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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Rendering of 61 Banks Street designed by Booth Hansen

Rendering courtesy Draper and Kramer, Incorporated

Multifamily Housing | January 09, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The 8-story building will feature two- and three-bedroom residences.

An aerial rendering of the main waiting area in Delta Medix's new office for its urology, general surgery, ENT, imaging, audiology, allergy, and pulmonary practices. Image: Highland Associates

Retail Centers | January 09, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Delta Medix is one of several tenants that are changing the image of the Marketplace at Steamtown.

Robert Frasca, FAIA, Founding Design Partner, ZGF

Robert Frasca, FAIA, Founding Design Partner, ZGF

Architects | January 08, 2018 | ZGF

Frasca was a driving force in transforming the architectural firm from its early beginnings as a regional office into...

Education Village at Winona State University

Rendering courtesy Leo A Daly

Education Facility | January 08, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The $25.3 million project is currently under construction on the Winona State University campus.

A view from the east wing of Columbia University's new Center for Precision Dental Medicine, which is embedded within Columbia's medical school. Image: (c) Jeff Goldberg

Healthcare Facilities | January 06, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The facility, which nests at “the core” of the university’s Medical Center, relies heavily on technology and big data...

MIT’s Simmons Hall, designed by Steven Holl

MIT’s Simmons Hall, designed by Steven Holl

Big Data | January 05, 2018 | BD+C Staff | David Barista, Editorial Director

At a time when research- and data-based methods are playing a larger role in architecture, there remains a surprising...

Metals | January 05, 2018 | Star Building Systems

The exterior of the Trane office has a dramatic look.

Codes and Standards | January 05, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Evaluation service providers should be properly accredited.

James Warton, Assoc. AIA, Associate, Computational Designer/Research, HKS Laboratory For Intensive Exploration (HKS_LINE)

James Warton, Assoc. AIA, Associate, Computational Designer/Research, HKS Laboratory For Intensive Exploration (HKS_LINE)

40 Under 40 | January 05, 2018 | BD+C Staff

Calling all AEC superstars! If you are under the age of 40 as of August 31, 2018, it's time to enter BD+C’s 13th annu...

Seaholm Power Plant Redevelopment, Austin, Texas, a Gold Award winner in BD+C's Reconstruction Awards. Photo: Casey Dunn Photography

Reconstruction Awards | January 05, 2018 | BD+C Staff

Only projects completed or occupied between January 1, 2017 and July 13, 2018 are eligible.

Multifamily Housing | January 05, 2018 | Abundance: The Paladino Blog | Brian Walker

The demand for rental housing has been on a steady climb since 2004.

Provo City Center Temple, Provo, Utah. Photo: Intellectual Reserve, Inc.

Provo City Center Temple, Provo, Utah. Photo: Intellectual Reserve, Inc.

Reconstruction Awards | January 05, 2018 | BD+C Staff

The 2018 Reconstruction Awards recognize the best reconstructed, renovated, or remodeled projects, based on overall d...

Courtesy Tangram Interiors

Mixed-Use | January 05, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

USC Village comprises six buildings and 1.25 million sf.

Zurich North America’s headquarters building, Schaumburg, Ill. Photo: James Steinkamp Photography

Zurich North America’s headquarters building, Schaumburg, Ill. Photo: James Steinkamp Photography

Building Team Awards | January 05, 2018 | BD+C Staff

BD+C's Building Team Awards is the industry's only recognition program to honor projects that achieve excell...

The 232-foot-tall Terrace House luxury condo development will be the tallest hybrid wood structure in North America.

The project received official approval to use exposed mass timber in the top seven stories of the 19-story building. Renderings: PortLiving

Multifamily Housing | January 04, 2018 | PortLiving

The 232-foot-tall Terrace House luxury condo development will be the tallest hybrid wood structure in North America....

Architects | January 04, 2018 | DLR Group Insights Blog | Seth Trance

Homelessness is an issue affecting millions around the globe. 

Commercial construction continues to be hamstrung by labor shortages that are expected to persist through at least the remainder of this year. Image: Pixabay

Contractors | January 04, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Labor shortages are spiking wages. Materials costs are rising, too. 

Market Data | January 04, 2018 | ABC

Despite the month-over-month expansion, nonresidential spending fell 1.3 percent from November 2016.

Codes and Standards | January 04, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

GAO report cites hundreds of overseas facilities in peril.

The new Santiago Hall at Chapman University

Architecture and Imagery by Togawa Smith Martin, Inc. and AC Martin 

Adaptive Reuse | January 04, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The Packing House was originally built for the Santiago Orange Growers Association.

Activating the workplace
Office Building Design | January 03, 2018 | Perkins+Will’s Ideas + Buildings | Mary Baker

Here's how active work stations impact how you think, perform, and feel.

January 03, 2018 | Steven Burns |

Follow these networking strategies to grow your architectural business with the work that you want.

Codes and Standards | January 03, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Court filing alleges massive fraud and breaches of contract in Baha Mar Resort Project.

Coatings | January 03, 2018 | BD+C Staff

Acrylicoat’s hard surface resists scratches and meets or exceeds the American Architectural Manufacturers Association...

Exterior of Ascension on the Bayou

Photo courtesy of Meeks + Partners

Mixed-Use | January 03, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The new community is located in the economic and population center of Houston.

Staging should be used to support the client’s goals. This rendering for a spec office client was designed to target young, trendy tenants.

Staging should be used to support the client’s goals. This rendering for a spec office client was designed to target young, trendy tenants. Rendering: TILTPIXEL

       

BD+C University Course | January 02, 2018 | RAMY HANNA, 3D ARTIST, TILTPIXEL

3D artist Ramy Hanna offers guidelines and tricks-of-the-trade to ensure that project artwork is a stunning depiction...

Urban Planning | January 02, 2018 | Christopher Bell, DLR Group

While we focus on designing organized and supportive architecture, much of urbanization is created through informal s...

Codes and Standards | January 02, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Potential for increased deployment of smart building technology is great beyond early adopters.

Contractors | January 02, 2018 | AGC of America

"There were robust construction gains in most parts of the country as the economy continues to expand," said AGC’s St...

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