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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“L” apartments, Logan Square

Photos: Jorge Gera/Luxury Living Chicago (above); Property Markets Group (below)

Multifamily Housing | April 26, 2017 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

Chicago’s newest multifamily development features an iconic CTA car on its amenity deck. 

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

In doing so, it becomes largest U.S. city to make such a pledge.

Photo: © Albert Vecerka / Esto

University Buildings | April 26, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The building brings the architecture, landscape architecture, and building technology departments under one roof.

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High-rise Construction | April 26, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Despite currently being under construction, the building is the center of an ongoing lawsuit filed by the architect....

Larry Barr (second from left), AIA, President of Quinn Evans Architects, standing with the management and principals of Cho Benn Holback + Associates, which Quinn Evans acquires effective May 1. Pictured with Barr are (from left): Brandon Schultz, LEED AP; Diane Cho, AIA, and George Holback, Cho Benn Holback's cofounders; Brian Oster, AIA, LEED AP BD+C; Mark Nook, AIA; and Anath Ranon, AIA, LEED AP BD+C. Image credit: E. Brady Robinson

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

Quinn Evans Architects and Cho Benn Holback + Associates have similar portfolios with an emphasis on civic work. 

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Codes and Standards | April 25, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

‘Buy American’ requirement and revised H-1B visa restrictions could raise prices on supplies, labor.

Left: Rendering of The Chrysalis courtesy of © THEVERYMANY. Right: The Chrysalis, as it nears completion in Merriweather Park at Symphony Woods © Arup. 

Performing Arts Centers | April 25, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The stage is covered with a curving steel and aluminum-shingled shell.

Photo courtesy Bart van Hoek, Attika Architekten.

Mixed-Use | April 25, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The emoji building is part of a larger mixed-use development built around a 150-year-old oak tree.

Graphics: Clark Nexsen

BIM and Information Technology | April 24, 2017 | Clark Nexsen Blog | Brian Turner, PE, CEM, LEED AP BD+C

Clark Nexsen’s Brian Turner explores the benefits and challenges of energy modeling and discusses how design firms ca...

Sewanee: The University of the South, Sewanee, Tenn. Image: courtesy Hanbury 

Higher Education | April 24, 2017 | Hanbury Blog | Keith Storms, AIA, LEED AP, Principal, VP, Planner

Moody’s Investor Service forecasts that closure rates for small institutions will triple in the coming years, and mer...

Healthcare Facilities | April 24, 2017 | CallisonRTKL blog | Steve Stokes

CRTKL’s Steve Stokes talks sustainability, comfort and community at Al Wakra and in mental health facilities.

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Codes and Standards | April 24, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Study finds significant problems with how city manages capital projects.

Courtesy of SHoP Architects.

Mixed-Use | April 24, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The master plan features market-rate and affordable housing, mixed-use space, and a waterfront park with a 5-block lo...

Courtesy Chicago Architecture Foundation

Urban Planning | April 24, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Launched with a Kickstarter campaign, the Chicago Architecture Foundation aims to get No Small Plans into th...

Coatings | April 21, 2017 | Jeff Alexander |

Our 6.25-acre test facility in Fort Myers, Fla., has 100,000 panels on exposure and demonstrates our commitment to te...

A 3D-printed model of the 21,000-seat Little Caesars Arena in Detroit includes tiny versions of fans in every seat. The level of detail in this concept model was instrumental in selling suites in the arena, which opens in September. Image: Stratasys Direct Manufacturing

Sports and Recreational Facilities | April 21, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The centerpiece is the scaled replica of a new arena that puts a miniature fan in every seat.

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Building Technology | April 21, 2017 | AIA

Grants awarded to initiatives that study various aspects of design within the built environment.

K-12 Schools | April 21, 2017 | HMC Architects Blog | Angel Hosband and Trenton Hansen and Brian Meyers.

School districts that invested in their athletic facilities over the last few years have seen a tremendous increase i...

Sports and Recreational Facilities | April 21, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The facility will also include two floors of Class A laboratory and office space and retail space.

Rendering courtesy of Kengo Kuma and Associates

Art Galleries | April 21, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The wooden façade is a link to the history of the area as a wood market.

Architects | April 20, 2017 | Perkins+Will’s Ideas + Buildings | Rachel Casanova and Christine Dansereau

We have been preaching “good design matters” for a long time, demonstrating the connection between the physical envir...

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

Only one of several attempts has had an impact in recent years.

Sustainability | April 20, 2017 | AIA and BD+C Staff

In its 21st year, the Top Ten Awards highlight projects that exemplify the integration of great design and great perf...

Image courtesy of Snøhetta

Urban Planning | April 20, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The Snøhetta-designed project nearly doubles the size of public space at one of the most visited attractions in the U...

The site of the future project. Photo courtesy of Sigurjon Gudjonsson, NYC DOT 

Architects | April 20, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The winning team will have $900,000 to design and implement their proposal.

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Market Data | April 19, 2017 | AIA

Balanced growth results in billings gains in all regions.

Sustainability | April 19, 2017 | BD+C Staff | Elizabeth Heider, Chief Sustainability Officer, Skanska USA

When you consider that 90% of our time is spent in buildings, how these environments can contribute to workplace prod...

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

The updated versions include full support for variable speed DX coils, enhanced plant auto-sizing, new fan model, and...

The location of six of the Frank Gehry buildings included in Voyager's Frank Gehry Architecture tour. Courtesy Google Earth.

Architects | April 19, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Google Earth’s new ‘Voyager’ feature allows people to take interactive guided tours.

Rendering courtesy HOK

Sports and Recreational Facilities | April 19, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The stadium is now scheduled to open on Aug. 26 in a preseason game between the Falcons and the Jaguars.

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