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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Architects | January 26, 2017 | AIA

The award honors significant contributions to public architecture.

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Mixed-Use | January 26, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The $500 million complex will begin pre-leasing in winter, 2017 and open for move-in early in 2018. 

A design rendering for a single new terminal at Kansas City International Airport. That project is one of 50 that the Trump administration has prioritized for immediate attention and funding support. Republicans and Democrats are also staking their claim to rebuilding America's infrastructure, with plans that vary widely in terms of favoring either private or public financing. Image: City of Kansas City

Projects | January 25, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Both parties are talking about $1 trillion in spending over the next decade. How projects will be funded, though, rem...

Rendering of First Community Village showcases the positioning of the fitness center and spa near the front of the community. Rendering courtesy of three: living architecture.

Senior Living Design | January 25, 2017 | three: living architecture

The evolution of attracting Baby Boomers versus the Silent Generation.

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Codes and Standards | January 25, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

EUI could push sustainability through market-driven approach.

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Hotel Facilities | January 25, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The 1883 Denver Hose Company No.1 building will be fully restored as part of the project.

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Last year, Dubai completed the world's first fully functional 3-D printed office. Dubai wants 25% of its buildings to use 3D printing technology by 2030, and is working with U.S.-based Cazza Construction Technologies, which is building a 3D crane apparatus for larger projects. Image: Government of UEA


Building Technology | January 24, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Cazza Construction Technologies is building a crane that it claims can layer more than 2,000 sf of concrete per day....

Retail Centers | January 24, 2017 | CallisonRTKL blog | Bret Wiggins

CallisonRTKL's Bret Wiggins discusses how to design the retail environment in a way that taps into the shopper psyche...

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Architects | January 24, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The renderings are meant to show the potential of the site located in the heart of the Chicago Loop.

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Sustainability | January 24, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

At the heart of Vincent Callebaut Architectures’ eco-neighborhood will be three 100-meter-tall Vertical Forests.

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Codes and Standards | January 23, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The new law would require those who work on 10-story-plus buildings to go through an apprenticeship program.

Designer: Leslie Lamarre, CKD, CID, TRG Architecture + Interior Design. Photo: Bernard Andre

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Among the NKBA’s top 2017 bathroom trends are ceramic tile flooring, an increase in white fixtures, and more water-sa...

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Codes and Standards | January 23, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The company has worked on some major projects, including Hartsfield Airport.

Architects | January 23, 2017 | GS&P Dialogue | Phillip Petty

A branded environment has the potential to create a long-lasting impression for your intended audiences.

Designer: Nar Bustamante, Nar Fine Carpentry. Photo: Fred Donham.

Designers | January 23, 2017 | BD+C Staff and NKBA

Among the NKBA’s top 2017 kitchen trends are two-toned colored kitchens, an increase in technology, and interior barn...

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High-rise Construction | January 23, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

This marks the third consecutive record-breaking year for building completions over 200 meters.

January 20, 2017 | Powered by Firestone Building Products

Polyiso insulation continues to lead the way among roofing insulation materials for its higher thermal performance...

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Codes and Standards | January 20, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

USGBC's new Public Policy Library includes tax and energy benchmarking policies.

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High-rise Construction | January 20, 2017 | CTBUH

Woodscrapers, the automobile industry's expansion into the tall building development business, and Nairobi's climb to...

The new Whitney Museum of American Art. Photo: Shinya Suzuki, flickr Creative Commons

Museums | January 19, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Many contemporary museum designs are beginning to utilize the exterior wall space to display art that can help attrac...

Sustainability | January 19, 2017 | HDR Insights | Jennifer Bienemann, Environmental Engineer, HDR

To help one of the most complex cities in the world develop an actionable strategy to meet visionary GHG reduction go...

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Game Changers | January 19, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

GTRI recently got the OK from the Georgia Department of Transportation to test embedded PZ material supplied by Tenca...

An aerial view of the Susan B. Anthony School in Daly City, Calif., one of the signature projects of Deems Lewis McKinley, which specializes in K-12 design. Image: DLM

Architects | January 19, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The combination is expected to bolster HED’s presence in northern California and the K-12 sector.

Decentralized nurses stations are becoming more common in hospitals looking to improve their patient satisfaction scores. But a University of Kansas research team wonders whether decentralization might be hampering nurses' collaboration. Image: University of Kansas

Healthcare Facilities | January 19, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The Institute of Health + Wellness Design at the University of Kansas raised questions after reviewing a hospital’s r...

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Products and Services | January 19, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The INO Weather Pro combines lightning, temperature, atmospheric pressure, and humidity sensors into one device.

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High-rise Construction | January 19, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The Chicago architecture firm won a design competition for the project anticipated to be completed in 2019.

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Codes and Standards | January 18, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Agreements to spur efficiency upgrades are slowly gaining popularity.

Georgia Tech Research Institute has a contract to install tiles embedded with piezoelectric material into the “vapor trail” of the Visitors Center at the Kennedy Space Center in Orlando, Fla. The activated tiles act as a kind of keyboard that shows the planet and different aspects of NASA’s mission statement. Courtesy Formations Studio.

Game Changers | January 18, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Research on piezoelectricity moves closer to practical applications for infrastructure and buildings.

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