David Barista

Editorial Director
Building Design+Construction

David Barista is Editorial Director of Building Design+Construction and BDCnetwork.com, properties that combined reach more than 100,000 commercial building professionals, including architects, engineers, contractors, and building owners. David has covered the U.S. construction industry for more than a decade, previously serving as Editor-in-Chief of BD+C, Professional Builder, Custom Builder, and HousingZone.com. He has won numerous editorial awards, including six Jesse H. Neal Awards and multiple honors from the Construction Writers Association and the American Society of Business Publication Editors.

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From Gehry to the High Line: What makes a project a game-changer?

El Peix sculpture in Barcelona, by Frank Gehry. Photo: Till Niermann via Wikimedia Commons

Architects | Building Team Blog | September 24, 2015
Each year, there are a handful of projects that significantly advance the AEC industry or...
Why AEC firms should be cultivating 'visible experts'

Photo: Cydcor via flickr creative commons

Architects | Building Team Blog | July 07, 2015
A new study pinpoints the true dollar value of having knowledge leaders and market...
Tactical urbanism: Why bigger isn’t always better in urban revitalization

Each September, as part of Park(ing) Day, citizens, artists, and activists in more than 160 cities collaborate to temporarily transform metered parking spaces into micro parks, gardens, and art exhibits. Photo: my.parkingday.org

Smart and Resilient Cities | Building Team Blog | May 27, 2015
A budding urban planning movement that is sprouting in cities across the globe proves...
Hackathons and RFCs: Why one developer killed the RFP

Image depicts design concepts from the hackathon winner, Pickard Chilton of New Haven, Conn. Photo courtesy Skanska

Building Owner | Building Team Blog | May 06, 2015
In lieu of an RFP process, Skanska Commercial Development hosted a three-week "hackathon...
Chance encounters and the ‘action’ office: Do collisions spark innovation?

Google is among a handful of tech giants to unveil plans for “action” offices. Rendering courtesy Google, BIG, Thomas Heatherwick

Office Building Design | Building Team Blog | March 29, 2015
Google, Facebook, Samsung, and Tencent have all unveiled plans for “action” offices...
The High Line effect: Placemaking as an economic development engine

Eight years into the transformation of an elevated section of New York Central Railroad’s West Side Line into a public park, the $273 million project is being hailed as a resounding win for the city. Photo: Beyond My Ken via Wikimedia Commons

Cultural Facilities | Building Team Blog | March 02, 2015
As big money and eager tourists flock to Chelsea, cities across the globe are starting to...
Photo: Infrogmation via Wikimedia Commons

The National Institute of Building Sciences estimates the retrofit market for small commercial buildings at $35.6 billion. Photo: Infrogmation via Wikimedia Commons

Office Building Design | Building Team Blog | January 28, 2015
The real opportunity for shrinking the nation’s energy footprint lies in the mundane...

This past October, 78 young AEC professionals gathered in New York City for leadership development and networking during BD+C's Under 40 Leadership Summit.

Architects | Building Team Blog | January 21, 2015
Many AEC firms focus on training for the hard skills of the profession, not so much for...

Prajakti "PJ" Glasco, AIA, ACHA, LEED AP BD+C, Senior VP/Senior Project Planner, FKP Architects (Class of 2014 40 Under 40 winner)

Building Team Blog | November 21, 2014
Are you an AEC superstar? The 2015 "40 Under 40" competition is now open for entries....

Photo: The Brookings Institution

Architects | Building Team Blog | July 20, 2014
Today, more than ever, tech districts are the key to economic growth for metro markets. A...

Photo: khunaspix via FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Architects | Building Team Blog | April 25, 2014
The newest generation to enter the workforce is like no other that has come before it....

Photo: Courtesy Walbridge and SmithGroupJJR

Architects | Building Team Blog | March 06, 2014
BD+C's 2014 Giants 300 survey form is now available. But completing the survey is just...
Architects | Building Team Blog | February 17, 2014
BD+C's Building Team Awards is the industry's only recognition program to honor projects...

Arup, Perkins+Will, and Sasaki Associates are among the firms to develop custom digital tools for polling building occupants and end users. Pictured: Sasaki's MyCampus interactive mapping program

Architects | Building Team Blog | February 14, 2014
The rise of mobile devices and social media, coupled with the use of advanced survey...
Building Owner | Building Team Blog | November 25, 2013
Under LEED v4, projects are awarded points for using at least 20 building products that...

BD+C's Pedia-Pod modular pediatric patient unit at our GreenZone exhibit

Architects | Building Team Blog | November 17, 2013
To all our friends in the AEC industry, you are cordially invited to join the BD+C team...
Building Owner | Building Team Blog | October 20, 2013
Not able to attend the inaugural BUILDINGChicago/Greening the Heartland conference and...

Gensler founder Arthur Gensler (right) talked with BD+C Editorial Director Robert Cassidy at the Under 40 Leadership Summit kick-off event on Wednesday, October 9

Building Owner | Building Team Blog | October 10, 2013
M. Arthur Gensler, Jr., FAIA, FIIDA, RIBA, founder of the world’s largest architecture...
Building Owner | Building Team Blog | September 19, 2013
If you're an up-and-coming leader at your AEC firm and are interested in advancing your...
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