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America’s fastest-growing cities: San Antonio, Phoenix lead population growth

San Antonio, Texas, tops the list with the largest population gain with an increase of over 24,200 people, an average of 66 people per day between 2016 and 2017. Photo: Pixabay

May 29, 2018 | U.S. Census Bureau

San Antonio added 24,208 people between July 2016 and July 2017, according to U.S. Census Bureau...

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May 24, 2018 |
In this 15-minute talk at BD+C’s Accelerate Live! conference (May 10, 2018, Chicago), two of CannonD... read more
May 24, 2018 |
In this 15-minute talk at BD+C’s Accelerate Live! conference (May 10, 2018, Chicago), ZGF Architect... read more
May 24, 2018 |
In this 15-minute talk at BD+C’s Accelerate Live! conference (May 10, 2018, Chicago), embassy design... read more
A hurricane in Key West
May 17, 2018 | AIA

Urge senate passage of disaster recovery reform act; Relationship-building with local communities...

Adam Neumann (left), Co-founder and CEO of WeWork, with Bjarke Ingels, Founding Partner of BIG, who is now WeWork's Chief Architect. Image: Alexie Hay, Courtesy of BIG 

May 08, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

He’ll be plenty busy working with a company that has aggressive growth ambitions.

May 08, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The trail stretches from Rockford to Springfield.

Advanced learning school in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Advanced Learning School in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, designed by Perkins Eastman.

April 19, 2018 | Perkins Eastman

Combined practice will create expanded capabilities for K-12, higher education projects in Califo...

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The 143,400-sf Halcyon Hotel in Denver was completed by gkkworks and Mortenson Construction via a design-build format. Cannon Design, with which gkkworks has merged, has been moving in that direction, too.  Image: gkkworks.

April 17, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The combined firm reinforces its presence in the western U.S.

Man with a VR headset on
April 16, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Technology has been and always will be perceived as a source for wonder and worry.

Dr. Andrew Ibrahim has academic architectural training. He will collaborate with HOK's medical planners and designers. Image: HOK

April 10, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Dr. Andrew Ibrahim will collaborate with the firm’s medical planning and design teams.


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April 05, 2018 | AIA

The purpose of the grant is to provide base funds for applied research projects that will advance...

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A man standing in front of the New York City skyline


April 05, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Can studying humans at a behavioral level produce better buildings? Cognitive architecture expert...

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Inside 200 Clarendon Street tower in Boston

Inside Boston Properties’ 200 Clarendon Street tower in Boston, a 70-foot-long sculpture translates words from people’s text to corresponding colors that light up its pendants for 10 minutes. Sosolimited.

April 04, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor
Balkrishna Doshi named 2018 Pritzker Laureate

“I owe this prestigious prize to my guru, Le Corbusier. His teachings led me to question identity and compelled me to discover new regionally adopted contemporary expression for a sustainable holistic habitat,” said Balkrishna Doshi, the 45th Pritzker Prize Laureate, and the first to hail from India. Photo courtesy VSF

March 07, 2018 | The Hyatt Foundation

Over the course of 70 years, Doshi was instrumental in shaping the discourse of architecture thro...

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The Los Alamos main gate

Anyone approaching Los Alamos during the war had to pass through at least two checkpoints. Courtesy of the Los Alamos National Laboratory Archives

March 07, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The exhibit will run through March 3, 2019.

February 27, 2018 | AIA

The American Institute of Architects has released its first-ever Small Firm Compensation Report....

The new museum plaza

Rendering courtesy Cooper Robertson.

February 26, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The goal of the project is to create closer and more robust connections between the Gateway Arch...

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The American Institute of Architects Creative Commons

February 23, 2018 | AIA

AIA Fellowship recognizes significant contributions to profession of architecture and society....

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February 15, 2018 | AIASF

AIA San Francisco (AIASF) and the Equity by Design Committee, launched the ...

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Office market vacancy rate at 10-year low

Photo: Pixabay

February 13, 2018 | Transwestern

Cautious development and healthy absorption across major markets contributed to the decline in va...

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Courtesy of HOK.

February 12, 2018 | AIA

The recipients will be honored at the AIA Conference on Architecture 2018 in New York City.  


Courtesy Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture

February 09, 2018 | AIA

The Young Architects Award recipients will be honored at the AIA Conference on Architecture 2018...

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February 07, 2018 | M-Rad Architecture + Design

Matthew Rosenberg has identified 8 major inefficiencies in the architecture and design industry,...

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February 05, 2018 | Little

International architecture and design firm Little has appointed Carolyn Rickard-Brideau as its ne...

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February 01, 2018 | Terry Doumkos, CBRE FUSION Program

Efficient supply chains enable companies to be more competitive in the marketplace.

AIA’s Kermit Baker: Five signs of an impending upturn in construction spending

The estimate of total losses in 2017 from major natural disasters like Hurricane Harvey are at $306 billion, which shattered the previous record of $215 billion. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. 

January 30, 2018 | Kermit Baker, Hon. AIA, Chief Economist, AIA

Tax reform implications and rebuilding from natural disasters are among the reasons AIA’s Chief E...

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AIA Consensus Forecast: 4.0% growth for nonresidential construction spending in 2018

Photo: Pixabay

January 30, 2018 | AIA

The commercial office and retail sectors will lead the way in 2018, with a strong bounce back for...

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thyssenkrupp tests self-driving robot for ‘last mile’ delivery of elevator parts

Measuring 33 inches wide, the delivery robots can travel on sidewalks and can carry payloads weighing up to 77 lbs. Photo courtesy thyssenkrupp

January 29, 2018 | BD+C Staff

“With driverless delivery robots, we could fill a gap and get spare parts from our warehouses to...

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Photo: Architect of the Capitol

January 26, 2018 | AIA

The award honors significant contributions to public architecture.

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