John Rhodes, a director of HOK’s Sports + Recreation + Entertainment practice, met with Jamie Roberts (Wales), Tim Visser (Scotland), James Horwill (Australia) and Danny Care (England) to capture their ideas, both as players and fans.

HOK’s John Rhodes met with pro rugby players Jamie Roberts, Tim Visser, James Horwill, and Danny Care to discuss advanced design features and technologies. 


Sports and Recreational Facilities | August 18, 2017 | HOK

HOK invited four world-class rugby players into its London studio to discuss what they would like to see in the rugby stadiums of the future.

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GPX Hurricane with FL Product Approval was used in the new VA Medical Center in Orlando, FL.  Architect: RLF Architects.  Glazier: Harmon Inc. Photo Credit:  SAFTI FIRST

Fire-Rated Products | March 22, 2017 | Bill O'Keeffe |

It may look like a regular window, but these advanced fire resistive glazing systems are recognized in the code as tr...

Construction spending outpaced the nation's GDP growth in 2016, according to JLL's latest construction outlook. But spending remains uncertain this year, as the industry waits to see whether new policies on labor and trade emerge from the new administration. Image: Pixabay

Market Data | March 22, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Impacts on labor and materials costs at issue, according to latest JLL report. 

March 22, 2017 | Jeff Alexander |

These roofs allow a significant reduction in operation and maintenance costs for commercial and industrial projects....

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Codes and Standards | March 22, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The study compares costs in five categories of construction.

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Market Data | March 22, 2017 | AIA

Business conditions projected to solidify moving into the spring and summer.

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Industry Research | March 22, 2017 | Moody's Investors Service

Due to a lack of bipartisan agreement over funding mechanisms, as well as regulatory hurdles and practical constraint...

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High-rise Construction | March 22, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The idea behind the residential tower was to provide residents with a full single family home in the sky, complete wi...

Roofing | March 21, 2017 | Duro-Last

The assembly used for this project was Duro-Guard EPS Flute Fill Combo as the base, and then Duro-Guard ISO HD and De...

A 5,000-sm (53,819-sf) show pool is the center of attraction at WaterGarden Istanbul, a “living center” in Turkey's largest city. Image: Courtesy of Gorkem Volkan Design Studio

Retail Centers | March 21, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

WaterGarden Istanbul hopes to attract 15 million visitors a year.

Products and Services | March 21, 2017 | David Barista, Editorial Director

SunGuard CrystalBlue from Guardian Industries, 8300 Series from Wausau Window and Wall, and YES 60 from YKK AP are ju...

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

The certification measures and monitors environmental performance of existing buildings.

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Industry Research | March 21, 2017 | Perkins Eastman

The survey asks respondents to share their expertise and insights on Baby Boomer expectations, healthcare reform, sta...

Studio Gang's Aqua Tower in Chicago. Photo courtesy of George Showman, flickr Creative Commons.

Mixed-Use | March 21, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The project will be a mixed-use tower at the southwest corner of Yonge and Delisle in Toronto.

Photo courtesy of Kevin Scott

Office Building Design | March 21, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Graham Baba Architects designed the project around a central, landscaped courtyard.

Sherwood Park Mall, Alberta Canada - Pre-made Architectural Reveal Intersections kept the project on schedule while the mall remained opened during renovations.

Building Materials | March 20, 2017 | Trim-Tex

With a tight school renovation budget and timeline, the Oak Grove Elementary cafeteria, designed by RuckPate Architec...

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Office Building Design | March 20, 2017 | Jeff Paine, AIA

Today’s workplace requires designers and employers to look holistically at the organization’s culture, its criteria f...

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

Premiums leveled off in 2015, and claims have been stable, helping to hold costs down.

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High-rise Construction | March 20, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

As supertall skyscrapers continue to pop up around NYC, an architecture firm based in New York and Athens asks, ‘What...

A new study by PwC details how the industrial sector could get more involved as an influencer, and possibly as investors, in the massive infrastructure spending program that federal lawmakers and The White House now seem committed to moving forward. Image: Pixabay

Reconstruction & Renovation | March 16, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The accounting and consulting firm PwC offers the industrial sector a five-step approach to getting more involved in...

ASTM E-119 rated fire resistive glass and framing in this 2-hour stairwell adds vision, transparency and a connection to the outdoors while meeting code requirements. 

Glass and Glazing | March 16, 2017 | SaftiFirst

To preserve the building’s open design and to extend natural light further in the building, the architects incorporat...

Branding a library can take on significant importance as these spaces shift from providing more traditional services.

Library | March 16, 2017 | Perkins+Will’s Ideas + Buildings | Derek Jones

Libraries fulfill a new vision—community kitchens for experimentation with new ideas, problem solving and entrepreneu...

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Wood | March 16, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The use of Douglas fir glulam beams can obviate the need for steel beams, even for walls up to 14 feet in height.

Products and Services | March 16, 2017 | David Barista, Editorial Director

Tapered Series panels from Dri-Design, Retro-R Panels from MBCI, and Formawall from Centria are just three of the 12 ...

Rendering courtesy Powerhouse Environmental Arts Foundation and Herzog & de Meuron.

Reconstruction & Renovation | March 16, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The century-old building will be turned into fabrication shops in wood, metal, ceramics, textiles, and printmaking....

March 15, 2017 | Sasha Reed |

Who is succeeding, and on what terms? And what will it take for everyone to experience the benefits of that success?...

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Codes and Standards | March 15, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The standard-setting initiative for energy-efficient products may be a victim of Trump budget cuts.

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Architects | March 15, 2017 | David Barista, Editorial Director

The 2017 event will take place November 15-17 at the Fairmont Scottsdale (Ariz.) Princess resort. 

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Multifamily Housing | March 15, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The building sits adjacent to New York’s popular High Line park and includes a $50 million penthouse.

Market Data | March 15, 2017 | ABC

Contractors in each segment surveyed all saw lower backlog during the fourth quarter, with firms in the heavy industr...

The furniture and home furnishings retailer West Elm has announced that it will open branded hotels in five U.S. cities. West Elm joins a list of high-profile retailers and consumer products suppliers that are expanding their brands into hotels as a way of targeting, more directly, aspirational customers. Image: West Elm Hotels

Hotel Facilities | March 14, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Several high-profile names have launched hospitality divisions, often with well-established management partners.

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