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 exhibit.

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rendering of new office building for USAA in Tampa, Fla.

USAA is building a 240,000-sf office in suburban Tampa, Fla., for 1,000 additional employees. The company is also expanding its existing campus in Plano, Texas, a suburb of Dallas, with a 150,000-sf building. Suburban office space with urban characteristics still can attract investors and companies. Image: USAA

 

Market Data | August 20, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

An analysis of mortgage-backed loans suggests that demand remains relatively steady.

John Rhodes, a director of HOK’s Sports + Recreation + Entertainment practice, met with Jamie Roberts (Wales), Tim Visser (Scotland), James Horwill (Australia) and Danny Care (England) to capture their ideas, both as players and fans.

HOK’s John Rhodes met with pro rugby players Jamie Roberts, Tim Visser, James Horwill, and Danny Care to discuss advanced design features and technologies. 

    

Sports and Recreational Facilities | August 18, 2017 | HOK |

HOK invited four world-class rugby players into its London studio to discuss what they would like to see in the rugby...

Smog in the sky over a manufacturing facility

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Codes and Standards | August 18, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

California’s requirement for cool roofs on new non-residential buildings could promote smog.

The 300,000-sf Major Health Partners Replacement Hospital, Shelbyville, Ind.

Courtesy BSA LifeStructures.

Giants 300 | August 18, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Hospital systems are finding ways to get facilities built with a lot less money.

A rendering of the LakePointe Urban Village
Mixed-Use | August 18, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

A peninsula will extend into the property’s 20-acre lake and contain retail shops, restaurants, a pavilion park, home...

An active outdoor space for students
K-12 Schools | August 18, 2017 | LPA Blog | Winston Bao

Active design can be incorporated into any facility or campus with a few simple steps.

A rendering of the northeast corner of the new Donald Dungan Library

Rendering courtesy of Johnson Favaro

Library | August 18, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The project includes a new library, the renovation of the existing library, and the redevelopment of parkland.

San Diego's newest library branch is being built on the site of the old International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers building on West Washington Street. It should be completed by October 2018. Image: Courtesy of C.W. Driver Companies 

Library | August 17, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The long-delayed project reflects community design input.

A can of Scuff X paint
Products and Services | August 17, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

SCUFF-X provides the level of scuff-resistance of two-component coatings.

Interior of the GrowNYC multifunctional area

Photo: AGP Amanda Gentle Photography

Mixed-Use | August 17, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

GrowNYC, a sustainability-focused nonprofit, commissioned ORE Design to create the community events center and learni...

The lobby of the Hyatt Regency in Seattle
Hotel Facilities | August 17, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The 45-story, 500-foot-tall tower is composed of two primary volumes.

The New York City skyline

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Codes and Standards | August 17, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Task force formed to get fake training cards off the streets and workers properly trained.

An office conference room

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Market Data | August 17, 2017 | Marcum Construction

Spending in all 12 of the remaining nonresidential construction subsectors retreated on both an annualized and monthl...

The exterior of the Austin Independent School District Performing Arts Center
Metals | August 17, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Two Petersen Aluminum profiles were used in the design of the project.

The new Toyota Motor North American Headquarters campus

Photo: Toyota

Office Building Design | August 17, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Toyota invested $1 billion in the project, which was designed by Corgan.

An exterior shot of the Beijing National Stadium
Building Materials | August 17, 2017 | Mike Landers |

Lighter than glass and 100% recyclable, one material takes center stage in the future of building.

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

Courtesy E Ink 

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.

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