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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Airport baggage area

Photo: Skanska

Giants 300 | October 03, 2017 | BD+C Staff

AECOM, Burns & McDonnell, and Arup top BD+C’s ranking of the nation’s largest airport sector engineering...

Designers | October 03, 2017 | Steven Burns |

Generally speaking, millennials want to be where the action is.

An airport baggage check

Photo: Skanska

Giants 300 | October 03, 2017 | BD+C Staff

Jacobs, Corgan, and Gensler top BD+C’s ranking of the nation’s largest airport sector architecture and AE fi...

Duct work on top of a buidling
Codes and Standards | October 03, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

ASHRAE 189.1 broadens testing requirements to include more types of ducts.

Industry Research | October 03, 2017 | ABC

Spending on nonresidential construction services is still down on a YOY basis.

Children at play in an early education center classroom
Education Facility | October 03, 2017 | NACLab Blog | Melissa A. McFadgen and Helena L. Jubany

When the design of early learning centers is grounded in the science of developmental psychology and education, these...

A red room in the LEGO House with a LEGO waterfall

A red room in the LEGO House with a LEGO waterfall. Photo: Iwan Baan

Museums | October 03, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The 12,000-sm building is part of Billund, Denmark’s goal to become the ‘Capital for Children.’

A closeup of markers lined up on a surface
Green | October 02, 2017 | Abundance: The Paladino Blog | Darren Bruce

After performing retro-commissioning and energy audits for more than five million square feet of existing building re...

The Toronto skyline at night
Codes and Standards | October 02, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The roadmap provides government and industry with a targeted plan.

The FBI’s Biometric Technology Center

The FBI’s Biometric Technology Center is designed to accommodate the future of the Bureau’s largest division, Criminal Justice Information Services. Its modular design enables a flexible and adaptable workplace

Giants 300 | October 02, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

John Caulfield, Senior Editor

​View from classrooms (Building A) to learning platforms and play area at the Awty International School in Houston

​View from classrooms (Building A) to learning platforms and play area at the Awty International School in Houston. Photo: Shepley Bulfinch

K-12 Schools | October 02, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Shepley Bulfinch designed the 75,000-sf campus.

A Teak seat in a bathroom shower
Designers | September 29, 2017 | Bill Bridgeman |

The CDC targets the bathroom as the most dangerous room in the house. Architects can use principles of Universal Desi...

Exterior of the Bank of North Georgia
Coatings | September 29, 2017 | Jeff Alexander |

Valspar coatings are formulated with both organic and inorganic pigments, depending on the desired color and performa...

The interior finishes of the AIMI Corporate Office
Interior Finishes | September 29, 2017 | INSTALL

The complicated retrofit was managed with precision by an INSTALL-certified team and seamlessly blended an intricate...

Doctors and a stethoscope
Healthcare Facilities | September 29, 2017 | Scott Nolin, Senior Director of Project Management

The ability to clearly communicate specific priorities to your team is among the most important tasks the owner’s lea...

The U.S. Consulate in Erbil, in Iraq's Kurdistan region, will be the largest such facility in the world.

The U.S. Consulate in Erbil, in Iraq's Kurdistan region, will be the largest such facility in the world. Courtesy EYP.

Giants 300 | September 28, 2017 | BD+C Staff

Turner Construction Co., PCL Construction Enterprises, and Clark Group top BD+C’s ranking of the nation’s la...

The exterior of the Seguin Library

The Seguin Library, Photo: Dana Hoff, photo courtesy of PGAL

Giants 300 | September 28, 2017 | BD+C Staff

WSP, AECOM, and Arup top BD+C’s ranking of the nation’s largest government sector engineering and EA firms,...

Codes and Standards | September 28, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

NRCA offers compliance tools for contractors.

A commercial air conditioning unit
Codes and Standards | September 28, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

IAPMO and Hydronics Industry Alliance unveil BEST to evaluate systems in early design phase.

The escalator for the Line 7 Metro entrance

Rendering courtesy of GreenbergFarrow

Museums | September 28, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

GreenbergFarrow beat out five other design firms for the opportunity to design the museum.

Aerial view of the Post Office redevelopment project with the green roof

Rendering courtesy of ©601w Companies | Gensler

Reconstruction & Renovation | September 28, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The redevelopment project is currently the largest in the nation.

Water Street Tampa, a mixed-used district under construction in Florida, is striving to be the world's first community certified under the WELL Building Institute's Community Standard. Indoor air quality and comfort tied for first among the most important wellness attributes cited by real estate and property management execs polled in a new survey about sustainability. Image: Strategic Property Partners 

Green | September 27, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Structure Tone survey finds LEED is still a selling point, but interest in resilience practices could be waning.

The exterior of the Michelle Obama Branch Library

The Michelle Obama Branch Library.

Giants 300 | September 27, 2017 | BD+C Staff

Stantec, HOK, and Gensler top BD+C’s ranking of the nation’s largest government sector architecture and AE f...

Action at last November’s USA Pickleball Association Nationals in Casa Grande, Ariz.

Action at last November’s USA Pickleball Association Nationals in Casa Grande, Ariz., which attracted 774 players from 36 states for 2,088 matches in a weeklong tournament. Photo courtesy USAPA/Tom Gottfried

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

Two-and-a-half million Americans are playing the game with the funny name.

The workplace area at the Connell Foley headquarters

Photo: Jessica Warren for Gensler

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

The HQ occupies 75,000 sf in a 400,000-sf suburban office building.

A rendering of the East Coast Resiliency Project

Rendering courtesy of BIG.

Resiliency | September 27, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The project will safeguard the Lower East Side against severe weather and rising sea levels.

A 20,000-seat soccer stadium in downtown Sacramento is being designed with significant input by the local community through an outreach initiative launched by the city's pro soccer club and the project's architect. Image: HNTB

Sports and Recreational Facilities | September 27, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Sacramento Republic FC and HNTB are conducting a contest where the public can submit concept ideas.

Aerial view of Zonamerica

Rendering courtesy of Perkins+Will's LA studio

Mixed-Use | September 26, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The new free trade zone is designed to resemble a small village.

The Cotton Gin at night

CENTRIA’s EcoScreen perforated screen wall system gives The Gin at the Co-Op District its lantern-like glow effect

Metals | September 26, 2017 | CENTRIA

The city specified the modern era’s leading sustainability features, but also requested a façade that harkened back t...

Displays at a department store
Retail Centers | September 26, 2017 | CallisonRTKL blog | Kristin Tilley

Department stores are going through a period of transformation in the face of a rapidly changing retail market. What’...

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