The Sears distribution center

The gargantuan Sears distribution center served the Mid-South from 1927 until 1993. A coalition of community groups devoted to the arts, education, health, and affordable housing rescued the 1.3 million-sf facility and turned it into what they call a “vertical urban village.”

Multifamily Housing | August 15, 2018 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

One local design firm is trying to make it happen.

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CityTarget store near Fenway Park

CityTarget store near Fenway Park, Boston, has a 50-foot atrium. CityTargets carry the same merchandise as Targets, but in smaller unit sizes. Interior fitout by MG2 Architecture and Suffolk Construction. Photo: Richard Cadan.

Retail Centers | August 02, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

New technology, changing customer expectations force retailers to rethink their businesses from top to bottom.

Market Data | August 02, 2018 | ABC

“The hope is that June’s construction spending setback is merely a statistical aberration,” said ABC Chief Economist...

Educare Los Angeles at Long Beach modular building

Courtesy AMS

Modular Building | August 02, 2018 | David Malone, ASsociate Editor

Dougherty was the Architect-of-Record.

Architects | August 01, 2018 | circle S studio Blog | Tim Asimos

Clients are looking for solutions to their business problems from collaborative advisors. They’ve come to expect a hi...

Photo: Pixabay 


Market Data | August 01, 2018 | Lodging Econometrics

The hotel construction pipeline has been growing moderately and incrementally each quarter.

Conrad Playa Mita, in Punta de Mita, Mexico

SB Architects designed the 154-key Conrad Playa Mita, in Punta de Mita, Mexico, to fit snugly into the surrounding landscape. SB Architects.

Hotel Facilities | August 01, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Creating an experience, with the accent on local color, is flavoring hotel design.

Willis Tower lights

Photo courtesy EQ Office

Lighting | August 01, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The new lights will save Willis Tower more than 70% in antenna-lighting energy costs.

Building Materials | August 01, 2018 | Star Building Systems |

Metal building systems are often selected for large-sized structures, and with good reason.

Coatings | July 31, 2018 | Jeff Alexander |

Color has the power to help us go within and reset.

Multifamily Housing | July 31, 2018 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

If your school district is building a new school, build housing in the air space above it and put lower-paid public e...

Codes and Standards | July 31, 2018 |

Contractor pays $250,000 in back wages in Dept. of Labor enforcement action.

Reebok's headquarters

Reebok's headquarters in Boston's Seaport District has an employee fitness center with its own boxing ring. Photo: Matthew Delphenich.

Office Building Design | July 31, 2018 | Mike Plotnick, Contributing Editor

Companies create community-rich work environments where employees can thrive.

High-rise Construction | July 31, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The tower is located in Guiyang’s central business district.

Maggie’s Centre Barts, London, designed by Steven Holl Architects. Photo: Iwan Baan

Maggie’s Centre Barts, London, designed by Steven Holl Architects. Photo: Iwan Baan

Healthcare Facilities | July 30, 2018 | AIA

The Steven Holl-designed Maggie’s Centre Barts cancer treatment facility in London highlights the honorees of the AIA...

Sb Valley College campus

The San Bernardino (Calif.) Valley Community College Kinesiology and Athletics Center, designed by HMC Architects. The three-story, 108,509-sf, $69 million facility has two NCAA competition gymasiums. Photo: David Fennema, HMC Architects.

University Buildings | July 30, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Though the U.S. economy is strong with investment gains buoying endowments, colleges and universities face pressures...

Building Team | July 30, 2018 | JLL

In the first half of 2018, venture capital firms invested $1.05 billion in global construction tech startups, setting...

BIM and Information Technology | July 30, 2018 | Global Data

AI practitioners are primarily seeing very pointed benefits within problems that directly impact the bottom line.

Market Data | July 30, 2018 | ABC

Nonresidential fixed investment represented an especially important element of second quarter strength in the advance...

19 product innovations from the AIA 2018 convention

The Privada Collection from Bobrick Washroom Equipment


Products and Services | July 26, 2018 | BD+C Staff

Vacuum-insulated glass, high-gloss fiber cement, attack-resistant openings were among the new product launches at the...

Healthcare market trends 2018: Health systems get leaner, more resilient

The $171 million, 475,000-sf John S. Oishei Children's Hospital of Women's and Children's Hospital of Buffalo. The project team: Shepley Bulfinch (architect), Simpson Gumpertz & Heger (SE), DiDonato (CE), CannonDesign (MEP), CT & Associates (logistics/planning), HB & Associates (medical equipment planner), and Turner Construction (GC). Photo: Laura Peters/CannonDesign

Healthcare Facilities | July 26, 2018 | Mike Plotnick, Contributing Editor

Hospitals set their sights on improving patient convenience and operational efficiency.

K-12 market trends 2018: Common areas enable hands-on learning

Wilson School, designed by Leo A Daly and BIG, is under construction in Arlington, Va. The cantilevered “fanning bars” will open up rooftop spaces adjacent to each classroom, providing students a wide range of indoor and outdoor learning environments. Rendering: BIG  

K-12 Schools | July 26, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Modern designs emphasize social and collaboration spaces outside the classroom.

St. Paul aims for zero carbon in all buildings by 2050

St. Paul, Minn. Photo: Max Pixel

Green | July 26, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The city is working for better efficiency and sourcing green power to reach its goal.

DOE releases updated version of Better Buildings Financing Navigator

Photo: DOE

Green | July 26, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Version 2.0 provides renewable energy financing options, sector-specific and location-specific financing resources, a...

Saint Gobain's North American headquarters in Malvern, Pa., was designed to provide higher levels of acoustical comfort for its employees. Image: Saint Gobain

Office Building Design | July 25, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The building products giant gauges its employees’ perceptions of old and new headquarters environments.

Data centers keep cool while staying hot-hot-hot

The $28 million data center at St Jude’s Children's Research Hospital, Memphis. The project team for the three-story, 55,000-sf facility: Gensler (architect), Paradigm Structural Engineers (SE), Syska Hennessy Group (ME), Liles Energy Design Consultants (EE), Jensen Hughes (fire/life safety), and Flintco Inc. (GC). Photo: Joe Luther

Data Centers | July 25, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Cooling mission critical facilities efficiently is critical to their operations and profitability.

Multifamily market trends 2018: Demographic shifts reshape the residential landscape

Communal work/spa at 30 East, Chicago, designed by SCB for Gilbane Development. The 16-story, 148,000-sf co-living TOD, an NAHB BALA winner, offers 134 moderately priced units with a "loft-like aesthetic," totaling 255 beds. Photo © Darris Lee Harris

Multifamily Housing | July 25, 2018 | Mike Plotnick, Contributing Editor 

Changing generational preferences are prompting multifamily developers to re-strategize.

Roofing | July 24, 2018 | Jeff Alexander |

As metal roofing soars in popularity, so do the aesthetic options. 

Deregulation for denser development in Los Angeles moves forward

Photo: PxHere

Urban Planning | July 24, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The aim is to reduce housing costs, traffic congestion.

Green | July 24, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Environmentally strategy does have its limits, though.

Weidt Group’s Net Energy Optimizer now available as software as a service

The software allows users to see validated results for hundreds of proven energy-efficiency options in real time.

AEC Tech | July 24, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The proprietary energy analysis tool is open for use by the public.

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