Gensler, Inventure Design, Ziegler Cooper, and Rottet Studio have each designed a suite within a tower in Houston that Brookfield Property Partners plans to market as offices of the future, with an emphasis on bold design and collaboration. Image: Brookfield Property Partners

Office Building Design | March 24, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The developer engaged four design firms to come up with unique suites it will market under its DesignHive label. 

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Green | February 10, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Over 70 new acres of public space would be created between Ohio Street and North Avenue.

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Urban Planning | February 09, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The village in Heidelberg, Germany, which 16,000 Americans called home at one time, is being redesigned as a commune...

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Codes and Standards | February 09, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Portico platform features a database of products ranked on how they disclose ingredients.

A roofer installs a polymermodified bitumen roof membrane. Photo: KADMY/123RF

Roofing | February 08, 2017 | Jason Wilen, Director of Technical Services, NRCA

This course highlights commonly adopted energy-code provisions for commercial low-slope roof assembles and examines t...

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Building Owner | February 08, 2017 | Rider Levett Bucknall Blog | John T. Jozwick

Across numerous states, unscrupulous attorneys are filing hundreds of “drive-by” lawsuits that are founded on noncomp...

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K-12 Schools | February 08, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The hall offers bountiful natural light with enough space to build large-scale projects.

A rendering of the criminal justice facility that Rock Ventures is offering to build in Detroit's Wayne County in exchange for a coveted parcel of land on which the Rock Ventures would build a complex that includes a Major League Soccer stadium, a hotel, offices and apartments. Image: Rock Ventures LLC

Sports and Recreational Facilities | February 08, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

He would take over a downtown Detroit site, where he wants to build a soccer stadium, and build a new jail and courth...

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High-rise Construction | February 08, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The second tallest building in the world is officially home to the world’s fastest elevator, the tallest elevator in...

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Office Building Design | February 08, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Friars Bridge Court will provide a transition between the unvarying height of the buildings to the south and the more...

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Mixed-Use | February 08, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Peninsula Place will cost £1 billion and act as a gateway to the new, master-planned district.

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Codes and Standards | February 07, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Buildings constructed in the last two decades are largely holding up to increased seismic activity.

A mason installs the brick units over a concrete wall. A patent-pending alignment guide ensures straight lines. Courtesy of Dryvit.

Products and Services | February 07, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

NewBrick is a lightweight insulated brick product that is coated with a specially formulated finish to mimic the look...

Buerger Center for Advanced Pediatric Care, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Designed by Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects. Photo courtesy Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects 

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Many prominent skylines are largely monochromatic, with little use of vibrant colors. 

Hospitals of Providence’s 40,000-sf microhospital in the El Paso suburb of Horizon City will serve a market whose population has exploded despite being nearly an hour’s drive from the nearest full-size hospital. Photo: Courtesy The Hospitals of Providence.

Healthcare Facilities | February 07, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Microhospitals are acute care facilities that are smaller than the typical acute care hospital. They leave complex su...

Motorola Mobility’s Chicago Headquarters fuses cutting-edge technology and workplace design to become a benchmark for the creative office. Image © Gensler.

Education Facility | February 07, 2017 | GenslerOn | Meghan Webster

As companies are increasingly looking for people who can do things like communicate clearly, solve complex challenges...

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Transit Facilities | February 07, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The building will be a train station and City Hall for the Swedish city of Växjö.

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Mixed-Use | February 07, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The Foster + Partners-designed building will address the shortage of accommodation in Mecca.

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Office Building Design | February 07, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Over 1,000 employees will work in the HQ building when completed.

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Codes and Standards | February 06, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Programs will provide money for both owners and renters.

The 14-story Josie Robertson Surgery Center in New York City, part of the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, is situated on land that allowed for only an 11,500-sf floor plate. Vertical construction required new thinking about operations and patient management. ©Chris Cooper, courtesy of Perkins Eastman. 

Healthcare Facilities | February 06, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

A recent analysis of patient volumes showed that Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center would run out of space for ne...

One of a pair of Canova Lions that guard the entrance to the Corcoran Gallery, Washington, D.C. The bronze sculptures were cast from the 1792 originals by Antonio Canova for the tomb of Pope Clement XIII in St. Peter’s Basilica. Courtesy Leo A Daly.

BIM and Information Technology | February 06, 2017 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

How one Building Team is giving a university client what its facilities staff really wants from BIM: information, ple...

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Codes and Standards | February 06, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

When to use them, cost, and installation are issues that are explored.

 Completed in May 2016, the 131,000-sf headquarters for the law firm Stoel Rives is located on the top nine floors of the Park Avenue West tower in Portland, Ore. While its conference rooms are enclosed for privacy, natural light reaches the interior spaces through the use of clear glass relights in the solid wood doors. All offices are enclosed in glass to allow natural light into the center of the plan as well as to create a more transparent, collaborative environment. Some glass doors and panels are trimmed with timber framing to match the room’s interior materials and design (pictured). The Building Team included ZGF Architects (architect, interior design), KPFF Consulting Engineers (SE), Interface Engineering (MEP), Alternatt Associates (acoustics), and Lease Crutcher Lewis (GC). Photo: Nick Merick.

Office Building Design | February 06, 2017 | John Caufield, Senior Editor

The hottest material in workplace design—interior glass—opens offices to light and collaboration. But what about priv...

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High-rise Construction | February 06, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The amount of the Burj Khalifa’s height that is non-occupiable is taller than most skyscrapers.

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Green | February 06, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The plants will represent 250 species found in South Korea.

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Great Solutions | February 03, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Driftscape could take the resort industry to places no hotel has ventured before.

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Office Building Design | February 03, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The top bar is 500 feet long, spans 180 feet between the bottom two bars, and cantilevers out 60 feet to the east....

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Healthcare Facilities | February 03, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Hospitals, either individually or in joint ventures, run 37% of U.S. urgent care centers.

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Codes and Standards | February 03, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The report will inform design principles for New York City jails.

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Green | February 03, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The project will be covered in 1,100 trees and 2,500 cascading plants and shrubs.

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