Government Buildings 

The halls of lawmakers, judges, and politicians demand a mix of functionality and awe-inspiring design. For an oasis of productivity on behalf of your nation’s people within the government’s budget, thinking outside the box is a requirement.

Green | Apr 22, 2015

AIA Committee on the Environment recognizes Top 10 Green Projects

Seattle's Bullitt Center and the University Center at The New School are among AIA's top 10 green buildings for 2015.

Green | Apr 22, 2015

GSA's Federal Center South Building honored with AIA Top Ten Plus Award for 'verified' sustainable performance

The annual award recognizes green building projects that have quantifiable metrics demonstrating the performance and positive impact of the sustainable design.

Green | Apr 3, 2015

Georgia may ban use of LEED on state buildings

Georgia's state legislature is considering a measure to require all state buildings to only use green building standards that permit the use of Georgia's lumber.

Structural Materials | Mar 30, 2015

12 projects earn structural steel industry's top building award

Calatrava's soaring Innovation Science and Technology Building at Florida Polytechnic University is among the 12 projects honored by the American Institute of Steel Construction in the 2015 IDEAS² awards competition. 

Government Buildings | Mar 28, 2015

Obama issues executive order for 40% reduction in federal government’s greenhouse gas emissions

The action also calls for an increase in the share of renewable energy in the federal government’s electricity supply to 30% during that same period. 

Walls and Partitions | Mar 25, 2015

Metl-Span systems meet design needs in cost effective manner

The goal from the beginning was to construct an energy efficient building with insulated metal panels.

Cladding and Facade Systems | Mar 24, 2015

Designers turn a struggling mall into a hub of learning and recreation

Architects help Nashville government transform a struggling mall into a new community space.

Government Buildings | Mar 23, 2015

SOM leads planning for Egypt’s new $45 billion capital city

To alleviate overcrowding and congestion in Cairo, the Egyptian government is building a new capital from scratch.

Justice Facilities | Mar 5, 2015

New courthouse blossoms into a civic space for one California town

The building's canopy suggests classical courthouse features of front porch and portico. It also helps connect the building with a public plaza that has re-centered civic activity and public gathering for the town.

Justice Facilities | Mar 5, 2015

State of the state: How state governments are funding construction projects

State budget shortfalls are making new construction and renovation projects a tough sell, leading lawmakers to seek alternative funding for these jobs.  

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