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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. Building Design+Construction delivers news, trends, and research to the nation's largest architectural design firms. 
Modular construction can deliver projects 50% faster

Modular carries a potential cost savings of up to 20%, but there is a risk of up to a 10% loss if delivery or material costs spike, the report says.

June 26, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Modular construction can deliver projects 20% to 50% faster than traditional methods and drastica...

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Lamar Johnson Collaborative and BatesForum were the designers on Fulton West in Chicago. Image: Courtesy of Clayco

June 24, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Lamar Johnson Collaborative adds BatesForum.

June 14, 2019 | Daniel Yudchitz, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP, Leo A Daly

Municipal facilities must strike a delicate balance between openness and security.

Klein A45, Catskill Mountains, New York, by Bjarke Ingels Group. Photo: Matthew Carbone

Pictured: Klein A45, Catskill Mountains, New York, by Bjarke Ingels Group. This prototype mountainside cabin is entirely customizable for homeowners to purchase, tailor, and have the tiny house built within 4-6 months in any location, for any purpose. Photo: Matthew Carbone

June 04, 2019 | AIA

Bjarke Ingels Group's prototype mountainside cabin and Fieldwork's forest pedestrian bridges are...

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MARSHA 3D printed habitat

Courtesy AI SpaceFactory

April 26, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Colonizing Mars is an exciting possibility in the not-too-distant future, and architects will pla...

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Bipartisan 'Invest in America Act' gains industry support

Photo: Pixabay

April 12, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The bill would attract as much as $125 billion investment for buildings, infrastructure.

It’s time for office amenities to get to work

At Campari Group’s new North American headquarters in New York, four distinct bar-like experiences offer more than just a place for employees and guests to blow off steam. Photo courtesy Gensler

April 08, 2019 | Amanda Carroll, IIDA, CID, LEED AP, Workplace Leader, Principal, Gensler

Amenities with the greatest impact on effectiveness and experience are those that directly suppor...

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New research finds benefits to hiring architectural services based on qualifications

Photo: Pixabay

April 08, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Government agencies gain by evaluating beyond price, according to a new Dodge survey of governmen...

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Hartford at night

Courtesy Pixabay

March 26, 2019 | David Mlone, Associate Editor

It is the firm’s fourth office.

Raymond Pan, an award winning archtect and urban planner, is leading the design lab initiative at HMC Architects. Image: HMC Architects

March 17, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The goal is for project team members to collaborate earlier to inspire innovation.

The Seattle restaurant Willmott's Ghost is inside Amazon Spheres, the three-domed complex that is equal parts workspace and botanical garden. Image: Aaron Leitz

March 12, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The Seattle eatery nests inside the conservatories on Amazon’s massive campus.

Courtesy Pixabay

March 08, 2019 | David Barista, Editorial Director

As firms begin to adopt the practices and mindset of Silicon Valley tech and advanced manufacturi...

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Chervon HQ, Naperville IL © Dave Burk, courtesy HED

Chervon HQ in Naperville, Ill. Photo: © Dave Burk, courtesy HED

March 07, 2019 | HED

ID has a strong reputation for data center design with locations in Boston in Dallas.

Arata Isozaki named 2019 Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureate

During his 60-year career, Arata Isozaki has been credited with facilitating dialogue between East and West, reinterpreting global influences within architecture, and supporting the development of younger generations in the field. Photo: The Hyatt Foundation

March 05, 2019 | The Hyatt Foundation

The Japanese architect, city planner, and theorist is known for his deep commitment to the “art o...

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High meadow studio in the forest

Photo: Christian Phillips

February 25, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Bohlin Cywinski Jackson designed the project.

Amazon will not build HQ2 in New York City

Amazon has decided to withdraw its plans to build a second headquarters campus in New York City, stating that it did not think it could find common ground with the deal's political opponents. Image: Pixabay/Amazon

February 14, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The tech giant walks away from a deal, succumbing to opposition over huge tax breaks.

February 12, 2019 | Joe Crowe, P.E., CxA, LEED AP and Johnathan Woodside, P.E., C.E.M., LEED AP (O+M)

As building system technology increases in complexity and sustainability remains at the forefront...

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January 28, 2019 | Kristin Tilley

Innovations in voice recognition, cognitive neuroscience, and biometrics are among the trending t...

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Our robotic future: Assessing AI's impact on the AEC profession and the built environment

Photo: Pixabay

January 09, 2019 | Lance Hosey, FAIA, Design Director, Gensler

This is the first in a series by Lance Hosey, FAIA, on how automation is disrupting design and co...

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Corner of a building in black and white
December 17, 2018 | AIA

Architects can download a copy of the toolkit online.

December 13, 2018 |

Design firms know that just having a website and a blog aren’t enough, but social media complicat...

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December 10, 2018 | Brian T. Wurst, AIA, LEED AP

Hand drawing reveals a dimension beyond those available in a CAD drawing or digital rendering....

December 07, 2018 | AIA

The Gold Medal honors an individual whose significant body of work has had a lasting influence on...

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Additive manufacturing heads to the jobsite

A 21-foot-long shipping container houses a mobile additive manufacturing “toolbox” that includes two Panasonic robots that can 3D print, weld, cut, and polish. The unit’s transportability to jobsites could make it ideal for producing bespoke spare parts in the field. Courtesy of Autodesk

December 07, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Prototype mobile 3D printing shop aims to identify additive manufacturing applications for constr...

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Payette employee aerial shot

Photo: Warren Jagger Photography

December 06, 2018 | AIA

The award recognizes a firm that has consistently produced distinguished architecture for at leas...

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November 06, 2018 | Kohn Pedersen Fox

Following exciting current work, new commissions, and upcoming opportunities, global architecture...

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Upcycle, an 81,000-sf office building in Austin, Texas, reused 95% of what had been a recycling warehouse. Adaptation is one of six areas where Gensler's new report on the impact of design on the built environment focuses its recommendations. Image: Gensler

October 02, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The firm showcases its own recent projects as demonstrations for what can work in six areas.

September 24, 2018 | Mike Gervasi

While offering efficiency and flexibility, modular construction requires extensive planning and c...

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Parking structure
September 19, 2018 | Deborah Hanamura

There are two shifts that we are seeing in parking lot planning and design – and these shifts are...

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We’ve entered the golden age of brain science, but what does it means for AEC firms?

Photo: Pixabay

   

September 14, 2018 | David Barista, Editorial Director 

New research from the SMPS Foundation explores the known principles and most recent research surr...

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