How student housing developments are evolving to meet new expectations

The days of uninspired dorm rooms with little more than a bed and a communal bathroom down the hall are long gone. Students increasingly seek inclusive design, communities to enhance learning and living, and a focus on wellness that encompasses everything from meditation spaces to mental health resources.


Connecticut’s Bruce Museum more than doubles its size with a 42,000-sf, three-floor addition

In Greenwich, Conn., the Bruce Museum, a multidisciplinary institution highlighting art, science, and history, has undergone a campus revitalization and expansion that more than doubles the museum’s size. Designed by EskewDumezRipple and built by Turner Construction, the project includes a 42,000-sf, three-floor addition as well as a comprehensive renovation of the 32,500-sf museum, which was originally built as a private home in the mid-19th century and expanded in the early 1990s. 


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Industrial Facilities | Feb 27, 2015

Massive windmill will double as mixed-use entertainment tower in Rotterdam

The 571-foot structure will house apartments, a hotel, restaurants, even a roller coaster.

Office Buildings | Gresham Smith | Feb 26, 2015

Using active design techniques to strengthen the corporate workplace and enhance employee wellness

The new Lentz Public Health Center in Nashville, Tenn., serves as a model of how those progressive and healthy changes can be made.

K-12 Schools | Feb 26, 2015

Should your next school project include a safe room?

Many school districts continue to resist mandating the inclusion of safe rooms or storm shelters in new and existing buildings. But that may be changing.

K-12 Schools | Feb 26, 2015

Construction funding still scarce for many school districts

Many districts are struggling to have new construction and renovation keep pace with student population growth.

K-12 Schools | Feb 26, 2015

D.C.'s Dunbar High School is world's highest-scoring LEED school, earns 91% of base credits

The 280,000-sf school achieved 91 points, out of 100 base points possible for LEED, making it the highest-scoring school in the world certified under USGBC’s LEED for Schools-New Construction system.

K-12 Schools | Feb 25, 2015

Polish architect designs modular ‚Äėkids city‚Äô kindergarten using shipping container frames

Forget the retrofit of a shipping container into a building for one moment. Designboom showcases the plans of Polish architect Adam Wiercinski to use just the recycled frames of containers to construct a ‚Äúkids city.‚ÄĚ

Building Team | Feb 24, 2015

Call for entries: 2015 Giants 300 survey

The annual Giants 300 Report ranks the top AEC firms in commercial construction, by revenue. 

Industrial Facilities | Feb 24, 2015

Starchitecture meets agriculture: OMA unveils design for Kentucky community farming facility

The $460 million Food Port project will define a new model for the relationship between consumer and producer.

University Buildings | Perkins and Will | Feb 23, 2015

Future-proofing educational institutions: 5 trends to consider

In response to rapidly changing conditions in K-12 and higher education, institutions and school districts should consider these five trends to ensure a productive, educated future.

Office Buildings | HDR | Feb 23, 2015

The importance of quiet and the consequences of distraction

Recent work style studies show that the average knowledge worker spends 25-35% of their time doing heads-down focused work. Once thrown off track, it can take some 23 minutes for a worker to return to the original task.