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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Coatings | August 17, 2017 | Jeff Alexander |

Railings, screens, canopies, and shading devices punctuate projects and are important aspects of the built environmen...

DLR Group and Staffelbach offices

Courtesy of DLR Group

Architects | August 16, 2017 | DLR Group

The firm will be merging operations immediately with full integration and the name change to DLR Group| Staffelbach e...

The Ontario skyline at night

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

Proposals include solar-ready roofs, more stringent heating/cooling efficiency requirements, and graywater reuse.

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A rendering of the practice court at the Detroit Pistons Performance Center

Rendering courtesy of Rossetti.

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

The facility will be incorporated into the community with public spaces.

Researchers at the University of Notre Dame test a hybrid concrete shear wall for seismic performance.

Researchers at the University of Notre Dame test a hybrid concrete shear wall for seismic performance. The study was funded by the Charles Pankow Foundation and the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute. Photo: Charles Pankow Foundation

Giants 300 | August 16, 2017 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

Charlie Pankow’s mandate was simple: Use research to create even better buildings.

An aerial rendering of the Kolos data center in Ballangen

Rendering courtesy of HDR

Data Centers | August 16, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The 600,000-sm facility will be on a secure property surrounded by a moat.

The entrance and towers of One Southdale Place
Windows and Doors | August 16, 2017 | Pella

Envisioning a luxury, suburban-meets-urban experience, the development team looked to Pella’s large combination Imper...

Buildings from below

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Codes and Standards | August 15, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Two of six such certifications are ASHRAE programs.

The GPX FireFloor system
Fire-Rated Products | August 15, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The system uses the largest tested and listed individual glass panels for two-hour fire-resistive glass floor applica...

The entry to the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center

Photo: Dorchester County Tourism

Museums | August 15, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The museum is conceived as a series of abstracted forms made up of two main structures, one administrative and one ex...

A rendering of the olive groves at Miralon

The olive groves. Rendering courtesy Freehold Communities

Mixed-Use | August 15, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The community will cover 300 acres in Palm Springs, Calif.

An E Ink wall highlights an open work space

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Great Solutions | August 14, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

These materials can turn an ordinary wall into dynamic real estate.

Coworking space

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Multifamily Housing | August 14, 2017 | David Barista, Editorial Director

From a practicality standpoint, co-living makes complete sense for young, single, and highly mobile working professio...

A steel bridge from underneath

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Codes and Standards | August 14, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Includes the 2016 Specification for Structural Steel Buildings.

A common area in the W Hotel in Bellevue, Wash.

The “living room,” a common meeting place within the W Bellevue in Washington State, takes its cue from local long house design. Image: Marriott International

Hotel Facilities | August 14, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The brand’s focus will incorporate aspects of its properties’ surrounding communities.

A personal environmental control platform

Engineers with Glumac look to bring an increased level of comfortable to office workers, with the development of G Cloud. This personal environmental control platform incorporates radiant cooling, acoustics absorption, direct/indirect lighting, and a white noise system—all fixed above a single workstation. Courtesy Glumac

Giants 300 | August 14, 2017 | David Barista, Editorial Director

Here’s a recap of the noteworthy innovations reported by engineering and E/A firms as part of BD+C's Giants...

The $84 million, 150,000-sf Boston Landing commuter rail station, Boston

The $84 million, 150,000-sf Boston Landing commuter rail station, Boston. STV provided a range of architectural and engineering design services for the new facility. Rendering courtesy Neoscape

Giants 300 | August 11, 2017 | BD+C Staff

AECOM, WSP, and Thornton Tomasetti are among the nation’s largest engineering/architecture firms, according to Bu...

The Faena Arts Center, Miami. Photo: Bruce Damonte, courtesy DeSimone Consulting Engineers

The Faena Arts Center, Miami. Photo: Bruce Damonte, courtesy DeSimone Consulting Engineers

Giants 300 | August 11, 2017 | BD+C Staff

Fluor, Arup, and Jensen Hughes top Building Design+Construction’s ranking of the largest engineering firms i...

AdPro Sports Training Center, Buffalo N.Y. Photo: Kimberly Smith Photography, courtesy LPCiminelli

AdPro Sports Training Center, Buffalo N.Y. Photo: Kimberly Smith Photography, courtesy LPCiminelli 

Giants 300 | August 11, 2017 | BD+C Staff

Jacobs, Kraus-Anderson, and Hill International are among the nation’s largest construction management and project man...

A Barton Malow construction worker installs a metal roof deck.

Photo courtesy Barton Malow

Giants 300 | August 11, 2017 | BD+C Staff

Turner, Whiting-Turner, and AECOM top Building Design+Construction’s ranking of the nation’s largest commerc...

People sitting in an indoor collaboration space

JLABS @ TMC, part of a network of life science incubators meant to catalyze discovery in the field. Photo: Shau Lin Hon, Slyworks Photography.

Healthcare Facilities | August 11, 2017 | GenslerOn | John J. parman

Healthcare exemplifies how technology innovations like digital connectivity and artificial intelligence are playing o...

A pencil and blueprint

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Industry Research | August 11, 2017 | NCARB

On average, becoming an architect takes 12.5 years—from the time a student enrolls in school to the moment they recei...

The inside of the Panyaden International School sports hall

Photo: Alberto Cosi, Courtesy of Chiangmai Life Construction and Panyaden International School

Green | August 11, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The building boasts a zero-carbon footprint and is naturally ventilated.

Heavy rain falls near a port

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Codes and Standards | August 10, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The update applies to windows, curtain walls, and doors.

A rendering of the retail and restaurant space at Parks & Market

Rendering courtesy of Carrier Johnson + CULTURE

Mixed-Use | August 10, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The 562,000-sf development was designed by Carrier Johnson + CULTURE and is located five blocks from the San Diego Pa...

Renderings courtesy Related Companies 

Multifamily Housing | August 09, 2017 | Related Companies 

The 33-story tower will be positioned on the High Line with views of the Hudson River and downtown Manhattan.

Multifamily Housing | August 09, 2017 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

Bike storage facilities and “bicycle kitchens” are among the most popular mobility amenities in multifamily developme...

A lobby at a hospital
Healthcare Facilities | August 09, 2017 | CallisonRTKL blog | Ray Brower

CRTKL’s Ray Brower talks design and technology trends and recaps his recent BisNow panel.

Rick Nelson, Senior Associate at MBH Architects, Alameda, Calif., demonstrates the proper installation of materials to MBH professionals

Rick Nelson, Senior Associate at MBH Architects, Alameda, Calif., demonstrates the proper installation of materials to MBH professionals as part of the firm‘s “Hands On University” field training program. Courtesy MBH Architects.

Giants 300 | August 09, 2017 | BD+C Staff

The following is a list of advancements architecture and A/E firms underwent in 2016, as reported in Building Des...

A hand holding an iPhone

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

App currently includes building codes of 40 states and New York City.

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