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Library | February 22, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Great Halls, an auditorium, a fabrication lab, and a roof garden will all be added to the Ludwig Mies van der Rohe building.

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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 BLiNK | 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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Market Data | January 18, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Seven of the 10 executives in the sector surveyed in the report said their company fell victim to fraud in the past y...

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Market Data | January 18, 2017 | AIA

Architecture firms close 2016 with the strongest performance of the year.

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Mixed-Use | January 18, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The oft-delayed project was set to begin in 2007 but was halted due to the recession.

Goodwill of Greater Washington, D.C. converted a basement into the city’s first Excel Center charter high school for adults. The two-level space looks as much like an office as a school. It also includes daycare services. Goodwill intends to open at least five Excel Adult High Schools in D.C. eventually. The Building Team included Little Diversified Architectural Consulting (architect, interior design, branded design and communications), Engenium Group (MEP), HWH Group (GC), and The Erza Group (owner’s project manager). Photo: Tim Buchan

Education Facility | January 17, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

A dingy basement in Washington is converted to an office-like learning environment.

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

Most codes limit CLT structures’ height.

“The Park” at the Tower at PNC Plaza, Pittsburgh

Green | January 17, 2017 | Abundance: The Paladino Blog | Nash Emrich

We need nature in our everyday lives – which is why it’s so important to bring nature into the built environment.


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Urban Planning | January 17, 2017 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

The Center for Neighborhood Technology has been tackling poverty, housing, transportation, and environmental issues f...

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Performing Arts Centers | January 17, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The Container Globe would be used for theater performances, live music, and as a sculpture garden.

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Airports | January 17, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

In addition to the airport itself, the overhaul will also improve road and rail access to meet projected passenger gr...

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

The paper examines implementation, enforcement challenges, and changes needed in new code editions.

Related Development recently broke ground in Atlanta on Apogee Midtown, a 39-story, 390-unit apartment project that will include a 77,000-sf Whole Foods Market, and will soon break ground on Apogee Buckhead, with 35 stories and 362 apartments. Investors remain enthusiastic about a multifamily sector whose growth shows little signs of abating. Image: Related Development  

Multifamily Housing | January 15, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Market watchers expect some moderation from record highs, but not much.

General Motors Design Auditorium, Detroit, designed by SmithGroupJJR. Photo: James Haefner Photography

Architects | January 13, 2017 | AIA + BD+C

The Shigeru Ban-designed Aspen Art Museum and the General Motors Design Auditorium by SmithGroupJJR are among the arc...

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

National Institute of Building Sciences releases a manual for developing standard set of BIM documents.

Products and Services | January 13, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The Tick, from Milwaukee Tool, can attach to any piece of equipment via glue, screw, rivet, or strap.

Designers with HMC Architects conduct a virtual walkthrough of a campus project using a VR headset and controllers. Courtesy HMC Architects

Virtual Reality | January 13, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

From business development to concept design to virtual meetings, VR has become ensconced in architecture firms across...

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Designers | January 13, 2017 | Stantec Blog | Justin Perdue, Associate Architect, Stantec

Measuring how the human mind responds to buildings could improve design.

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Wood | January 13, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The American Institute of Steel Construction contends that the steel industry is a “world leader” in using recycled m...

Hassalo on 8th, the first new residential building complex within the Lloyd EcoDistrict in Portland, Ore., has its water treated and recycled through the largest natural urban wastewater system in North America. Provided by Biohabitats and engineered by Glumac, the system, which also serves an office building in the ecodistrict, was installed as a tradeoff with the city for lower utility hookup fees. Photo: American Assets Trust/GBD Architects.

Game Changers | January 13, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

EcoDistricts is helping cities visualize a bigger picture that connects their communities.

Brock Commons at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, employs hybrid construction, combining mass timber with concrete and steel. Shown here, workers position a CLT panel with steel stud framing and preinstalled windows. The Building Team includes: Acton Ostry Architects (architect), Architekten Hermann Kaufmann (tall wood advisor), Fast+Epp (SE), Stantec (ME and sustainability), GHL Consultants (fire science/building code), RDH Building Science (building science), and Urban One Builders (CM). Photo: Pollux Chung/Seagate Structures. 

Game Changers | January 12, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The idea of using mass timber for tall buildings keeps gaining converts.

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Industry Research | January 12, 2017 | David Barista, Editorial Director

A survey, conducted in October by The Harris Poll on behalf of AIA, asked 2,108 U.S. adults if they considered public...

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