People running through a mixed-use waterfront community in San Francisco

Perkins+Will has written the design controls for the redevelopment of a 28-acre surface parking lot in San Francisco into a mixed-use waterfront community called Mission Rock, which would have a mesa running through it to handle sea levels that are projected to rise as high as 66 inches by 2100, compared to 24 inches today. Courtesy Perkins+Will. 

Resiliency | October 13, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Projects like these, where resilience is central to their design and construction, are becoming more commonplace.

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Reconstruction & Renovation | February 16, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The pavilion has been awaiting repair since storm damage in 2011 rendered the structure unsafe for the public.

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Office Building Design | February 16, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The factory will immerse employees and visitors in nature from all sides.

Glass and Glazing | February 15, 2017 | Vitro

At first glance, it might seem like a barn—but a closer look reveals towering windows, rooftop solar panels and world...

Sodexo's Institute of Quality of Life has produced an expansive report that examines global workplace trends. The report argues in favor of a “people-centric” approach to workplaces that places the well being and value of employees above all else.  Image: Pixabay

Industry Research | February 15, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The latest Sodexo report on workplace trends explores 10 factors that are impacting the global work environment.   ...

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Building Materials | February 15, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The material is barely thicker than aluminum foil and can be economically manufactured for large-scale residential an...

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Hotel Facilities | February 15, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The redesigned rooms focused on scale, color, tactility, unexpected form, and connections to the natural context.

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Architects | February 14, 2017 | NCARB

Architects without a degree from an accredited program can pursue NCARB certification through a new path.

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Codes and Standards | February 14, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The paper provides guidance on how to streamline pursuit of dual certification.

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Codes and Standards | February 14, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

High-performance green buildings are linked to better job performance.

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Codes and Standards | February 13, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The changes apply to multifamily, hotels, state-owned buildings, and public schools.

Industry Research | February 13, 2017 | Hinge Blog | Sylvia Montgomery, CPSM

The most effective way to boost your reputation is through thought leadership marketing.

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Walls and Partitions | February 13, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The glass wall would replace the current metal fences that surround the structure.

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Building Technology | February 13, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The neighborhood will become a test lab for innovative technology.

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Products and Services | February 10, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

New technology from Bradley Corp. is doing all it can to improve the public restroom experience.

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Green | February 10, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Over 70 new acres of public space would be created between Ohio Street and North Avenue.

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Urban Planning | February 09, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The village in Heidelberg, Germany, which 16,000 Americans called home at one time, is being redesigned as a commune...

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Codes and Standards | February 09, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Portico platform features a database of products ranked on how they disclose ingredients.

A roofer installs a polymermodified bitumen roof membrane. Photo: KADMY/123RF

Roofing | February 08, 2017 | Jason Wilen, Director of Technical Services, NRCA

This course highlights commonly adopted energy-code provisions for commercial low-slope roof assembles and examines t...

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Building Owner | February 08, 2017 | Rider Levett Bucknall Blog | John T. Jozwick

Across numerous states, unscrupulous attorneys are filing hundreds of “drive-by” lawsuits that are founded on noncomp...

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K-12 Schools | February 08, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The hall offers bountiful natural light with enough space to build large-scale projects.

A rendering of the criminal justice facility that Rock Ventures is offering to build in Detroit's Wayne County in exchange for a coveted parcel of land on which the Rock Ventures would build a complex that includes a Major League Soccer stadium, a hotel, offices and apartments. Image: Rock Ventures LLC

Sports and Recreational Facilities | February 08, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

He would take over a downtown Detroit site, where he wants to build a soccer stadium, and build a new jail and courth...

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High-rise Construction | February 08, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The second tallest building in the world is officially home to the world’s fastest elevator, the tallest elevator in...

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Office Building Design | February 08, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Friars Bridge Court will provide a transition between the unvarying height of the buildings to the south and the more...

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Mixed-Use | February 08, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Peninsula Place will cost £1 billion and act as a gateway to the new, master-planned district.

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

Buildings constructed in the last two decades are largely holding up to increased seismic activity.

A mason installs the brick units over a concrete wall. A patent-pending alignment guide ensures straight lines. Courtesy of Dryvit.

Products and Services | February 07, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

NewBrick is a lightweight insulated brick product that is coated with a specially formulated finish to mimic the look...

Buerger Center for Advanced Pediatric Care, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Designed by Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects. Photo courtesy Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects 

February 07, 2017 | Jeff Alexander |

Many prominent skylines are largely monochromatic, with little use of vibrant colors. 

Hospitals of Providence’s 40,000-sf microhospital in the El Paso suburb of Horizon City will serve a market whose population has exploded despite being nearly an hour’s drive from the nearest full-size hospital. Photo: Courtesy The Hospitals of Providence.

Healthcare Facilities | February 07, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Microhospitals are acute care facilities that are smaller than the typical acute care hospital. They leave complex su...

Motorola Mobility’s Chicago Headquarters fuses cutting-edge technology and workplace design to become a benchmark for the creative office. Image © Gensler.

Education Facility | February 07, 2017 | GenslerOn | Meghan Webster

As companies are increasingly looking for people who can do things like communicate clearly, solve complex challenges...

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