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.read more
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The 623-foot, 57-story tower was the world's first twisting skyscraper. Completed in 2005, the bu...read more
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Latest AIA compensation survey finds average compensation for staff positions up 3.5 percent from...read more
For architecture students, a license to practice may soon be available as early as graduation day...
The CEI deal is HDR’s first foray into western Canada.
Public-private partnerships are expected to be one of the combined entity’s strengths.
The flagship store was built at the corner of one of Honolulu’s busiest intersections and near one of the nation’s top-grossing shopping centers. All photos courtesy Architects Hawaii Ltd.
A house where canoes were made served as the model for this drug superstore’s design.
The $160 million renovation of the 620,000-sf, 18-story Byron G. Rogers Federal Building and Courthouse in downtown Denver. HOK was the architect on the project, with Bennett Wagner & Grody Architects (architect of record), RMH Group (MEP), Rocky Mountain Institute (high-performance building consultant), and Mortenson Construction (design-builder). Photo: HOK
AEC firms that do government work say their public-sector clients have been going smaller to save...read more
Intrinsic School, Chicago, combines STEM and humanities in podlike settings. The Intrinsic charter system was founded by CEO Melissa Zaikos. The Building Team: Wheeler Kearns Architects (designer), Enspect Engineering (SE), Wolff Landscape Architect, and Clune Construction (GC). Photo: Steve Hall/Hedrich Blessing
Whether new or reconstructed, schools must meet new demands that emanate from the real world and...read more
ZINC Apartments, West Cambridge, Mass., just outside Boston. The owner, Wood Partners, will start accepting tenants in September. The Building Team: Symmes Maini & McKee Associates (architect), J Derenzo (site work), EM Duggan (MEP), McPhee (electrical contractor), JK Glass (curtain wall/glass), Canatal (steel), Sanford (wall panels), and Lend Lease (GC). Rendering: Wood Partners and Monogram Residential Trust
For the last three years, rental apartments have occupied the hot corner in residential construct...read more
The $50 million Oakland University Engineering Center, in Rochester, Mich., was completed last August by Walbridge (CM at risk). The five-story, 149,879-sf facility, designed by SmithGroupJJR, pulls together functions that were scattered over four buildings. The center provides instructional and R&D space for the university’s School of Engineering and Computer Science. Photo: Jason Robinson Photography, LLC
At a time when competition for the cream of the student/faculty crop is intensifying, colleges an...read more
The Spencer Museum of Art at the University of Kansas, with 40,000 artworks and artifacts, will undergo a renovation of 30,000 sf, about one-third of its total space. The Building Team: Pei Cobb Freed & Partners (primary architect), Sabatini & Associates (associate architect), and Mar Lan Construction (GC). Photo: Courtesy Pei Cobb Freed & Partners
AEC Giants discuss opportunities and complications associated with renovation, restoration, and a...read more
When Case launched in 2008, it was operating out of one of WeWork’s spaces, and the two companies have since been linked at the hip as WeWork has expanded. Photo: courtesy Case
The merger is expected to help standardize how WeWork designs and builds out office space.
Designers in Little’s Charlotte, N.C., office test drive a project design using two virtual reality methods: the Unity gaming engine combined with the Oculus Rift headset, and stereo panoramic renderings viewed on a smartphone using Google Cardboard. Photo: Little
Given their size, AEC Giants possess the resources and scale to research and test the bevy of sof...read more
The 33,000-sf Gloria Drummond Physical Rehabilitation Institute, Boca Raton, Fla., designed by HKS, is named for the late founder of Boca Raton Regional Hospital. The new facility will unite the hospital’s rehabilitative orthopedic, cardiac, and pulmonary services under one roof. DPR and HKS will also complete the 45,000-sf Christine Lynn Women’s Health & Wellness Institute on the Boca Raton campus this summer. Courtesy HKS
HDR, Stantec, and Perkins+Will top Building Design+Construction's 2015 ranking of the largest hea...read more
The $180 million, 368,735-sf Kay Jewelers Pavilion, at Akron (Ohio) Children’s Hospital. The seven-story addition came in two months ahead of schedule and $60 million under its original estimate. On the Building Team: CBRE Healthcare (on-site PM), HKS, Inc. (design architect), Hasenstab Architects (associate architect), The Boldt Company (ILPD CM), and Welty Building Co. (CM). Photo: Courtesy HKS, Inc./Blake Marvin
Construction of hospitals and medical offices is expected to shake off its lethargy in 2015 and r...read more
For use when owner acts as the construction manager, hires a construction manager, or uses multip...read more
KSS Architects led the Building Team of Harrison Hamnett (SE), Rock Brook Consulting Group (MEP/FP), Corsi Associates (kitchen consultant), and Bar & Bar (GC) on the new 225,000-sf Burlington Stores corporate HQ in Burlington, N.J. The facility features open and collaborative offices, conference space, a fitness center, a café, a multipurpose training area, and an outdoor lunch area. PHOTO: HALKIN | MASON PHOTOGRAPHY
Gensler, HOK, and Perkins+Will top BD+C's ranking of the nation's largest office sector architect...read more
Lifestyle micro kitchen at Motorola Mobility’s headquarters, Chicago. The Building Team: CBRE (owner’s rep); Gensler (architect); Klein and Hoffman (SE); Environmental Systems Design (MEP); CD+M Lighting Design Group; Wiss, Janney, Elstner (historical engineer); and Skender Construction (GC). Photo: @Eric Laignel
Office market AEC Giants discuss the latest trends workplace design, and the state of the office...read more
Terminal B, Logan International Airport, Boston. Photo: Robb Williamson, courtesy AECOM
Jacobs, AECOM, and Thornton Tomasetti head Building Design+Construction's 2015 ranking of the lar...read more
The Winter Garden at the World Financial Center. Photo: Bess Adler, courtesy Thornton Tomasetti
The vast majority of engineering firms are decidedly bullish on revenue growth for 2015, and prof...read more
Denver Union Station. Photo: Ryan Dravitz, courtesy SOM
Stantec, HOK, and Callison RTKL top Building Design+Construction's 2015 ranking of the largest ar...read more
Gensler, Perkins+Will, and Kohn Pedersen Fox top Building Design+Construction's 2015 ranking of t...read more
Rendering: The $400 million Stadio Della Roma, as highlighted in innovation No. 5. MEIS Studio.
Design firms have gone all out with management innovations in the last year. Check out which ones...read more
Taliesin West, Scottsdale, Ariz. Photo: I, Gobeirne/Creative Commons
The school is halfway to its first fundraising milestone, but is facing a major deadline at end o...read more
Renderings courtesy Jacques Rougerie
The manta ray-shaped vessel will be completely self-sustaining, run on marine energy, and produce...read more
Renderings courtesy National Desert Storm War Memorial
The National Desert Storm Memorial Foundation has a $25 million goal for the project.
Rendering courtesy Zaha Hadid
“Our warning was not heeded that selecting contractors too early in a heated construction market...read more
Cover of The Lego Architect by Tom Alphin. Courtesy No Starch Press via ArchDaily
The book features famous buildings accompanied with a photograph and drawing of the Lego model of...read more
The base station is only four minutes from Snøhetta's city center, and a cable car ride up to the Virgolo Cliff wil last only a minute. Renderings by Sonaar, courtesy Snøhetta
In Snøhetta’s design, two cylindrical rings embedded into the existing topography, each at differ...read more
Renderings courtesy SHoP Architects
The developer/owner, Carr Properties, envisions a 1-million-sf plus mixed-use center with a large...read more
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Despite the adverse weather conditions that curtailed design and construction activity in the fir...read more