Architects

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. 
Pathfinder Kindergarten Center in Everett, Wash., by DLR Group
January 29, 2018 | Todd Ferking, AIA

The idea of a kindergarten-only school presents both challenges and opportunities in regards to t...

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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.

January 26, 2018 | AIA

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

Cost estimating for K-12 school projects: An invaluable tool for budget management

Pope Holbrook Elementary School, Ft. Bragg, N.C. Rendering: LS3P

January 25, 2018 | Ginny Magrath, AIA, Architect, LS3P

Clients want to be able to track costs at every stage of a project, and cost estimates (current a...

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Four keys to designing autistic-friendly spaces

Photo: PDR Corp.

January 25, 2018 | Julie Truong, Designer, ‎PDR Corp.

Autism, in part, gave us modern architecture, writes PDR’s Julie Troung.

Virginia Beach: A surf town with a wave problem no more

The surf park fits with Virginia Beach’s long connection to surfing and board shaping. Rendering: Hanbury

January 25, 2018 | David Keith, AIA, LEED AP, and Alec Yuzhbabenko, Hanbury

A world-class surf park will highlight Virginia Beach’s new live-work-play development.

Apartment rent rates jump 2.5% in 2017, led by small and mid-sized markets

Photo: Pixabay

January 24, 2018 | BD+C Staff

The average price for one-bedroom units increased the most.

January 24, 2018 | Perkins+Will

Partnership expands Schmidt Hammer Lassen’s capacity for international growth; complements Perkin...

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U.S. hotel markets with the largest construction pipelines

Photo: Pixabay

January 24, 2018 | BD+C Staff

Dallas, Houston, and New York lead the way, with more than 460 hotel projects in the works.

Strong finish for architecture billings in 2017

Photo: Pixabay

January 24, 2018 | AIA

The Architecture Billings Index concluded the year in positive terrain, with the December reading...

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Call for research partners: The neuroscience behind decision making in AEC

Photo: Pixabay

January 21, 2018 | David Barista, Editorial Director
January 19, 2018 | CTBUH

The Lotte World Tower, in Seoul, and 150 N. Riverside, in Chicago, are among the finalists. 

NELSON is strengthening its position in the retail and hospitality sectors by merging with FRCH Design Worldwide. Pictured is one of FRCH's recent projects, the renovation of the historic Renaissance Cincinnati Downtown Hotel. Image: FRCH a NELSON company

January 10, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Their chief executives will manage the company jointly, by region.

January 10, 2018 | Karl Feldman

Here are the top 10 marketing techniques as rated by high-growth firms and how they compare to th...

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Robert Frasca, FAIA, Founding Design Partner, ZGF

Robert Frasca, FAIA, Founding Design Partner, ZGF

January 08, 2018 | ZGF

Frasca was a driving force in transforming the architectural firm from its early beginnings as a...

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Catherine Selby, AIA, LEED AP

Catherine Selby, AIA, LEED AP

January 08, 2018 | Dattner Architects

Selby joins Principals Paul Bauer AIA; Richard Dattner FAIA; Jeff Dugan AIA; Beth Greenberg AIA;...

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MIT’s Simmons Hall, designed by Steven Holl

MIT’s Simmons Hall, designed by Steven Holl

January 05, 2018 | David Barista, Editorial Director

At a time when research- and data-based methods are playing a larger role in architecture, there...

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The 232-foot-tall Terrace House luxury condo development will be the tallest hybrid wood structure in North America.

The project received official approval to use exposed mass timber in the top seven stories of the 19-story building. Renderings: PortLiving

January 04, 2018 | PortLiving

The 232-foot-tall Terrace House luxury condo development will be the tallest hybrid wood structur...

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January 04, 2018 | Seth Trance

Homelessness is an issue affecting millions around the globe. 

| January 03, 2018 |

Follow these networking strategies to grow your architectural business with the work that you wan...

Staging should be used to support the client’s goals. This rendering for a spec office client was designed to target young, trendy tenants.

Staging should be used to support the client’s goals. This rendering for a spec office client was designed to target young, trendy tenants. Rendering: TILTPIXEL

       

January 02, 2018 | RAMY HANNA, 3D ARTIST, TILTPIXEL

3D artist Ramy Hanna offers guidelines and tricks-of-the-trade to ensure that project artwork is...

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Ductless air source heat pump index results for Boston (likely-adopter index). Credit: Meister Consultant Group, Inc. 2017.

December 22, 2017 | Adele Houghton, AIA, MPH, LEED AP BD+C, EBOM, ND

More and more, green project teams are relying on publicly available “external datasets” to prior...

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The map includes easily accessible and detailed information on each of the nearly 34,000 historic buildings within the city’s 141 historic districts. 

December 21, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission launched a new, enhanced version of its inter...

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The 1,823-foot Lotte World Tower in Seoul, South Korea, is the second-tallest building completed in 2017. Courtesy CTBUH

December 20, 2017 | Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat

More than 140 skyscrapers were completed across the globe this year, including 15 supertall tower...

Michigan Urban Farm Initiative

On two acres within Detroit’s North End, the Michigan Urban Farm Initiative grows 300 varieties of leafy vegetables that it distributes free to 2,000 families who live within two miles of the farm. Like many urban farms around the country, MUFI has spurred redevelopment in its surrounding communities. Photo: Michelle and Chris Gerard

December 20, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Urban farms have been impacting cities’ agribusiness—and, on some cases, their redevelopment—for...

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The American Institute of Architects (AIA) reported the November ABI score was 55.0, up from a score of 51.7 in the previous month. Photo: Pixabay

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) reported the November ABI score was 55.0, up from a score of 51.7 in the previous month. Photo: Pixabay

December 20, 2017 | AIA

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) reported the November ABI score was 55.0, up from a sc...

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National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, Colo., designed by SmithGroupJJR. Photo: Bill Timmerman

National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, Colo., designed by SmithGroupJJR. Photo: Bill Timmerman

December 19, 2017 | Edward Burton, RIBA, Science & Technology Practice Director, SmithGroupJJR

The LAB2050 initiative digs into the scientific trends, technologies, and economics that will sha...

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How do we measure human performance, and what does it mean for the workplace?

Photo: EYP

December 19, 2017 | Leigh Stringer, LEED AP, Workplace Strategy, EYP

There are many new tools and methods that are beginning to look more comprehensively to evaluate...

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The new Edmonton Funicular

Photo: Brock Kryton

December 18, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The incline elevator is located in downtown Edmonton and was publicly funded.

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