The 1.5-million-sf Oceanwide Plaza, going up across the street from Staples Center and L.A. Live

The 1.5-million-sf Oceanwide Plaza, going up across the street from Staples Center and L.A. Live, will include a “lifestyle plaza,” 100 feet in the air, with 37,000 sf of outdoor amenity spaces. A 700-foot-long LED ribbon will wrap the plaza. And this mixed-use project will feature a 166,580-sf open-air retail galleria. CallisonRTKL designed the exterior, retail interior, and South Towers residential space. Studio Munge designed the North Tower interior and 184-room hotel. SWA Design Group is the landscape architect, and Lendlease is the GC. Oceanwide Plaza/CallisonRTKL

Giants 300 | September 13, 2017 | BD+C Staff

The Whiting-Turner Contracting Co., PCL Construction Enterprises, and Shawmut Design and Construction top BD+C’s ranking of the nation’s largest retail sector contractor and construction management firms, as reported in the 2017 Giants 300 Report.

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Codes and Standards | July 05, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Industry group developing criteria for categorizing wide range of construction approaches to tall timber buildings....

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Museums | July 05, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The redesign of the 28,000-sf building is prioritizing flexibility, openness, and connectivity.

Photo: Patrick Bingham-Hall

Hotel Facilities | July 05, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

PPVC techniques allowed the project to save time and manpower.

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Codes and Standards | June 30, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The free download addresses entrances, storefront framing, curtain walls, windows and skylight fenestration systems....

The 1,200-seat John Anson Ford Amphitheater will reopen next month after a nearly four-year, $72.2 million renovation and expansion. Image: Gennia Cui

Performing Arts Centers | June 30, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The performing arts venue, nearly a century old, has undergone an extensive refurbishing.

June 30, 2017 | Stantec Blog | William Ketcham

Labs are designed by discipline, aligned by relevant commonalities, and adjoined to flexible faculty research station...

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Market Data | June 29, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Coming out on top as the most expensive market to build out an office is Silicon Valley, Calif., with an out-of-pocke...

Healthcare Facilities | June 29, 2017 | GenslerOn | Tama Duffy Day

Out of the many insights that night, everyone agreed that the healthcare industry is ripe for disruption and that com...

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Codes and Standards | June 29, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Reports suggest an extra $6,300 for fire-resistant cladding could have prevented the tragedy.

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Sustainability | June 29, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The sustainable structure will be a mixed-use development with a hotel, apartments, and office space.

Rendering courtesy of Centerbrook Architects

University Buildings | June 29, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The project will total about 47,000 sf of new construction and renovations.

Roofing | June 29, 2017 | Jeff Alexander |

The Metal Roofing Alliance estimates that 750,000 metal roofs were installed on U.S. homes in 2015.

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Hotel Facilities | June 29, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Kengo Kuma is designing the hotel, which will feature a large garden and a plant-covered façade. 

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Virtual Reality | June 28, 2017 | SmithGroupJJR's Perspectives blog | David Fersh, AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Viewing a building design in virtual reality (VR) allows contributors to better relate to the experience of viewing a...

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Codes and Standards | June 28, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The document is used for determining design loads including dead, live, soil, flood, tsunami, snow, rain, atmospheric...

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Sustainability | June 28, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The project’s net-zero goals led to the development of a new curtain wall system.

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Hotel Facilities | June 28, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The hotel will feature a cold bath and be in a good location for viewing the northern lights.

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Multifamily Housing | June 28, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Based on a survey from the National Apartment Association, the most popular amenities are the ones that bring the com...

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

Better sound attenuation for subfloors and exterior continuous insulation are among the matters addressed.

Industry Research | June 27, 2017 | Scott Nolin, Senior Director of Project Management

In order to deliver superior outcomes to our healthcare clients, we have to know what our clients want.

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Building Team | June 27, 2017 | Bruner Foundation

The SteelStacks Arts and Cultural Campus in Bethlehem, Pa., receives the gold medal and $50,000.

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Office Building Design | June 27, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Foster + Partners’ design rises 10 stories and is composed of two connected buildings.

The value and lengths of construction disputes declined globally in 2016, according to the latest report based on disputes handled by Arcadis' Contract Solutions team. Image: Pixabay

Market Data | June 26, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

But poorly written and administered contracts are still problems, says latest Arcadis report.

Industry Research | June 26, 2017 | NCARB

This trend is driven by candidates completing the experience and examination programs concurrently and more quickly....

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Codes and Standards | June 26, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Structures 20,000 sf and larger must demonstrate steps to boost efficiency.

Urban Planning | June 26, 2017 | CallisonRTKL blog | Daun St. Amand

As the demand for well-connected urban locales increases, so too has the cost of property and monthly rent; and as su...

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Airports | June 26, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The project includes a new 1 million-sf terminal building with 33 domestic aircraft gates.

Stantec is acquiring RNL Design, whose specialties include public transit and urban design. Image: Stantec

Architects | June 25, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The engineering giant also names successor to CEO who will retire at the end of this year.

Green | June 23, 2017 | Perkins+Will’s Ideas + Buildings | Kate Kerbel

Since its development in the 1990s, the LEED rating system has been applied to over 19.1 billion total commercial squ...

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Building Team | June 23, 2017 | AIA

11 projects were awarded in 2017.

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