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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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’...

A drone flying in a wooded area
Codes and Standards | September 26, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The technology can be used to prevent terrorist attacks and spying.

KC Streetcar

Kansas City’s recent downtown economic boom can be attributed in part to the $850 million, nine-block Kansas City Power + Light District, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, and KC Streetcar, a 2.2-mile light-rail system that opened in May 2016. City of Kansas City.

Mixed-Use | September 25, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

In Los Angeles, the entertainment district L.A. Live is expected to benefit from the proposed expansion of the city’s...

A shopping center during Christmas
Codes and Standards | September 25, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

E.U. research project focuses on energy efficiency and occupant comfort.

Architects | September 25, 2017 | Stantec Blog | Chris Groesbeck, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP

The four-part mission of a garden of scientific research helped drive the design for the Beijing New Material Researc...

The front door and facade of Domain West Hollywood

Photo: Adrian Tiemens

Mixed-Use | September 25, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The new development will feature 166 units and 9,000 sf of ground-floor retail.

The Indigo Hotel

The Indigo Hotel in downtown Los Angeles will recall eras of that city's history with art in different rooms and areas. (Note the art in the ceiling of the hotel's Sky Bar.) Saiful Bouquet was the structural engineer for the project. Photo courtesy HBA.

Giants 300 | September 22, 2017 | BD+C Staff

Turner Construction Co., Swinerton, and The Whiting-Turner Contracting Co. top BD+C’s ranking of the nation’...

The 250-key Paséa Hotel & Spa, which opened a year ago in Huntington Beach, Calif., is loaded with amenities that include a deck-level restaurant situated between the pool and the 191,000-sf Pacific City retail center. The restaurant’s wine and liquor are stored (and displayed) on several floors that lead to a bar on the roof of the restaurant, illuminated by an umbrella-like light fixture. Photo courtesy Pacific Hospitality Group and WATG

Giants 300 | September 22, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Because hotels can take as long as six years to complete, spotting trends—and differentiating them from fads—is tough...

Students in the University of Nebraska Manter Hall
Laboratories | September 22, 2017 | HDR Insights | June Hanley

Here is how the See + Hear + Do = Remember mantra can be applied to maker spaces and instructional labs.

Design giants merge: FKP joins CannonDesign

FKP-design projects: (left) Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Buerger Center for Advanced Pediatric Care, and (right) Nemours’ A.I. DuPont Hospital for Children. Photos courtesy FKP

Architects | September 22, 2017 | BD+C Staff + CannonDesign

The deal strengthens CannonDesign’s pediatric healthcare expertise, establishes presence in Texas and Ohio.

Developer ARK Group is hoping that its newly opened, 17-acre Irving Music Factory in Texas has the same drawing power as ARK’s entertainment district in Charlotte, N.C., AvidXchange MusicFactory, which had around 1.8 million visitors in 2016. Courtesy Gensler

Mixed-Use | September 22, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Some entertainment districts are going light on retail, partly because “the bulk of the leasing demand is for dining...

A high-rise hotel shot from below

Photo: AHL

Giants 300 | September 22, 2017 | BD+C Staff

NV5 Global, WSP, and DeSimone Consulting Engineers top BD+C’s ranking of the nation’s largest hotel sector e...

The swimming pool at the Hilton Jinan swimming pool, designed by Wilson Associates

The swimming pool at the Hilton Jinan swimming pool, designed by Wilson Associates. Photo: WIlson Associates

Giants 300 | September 22, 2017 | BD+C Staff

Gensler, WATG and Wimberly Interiors, and HKS top BD+C’s ranking of the nation’s largest hotel sector archit...

Building Team | September 21, 2017 | Steven Burns |

Projects are the backbone of the way you do business. Isn’t it time that you step up their analysis?

Laura Crane, AIA, NCARB, Associate, Project Architect with bKL Architecture, Chicago

Laura Crane, AIA, NCARB, Associate, Project Architect with bKL Architecture, Chicago

40 Under 40 | September 21, 2017 | By BD+C Staff

These AEC stars are making their mark in business, philanthropy, and in their communities.

Prefab construction of a house
Market Data | September 21, 2017 | AIA

Design services remain in high demand across all regions and in all major sectors.

A construction crane
Codes and Standards | September 21, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Cranes rated for 140 mph winds didn’t hold up to 100 mph gusts.

Red hot air balloons
Market Data | September 21, 2017 | Hinge Blog | Karl Feldman

Brand research is a process that firms can use to measure their reputation and visibility in the marketplace.

The exterior of the new Mountain Park Health Center clinic
Healthcare Facilities | September 21, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The new space was designed with community input to be used by patients and non-patients alike.

The interior of a 60 Orchard Street condo with a NanaWall

Photo: Courtesy NanaWall

Mixed-Use | September 21, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

NanaWall panels add a unique dimension to condos at 60 Orchard Street in New York City.

The Tomscot luxury apartment community in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Two resort-style pool decks with a spa and wading pool highlight the amenities at the luxury apartment community The Tomscot, Scottsdale, Ariz. The units in the main level are designated as live-work space for residents. The Weitz Co.

Giants 300 | September 20, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Since the current multifamily boom took off in 2010, most activity has focused on large urban areas.

A closeup of a dollar bill
Codes and Standards | September 20, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Access to better financing, tax incentives, rent premiums, among the benefits to greener buildings.

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