connect the cafeteria to the main level.

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Architects | June 05, 2017 | NCARB

Architects without a professional degree in architecture can now earn NCARB certification through an alternate path....

Accelerate Live! | June 05, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Skepticism is healthy and can weed out half-baked ideas.

June 05, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The TimberLine Series pairs a high-strength steel subframe with a wood-veneered metal cover cap to produce a slender...

Flooring | June 05, 2017 | INSTALL

The challenge of a large space, mixed materials and intricate design were met by a highly skilled, INSTALL-trained te...

Coatings | June 02, 2017 | Jeff Alexander |

The skillful use of exterior color for commercial buildings makes a statement about the company brand, creating an op...

The 773,000-sf W and Element Hotel, which is scheduled to open in Philadelphia in 2018, will be one of the first projects completed under the combined company formed by the merger of NELSON with Cope Linder Architects. NELSON has also merged with KA Architecture, which with Cope Linder will form a core-and-shell practice within the firm. Image: Cope Linder Architects

Architects | June 02, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

More growth ahead, as NELSON expects to double its workforce and revenue this year.

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