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.

Lucas Richmond, Senior Media Studio Manager, Gilbane Building Company

May 11, 2017 | BD+C Staff

BD+C's inaugural Accelerate Live! innovation conference took place May 11, in Chicago....

e-lofts, Alexandria, Va.

All photos: David Madison Photography

        

May 10, 2017 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

Novus Residences’ revolutionary e-lofts concept offers tenants a tempting trio of options—‘live,’...

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As the population ages, designers of commercial and multifamily applications are incorporating new solutions to meet those demands. Ergonomics can be an integral part of design, manufacturing, and use. Nowhere is this more critical than in bathroom design.

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For the Neshaminy School District in Feasterville, Pa., Spiezle Architectural Group designed the 112,000-sf, two-story Tawanka Elementary School, with 40 K-4th grade classrooms. The building was completed in August 2016. Its Building Team included Raymond & Raymond (food services), Consolidated Engineers (MEP), Harrison-Harnett (SE), and Gilmore Associates (CE). Image: Don Pearse Photographers.

May 09, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Now in its seventh decade, the firm expands its portfolio and moves into a larger HQs.

Chicago native Jeanne Gang, the daughter of an engineer, cut her design teeth at OMA/Rem Koolhaas before launching her firm in 1997. Studio Gang’s widely praised exhibits and design portfolio includes a range of buildings, and its recent work has been exploring new typologies and materials. Photo: Studuio Gang

May 09, 2017 | John Caulfied, Senior Editor

Studio Gang gains fans with buildings that unite people and embrace the outside world.

One of Eppstein Uhen Architects’ recent projects was the $30 million expansion and renovation of Menasha High School in Wisconsin, completed in 2015, which remodeled 125,000 sf and added 48,155 sf to the footprint. EUA just did some expanding of its own by acquiring Denver-based Burkettdesign. Image: EUA

May 05, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Has architects in 35 states after acquiring Burkettdesign in Denver.

The Indigo Pine House being assembled. Courtesy Clemson University School of Architecture.

May 05, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Clemson University’s School of Architecture develops a patent-pending construction method that is...

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Ascent Apartments, Silicon Valley Stephen Schafer | Schaf Photo

Ascent Apartments achieved Silver certification in California’s Build It Green program, thanks to such features as LED lighting, Energy Star appliances, garage ventilation fans, water-efficient plumbing fixtures, low-VOC paints, and water-saving native vegetation and landscape irrigation. All photos: Stephen Schafer | Schaf Photo

 

May 03, 2017 | Pat Curry, Contributing Editor

An award-winning rental complex takes its design cues from its historic location in Silicon Valle...

Multifamily housing today: 7 exciting, inspiring innovations [AIA Course]

Amenities like the hotel quality lobby and billiards room distinguish the College & Crown, New Haven, Conn., developed by Centerplan with interiors by Carlin & Company. Photo courtesy Centerplan

May 02, 2017 | C.C. Sullivan, Contributing Editor

This AIA CES course features seven novel approaches developers and Building Teams are taking to r...

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Pixabay Public Domain

May 01, 2017 | Steelcase Health and BD+C Staff

Hospital rooms are often not designed to accommodate extended stays for anyone other than the pat...

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Pixabay Public Domain

April 27, 2017 | NCARB

New data from NCARB reveals that while the number of architects remains consistent, practitioners...

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April 26, 2017 | CannonDesign

Package center at The Frasier, Arlington, Va., designed by KTGY Architecture, comes with its own trashcan plus tabletop. Photo: courtesy KTGY Architecture

April 26, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Package delivery centers provide order and security for the mountains of parcels piling up at apa...

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“L” apartments, Logan Square

Photos: Jorge Gera/Luxury Living Chicago (above); Property Markets Group (below)

April 26, 2017 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

Chicago’s newest multifamily development features an iconic CTA car on its amenity deck. 

Photo: Sachimo, Wikimedia Commons

April 26, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Despite currently being under construction, the building is the center of an ongoing lawsuit file...

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Larry Barr (second from left), AIA, President of Quinn Evans Architects, standing with the management and principals of Cho Benn Holback + Associates, which Quinn Evans acquires effective May 1. Pictured with Barr are (from left): Brandon Schultz, LEED AP; Diane Cho, AIA, and George Holback, Cho Benn Holback's cofounders; Brian Oster, AIA, LEED AP BD+C; Mark Nook, AIA; and Anath Ranon, AIA, LEED AP BD+C. Image credit: E. Brady Robinson

April 25, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Quinn Evans Architects and Cho Benn Holback + Associates have similar portfolios with an emphasis...

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The site of the future project. Photo courtesy of Sigurjon Gudjonsson, NYC DOT 

April 20, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The winning team will have $900,000 to design and implement their proposal.

The location of six of the Frank Gehry buildings included in Voyager's Frank Gehry Architecture tour. Courtesy Google Earth.

April 19, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Google Earth’s new ‘Voyager’ feature allows people to take interactive guided tours.

April 18, 2017 | AIA + BD+C Staff

2017 marks the 17th year the AIA has rewarded projects and architects with the Housing Awards....

The plant wall is by CASE and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Courtesy SOM/©Albert Vecerka|Esto. 

April 17, 2017 | BD+C Staff

Façades that would make Dr. Seuss smile, living walls, and exterior wall space that doubles as ga...

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The 14,000-sf Shift center, Chicago, focuses on enhancing clients’ physical performance by encouraging better health and nutrition habits. Courtesy Shift

April 13, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

A new medical facility in Chicago focuses on sustaining its customers’ human performance.

Streamsong Resort is a luxury golf, spa, and nature-based retreat located in rural Polk County, Fla. The resort’s six-story, 305,000-sf lodge includes 228 guest rooms, a conference center, a spa, a lakeside infinity pool, restaurants, a rooftop bar, and outdoor amenities. The Mosaic Company, a Fortune 500 producer of phosphate-based crop nutrients, developed the resort to showcase the potential of previously mined land. Photo: Al Hurley, Courtesy PCL

April 12, 2017 | Mike Plotnick, Contributing Editor

Today’s hospitality environments emphasize unique, localized experiences to attract and engage gu...

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The research involved investigating the feasibility of adapting the design of a sustainable mixed-use high-rise building in the 2016 New York City market to Passivhaus requirements. Rendering: FXFOWLE

April 11, 2017 | BD+C Staff

A new study conducted by FXFOWLE shows that Building Teams can meet stringent Passivhaus performa...

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The Petersen Automotive Museum, Los Angeles. A. Zahner fabricated the 308 stainless steel ribbons using its patented ZEPPS process. Photo: ©A. Zahner Co. 

April 11, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Three firms that specialize in façades that curve, twist, and turn see themselves as artisans of...

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@Studio Brooke

April 10, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The Shop East innovation lab presents 13,500 sf of workspace across two floors with an emphasis o...

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April 10, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The movie takes a slightly darker tone than previous projects chronicling the starchitect’s rise...

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A rendering of Miami Worldcenter, a redevelopment in downtown Miami that architect Howard Elkus took a personal interest in. Image: Elkus Manfredi Architects.

April 04, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Cofounder of Elkus Manfredi Architects, his career spanned five decades, and included a spectrum...

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Lamar Station Classroom for Urban Farming, Lakewood, Colo. Photo: Jesse Kuroiwa

 

April 03, 2017 | AISC + BD+C Staff

The annual awards program, sponsored by the American Institute of Steel Construction, honors the...

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Rendering courtesy of BIG

March 29, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The new habitat will sit between two existing buildings, including the Elephant House designed by...

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