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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101 Top Products | December 12, 2016 | BD+C Staff

Among the best glass+glazing products included in BD+C's inaugural Top 101 Products report are Guardian Industries Su...

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Augmented Reality | December 12, 2016 | GenslerOn | Alan Robles

With the Trimble Software for Microsoft’s HoloLens device we’re able to bring into the physical world what exists onl...

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Codes and Standards | December 12, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Six school districts and two states are among the first to mainstream zero energy schools.

Elmira Stove Works' Model 1947 36-inch six-burner range and the Model 1959 refrigerator.

December 12, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Pantone’s Color of the Year is a symbolic color selection representative of what is taking place in the global cultur...

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Multifamily Housing | December 12, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Two 20-story twisting towers comprise 98 units on a three-acre site near Biscayne Bay.

101 Top Products | December 09, 2016 | BD+C Staff

Among the best flooring products included in BD+C's inaugural Top 101 Products report are Carlisle's Oak Visions Viny...

101 Top Products | December 09, 2016 | BD+C Staff

Among the best building system products included in BD+C's inaugural Top 101 Products report are Lithonia Lighting's...

December 09, 2016 | Sasaki Ideas |

It’s useful for planning for the “worst-case scenario”, but it is important to remember that major floods can happen...

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Codes and Standards | December 09, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Santa Monica city services building aims for highest level of sustainability.

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Architects | December 09, 2016 | AIA

LMSA is the 54th AIA Architecture Firm Award recipient.

The 36,700-sf Taubman Complex is connected to neighboring buildings on campus by lifted bridges. Image: ©Nic Lehoux

Higher Education | December 08, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

A giant carbon-fiber orb is a focal point for the Michigan-based school. 

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Codes and Standards | December 08, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The goal is to make it easier for projects pursuing both standards.

Virtual Reality | December 08, 2016 | Perkins+Will’s Ideas + Buildings | Iffat Mai

In a world with many plays on ‘-reality’ what do they all mean and how best can they be deployed?

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December 08, 2016 | AIA

The Gold Medal honors an individual whose significant body of work has had a lasting influence on the theory and prac...

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Building Team | December 08, 2016 | NYC Public Design Commission

2016 marked the 34th year the Public Design Commission has handed out its Excellence in Design Awards.

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Lighting | December 08, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The light is fitted with just two LEDs and uses custome-engineered lenses to spread the glow.

Moisture Control/Building Envelope | December 08, 2016 | Cary Barger |

The basic idea of a rainscreen is to have an exterior surface – a cladding layer - that breaks the force of sideways,...

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Codes and Standards | December 07, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The industry claims the product is being sold below fair market value.

Education Facility | December 07, 2016 | LPA Blog | Kate Mraw

Learning is a lot like working; it varies daily, ranges from individual to collaborative, formal to informal and from...

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Drones | December 07, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The project was designed by Saúl Ajuria Fernández as part of his master’s degree in architecture.

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Religious Facilities | December 07, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The Hindu temple will stand 700 feet-tall when completed, easily surpassing the current tallest church, the 530-foot...

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Airports | December 06, 2016 | SmithGroupJJR

DWL Architects, SmithGroupJJR, and Corgan design passenger experience that connects to the surrounding city and Sonor...

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