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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. 

S/L/A/M's merger with Frank Webb Architects could be a springboard for more aggressive national growth. Image: The S/L/A/M Collaborative

September 06, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The healthcare sector is one of Frank Webb Architects’ strengths.

Pocket park in Chicago

Shive-Hattery designed this pocket park in the alley between two buildings owned by Accesso Services on West Madison Street, Chicago. Photo: AJ Brown Imaging.

September 06, 2018 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

The latest developments at 90 of the nation's largest architecture and architecture/engineering (...

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September 06, 2018 | Karen Cavazos

Transitioning into a new hospital is no easy feat and daily tasks can have a huge impact.

AIA is taking various steps to help lawmakers, school officials and other stakeholders to make the connection between design and security. Image: AIA

August 14, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The Institute urges the formation of a federal clearinghouse for best practices, and wants securi...

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August 09, 2018 | Mark Lauterbach

Great design is born out of simplicity, purity, timelessness, unobtrusiveness and intuitiveness....

August 01, 2018 | Tim Asimos

Clients are looking for solutions to their business problems from collaborative advisors. They’ve...

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Weidt Group’s Net Energy Optimizer now available as software as a service

The software allows users to see validated results for hundreds of proven energy-efficiency options in real time.

July 24, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The proprietary energy analysis tool is open for use by the public.

Are we facing a new era in Foreign Direct Investment?

Chinese acquisitions and investments in the U.S. fell 92% in the first five months of this year, according to consulting and research firm Rhodium Group. Photo: Pixabay

July 17, 2018 | Brian Gallagher, Vice President of Marketing, O’Neal, Inc.

The construction industry is already feeling the effects of the recent tariffs, not only with hig...

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NIMBYism, generational divide threaten plan for net-zero village in St. Paul, Minn.

Photo: Wikimedia Commons


July 17, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The ambitious redevelopment proposal for a former Ford automotive plant creates tension.

Transwestern report: Office buildings near transit earn 65% higher lease rates

Photo: Pixabay


July 17, 2018 | Transwestern

Analysis of 15 major metros shows the average rent in central business districts was $43.48/sf fo...

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July 10, 2018 | Karl Feldman

In our Internet-fueled world, it’s easy to get distracted by the latest online tools. But the bor...

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Work, park, live: Inside Cincinnati’s parking garage turned lifestyle hotel

The Summit, a 426,000-sf hotel in Cincinnati, is the first to be designed from scratch by its owner-operator, Dolce Hotel and Resorts by Wyndham. Its nine-story atrium, surrounded by glass elevators, allowed the Building Team to redistribute the building’s weight loads and give the hotel more height. Photo: Mike Howard Photography

July 09, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The Summit hotel and conference center is a converted parking garage that was once a factory.

June 28, 2018 |

The challenge is to design makerspaces that work, spaces that function as a tool for educators to...

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Steve Lichtenberger headshot
June 27, 2018 | Leo A Daly

He will lead the firm’s global planning, architecture, engineering, and interiors practice worldw...

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Watch all 19 Accelerate Live! talks on demand

In her talk at Accelerate Live! 2018, micro-buildings design expert Aeron Hodges, AIA, Senior Designer/Manager Stantec Architecture, explored the key drivers of the micro-buildings movement, and how the trend is spreading into a wide variety of building typologies. Photo: BD+C

June 24, 2018 | BD+C Staff

BD+C’s second annual Accelerate Live! AEC innovation conference (May 10, 2018, Chicago)...

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June 22, 2018 | Julie Hyson

Outside of drawing up a well-written contract, owners often overlook a key attribute that can sig...

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The Chicago Gallery at the CAC

Courtesy CAF

June 14, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The Center is located at 111 E. Wacker Drive.

MacDonald Highlands, Henderson, Nev.: Multifamily visionaries: KTGY’s extraordinary expectations

The aptly named Vu at MacDonald Highlands, Henderson, Nev., provides a stunning view of the Las Vegas strip, 15 miles to the northwest. KTGY Architecture + Planning mounted 102 luxury townhomes on a hilly site in the exclusive MacDonald Highlands community for Christopher Homes. The Vu has already received two major honors this year, a BALA Award and a Nationals Award. Photo: © Studio J Inc.

June 13, 2018 | Pat Curry, Contributing Editor

KTGY Architecture + Planning keeps pushing the boundaries of multifamily housing design in the U....

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June 11, 2018 |
In this 15-minute talk at BD+C’s Accelerate Live! conference (May 10, 2018, Chicago), HMC’s Eric Car... read more
June 11, 2018 |
In this 15-minute talk at BD+C’s Accelerate Live! conference (May 10, 2018, Chicago), a trio of expe... read more
June 11, 2018 |
In this 15-minute talk at BD+C’s Accelerate Live! conference (May 10, 2018, Chicago), AS+GG’s Anthon... read more
June 11, 2018 |
In this 15-minute talk at BD+C’s Accelerate Live! conference (May 10, 2018, Chicago), HOK’s Greg Sc... read more
June 11, 2018 |
In this 15-minute talk at BD+C’s Accelerate Live! conference (May 10, 2018, Chicago), SOM’s Lucas Tr... read more
June 11, 2018 |
In this 15-minute talk at BD+C’s Accelerate Live! conference (May 10, 2018, Chicago), predictive ana... read more
June 08, 2018 | David Keenan, Principal, Education and Graeme Spencer, Associate Director

In gathering this constant flow of data and recognizing the shifting trends, how can educational...

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June 06, 2018 | SmithGroupJJR

Tobey began his career as a captain and military architect at Headquarters, U.S. Air Force Office...

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NCARB claims that the growing number of licensed architects is, in part, a result of the organization streamlining its testing process. Image: Pixabay

June 06, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

NCARB’s annual survey shows California and New York leading the pack.

Dax Alzheimer's Village. Courtesy NORD Architects.

June 06, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The new facility will provide research on a new way of treating Alzheimer’s patients.

June 05, 2018 | Katerra

Michael green architecture is a globally recognized leader in mass timber architecture.

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