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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. 

Museums | GWWO | Jan 8, 2024

Achieving an ideal visitor experience with the ADROIT approach

Alan Reed, FAIA, LEED AP, shares his strategy for crafting logical, significant visitor experiences: The ADROIT approach.

Designers | DLR Group | Jan 8, 2024

DLR Group adds executive leaders

DLR Group Chief Executive Officer Steven McKay, AIA, RIBA, announced new executive leaders for the 100% employee-owned, globally integrated design firm.

AEC Tech | Jan 8, 2024

What's driving the surge of digital transformation in AEC today?

For centuries, the AEC industry has clung to traditional methods and legacy processes—seated patterns that have bred resistance to change. This has made the adoption of new technologies a slow and hesitant process.

K-12 Schools | Jan 8, 2024

Video: Learn how DLR Group converted two big-box stores into an early education center

Learn how the North Kansas City (Mo.) School District and DLR Group adapted two big-box stores into a 115,000-sf early education center offering services for children with special needs. 

Green | Jan 8, 2024

DOE releases RFI on developing national definition for a Zero Emissions Building

The Department of Energy released a Request for Information (RFI) for feedback from industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and other stakeholders on a draft national definition for a Zero Emissions Building.

Codes and Standards | Jan 8, 2024

Australia to be first country to ban engineered stone countertops

In 2024, Australia will be the first country to ban engineered stone countertops. The ban came after a years-long campaign supported by doctors, trade unions, and workers over concerns that the material was causing increased silicosis cases among workers cutting and handling it.

Roofing | Jan 8, 2024

Researchers devise adaptive roof tile concept that adjusts to ambient temperatures

Scientists at the University of California Santa Barbara published a paper that proposes adaptive roof tile technology that can adjust to ambient temperatures. Using a wax motor, tiles could switch from a heating or cooling state enabling savings on heating and cooling costs.

MFPRO+ News | Jan 4, 2024

Bjarke Ingels's curved residential high-rise will anchor a massive urban regeneration project in Greece

In Athens, Greece, Lamda Development has launched Little Athens, the newest residential neighborhood at the Ellinikon, a multiuse development billed as a smart city. Bjarke Ingels Group's 50-meter Park Rise building will serve as Little Athens’ centerpiece.

MFPRO+ Special Reports | Jan 4, 2024

Top 10 trends in multifamily rental housing

Demographic and economic shifts, along with work and lifestyle changes, have made apartment living preferable for a wider range of buyers and renters. These top 10 trends in multifamily housing come from BD+C's 2023 Multifamily Annual Report.

Giants 400 | Jan 3, 2024

Top 200 Reconstruction Architecture Firms for 2023

Gensler, Stantec, HDR, Corgan, and PBK Architects top BD+C's ranking of the nation's largest building reconstruction/renovation architecture and architecture engineering (AE) firms for 2023, as reported in the 2023 Giants 400 Report.

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