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
For the University of California–San Diego’s Health Sciences 2 Research Laboratory Building, ZGF Architects used a mix of lighting techniques to enhance safety. Occupancy sensors control lighting use in labs and offices. The ground-floor lobby is on a timer so that it can be illuminated at night. Photo: Nick Merrick © Hedrich Blessing
Campus crime—whether real or perceived—presents Building Teams with more opportunities for early-...read more
The American Institute of Architects reported the January ABI score was 49.9, down from a mark of 52.6 in December. Photo: Bart Everson via Wikimedia Commons
“This easing in demand for design services is a bit of a surprise given the overall strength of t...read more
HUD has also committed to support California’s creation of another pilot financing program for multifamily building, where most or all of the energy use is billed through a common meter. Photo: Almonroth via Wikimedia Commons
The Obama Administration and the state of California are teaming with the Chicago-based MacArthur...read more
Ninety percent of individuals born between 1980 and 1984 and who hold a Bachelor’s degree left home before they were 27 years hold. However, half of this group later returned to their parents’ home, according to a study by the National Longitudinal Study of Youth. Image: Wikimedia Commons
Ninety percent of individuals born between 1980 and 1984 and who hold a Bachelor’s degree left ho...read more
Telus Sky Tower will be the home of Telus, a telecommunication company, as well as 320 serviced residences. Renderings courtesy Bjarke Ingels Group
Construction on Calgary’s newest skyscraper, the 66-story Telus Sky...read more
An aerial view of the proposed tower, standing next to the new downtown arena in Sacramento. Renderings courtesy Rios Clementi Hale Studios.
The project, named Downtown Plaza Tower, will have 16 stories and will include a public lobby, re...read more
The High Line in Manhattan, New York City at West 20th Street, looking downtown (south). Photo courtesy of Beyond My Ken/Wikimedia Commons
Rem Koolhaas is the latest addition to the list of starchitects working on projects near the High...read more
The proposal defines biomass as organic material, such as wood and crop waste, that can be burned to generate thermal energy. Photo: Kapilbutani via Wikimedia Commons
The proposal would add biomass to approved renewables.
Hillsdale Library, Portland, Ore. Photo: M.O. Stevens via Wikimedia Commons
The Institute’s Commercial Green and Energy Efficient Addendum offers a communication tool that l...read more
By the end of 2014, 80 buildings with about 18 million sf of office space were started in Greater Houston, according to CoStar Group. Photo: Mike Russell via Wikimedia Commons
More than 13 million sf could be completed this year, adding to this metro’s double-digit vacancy...read more
Rendering: Green Jeans Farmery
The Green Jeans Farmery already has a hydroponic farm component courtesy of owner and entrepreneu...read more
The firm hopes the project can kickstart efforts to turn subterranean London into a thriving public space. Renderings courtesy Gensler London
Unused tube lines would host pedestrian paths, cycle routes, cultural spaces, and retail outlets....
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As pressure increases to understand capital cost prior to the first spade touching dirt, more hea...read more
Guadalupe Street in Austin, Texas. The Lone Star State capital ranked number five. Photo courtesy city of Austin.
Austin, Texas, and Troy, N.Y., are among the cities with the strongest safe streets policies, acc...read more
The International Magnet School for Global Citizenship in South Windsor, Conn. Photo: Petersen Aluminum
Perkins Eastman in Stamford, Conn., designed the school to emphasize and integrate the Internatio...read more
Aerial view of Bell Labs Holmdel Complex. The Bell Labs building in Holmdel is an architectural heirloom, designed by renowned architect Eero Saarinen. Photo courtesy of Lee Beaumont/Wikimedia Commons.
Designed by Eero Saarinen in the late 1950s, the two-million-sf, steel-and-glass building was one...read more
Photo credit: Mikkel Frost
Copenhagen, Berlin, and Rotterdam are the cities where most of the shortlisted works have been bu...read more
Project Tango devices contain customized hardware and software designed to track the full 3D motion of the device, while simultaneously creating a map of the environment. Image: Google
Google is said to be partnering with LG to create a version of the technology for public release...read more
Two instructors and a doctoral student of the Graduate Institute of Ferrous Technology at Pohang University of Science and Technology, South Korea, make up the team behind the discovery. Photo: Graduate Institute of Ferrous Technology/Wikimedia Commons
The new alloy makes steel as strong as titanium.
The building’s design consists of a translucent tower with research, retail, and restaurant spaces that rests on a horizontal slab filled with exhibition galleries. Renderings courtesy Herzog & De Meuron
When completed, M+ will be one of the first buildings in the Foster + Partners-planned West Kowlo...read more
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Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac securitized more than $57 billion for 850,000-plus units.
Gilbane created this 4D simulation to help visualize the planned work areas near public thoroughfares on a recent project. Rendering: Gilbane Building Company
Gilbane, Southland Industries, Tocci, and Turner are among the firms to incorporate advanced 4D B...read more
The 16,000-sf addition expands the museum’s existing Antoine Predock-designed structure. Photo: Benjamin Benschneider
The 16-foot-tall screens, operated by a hand wheel, roll like box car doors across the façade and...read more
A 28,500-sf vacant city block in San Diego will become a temporary urban park that will attempt to draw local residents and tourists with retail, food service, and meeting spaces. Vendors will set up shop in recycled shipping containers. Rendering: RAD Labs
A team of alumni from the NewSchool of Architecture and Design in San Diego has taken over a 28,5...read more
Colorado Court Affordable Housing — Santa Monica, Calif. Photo: Calder Oliver via Wikimedia Commons
For certified properties, Fannie Mae is now granting a 10 basis point reduction in the interest r...read more
ADPI won the bid back in 2011, but then teamed up with Zaha Hadid Architects for the final design, Dezeen reports. Renderings courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects.
The terminal will accommodate 45 million passengers per year, and will be a hub for both air and...read more
The standard would make large tracts of low-lying land off limits for construction with federal funds. Photo: Craig Dietrich via Wikimedia Commons
To meet the new standard, builders must build two feet above the currently projected elevation fo...read more
Rendering: Schako Air Distribution, http://www.schako.de/
The guide provides tools and advice for designing, commissioning, and operating chilled-beam syst...read more
Renderings courtesy Quentin Perchet, Thomas Yvon, and Zarko Uzlac
The proposed island would allow visitors to view the enormous faux-reef and its accompanying mari...read more
The headquarters of Adobe Systems in downtown San Jose, Calif. Photo: Coolcaesar via Wikimedia Commons
Of the 19 industry sectors covered in the report, only one had a statistically significant year-t...read more