A day in the life of an ‘agile worker’

A mix of sit-stand stations and collaboration areas support agile working. Image © Gensler/John Ryan.

Office Building Design | July 18, 2018 | Jane Stull | GenslerOn

When our Gensler La Crosse office relocated last year, we leveraged the opportunity to support an agile workplace strategy (aka, no assigned seating). Here’s what I’ve experienced firsthand.

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The Dairy Farmers of America Headquarters

The headquarters of the Dairy Farmers of America is an example of a new breed of suburban corporate campuses that complement an emerging growth corridor—in this case, Kansas City, Kan.—that already included retail, restaurants, and residential. The 110,000-sf building was designed with an eye toward recruitment and retention. HOK was the design architect for the office; JE Dunn Construction built it. Photo: Michael Robinson.

Giants 300 | October 19, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Is the shift toward attracting younger workers too much or not enough?

Cranes on a construction site
Market Data | October 19, 2017 | AIA

Business conditions easing in the West.

Codes and Standards | October 19, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The deadline is March 16, 2018.

AEC Tech | October 19, 2017 | Steven Burns |

For firms looking to propel their architectural design services to new heights and levels of sophistication, a consol...

The 2,315-sf, third-floor penthouse at the Sanctuary, Washington, D.C.

The 2,315-sf, third-floor penthouse at the Sanctuary. “The space is art itself,” says the new owner, a real estate lawyer/developer. “I’m still discovering new angles and vantage points from which to enjoy my home. Living in a 120-year-old church on Capitol Hill is a truly unique experience.” PHOTOS: © ERIC TAYLOR PHOTOGRAPHY

Multifamily Housing | October 19, 2017 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

Once there were 857 churches in the District of Columbia. Now there are 856. One of them became an award-winning cond...

Designers | October 18, 2017 | Bill Bridgeman |

The CDC targets the bathroom as the most dangerous room in the house. Architects can use principles of Universal Desi...

Metals | October 18, 2017 | Star Building Systems |

Star metal building systems have once again demonstrated their durability in extreme weather events.

Halkin Mason Photography, Courtesy of KSS Architects

Giants 300 | October 18, 2017 | BD+C Staff

Turner Construction Co., Structure Tone, and Holder Construction top BD+C’s ranking of the nation’s largest ...

Hurricane from space
Codes and Standards | October 18, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Florida, Texas, rise in ACEEE state energy efficiency scorecard.

Rendering of Clippership Wharf

Clippership Wharf, a 478-unit mixed-use redevelopment in Boston whose construction began this year, will elevate the first floors of its buildings 24 feet above the Boston city baseline. A 1,400-foot-long public Harbor Walk will be 14 to 16 feet above sea level. Courtesy Lendlease Development.

Greenbuild Report | October 18, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Hurricanes Harvey and Irma expose the necessity—and limitations—of resilient design and construction measures.

BIM and Information Technology | October 18, 2017 | Autodesk

Autodesk’s investment in Project Frog creates a common data environment, streamlines design and engineering processes...

A flooded neighborhood
Resiliency | October 18, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Convincing people to relocate can be a psychological hurdle.

A Loop NYC pedestrian park

Courtesy Edg

Great Solutions | October 17, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

A new proposal leverages driverless cars to free up almost all of Manhattan’s Park Avenue and Broadway for pedestrian...

222 S. Riverside office

Photo: Wright Heerema Architects

Giants 300 | October 17, 2017 | BD+C Staff

AECOM, WSP, and Thornton Tomasetti top BD+C’s ranking of the nation’s largest office sector engineering and...

Two employees in an office

Photo: Davis Architects

Giants 300 | October 17, 2017 | BD+C Staff

Gensler, Jacobs, and HOK top BD+C’s ranking of the nation’s largest office sector architecture and AE firms,...

Codes and Standards | October 17, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Open-source apps include enhancements for urban-scale modeling.

VistaAir Open
Walls and Partitions | October 16, 2017 | David Barista, Editorial Director

Vista Air is available in several mounting options and cladding materials, including metal, wood, and glass.

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Heller Manus Architects

Resiliency | October 16, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

An array of guidelines and standards coming from all kinds of sources are jockeying for position to stamp their impri...

Aligned Energy Phoenix data center

A growing number of businesses are outsourcing their vital IT infrastructure to mega-co-location facilities like the newly built 550,000-sf, 62MW Aligned Energy Phoenix data center. The energy-efficient facility is designed to achieve an annualized power usage effectiveness (PUE) rating of 1.15. Courtesy of Aligned Energy.

Giants 300 | October 16, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Look for mission-critical construction to double in the next few years.

Codes and Standards | October 16, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Will allow AIA to make updates more frequently as insurance market changes.

The Hellisheidi power plant

Photo: Arni Saeberg

Sustainability | October 16, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The geothermal power plant in Hellisheidi, Iceland was outfitted with a Climeworks DAC module.

A personal environmental control platform

Engineers with Glumac look to bring an increased level of comfortable to office workers, with the development of G Cloud. This personal environmental control platform incorporates radiant cooling, acoustics absorption, direct/indirect lighting, and a white noise system—all fixed above a single workstation. Courtesy Glumac

Giants 300 | October 14, 2017 | David Barista, Editorial Director

Here’s a recap of the noteworthy innovations reported by engineering and E/A firms as part of BD+C's Giants...

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.

Looking out the CN Tower's new glass
Glass and Glazing | October 13, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The glass darkens in proportion to the sun’s intensity to produce a reduction of heat and glare inside the building....

The Kolos Data Center

The Kolos Data Center, 225 kilometers north of the Arctic Circle. Rendering courtesy of HDR.

Data Centers | October 13, 2017 | BD+C Staff

Turner Construction Co., Holder Construction, and DPR Constrcution top BD+C’s ranking of the nation’s larges...

The exterior of Dunham College
University Buildings | October 13, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The residential communities were designed by KWK Architects and combine living and learning amenities.

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.

A handheld scanner being used

The FARO Freestyle 3D handheld laser scanner was used to quickly capture precise measurements in One Liberty Plaza’s mechanical room. The device connects directly to a Microsoft Pro Surface tablet and has 3D point accuracy ≤1.5mm and an indoor scanning volume of up to 8m³. Photo: Actus3D.

BIM and Information Technology | October 12, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The emergence of handheld 3D laser scanners has been a boon for firms looking to lower costs and speed up turnaround...

Data center
Giants 300 | October 12, 2017 | BD+C Staff

Syska Hennessy Group, AECOM, and Morrison Hershfield top BD+C’s ranking of the nation’s largest data center ...

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

Roles of architects, contractors outlined in E204–2017.

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