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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Three modern structures were added to the four historic buildings. Three different shoring systems were used to restore the historic structures’ brick façades.

Reconstruction Awards | November 19, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

A project team turns a toxic site into a civic treasure.

Reconstruction Awards | November 19, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

A Mid-century building becomes home to a new International Institute.

Mass Moca Building 6 exterior

The renovation of MASS MoCA Building 6 provides the scale required for the installation of massive art pieces and sufficient room for visitors to view them properly. Photo: Michael Moran Photography.

Reconstruction Awards | November 16, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

A textile mill becomes an arts center that energizes a New England town and its region.

Energy | November 16, 2018 | Johnson Controls

The survey of nearly 2,000 facility and energy management executives from 20 countries found that 57% of organization...

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Codes and Standards | November 16, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Updated version helps governments streamline code development and adoption.

Virtual Reality | November 16, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The shoes could take VR immersion to new levels.

Charles L. Tutt Library

The renovation of the Charles L. Tutt Library followed goals set out in a long-range development plan regarding open space and the transition between interior and exterior spaces. Photo: Steve Lerum Photography.

Reconstruction Awards | November 15, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Library expansion reinforces Colorado College’s commitment to carbon neutrality.

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Codes and Standards | November 15, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

New offerings resolve over 70 bugs and offer new features.

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Market Data | November 15, 2018 | AIA

Southern region reports decline in billings for the first time since June 2012.

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Green | November 15, 2018 | USGBC

LEED Zero complements LEED to verify the achievement of net zero goals and signals market leadership in green buildin...

The Kipnes Lantern.

The Kipnes Lantern. All photos: Younes Bounhar, Doublespace Photography

Reconstruction Awards | November 14, 2018 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

Three new wings and a flashy AV display add luster to the nation’s cultural gem.

Codes and Standards | November 14, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

San Francisco redevelopment site work may have been racked by fraud.

Aerial view of 76&Park

Photo: Laurian Ghinitoiu

Multifamily Housing | November 14, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The building spans 270,000 sf.

Principle Auto/BMW of San Antonio project.

November 14, 2018 | Viega

To date, this is the largest BMW dealership in the U.S. More than 19,000 feet of piping run through the campus, conne...

Ryan Companies, Cadence Living and an affiliate of Starwood Captual recently announced a new 135-unit senior living community, Accoya Scottsdale Troon in Arizona, whose construction should be completed by mid 2020. A new report by Harvard's Joint Center for Housing Studies finds that seniors will have a hard time affording housing in the future. Image: Ryan Companies.

Market Data | November 14, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The study foresees a significant segment of seniors struggling to buy or rent on their own or with other people.

The project involved saving the street-facing portions of the Cecil B. DeMille building to maintain its billboard rights. Photo: Ralph D’Angelo/CIG Digital.

Reconstruction Awards | November 13, 2018 | David Barista, Editorial Director

The 20 Times Square mixed-used project at the corner of 47th and Seventh Avenue is indicative of the great lengths Bu...

Codes and Standards | November 13, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contirbuting Editor

Some contractors say they weren’t ready for ‘massive initiative’.

Technology is a critical focus at Local 597’s 200,000-square-foot training facility.

November 13, 2018 | Ross Ufberg

Local Union 597 is one of the largest locals within the United Association.

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Office Building Design | November 13, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Both cities are on the East Coast.

Market Data | November 12, 2018 | Lodging Econometrics

Projects already under construction and those scheduled to start construction in the next 12 months, combined, have a...

10 story atrium

Contractor Grinder, Taber & Grinder gouged out three monumental 10-story atriums to bring daylight into the core; the atriums do double-duty as performance spaces. A four-story atrium and four light wells brighten the residential neighborhoods on levels 7-10. All photos: Nick McGinn, McGinn Photography.

Reconstruction Awards | November 12, 2018 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

Memphians band together to rebuild a gigantic Sears distribution facility into a multifaceted community crossroads....

Cincinnati Music Hall exterior facade

The Music Hall’s fully restored red brick main façade highlights its iconic rose window that centers the entire structure. Photo: Magnus Lindqvist/GLINTStudios.

Reconstruction Awards | November 12, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Cincinnati uses ‘skillful triage’ to bring its endangered Music Hall up to date.

November 11, 2018 |

What does a day in the Life of an Architect look like? There are a lot of different answers to that question and even...

November 09, 2018 | TAMLYN |

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

November 09, 2018 |

It was only a matter of time before I once again tackled the topic of an architect’s salary. This is actually the fou...

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Building Materials | November 09, 2018 | David Barista, Editorial Director

Seven months into Trump’s trade war, the jury is still out.

Codes and Standards | November 09, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Each community has to find its own mix of solutions.

ARena Space rendering
Augmented Reality | November 09, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The concept will be presented in Orlando at the IAAPA Attractions Expo.

The Koningin Elisabethzaal
Metals | November 08, 2018 | GKD

The fan-shaped building, although multi-faceted, was never fully intended to be a concert hall. Because of this, the...

Aerial view of reconfigurable canopy

The prototype, developed by researchers at the University of Stuttgart, employs autonomous aerial vehicles to constantly reconfigure canopy systems for use in public spaces. All photos courtesy University of Stuttgart.

Great Solutions | November 08, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The installation combines cyber-physical building materials constructed from lightweight carbon fiber filament with a...

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