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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An aerial view of the new Copenhagen IKEA masterplan

Rendering courtesy of Dorte Mandrup Architects

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

The mixed-use development links a new IKEA store, a hotel, and housing with green space.

 One of the corridors with student meeting space in the new Health Education Building

Photo courtesy of KUMC

Healthcare Facilities | August 08, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The building was designed to enhance the medical campus’ existing facilities, curriculum, and classrooms.

A cityscape of tall buildings

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

The standards will examine existing codes and regulations to find where they are too broad or contentious.

Miron Construction's “dream coach,” Eric Marcoe, tries to present a “mirror” to employees so they can see themselves clearer to achieve their ambitions. Image: Miron Construction

Contractors | August 07, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Miron Construction’s “Dream Project” helps remove obstacles to self actualization.

A rendering of the reimagined energy tower in Heidelberg from LAVA

Rendering courtesy of LAVA

Sustainability | August 07, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The tower’s design comes from the Laboratory for Visionary Architecture’s (LAVA) winning competition entry for an ene...

Bridge near Port of Long Beach

The Port of Long Beach in Southern California has engaged in terminal expansions and other infrastructure improvements to handle larger ships coming from Asia and retain its position as one of the America's top ports. Image: Pixabay

Transportation & Parking Facilities | August 06, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

But land constraints around the terminals are pushing asset prices and rents to new highs.

Brenda Radmacher discusses four ways to prep for a negotiation.

Photo: Pixabay

Contractors | August 04, 2017 | Brenda Radmacher, Partner, Gordon & Rees Scully Mansukhani

Practice, practice, practice, and understanding both sides of the deliberation are critical to success in any negotia...

A construction site

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Market Data | August 04, 2017 | ConstructConnect

ConstructConnect’s quarterly report shows courthouses and sports stadiums to end 2017 with a flourish.

Lego Lunch exterior designed by Hermann Kamte & Associates

Rendering courtesy of Hermann Kamte & Associates

Retail Centers | August 04, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Each of the 20-foot-long shipping containers used in the proposal for the Siauliai, Lithuania restaurant are independ...

This infographic by Shepley Bulfinch reveals key findings from the firm's study of university and college laboratory buildings.

Infographic: Shepley Bulfinch

Laboratories | August 03, 2017 | Shepley Bulfinch Blog | Luke Voiland, AIA

A three-month study of science facilities conducted by Shepley Bulfinch reveals key findings related to space allocat...

4G Wetlands, the Central Pasco County (Fla.) Beneficial Water Reuse Project, for which CH2M provided design, permitting and services during construction, recently won the Florida Water Environment Association’s 2016 David W. York Water Reuse Project award. Image: CH2M

Engineers | August 03, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Combined company could challenge AECOM as the world’s top engineering firm.

The exterior of the new School of Communication and Media at Montclair State University

Courtesy of Montclair State University.

Education Facility | August 03, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

CannonDesign designed the facility, which features a 197-seat presentation hall and various control rooms.

Virtual reality walkthrough of the new Somerville High School in Sommerville, Mass. It was designed by SMMA, Inc.

Screen shot from a VR walkthrough of the SMMA-designed Somerville (Mass.) High School.

Virtual Reality | August 03, 2017 | SMMA Blog | Thomas Merchel

Two recent client VR sessions yielded a number of lessons learned for the design team, particularly in terms of how t...

Office space within the ASID Headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Courtesy of ASID

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

Washington, D.C. office is showcase for top levels of the two standards.

Rendering of Nieuw Bergen rising above existing buildings in the area

Rendering courtesy of MVRDV

Mixed-Use | August 03, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

MVRDV and SDK Vastgoed won a competition to redevelop the inner city area around Deken van Someren Street in Eindhove...

JW Marriott Minneapolis Mall of America. Photo courtesy JW Marriott

Lighting | August 02, 2017 | DLR Group Insights Blog | Sean Avery, PE, LEED AP

By varying an LED luminaire’s color temperature, it is possible to mimic daylighting, to some extent, and the natural...

Inconvenient meeting spaces, inadequate task seating, and frequent interruptions were among the key takeaways from healthcare designer Carolyn Fleetwood’s observation of a nurse during an eight-hour shift. Photos courtesy GS&P

Healthcare Facilities | August 02, 2017 | GS&P Dialogue | Carolyn Fleetwood Blake, IIDA, LEED AP, EDAC

From the surprising number of “hunting and gathering” trips to the need for quiet spaces for phone calls, interior de...

Market Data | August 02, 2017 | ABC

June’s weak construction spending report can be largely attributed to the public sector.

A worker in safety gear looks out over a work site

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Codes and Standards | August 02, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Employers can use the application to submit forms electronically.

The exterior of the BNIM-designed Patient-Centered Care Learning Center

Photo courtesy of University of Missouri School of Medicine

Healthcare Facilities | August 02, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The new BNIM-designed facility brings almost 100,000 sf of space for patient-centered care and classrooms.

A rendering of Lotus Equity Group's Bears Stadium redevelopment

Rendering courtesy of Lotus Equity Group

Mixed-Use | August 02, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Lotus Equity Group selected Michael Green Architecture, TEN Aquitectos, Practice for Architecture and Urbanism, and M...

Rendering of a Matrix-style theater
Architects | August 02, 2017 | Mike Landers |

An Australian Home Theater Company is out to prove that the easier you can see it, the easier you can sell it.  

Coatings | August 01, 2017 | Valspar

Schools all across the country are getting older and becoming less conducive to providing a positive teaching environ...

A rendering of Brunswick's current Headquarters
Office Building Design | August 01, 2017 | Cannon Design Blog | Jonya Leverett & Chris Lambert

Connecting personal values to company values is important to millennial workers.

A crane moves materials on a construciton site

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Codes and Standards | August 01, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Land use restrictions reduce U.S. GDP by 9% annually.

A rendering of Design Tech High School's outdoor terraces, glassy facade, and public paths

Rendering courtesy of DES Architects + Engineers

K-12 Schools | August 01, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Design Tech High School, located on Oracle Corporation’s Headquarters campus, will span 64,000 sf across two stories...

A 17,000-sf addition to the Animal Emergency & Referral Center in Oakdale, Minn., opens more space for the clinic's diagnostic equipment and its 10 care specialties. Image: Adam Kennedy Photography

Healthcare Facilities | August 01, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

New equipment and surgery suites exceed what’s found in most vet clinics.

A rendering of the completed 111 West 57th Tower by SHoP Architects

Rendering courtesy of SHoP

High-rise Construction | August 01, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The planned 82-story tower has stalled after completing just 20 stories.

A rendering of a senior care room
Senior Living Design | July 31, 2017 | Stantec Blog | Barry Kowalsky

When a family member can no longer be cared for in their current home, they require specialized care that is only ava...

Looking down onto a rooftop terrace in the city

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Sustainability | July 31, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Growth has been slow, but enticing larger firms and getting help from local governments could provide a boost.

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