An open floor plan usuallly means lower office fit-out costs, according to a new JLL report. Image: Pixabay

Office Building Design | March 19, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The new JLL report also finds landlords offering more generous tenant improvement allowances.

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The Village Green at Terrapin Row designed by WDG Architecture

The Village Green at Terrapin Row designed by WDG Architecture.

Giants 300 | September 14, 2017 | BD+C Staff

Humphreys & Partners Architects, KTGY, and Perkins Eastman top BD+C’s ranking of the nation’s largest mu...

Thermafiber SAFB

Thermafiber® SAFB™ (Sound Attenuation Fire Blankets) FF are UL® validated formaldehyde-free mineral wool insulation batts designed to provide acoustical control, thermal performance and fire protection. 

Fire-Rated Products | September 14, 2017 | Owens Corning

Thermafiber® SAFB™ mineral wool batts are non-combustible, moisture-resistant, non-corrosive, non-deteriorating, mild...

A street in downtown Austin, Texas
Codes and Standards | September 14, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Rising rents elicit reexamination of zoning principles.

The underground gangway rising

Courtesy Dror

Great Solutions | September 14, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The bespoke system is part of a master plan by Dror and Gensler that creates the world’s first underground cruise ope...

The cafe space in the Capital One Cafe

Photo courtesy of Studio J Marketing

Mixed-Use | September 14, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The new branch in downtown Santa Monica offers 8,400 sf of space designed by Gwynne Pugh Urban Studio.

As projects get more complex, cost estimating gets more complicated. RLB will soon launch a service to help owners predict their costs more accurately. Image: Pixabay

Projects | September 13, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Rider Levett Bucknall’s Pulse takes project management deeper into financial analysis and forecasting.

A crane against the blue sky
Codes and Standards | September 13, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Comments on proposed rule sought through Sept. 29.

The 1.5-million-sf Oceanwide Plaza, going up across the street from Staples Center and L.A. Live

The 1.5-million-sf Oceanwide Plaza, going up across the street from Staples Center and L.A. Live, will include a “lifestyle plaza,” 100 feet in the air, with 37,000 sf of outdoor amenity spaces. A 700-foot-long LED ribbon will wrap the plaza. And this mixed-use project will feature a 166,580-sf open-air retail galleria. CallisonRTKL provided the architectural design for the entire Oceanwide Plaza project (spatial design, floor plans, unit plans, layout, etc.) which encompasses all three towers and the retail galleria. CallisonRTKL also provided the interior design for both of the South Towers as well as TDS for the entire project. Studio Munge provided the interior finishes for the residences in the North Tower and interior design for the residential common areas and for the hotel in the North Tower.

Giants 300 | September 13, 2017 | BD+C Staff

The Whiting-Turner Contracting Co., PCL Construction Enterprises, and Shawmut Design and Construction top BD+C...

REI's flagship store in Washington, D.C.

For REI’s flagship store in Washington, D.C., CallisonRTKL designed the bicycle shop to achieve the look, feel, and layout of a test kitchen. The outdoor retail cooperative was the first tenant in the redeveloped Uline Arena. Courtesy CallisonRTKL.

Giants 300 | September 13, 2017 | Mike Plotnick, Contributing Editor

Just two months ago, Credit Suisse forecasted that 20-25% of malls will close by 2022.

The Marriott Downtown in Omaha, Neb.'s Capitol District is one of Leo A Daly's recent hospitality projects. Its new managing principal Ken Martin foresees hospitality seeping into the firm's other practices. Image: Courtesy Leo A Daly

Architects | September 13, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Ken Martin views this sector as an incubator of innovation.

The exterior of the new TRUMPF smart factory building

Courtesy of TRUMPF

Industrial Facility | September 13, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The new facility is located in Hoffman Estates, Ill., not far from Chicago O’Hare International Airport.

The Alexandria Center for Life Sciences, in the Gramercy section of Manhattan's East Side, has two towers with a total of 729,000 sf that are completely leased. Zoning changes are making it easier for life sciences companies to build lab and research space in New York City. Image: Alexandria Real Estate Equities

Laboratories | September 12, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

A new Transwestern report highlights favorable market and regulatory changes.

Codes and Standards | September 12, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

All city government buildings are powered by renewables.

A rendering of the mixed-use sports and entertainment district Waterside Live!

Waterside Live! in Norfolk, Va. Courtesy of The Cordish Companies

Giants 300 | September 12, 2017 | BD+C Staff

WSP, Henderson Engineers, and Core States Group top BD+C’s ranking of the nation’s largest retail sector eng...

Children working on laptops
September 12, 2017 | NACLab Blog | Larry Kearns, Principal, FAIA / LEED AP and Timothy A. Ballard AIA / LEED AP / PRINCIPAL

Simply defined, blended learning mixes face-to-face with online instruction.

A classroom with large tables and a brick wall

Pixabay Public Domain

K-12 Schools | September 12, 2017 | Perkins Eastman

Metrics suggest correlation between key design strategies and occupant satisfaction and building performance.

The green roof at the Windsor Terrace Library

Courtesy of Brooklyn Public Library

Green | September 12, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The roof was funded through a process that allows local residents to decide how City capital dollars are spent in the...

Terminal Modernization: Why Bother?
Airports | September 11, 2017 | GS&P Dialogue | Wilson Rayfield, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP

A terminal modernization program can be a complicated and expensive task that airport operators may be hesitant to un...

A rendering of Fifth Third Arena
Sports and Recreational Facilities | September 11, 2017 | Troy Sherrard AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C, Partner, Sports & Recreation Architecture, Moody Nolan

While large 20,000-seat sports venues aren’t going away, mid-size venues provide advantages the big arenas do not in...

The exterior of a building clad in metal panels
Metals | September 11, 2017 | Jeff Alexander |

Although square and rectangular wall panels have been the norm, new shape and texture trends are emerging.

Top 65 retail architecture
Giants 300 | September 11, 2017 | BD+C Staff

CallisonRTKL, Jacobs, and Gensler top BD+C’s ranking of the nation’s largest retail sector architecture and...

A street lamp sticking out of rising floodwaters

Pixabay Public Domain

Codes and Standards | September 11, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

New green infrastructure should be part of rebuild.

The exterior of the Rachel Carson Music and Campus Center, with the 19th century smokestack visible.

Photo courtesy of Windover Construction

Performing Arts Centers | September 11, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

CBT Architects and Windover Construction collaborated on the adaptive reuse project for Middlesex School.

The downtown LA skyline

Pixabay Public Domain

Codes and Standards | September 08, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Hollywood Proper Residences have verified indoor air and water quality features.

An glass elevator

Pixabay Public Domain

High-rise Construction | September 08, 2017 | CTBUH

When it comes to the tallest skyscrapers in the world, the vertical commute in the building becomes just as important...

A hallway and study space at the Samueli Academy
K-12 Schools | September 08, 2017 | LPA Blog | Lowell Tacker

Flexible, modern classrooms should be viewed as a key element of a sound financial strategy, producing a solid return...

A rendering of the Chicago Architecture Center

Rendering courtesy CAF

Museums | September 08, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill-designed space will open in summer 2018.

Tilt panel erection at Nease High School in Ponte Verda Florida

Tilt panel erection by Barton Malow at Nease High School in Ponte Verda, Fla. Photo: Steve Cowdery.

Giants 300 | September 07, 2017 | BD+C Staff

Turner Construction Co., The Whiting-Turner Contracting Co., and Barton Malow top BD+C’s ranking of the nati...

Floodwaters rise at the Interstate Motor Lodge in Houston

Wikimedia Commons Public Domain

Codes and Standards | September 07, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Properties outside of these zones are not required to carry flood insurance.

A man sits in a cafe

Image Jeff Sheldon,

Senior Living Design | September 07, 2017 | GenslerOn | Laura Latham, Tama Duffy Day, and Lee Lindahl

Despite our enhanced understanding of how integral socialization and engagement are to long-term health, we continue...

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