Architects

Every building starts with a concept and a design. Architects are involved at every stage of the process, even after a design has been finalized, helping other building team members through the snares and missteps in the construction process. Building Design+Construction delivers news, trends, and research to the nation's largest architectural design firms. 
How the new EC3 tool raises the bar on collective action

The Embodied Carbon in Construction Calculator helps building teams evaluate a project’s overall embodied carbon emissions during design and procurement decision making.

   

January 10, 2020 | Donald Davies, President, Magnusson Klemencic Associates

Nearly 50 AEC industry organizations partnered to develop the groundbreaking Embodied Carbon in C...

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January 09, 2020 | AIA

The 2020 Regional & Urban Design program recognizes the best in urban design, regional and ci...

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Maximize Energy Efficiency in Class A Office Buildings With Modern Building Systems
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Energy-efficient building design starts with the building envelope, but the building systems have...

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5 most popular Life of an Architect podcast episodes of 2019

Photo courtesy Michael Hsu Office of Architecture

    

January 06, 2020 | BD+C Staff

Architects Bob Borson, FAIA, and Andrew Hawkins, AIA, LEED AP, produced 25 episodes of the Life o...

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One of PDA’s recent projects was the design of Vibra Healthcare’s 56,000-sf rehabilitation hospital in Rancho Mirage, Calif., which features upscale hospitality in its 50 deluxe rooms. Images: HED 

January 06, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Puchlik Design Associates, its new addition, specializes in healthcare design.

5 reasons to enter the $20,000 Forge Prize
January 03, 2020 | BD+C Staff

Calling all emerging architects. Don’t miss out on your chance to enter the $20,000 Forge Prize....

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Top 90 Sports Facilities Architecture Firms for 2019

Fusion Arena, Philadelphia. Rendering courtesy Populous

   

December 23, 2019 | BD+C Staff

Populous, HKS, HOK, Gensler, and HNTB top the rankings of the nation's largest sports facilities...

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Top Window and Door Products for 2019
December 16, 2019 | BD+C Staff

Pella’s Rolscreen retractable screen and NanaWall’s HSW single-track sliding glass wall are among...

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Top Structural Products for 2019
December 16, 2019 | BD+C Staff

Inpro’s Fireline 140 fire barrier and Owens Corning’s Foamglas cellular glass insulation are amon...

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101 Top Products for 2019
December 16, 2019 | BD+C Staff

Building Design+Construction readers and editors select their top building products for...

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Top Plumbing Products for 2019
December 16, 2019 | BD+C Staff

Sloan's CX Flushometer and Zip Water's HydroTap are among the eight plumbing products to make ...

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Top Interior Building Products for 2019
December 16, 2019 | BD+C Staff

Arktura's Delta Drop ceiling and CertainTeed's Decoustics Rondolo wood panels are among the 13 ne...

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Top Glass and Glazing Products for 2019 101 Top Products Building Design+Construction
December 16, 2019 | BD+C Staff

SageGlass's Harmony dynamic glass and Vitro Architectural Glass's Acuity low-iron glass are among...

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Top Flooring Products for 2019 101 Top Products Interface Look Both Ways collection
December 16, 2019 | BD+C Staff

Tarkett’s aviation-inspired flooring collection and J+J Flooring’s textile composite flooring are...

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Top Building Systems Products for 2019 Flos Architectural 101 Top Products report
December 16, 2019 | BD+C Staff

FabricAir’s ceiling-hung fabric duct and Ellumi Lighting’s bacteria-killing lights are among the...

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Sto StoColor Dryonic, 101 Top Products for 2019
December 12, 2019 | BD+C Staff

Sto's beetle-inspired exterior coating and Dörken Systems' UV-resistant vapor-permeable barrier a...

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Calling all emerging architects: Enter to win the $20,000 Forge Prize

Jin Young Song, AIA, Assistant Professor at University at Buffalo, and Founder of DIOINNO Architecture PLLC, demonstrates his SIMS (Snap-Interlock Module System) design concept, which took the $20,000 Grand Prize in the 2019 Forge Prize competition. Photo courtesy AISC

    

December 10, 2019 | BD+C Staff

This annual steel design competition will recognize three Finalists ($10,000 each) and one Grand...

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Jonathan Moody (left), newly named CEO of Moody Nolan, with his father, Curt Moody, founder of the firm.

December 09, 2019 |

New four-member Executive Team also named.

WSP created a VR model with all the sensor data displayed as real time information that’s visible through VR goggles. Image: WSP USA

WSP created a VR model with all the sensor data displayed as real time information that’s visible through VR goggles. Image: WSP USA

   

December 04, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

AEC firms are finally putting to use project information they’ve been storing in their computers...

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 What building owners and AEC teams need to know about New York’s Climate Mobilization Act

Photo: Hoffmann Architects

  

December 02, 2019 | Alison B. Hoffmann, Hoffmann Architects, Inc.

On April 18, 2019, the New York City Council passed the Climate Mobilization Act, a suite of laws...

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November 26, 2019 |

This union creates a national architecture firm with enhanced design capabilities and expertise....

EwingCole project images

EwingCole's design portfolio includes S&T, higher education, and corporate projects. Image: EwingCole

November 08, 2019 |

Philadelphia architecture firm EwingCole acquires Baltimore firm Gaudreau.

Multifamily construction market remains strong heading into 2020

“Multifamily and Senior/Assisted Living have been two of the hottest markets for proposal activity for quite some time,” says PSMJ’s Greg Hart.

   

November 07, 2019 | PSMJ Resources

Fewer than one in 10 AEC firms doing multifamily work reported a decrease in proposal activity in...

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Bernita Beikmann, AIA, HKS, speaking at LCI Congress 2019

Bernita Beikmann, AIA, EDAC, LSSBB, Chief Process Officer and Principal with HKS, speaking at LCI Congress 2019. Photo: courtesy LCI / Craig Huey Photography

   

October 29, 2019 | Bernita Beikmann, AIA, EDAC, LSSBB, Chief Process Officer, HKS

More than 1,600 Lean experts gathered in Texas this month for LCI Congress 2019. Here are key tak...

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Top 50 Airport Sector Architecture Firms for 2019  Boarding Area B at San Francisco International Airport’s Harvey Milk Terminal 1. Renderings: HKS

Boarding Area B at San Francisco International Airport’s Harvey Milk Terminal 1. Renderings: HKS

   

October 25, 2019 | BD+C Staff

AECOM, Gensler, HNTB, Corgan, and HOK top the rankings of the nation's largest airport terminal s...

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Top 125 Retail Architecture Firms for 2019  Nike store 5th Ave, top retail engineering firms for 2019, Giants 300 report, Photo by Jonathan Morefield

Nike Store on 5th Ave. in New York City. Photo by Jonathan Morefield

   

October 24, 2019 | BD+C Staff

CallisonRTKL, Gensler, MG2, NELSON, and Stantec top the rankings of the nation's largest retail s...

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SMPS report tracks how AEC firms are utilizing marketing technology tools

Photo: Pexels

   

October 11, 2019 | Amy Collins, FSMPS, CPSM, Facilities Business Line Marketing Manager, Gannett Fleming

With thousands of MarTech tools and apps on the market, design and construction firms are struggl...

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Max and Debra Ernst Heart Center, Beaumont Hospital, Michigan, Heart failure clinics

Heart failure clinics, like the one that just opened at Beaumont Hospital in Michigan, are helping to reduce fatalities causes by heart disease. Images: HED

   

October 04, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

An example of this building trend recently opened at Beaumont Hospital near Ann Arbor, Mich.

Moscone Center Expansion 2 Cesar Rubio, courtesy Webcor2 Top Convention Center Architecture Firms.jpg

Moscone Center Expansion. Photo: Cesar Rubio, courtesy Webcor

   

October 03, 2019 | BD+C Staff

LMN Architects, Gensler, Populous, Fentress Architects, and Moody Nolan top the rankings of the n...

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Top Cultural Sector Architecture Firms FOR 2019 MilwaukeeLibrary1_use

The HGA-designed Mitchell Street Branch of the Milwaukee Public Library was created from the former Hills Department Store originally built in 1919. Photo: Courtesy HGA

    

October 03, 2019 | BD+C Staff

Gensler, Populous, DLR Group, Stantec, and Perkins and Will top the rankings of the nation's larg...

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