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At UC San Diego Medical Center, CallisonRTKL designed a teaching facility that offers medical simulation training. It includes several design elements that combat infection control, such rounded corners, stepped ceilings, and encased light fixtures for easier cleaning, as well as solid surfaces with chemically bonded seams to remove gaps and cracks. Photo: Brian Henniker

   

Coronavirus | July 01, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor  

Caught off guard by COVID-19, healthcare systems take stock of the capacity and preparedness.

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Codes and Standards | May 26, 2020 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Sustainability depends upon forest stewardship, product manufacturing process.

Aerial rendering of Apple's under construction Austin Campus

Rendering courtesy Apple

Hotel Facilities | May 26, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

A hotel brand has yet to be announced.

Planning with intent is the key to readiness, states Eppstein Uhen Architects, the guide’s author.

Making better use of parking lots to regulate who enters a healthcare facility is one of the considerations for controlling the spread of infectious diseases made in a new guide released by the architecture firm EUA. Images: EUA

    

Coronavirus | May 22, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Planning with intent is the key to readiness, states Eppstein Uhen Architects, the guide’s author.

A much-needed addition to a popular Pittsburgh museum. A new, cutting-edge medical facility in Asheville, North Carolina. What do they have in common? Exterior wall building products from CENTRIA that deliver the goods on both function and design.

 

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Boxyard RTP will be the first retail complex within the Research Triangle Park in North Carolina. Rendering: CallisonRTKL

Modular Building | May 22, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Boxyard RTP, made from 38 shipping containers, will serve as a community gathering and social space.

Photo by Natanael Melchor via Unsplash

The American College of Healthcare Architects surveyed 129 of its members on the impact of the coronavirus epidemic on the design of hospitals and other medical facilities.

   

Coronavirus | May 22, 2020 | AMERICAN COLLEGE OF HEALTHCARE ARCHITECTS

The American College of Healthcare Architects (ACHA) has released the key findings of a survey of its members revea...

7 must reads for the AEC industry today: May 21, 2020
Market Data | May 21, 2020 | BD+C Editors

'Creepy' tech invades post-pandemic offices, and meet the new darling of commercial real estate. 

Get inspired! Brick’s adaptability has made it the premier building material for centuries even as styles come and go. Nothing says “classic” like brick, but nothing says “innovative” like brick either. Check out some examples of how fired clay brick remains a major presence in the 21st Century designer’s palette.

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Image of Wel at Humana, a fitness center in Louisville, Ky.

IA | Interior Architects recently completed Wel at Humana, a 29,000-sf fitness center in Louisville, Ky. IA's strategic alliance with Space Matrix will connect the two firms' 1,400 professionals. Images: IA | Interior Archtects

   

Designers | May 21, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

IA | Interior Architects and Space Matrix aspire to more organized project delivery.

UConn Student Rec Center Exterior

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University Buildings | May 20, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The project sits at the center of the Storrs campus.

 

May 20, 2020 | LPA Blog |

An aging shopping mall is reimagined as an eSports-focused mixed-use facility, creating new links between the commu...

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Codes and Standards | May 20, 2020 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Allows owners broad flexibility on how to achieve goals.

Market Data | May 20, 2020 | BD+C Editors

A wave 'inside' a South Korean building and architecture billings continues historic contraction.

The Wave art installation in Seoul, South Korea

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Designers | May 20, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The anamorphic illusion is complete with matching sound effects.

 

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Codes and Standards | May 20, 2020 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Ruling may have implications for other states claiming copyright for building codes.

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Market Data | May 20, 2020 | AIA

AIA’s Architecture Billings Index (ABI) score of 29.5 for April reflects a decrease in design services provided by...

Washington Capitals ice with display projected on it.
Sports and Recreational Facilities | May 19, 2020 | Dan Goldstein, AVIXA 

Audiovisual systems that turn sports arenas into digital canvasses have become key elements of venue design.

Market Data | May 19, 2020 | BD+C Editors

Clemson's new mass timber building and empty hotels as an answer for the affordable housing shortage.

Clemson's Outdoor Education Center

All photos: Jonathan Hillyer

University Buildings | May 19, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Cooper Carry designed the project.

 

Living space inside affordable housing unit

A spartan living space inside an affordable housing unit that used to be a hotel room in a Days Inn in Branson, Mo. The developer, Repvblik, sees opportunities throughout the Midwest for such adaptive reuses of space laid vacant by the recent pandemic. Image: Repvblik

   

Coronavirus | May 18, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

A Los Angeles-based startup sees the Midwest as most fertile for adaptive reuse.

Cushman Wakefield 6 Feet Office coronavirus

After decades of favoring density, office tenants are now thinking how to better protect their workers from disease transmission. One idea comes from Cushman & Wakefield, whose “6 foot office” concept lays out an office workspace for social distancing, but also requires an agreement among workers and employers to stick to it. Photo courtesy Cushman & Wakefield

   

Coronavirus | May 18, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Making workplaces safer will require behavioral resolve nudged by design.

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Codes and Standards | May 18, 2020 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Design can improve health amid COVID-19 pandemic.

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Codes and Standards | May 18, 2020 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Net-zero target requires shift in thinking and practices.

Market Data | May 18, 2020 | BD+C Editors

California's grid can support all-electric buildings and you'll miss your office when it's gone.

Coronavirus | May 18, 2020 | Perkins+Will’s Ideas + Buildings |

Perkins and Will, Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects, and Arup Group develop scalable solutions for increased testing...

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Codes and Standards | May 18, 2020 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Load-shifting will help reduce peak demand.

Market Data | May 15, 2020 | BD+C Editors

Nonresidential construction employment sees record loss and Twitter will keep all of its office space.

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Codes and Standards | May 15, 2020 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Road closures, new rules for public transit will be imposed.

Platform 16 exterior aerial

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Office Building Design | May 15, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The project will be adjacent to Google's planned eight million square foot transit village and Diridon Station.

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Market Data | May 15, 2020 | ABC

The construction unemployment rate was 16.6% in April, up 11.9 percentage points from the same time last year.

Life of an Architect Podcast | May 14, 2020 | Bob Borson, FAIA

For every architect and designer, there are objects out there that resonate for them in a profound manner and can e...

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