In Chicago’s Lakeshore East neighborhood, GEMS World Academy Middle-Upper School, designed by bKL Architecture, is rising 13 stories. The building is set back 25 feet from the street to allow in more natural light, and features an 8,000-sf artificial turf recreation area that doubles as outdoor classroom and gathering space for its students. Its Building Team includes WSP (SE), WMA Consulting Engineers (MEP/FP), Mackie Consultants (CE), Wolff Landscape Architecture, and Power Construction (GC). bKL Architecture.

K-12 Schools | May 17, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Verticality has some plusses, according to AEC firms that have engaged such projects recently.

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Metals | March 21, 2019 | Metl-Span |

It is important to understand that the IBC has different requirements regarding the use of specific materials dependi...

March 21, 2019 | Jeff Alexander |

Although individual companies can make a difference, collaboration is crucial for creating the most significant impac...

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Market Data | March 21, 2019 | AIA

AIA’s Architecture Billings Index (ABI) score for February was 50.3, down from 55.3 in January.

The division between indoor and outdoor spaces continues to blur with demand to bring the indoors outside. Amenity spaces create communities with connectivity while providing solid return on investment. The finishes you choose are equally important both in terms of style and brand distinction. Explore the possibilities, because Space Matters.

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Codes and Standards | March 21, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Tariffs on steel, aluminum, and other materials swell budgets.

The Rain Vortex indoor waterfall in the Jewel

Courtesy Peter Walker Partners Landscape.

Airports | March 21, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The addition is set to open this spring. 

 

March 20, 2019 | Star Building Systems |

Discover how Star Builder Mark Deaville with Petra Construction helped to bring ice hockey to the desert.

Aerial view of Nippon-Ham Fighters new ballpark

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Sports and Recreational Facilities | March 20, 2019 | BD+C Staff

The Nippon-Ham Fighters Baseball Club will call the park home.

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Codes and Standards | March 20, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contirbuting Editor

Intl. Code Council and Modular Building Institute combine forces.

T3 Bayside in Toronto

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Wood | March 20, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The office will rise in the emerging Bayside community.

Hotel Facilities | March 20, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

GKKworks designed the building.

Exterior of Porsche Palm Springs

All photos courtesy indiGo Auto Group

Retail Centers | March 19, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The dealership is the first to showcase Porsche’s new design philosophy, ‘Destination Porsche.’

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Building Tech | March 19, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The Smart World suite of 5D software platforms map and visualize data provided by metropolises to an intuitive real-t...

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Codes and Standards | March 19, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Pedestrian-friendly “Slow Streets” pilot starts on Earth Day 2019.

Market Data | March 19, 2019 | ABC

The Construction Backlog Indicator contracted to 8.1 months during January 2019.

Atelier multifamily development

Courtesy Elion Partners and Buchanan Partners

Multifamily Housing | March 18, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Dwell Design Studios is designing the project.

Bird's eye view of UA Student Success District
Higher Education | March 18, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The project will renovate three buildings and build another from the ground up.

Life of an Architect Podcast | March 17, 2019 | Bob Borson, FAIA

Every client wants to know what their project is going to cost and who’s going to build it. That means sending the dr...

Raymond Pan, an award winning archtect and urban planner, is leading the design lab initiative at HMC Architects. Image: HMC Architects

Architects | March 17, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The goal is for project team members to collaborate earlier to inspire innovation.

Digital twin applications: 7 steps to a better-managed jobsite

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Building Tech | March 15, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor, BD+C

Automated progress monitoring and optimizing equipment usage are among the potential applications for digital twin te...

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Multifamily Housing | March 15, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Salazar Architect is designing the building.

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Codes and Standards | March 15, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Transparent wood, self-cooling walls, bricks that filter air pollutants among the technological breakthroughs.

Market Data | March 15, 2019 | ABC

At a seasonally adjusted annualized rate, nonresidential spending totaled $762.5 billion for the month.

Building Tech | March 15, 2019 | John Caufield, Senior Editor

AEC firms explore how digital twin technology can bring more consistency to the design process and construction site....

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Codes and Standards | March 14, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Variations include laboratory test method for determining rate of air leakage.

Market Data | March 14, 2019 | ABC

Of the 11 construction subcategories, seven experienced price declines for the month.

BOD2 in testing facilities

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3D Printing | March 14, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

COBOD developed the printer, dubbed the BOD2.

Industrial Facility | March 14, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Lee & Sakahara designed the project.

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Codes and Standards | March 13, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Even if power goes green, transportation will still be a major emissions source.

The Seattle restaurant Willmott's Ghost is inside Amazon Spheres, the three-domed complex that is equal parts workspace and botanical garden. Image: Aaron Leitz

Architects | March 12, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The Seattle eatery nests inside the conservatories on Amazon’s massive campus.

Galxy's Edge theme park

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Projects | March 12, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is the first Disney park to integrate the Play Disney Parks mobile app for greater...

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