A Plenty employee tends to leafy greens growing in the startup’s indoor facility in South San Francisco. The facility relies on 7,500 infrared cameras and 35,000 sensors embedded among the greens that monitor the room’s temperature, humidity, and growing phases. Courtesy Plenty.

Game Changers | January 17, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Armed with the latest agri-tech and millions in VC funding, vertical farming startups believe they’ve cracked the code on indoor farming.

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Market Data | November 27, 2017 | ABC

Thirty-seven states benefited from the rise in construction activity in their state, while 13 states experienced a re...

Codes and Standards | November 27, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Increased understanding of how materials act when stretched and compressed is the goal.

Codes and Standards | November 27, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Buildings of 25,000 sf or larger required to install vegetative roof or PVs.

A nurse station
Reconstruction Awards | November 27, 2017 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

Strict infection control and life safety measures were implemented to protect patients on other floors as work procee...

Reconstruction Awards | November 27, 2017 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

The automotive giant salvages the place from which it sprang, 131 years ago.

Front of the new Laurie-Walton Family Basketball Center
Sports and Recreational Facilities | November 27, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The Laurie-Walton Family Basketball Center will provide a strong commitment to donor and VIP cultivation.

A high school student working on one of the woodworking machines at The MILL National Training Center, which opened last September in Colorado Springs, Colo., with 135 students from six school districts taking woodworking, cabinetry, and construction courses. Image: Courtesy of RTA Architects and The MILL

Continuing Education and Life Time Learning | November 22, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The MILL National Training Center will extend its curriculum to vets and businesses in 2018.

All images courtesy of: John Randle Photography and Window Interiors

Windows and Doors | November 21, 2017 | MechoSystems

Growing research demonstrates that patients recover faster and better from illness or surgery in settings that offer...

Glass and Glazing | November 21, 2017 | Elizabeth Cotton |

Products that give an elevated energy to their environment are important for builders and designers to consider.

The 150-seat Lucille Pizzeria’s reclaimed wood flooring, arched windows, and 1930s-style chandeliers. The bank vault was turned into a lounge with a newly cut window, just in case the door got shut.

Reconstruction Awards | November 21, 2017 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

The first floor features a zinc bar and an authentic Neapolitan pizza oven.

Codes and Standards | November 21, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The standard prescribes methods for designing more resilient buildings and communities.

the first-floor Arts Commission Gallery

The first-floor Arts Commission Gallery. Kyle Jeffers Photography.

Reconstruction Awards | November 21, 2017 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

The Veterans Building houses the War Memorial staff, the city’s Arts Commission, the Opera’s learning center and prac...

Codes and Standards | November 21, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Improved versions of tools aimed at use of healthier construction supplies.

Europe's first 3D printed building

Photo courtesy 3D Printhuset.

3D Printing | November 21, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Construction ran a few weeks behind schedule, but the 3D printing wasn’t to blame.

A GS&P-designed intersection in Tennessee

Urban Planning | November 20, 2017 | GS&P Dialogue | Michael Dorweiler , AICP

While there has been an emphasis on improving safety along corridors, it is equally important to focus on identifying...

The light-filled, five-story atrium connects the new addition with the existing building and provides gathering space for students. Photo: Jon Miller – Hedrich Blessing Photographers

Reconstruction Awards | November 20, 2017 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

The two-phase project revamped an opaque, horseshoe-shaped labyrinth of seven buildings from the ’60s and ’70s.

A teacher and class at Bowie State University

Courtesy SageGlass

Glass and Glazing | November 20, 2017 | David Barista, Editorial Director

By blocking sunlight on hot days, the electrochromic glass will help reduce energy demand in the building.

Exterior of the Buffalo Bayou Brewing Co. restaurant and brewery

Rendering courtesy of Method Architecture

Retail Centers | November 20, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Method Architecture designed the three-story building.

The Grand Staircase of The Gray

The Grand Staircase of The Gray, a new Kimpton hotel. The original building was designed by William Le Baron Jenney, known as the father of the skyscraper. Photo: Laure Joliet

Reconstruction Awards | November 17, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The Building Team restored the granite and terra cotta façade and reclaimed more than 500 double-hung windows.

Pittsburgh’s Union Trust Building occupies an entire city block, rising to 237 feet. Two Flemish-Gothic “chapels” on the roof house the building’s mechanical components. Photo: © Robert Benson.

Reconstruction Awards | November 17, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The building was in such disrepair that much of the reconstruction budget had to go toward structural, mechanical, an...

Architects | November 17, 2017 | DLR Group Insights Blog | Paul Westlake

About 90% of the time prospective clients are not aware of historic tax credits.

The Riverton mixed-use development in New Jersey

Rendering courtesy NAP

Mixed-Use | November 17, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The 418-acre waterfront development will sit on the Raritan River.

The Oakland Coliseum

Photo: Amy K. Posner, Wikimedia Commons

Sports and Recreational Facilities | November 16, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The stadium is being planned for a piece of land that sits next to Lake Merritt near Downtown Oakland, surrounded by...

The gastropub at Kitchen 21 has an 85-foot-long bar with 32 beers on tap. The space can be changed from a daytime café for beachgoers, to evening fine dining, to a concert venue. Photo: Todd Mason, Halken/Mason Photography.

Reconstruction Awards | November 16, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

This project included the restoration of the landmark Childs Restaurant.

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

Adverse effects include heat reflection onto nearby walls.

K-12 Schools | November 16, 2017 | Perkins+Will’s Ideas + Buildings | Jessica Figenholtz and Andrew Broderick

There are three driving issues behind this next generation: demographic change, behavioral change, and the power to c...

Architects | November 16, 2017 | Steven Burns |

Many small AEC firms don’t feel they have the time to focus and create clear marketing messages.

A new plan calls for elevating Houston's Downtown to become an essential component in this sprawling metro's growth and national status. Image: Courtesy of Houston Downtown Management District

Urban Planning | November 16, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The plan, which took 18 months to complete, emphasizes the centrality of downtown to the metro’s eight counties.

Resiliency | November 15, 2017 | Stantec Blog | Blake Jackson

The developer sees resilient developments achieving top-of-market pricing, faster leasing, higher renewal, and higher...

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