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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. 
March 12, 2018 | Alison Zeno

Thoughtful design, paired with a change management program to educate staff, can both enhance con...

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March 09, 2018 | Corie Baker, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, EDAC

The Fitwel certification system is relatively simple and involves registering a building on a cus...

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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 | Debora Novarini And Circe Mendez

The concept of “selfie walls” has been around for years, but with their growing popularity they h...

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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 21, 2018 | Wilson Rayfield ,AIA, NCARB, LEED AP

This is the second post in our series examining why airport operators should bother to upgrade th...

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ICMA 2017 at San Antonio’s Henry B. González Convention Center

ICMA 2017 at San Antonio’s Henry B. González Convention Center.

February 21, 2018 | Stephen Conschafter

What exactly is the Second Machine Age? The name refers to a book by MIT researchers Erik Brynjol...

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BankUnited defines itself as a Network Bank by creating a cohesive multifunctional environment that integrates meeting and event space with traditional banking functions. Photo © Christopher Payne.

February 20, 2018 | Ryan Cavanaugh

It is critical to not view the physical branch as just another sales channel, but as an important...

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February 15, 2018 | AIASF

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

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Interior of the new Legacy Hall in Plano, Texas. Image © Gensler.

February 14, 2018 | Joe pobiner

2017 saw the continuation of the evolution of expectations on the part of consumers, developers,...

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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 08, 2018 | Michael Tunkey

Cities change constantly, but given the numerous disruptive factors spanning technology, policy,...

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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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How to generate architecture leads

Illustration courtesy flickr


February 01, 2018 | Karl Feldman, Partner, Hinge

One of the first steps to increasing leads for your design firm is to acknowledge that all leads...

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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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14 marketing resolutions AEC firms should make in 2018

Photo: Pixabay

January 29, 2018 | Tim Asimos, circle S studio

As we close out the first month of the New Year, AEC firms have made (and are still making) plans...

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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.

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