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
On April 23, the Board of Directors of the Destination Medical Center Corporation formally adopted the development plan for Destination Medical Center, which would be comprised of six districts spread across 550 acres.
The 20-year plan would also be a boon to Mayo Clinic, this city’s best-known address.
The three main massing elements (south bar, atrium, and north tower) are each designed with their own structural systems and floor-to-floor heights to maximize efficiencies. Image: Alene Davis
Morphosis Architects' Emerson College building in Los Angeles and the University of Delaware’s IS...read more
There are up to 620 pieces for walls, windows, and furniture. Renderings courtesy Arckit
Arckit, as the system is called, was designed to a 1:48 scale, making it easy to create models ac...read more
Rolling Shelter, designed by Eduardo Lacroze, AIA, Lacroze-Miguens-Prati Arquitectos, was chosen as the winner of The Pop-up Project competition called "A Safe Place." Images: AIA
The winning design from the AIA's "A Safe Place" competition was built at the AIA convention in A...read more
As a leading economic indicator of construction activity, the ABI reflects the approximate nine to twelve month lead time between architecture billings and construction spending. Photo: Wholetone/Wikimedia Commons.
Regional business conditions continue to thrive in the South and West
Keene (N.H.) State College hopes to meet the high standards of the AIA Architecture 2030 Challenge with a planned 350-bed living/learning residence hall, currently under design by Perkins+Will. Colleges and universities are using their construction projects to make important statements about their institutional goals and aspirations. Rendering courtesy Perkins+Will
Building Teams that want to succeed in the higher education market have to help their clients fin...read more
Prep spaces in Niagara County Community College’s Niagara Falls Culinary Institute provide future chefs with experience needed to operate foodservice venues. The institute is housed in a converted shopping mall. Photo: Tim Wilkes Photography
With capital budgets strained, renovation may be an increasingly attractive money-saving option f...read more
The west entrance of the main campus of the University of Kansas with the Chi Omega Fountain. Photo: Quasselkasper via Wikimedia Commons
The P3 concept is getting a tryout at the University of Kansas, where state funding for construct...read more
The orientation of each unit softens sun exposure, while the façade material reflects the sun's rays. Renderings courtesy Zaha Hadid Architects
Hadid's scheme was inspired by the Mexican tradition of interlocking lattice geometries.
City Creek at City Creek Center, Salt Lake City, Utah. Photo: Uncle Alf via Wikimedia Commons
With asset availability declining in several sectors, rents and transactions should rise.
“This issue has been fraught with controversy,” said Dale McKinney, FAIA, NCARB’s President, during a press conference at the AIA Show in Atlanta. Photo: NCARB
The Council is urging state licensing boards to come up with a substitute for the pre-licensure t...read more
Floor-to-ceiling glass separates the manufacturing floor from the open workspaces and cafe. All photos: ©Christopher Barrett, courtesy SOM
The new space will be a place for academia, industries, and civic bodies to collaborate.
A new report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics found that the construction industry added 45,000 jobs in April. Image: Pixabay
The construction industry saw an increase in jobs during the month of April after losing approxim...read more
The Design-Build Institute of America released a full set of bonds for design-build projects. Image: Pixabay/jingoba
The documents are the first of their kind to be coauthored by designers and builders.
According to research from George Mason University’s Center for Regional Analysis, apartments contribute more to the New York metropolitan area’s economy—$111.5 billion annually—than in any other market. Screen shot: WeAreApartments.com
The groups claim that there are more than 37 million Americans—12% of the population—living in ju...read more
The newest Construction Econmic Update from ABC revealed that nonresidential fixed investments declined during the first three months of the year. Image: Pixabay
This is the first time that nonresidential fixed investment declined since the first quarter of 2...read more
The 2015 Research Fellowship with Safdie Architects will battle the challenges of dense urbanism. Image: MBS Digital
The program, which features a theme of “dense urbanism,” encourages participants to tackle the ch...read more
The team behind this design, which is still hidden from the public, says, "The museum skyline is composed by independent volumes, highlighted by a landmark tower. These fragmented art exhibition spaces allow strong integration with outdoor display and events, while the lighthouse offers a new perspective over the city." Renderings courtesy Guggeinheim Helsinki
A custom-developed App engages an international public in the selection process.
The Waterfront, a 128-unit wood-based residential development in Stavanger, Norway, designed by AART architects and Kraftvaerk for client Kruse-Smith. This first phase was completed last July; a second phase is under construction. More than 80 firms competed for the project. Photo courtesy AART Architects
The recent push for larger and taller wood structures may seem like an architectural fad. But Bui...read more
The pentagonal concrete-and-glass structure wil be 128 feet high. Renderings courtesy Safdie Architects
The new museum near Charleston, S.C., w...read more
Three projects from around the world were selected as winners of the 2015 Holcim Awards. All renderings courtesy: Holcim Foundation
Projects from Colombia, Sri Lanka, and the U.S. were chosen by the Holcim Foundation for the impa...read more
With a pinnacle height of 1,775 feet, Nordstrom Tower would be one foot shorter than One World Trade Center. Rendering via New York Yimby
The latest renderings of 217 West 57th Street show a tower that would rise higher than the World...read more
A Boston developer is proposing to build an eight-story residential building along the existing wall of a former 19th-Century church, which has been vacant for five years. Rendering courtesy Finegold Alexander Architects
Former churches, many of which are sitting on prime urban real estate, are being converted into l...read more
Agriculture will be planted in a central tower inside the main structure, so that produce is protected from the harsh desert conditions. Renderings courtesy OXO Architectes
Designers aim to make the 1,476-foot tower sustainable, relying on rainwater collection, solar po...read more
Pictured: New York Times Building under construction. Photo courtesy Hu Totya via Wikimedia Commons
For the second consecutive month, the Architecture Billings Index indicated a modest increase in...read more
The building's shell shaped has earned it the nickname "Green Spiral" by the Chinese. All photos ©Steinkamp Photography, courtesy Perkins+Will
The newly opened Shanghai Natural History Museum, designed by Perkins+Will’s Global Design Direct...read more
University Center, The New School, New York City. Image: James Ewing
Seattle's Bullitt Center and the University Center at The New School are among AIA's ...read more
Following a one-year measurement and verification period, it was established that the building’s energy performance is meeting the goal of more than 30% better than ASHRAE 90.1. All photos: Benjamin Benschneider / courtesy AIA
The annual award recognizes green building projects that have quantifiable metrics demonstrating...read more
Future law offices will be smaller, adaptable, more collaborative, and technology-rich, as evidenced in “Redesign Law,” Gensler’s exhibit for the 2014 Association of Legal Administrators Conference. For more, visit: www.redesign-law.com. Pictured: Morrison Foerster law office, New York, courtesy Gensler
Gensler’s 2015 Design Forecast focuses on how changes in demographics, workplace preferences, and...read more
Nouvel accused project managers of cutting corners to save money during the hall’s completion. Photo: Copyleft via Wikimedia Commons
Nouvel boycotted the January opening of the facility and asked for his name to be removed from al...read more