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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Building Team | June 27, 2017 | Bruner Foundation

The SteelStacks Arts and Cultural Campus in Bethlehem, Pa., receives the gold medal and $50,000.

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

Foster + Partners’ design rises 10 stories and is composed of two connected buildings.

The value and lengths of construction disputes declined globally in 2016, according to the latest report based on disputes handled by Arcadis' Contract Solutions team. Image: Pixabay

Market Data | June 26, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

But poorly written and administered contracts are still problems, says latest Arcadis report.

Industry Research | June 26, 2017 | NCARB

This trend is driven by candidates completing the experience and examination programs concurrently and more quickly....

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Codes and Standards | June 26, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Structures 20,000 sf and larger must demonstrate steps to boost efficiency.

Urban Planning | June 26, 2017 | CallisonRTKL blog | Daun St. Amand

As the demand for well-connected urban locales increases, so too has the cost of property and monthly rent; and as su...

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Airports | June 26, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The project includes a new 1 million-sf terminal building with 33 domestic aircraft gates.

Stantec is acquiring RNL Design, whose specialties include public transit and urban design. Image: Stantec

Architects | June 25, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The engineering giant also names successor to CEO who will retire at the end of this year.

Green | June 23, 2017 | Perkins+Will’s Ideas + Buildings | Kate Kerbel

Since its development in the 1990s, the LEED rating system has been applied to over 19.1 billion total commercial squ...

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Building Team | June 23, 2017 | AIA

11 projects were awarded in 2017.

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Fire and Life Safety | June 22, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

These blocks will undergo further testing to determine if they are safe.

Industry Research | June 22, 2017 | ABC

The first quarter showed gains in all categories.

Building Team | June 22, 2017 | Abundance: The Paladino Blog | Brian Walker

Commissioning is where the rubber meets the road in terms of building design.

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Glass and Glazing | June 21, 2017 | Viracon

VUE-30 not only transformed the drab 40-year-old Emerald Hills office building into a modern marvel, but enhanced the...

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Codes and Standards | June 21, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Building efficiency essential to tempering global climate change.

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Transit Facilities | June 21, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The project will create key infrastructure for the future development of the city and provide it a new social focus....

Retail Centers | June 21, 2017 | Stantec Blog | Steve Kearney

It’s time to plan for the suburban retail reset—and it starts by rethinking the traditional mall.

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Codes and Standards | June 21, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Bipartisan legislation would prevent use of municipal bonds by pro teams.

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Market Data | June 21, 2017 | AIA

Balanced growth results in billings gains in all sectors. 

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University Buildings | June 21, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The luxury student accommodations will be Collegiate’s first outside of the U.K.

Building Team | June 20, 2017 | Allen Hurtz |

Getting a project through plan review can be an unusually long process, anywhere from six months to two years.

The Baltic, an apartment building in the Boerum Hill section of Brooklyn, N.Y., is Common's first hybrid, featuring both coliving and individual rentals. Image: Common

Multifamily Housing | June 20, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

One provider, Common, emphasizes community in its buildings. 

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Office Building Design | June 20, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The HQ is packed with amenities and features to keep team members happy and engaged at work.

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

Case pertained to construction of condo development that was not fire code-compliant.

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

State’s codes have not been updated since 2009.

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Architects | June 19, 2017 | Brenda Radmacher, Partner, Wood, Smith, Henning & Berman

Logical and well-planned steps to effective negotiation.

535 Carlton, an 18-story, 298-unit building in the Pacific Park section of Brooklyn, N.Y., will be that neighborhood's first 100% affordable housing building. Greenland Forest City Partners is the developer. The latest report from Harvard's Joint Center for Housing Studies states that affordable for-sale and rental housing remains in short supply in many U.S. markets. Image: Office of the Mayor/Max Touhy

Market Data | June 16, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The Joint Center for Housing Studies’ latest report expects minorities and millennials to account for the lion’s shar...

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Green | June 16, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Curl la Tourelle Head Architecture wants to create a school powered by the River Thames.

Metals | June 15, 2017 | Star Building Systems

In order to maintain hygienic cleanliness inside the facility, smooth, continuous wall surfaces with a minimum number...

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