Pfizer's 285,000-sf BioPlace will feature flexible lab layouts and collaborative research spaces. Image: Clayco

Laboratories | July 18, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The facility will consolidate the company’s local workforce, and provide flexible work and research spaces.

 

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Building Team Awards | June 08, 2017 | David Barista, Editorial Director

Gold Award: A new mixed-use transit center fulfills Denver’s 28-year plan to improve access to the nation’s fifth-bus...

Its striking cast-aluminum, 3,600-panel façade provides transparency into the museum’s above- ground interior space. Courtesy Brad Feinknopf.

Building Team Awards | June 07, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Gold Award: The Smithsonian Institution’s newest museum is a story of historical and construction resolve.

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

Revised pipe-sizing method for residential applications will be included.

The Building Team made extensive use of mockups to sort out interior details and materials. Bruce Damonte Photography.

Building Team Awards | June 07, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Gold Award: The Building Team for L.A.’s newest courthouse went way beyond what was expected.

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

Construction defect law modifications could ease litigation risk and cut insurance rates.

A renovated bathroom in one of the dozen apartments in Naomi's Way in New Brunswick, N.J., a permanent housing facility for at-risk families. Image: American Standard Brands

Multifamily Housing | June 07, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

American Standard and Philips Lighting donate products and manpower.

The new residential commons building has been designed with the specific purpose of opening up to the surrounding neighborhood. Tom Harris Photography.

Building Team Awards | June 07, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Gold Award: The University of Chicago’s new Residential Commons is part campus, part community.

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Building Team Awards | June 07, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Gold Award: Community involvement was paramount as Newtown, Conn., replaced the school where a mass shooting occurred...

The robotics labs at the 71,000-sf John J. Bowen Center for Science and Innovation, on the Providence, R.I., campus of Johnson & Wales University. This STEM building provides teaching labs and support spaces for engineering, biology, physics, chemistry, and organic chemistry. Photo courtesy John Horner. 

Higher Education | June 07, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Preparing students for life after graduation has become the primary motivator behind construction initiatives at U.S....

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Resiliency | June 07, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The affordable housing complex was hit hard during Hurricane Sandy, leaving residents without electricity or water....

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Architects | June 07, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

744 LEGO bricks are used to recreate the famous Wright design, including the 1992 addition.

David Baker at his firm’s most recent apartment project, Potrero 1010. Photo: Anne Hamersky Media

David Baker at his firm’s most recent apartment project, Potrero 1010. Photo: Anne Hamersky Media

Multifamily Housing | June 07, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

For 35 years, architect David Baker has been a spirited voice for affordable housing, in San Francisco and beyond....

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Higher Education | June 06, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Colleges and universities are adept at tapping a variety of sources—taxpayers, investors, donors, and, yes, students—...

Photo: Nick Ulivieri Photography, courtesy Clark Construction

Building Team Awards | June 06, 2017 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

Platinum Award: It took guts for a developer and its Building Team to take on a site others had shunned for most of a...

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

New laws focus on construction safety.

PTMDs can be worked into the design of a building or added after to reduce vibrations in areas with high foot traffic, such as main stairways. Courtesy Virginia Tech.

Great Solutions | June 06, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Developed by a team at Virginia Tech, the PTMD has been shown to reduce vibrations by as much as 75%.

Image courtesy of PortLiving.

Wood | June 06, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The wood, concrete, and glass building will rise approximately 233 feet when finished.

Pella windows enabled the architects to stay true to the Neo-Romanesque design of the building.

Windows and Doors | June 05, 2017 | Pella

The design team made the most of the structure’s strengths — like the alignment and shape of the window openings and...

K-12 Schools | June 05, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

A “learning stair” will connect the cafeteria to the main level.

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Architects | June 05, 2017 | NCARB

Architects without a professional degree in architecture can now earn NCARB certification through an alternate path....

Accelerate Live! | June 05, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Skepticism is healthy and can weed out half-baked ideas.

June 05, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The TimberLine Series pairs a high-strength steel subframe with a wood-veneered metal cover cap to produce a slender...

Flooring | June 05, 2017 | INSTALL

The challenge of a large space, mixed materials and intricate design were met by a highly skilled, INSTALL-trained te...

Coatings | June 02, 2017 | Jeff Alexander |

The skillful use of exterior color for commercial buildings makes a statement about the company brand, creating an op...

The 773,000-sf W and Element Hotel, which is scheduled to open in Philadelphia in 2018, will be one of the first projects completed under the combined company formed by the merger of NELSON with Cope Linder Architects. NELSON has also merged with KA Architecture, which with Cope Linder will form a core-and-shell practice within the firm. Image: Cope Linder Architects

Architects | June 02, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

More growth ahead, as NELSON expects to double its workforce and revenue this year.

Strong brew: Heineken HQ spurs innovation through interaction [slideshow]

All photos: Garrett Rowland

Office Building Design | June 02, 2017 | BD+C Staff

The open plan concept features a Heineken bar and multiple social zones.

June 02, 2017 | Accelerate Live!
Sasaki’s Pablo Savid-Buteler and Brad Prestbo talk about how the firm’s maker initiatives are changing the way Sasaki go...
Nonresidential construction spending falls in 13 of 16 Segments in April

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Market Data | June 02, 2017 | Associated Builders and Contractors

Nonresidential construction spending fell 1.7% in April 2017, totaling $696.3 billion on a seasonally adjusted, annua...

Concrete | May 31, 2017 | Fabcon

With brownsites, the real trouble lies in the unseen: namely the hazardous substances, pollutants or contaminants tha...

Space utilization in higher education: More than sf per student

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Higher Education | May 31, 2017 | Hanbury Blog | Hanbury’s Curricular Team, led by Timothy Winstead, AIA

There’s more to space utilization than how often a room is occupied. What happens inside an occupied room is just as...

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