Main lobby of Hyatt Hotel's headquarters

The main lobby of Hyatt Hotels’ 240,000-sf headquarters in Chicago, which has achieved WELL Silver certification. This open office space gives its occupants choices for noise and temperature levels. Gensler was the interior designer, Power Construction the GC. Courtesy International Well Building Institute.

Office Building Design | February 15, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Owners and developers are driving demand for wellness features and practices—active stairways, biophilia, enhanced air quality, etc.—as one more way draw tenants. 

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November 08, 2018 | TAMLYN |

A growing body of building products and systems, including drainable wraps, make it easier to properly manage moistur...

Denver skyline

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Codes and Standards | November 08, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Less costly light-colored roofs can cut project costs by about 1.5%.

The interior of the redesigned Container Store

Courtesy The Container Store

Retail Centers | November 08, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The next-gen prototype is located in Dallas, Texas.

Healthcare Facilities | November 07, 2018 | NACLab Blog | Jill Kurtz, AIA, NCARB, Senior Associate and Marcia Wall, ASID, Senior Associate

How can architecture decrease frustration, increase the feeling of self-worth, and increase the ability to re-connect...

Codes and Standards | November 07, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contirbuting Editor

AWC document provides empirical sound transmission model.

5th and hill cantilevered pool
Mixed-Use | November 07, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Arquitectonica is designing the building.

Market Data | November 06, 2018 | Transwestern

Stable vacancy helped push asking rents 4% higher in third quarter.

Codes and Standards | November 06, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Includes new Contractor-Subcontractor Master Agreement.

A new study of nine schools in Washington D.C. corroborates recent research finding that modernization creates more satisfactory places for students and faculty. Image: Perkins Eastman, Investing in our Futures: How School Modernization Impacts Indoor Environmental Quality and Occupants.

K-12 Schools | November 05, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

A new paper reports on a recent study of nine schools in Washington DC that gauged occupants’ perceptions.

How the built environment can help the climate crisis

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Sustainability | November 05, 2018 | GenslerOn | Anthony Brower

Our buildings and cities will have to experiment with new climate responsive forms, and in many cases, the built envi...

The Mix entry facade
Mixed-Use | November 05, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Ware Malcomb designed the project.

Market Data | November 02, 2018 | ABC

Total nonresidential spending stood at $767.1 billion on a seasonally adjusted, annualized rate in September.

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Codes and Standards | November 02, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contirbuting Editor

Design will make bird collisions less likely.

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Augmented Reality | November 02, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The program began its first year with the fall 2018 semester.

Codes and Standards | November 01, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Code improvements and voluntary programs could add momentum.

November 01, 2018 | Star Building Systems |

A business owner wanted his corporate headquarters to share the visual brand of his dealership.

A rendering of the South Lake Union citizenM hotel in Seattle, that is being assembled with 228 steel-framed modules produced in Poland. Image: Courtesy of Mortenson

Modular Building | October 31, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Projects in several cities are in various stages of development.

Codes and Standards | October 31, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Initiative would add 67 acres of public open space.

Image by Dave Burk

Education Facility | October 31, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

WeWork is designed to help children learn through introspection, exploration, and discovery.

Mexico City AIrport

Courtesy Foster + Partners

Airports | October 31, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The project was set to cost $13.3 billion.

The Johnson Controls headquarters-Asia Pacific in Shanghai, China, is designed to encourage collaboration among departments and employee well-being. Image: Gensler

Designers | October 31, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Its report spans the globe for trends that are impacting virtually every type of building.

SkyRise Miami is being positioned as a vertical theme park with a number of extreme rides and stunning vistas. Image: Berkowitz Development Group

Sports and Recreational Facilities | October 30, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

SkyRise Miami to offer some hair-raising attractions.

Market Data | October 30, 2018 | GlobalData

The report states that Dubai tops the list with total project values amounting to US$374.2bn.

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Codes and Standards | October 30, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Recommendations include addressing geotechnical issues like those faced by Millennium Tower.

OAH outpatient surgical center
Healthcare Facilities | October 30, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

MBH ARCHITECTURE is the architect for the project.

Augmented Reality | October 29, 2018 | SmithGroupJJR's Perspectives blog | David Fersh

Using AR, vital construction data can be transferred instantaneously from the design model to the augmented reality o...

The 95,000-sf VA San Jose Community-Based Outpatient Clinic

The 95,000-sf VA San Jose Community-Based Outpatient Clinic, which opens officially this fall, has a modular floor plan that separates patient and staff corridors to create a more tranquil environment. Photo: Hoefer Wysocki.

Healthcare Facilities | October 29, 2018 | John Caulfield, Associate Editor

The Department of Veterans Affairs is making efforts to improve its construction management and align its design guid...

Products and Services | October 29, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

These 6 products solved tricky problems on job sites.

Codes and Standards | October 26, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Proposals now go to online voting; final outcome expected in December.

Market Data | October 26, 2018 | ABC

Despite the broader economic growth, fixed investment inched 0.3% lower in the third quarter.

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