Inside the winter pavilion in Carlo Ratti's Garden of the Four Seasons

Rendering courtesy Carlo Ratti Associati

Green | July 18, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Carlo Ratti Associati designed the garden with an innovative net-zero energy climate control system.

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The exterior of FirstEnergy Stadium, home of the Cleveland Browns

Photo: Tim Evanson, flickr

Cladding and Facade Systems | July 20, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

A luxury Baltimore hotel, a mixed-use building in Denver and an Alaskan High School may also have used the cladding....

The Willis Tower at sundown

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Codes and Standards | July 20, 2017 |

Certified office buildings reach 66% in windy city.

A rendering of the updated exterior of 287 Park Avenue South from Spagnolo Group Architecture

Rendering courtesy SGA

Office Building Design | July 20, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

287 Park Avenue South is a nine-story Classical Revival building previously known as the United Charities Building....

A collage of four renderings showing the new HHLA from Laurus Corporation and the Jerde Partnership

Rendering courtesy of Laurus Corporation

Retail Centers | July 20, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Laurus Corporation and The Jerde Partnership will team up to rebrand the center as a family-friendly dining and enter...

Exterior of the Venice Island Performing Art & Recreation Center

Venice Island Performing Art & Recreation Center in Philadelphia, PA. Fabcon precast can create unique spaces with adaptable uses.

Products and Services | July 19, 2017 | Fabcon

Fabcon precast helps take community projects further.

Fire protective glazing used in a door vision panel in 60-90 minute exit stairway

The 2012 and 2015 IBC limits the size of ceramics and fire protective glazing used in the door vision panel in 60-90 minute exit stairway or passageways to 100 sq. in. regardless if the building is fully sprinklered. The only way to exceed the 100 sq. in. vision panel limitation is by using fire resistive glazing that meets ASTM E-119. 

Fire-Rated Products | July 19, 2017 | Bill O'Keeffe |

As shocking as the Grenfell Tower fire was, it is not an isolated incident.

Image © The Student Hotel, Photography by Kasia Gatkowska

Multifamily Housing | July 19, 2017 | GenslerOn | Jonathan Breen and Diana Lee

The Student Hotel is representative of a new model for delivering housing solutions for students globally. 

An augmented reality application for mobile devices allows users to see what a new computer science building on the Seattle campus of the University of Washington will look like completed while it's under construction. Image: Mortenson Construction

Augmented Reality | July 19, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The $105 million project in Seattle is the latest example of the firm’s commitment to virtual and augmented reality t...

A hurricane as viewed from space

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Codes and Standards | July 19, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Average annual cost to buildings and infrastructure from eastern storms to rise by $7.3 billion.

CarloMaria Ciampoli discusses design during the General Assembly/We Work event in Denver, Colorado.

CarloMaria Ciampoli discusses design during the General Assembly/We Work event in Denver, Colorado.

Designers | July 19, 2017 | Stantec Blog | CarloMaria Ciampoli

What is design? Who are designers? And are there any common laws or rules than can unite the many types of design tha...

A rendering of the pool and deck space at Elan Menlo Park, designed by KTGY

Photo: Daniel Gaines Photography

Multifamily Housing | July 19, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The 146-unit apartment community was designed as a series of six interactively connected garden-style apartments.

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Architects | July 19, 2017 | Sasha Reed |

Our goal is to present unique perspectives you may not be able to find anywhere else.  

Manhattan Bridge can be seen from James Corner Field Operations' 45 Main Street rooftop

Photo: Two Trees Management, Matthew Millman

Office Building Design | July 19, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The new spaces range from about 8,500 to 11,000 sf and were added to Two Trees Management’s anchor office buildings....

Lights hang from the ceiling in a building

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

Results of the study support the usefulness of the practice.

Pfizer's 285,000-sf BioPlace will feature flexible lab layouts and collaborative research spaces. Image: Clayco

Laboratories | July 18, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The facility will consolidate the company’s local workforce, and provide flexible work and research spaces.

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The kitchenette at Mortenson Construction's new Portland office

Photo courtesy Mortenson Construction

Reconstruction & Renovation | July 18, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Mortenson deconstructed the barn and repurposed it for the new space.

Inside the winter pavilion in Carlo Ratti's Garden of the Four Seasons

Rendering courtesy Carlo Ratti Associati

Green | July 18, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Carlo Ratti Associati designed the garden with an innovative net-zero energy climate control system.

Ceilings | July 17, 2017 | Armstrong Ceilings

Geometric design reflects shapes found in Arabian architecture.

Roofing | July 17, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The EclipseEdge edge metal profile uses a two-part design with a base and a top cover to eliminate steps often requir...

Courtesy of MIT/MARINA Team

Hotel Facilities | July 17, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The project team consisted of MIT graduate students across five departments.

Photo: Mark Steele

Retail Centers | July 17, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

FRCH Design Worldwide is leading the redesign that will start with 12 pilot locations across the country.

The Toronto York Recreation Centre serves three communities that participated in a number of design sessions with the project's Building Team. Image: Tom Arban Photography

Sports and Recreational Facilities | July 17, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Community engagement impacts its design and programming.

Coatings | July 17, 2017 | Jeff Alexander |

As building codes become more stringent and green rating systems grow in popularity, Valspar has developed products t...

Typical apartment complex in U.S. West Coast city.

PCBC attendees in San Diego got an earful from experts about the strength of the apartment and condo market.

Multifamily Housing | July 14, 2017 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

Exterior of the Silber Center, designed by Ziger/Snead Architects.

Education Facility | July 14, 2017 | Rob Cassidy, Executive Editor

Students learn environmental skills, natural resource management, urban agriculture, and water quality monitoring....

Cladding and Facade Systems | July 14, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The observatory’s pattern of lock-seamed zinc cladding alternates between the irregular site topography and the build...

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Codes and Standards | July 13, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

ILF aims to make new certification the sole standard for highest performing buildings.

Accelerate Live! | July 13, 2017 | Sasha Reed |

From my perspective, what separates organizations thriving in the digital revolution from those who are not boils dow...

TIRPITZ museum integrates into Denmark's coastline and the bunker that was built to protect it from attack. Image: Mike Bink

Cultural Facilities | July 13, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

BIG’s design of this cultural center is the “antithesis” of the fortress.

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Codes and Standards | July 13, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The money is earmarked for up to $500,000 surety bonds per contract.

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