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Top 10 structural steel building projects for 2023

A Mies van der Rohe-designed art and architecture school at Indiana University and Morphosis Architects' Orange County Museum of Art in Costa Mesa, Calif., are among 10 projects to win IDEAS² Awards from the American Institute of Steel Construction. 


Multifamily Housing

Step(1) housing: A new approach to sheltering unhoused people in Redwood City, Calif.

A novel solution to homelessness will open soon in Redwood City, Calif. The compact residential campus employs modular units to create individual sleeping units, most with private bathrooms. The 240 units of housing will be accompanied by shared services and community spaces. Instead of the congregate dorm-style shelters found in many U.S. cities, this approach gives each resident a private, lockable, conditioned sleeping space.



Sports and Recreational Facilities

University of Houston opens 'game changer' wellness center at downtown campus

The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) recently opened its new Wellness & Success Center (WSC). The $39 million, 75,000 sf facility greatly improves the quality of the school’s exercise programs and areas dedicated to them. It also establishes a dynamic core and recognizable landmark for fostering and nurturing an on-campus community, according to a news release from SmithGroup, which designed the building along with HarrisonKornberg Architects.

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Building Owners

Building Team | Jul 25, 2022

First Ismaili Center in the U.S. combines Islamic design with Texas influences

Construction has begun on the first Ismaili Center in the U.S. in Houston. 

Codes and Standards | Jul 22, 2022

Office developers aim for zero carbon without offsets

As companies reassess their office needs in the wake of the pandemic, a new arms race to deliver net zero carbon space without the need for offsets is taking place in London, according to a recent Bloomberg report.

Codes and Standards | Jul 22, 2022

Hurricane-resistant construction may be greatly undervalued

 

New research led by an MIT graduate student at the school’s Concrete Sustainability Hub suggests that the value of buildings constructed to resist wind damage in hurricanes may be significantly underestimated.

School Construction | Jul 22, 2022

School integrating conventional medicine with holistic principles blends building and landscape

Design of the new Alice L. Walton School of Medicine in Bentonville, Ark., aims to blend the building and landscape, creating connections with the surrounding woodlands and the Ozark Mountains.

Market Data | Jul 21, 2022

Architecture Billings Index continues to stabilize but remains healthy

Architecture firms reported increasing demand for design services in June, according to a new report today from The American Institute of Architects (AIA).

Market Data | Jul 21, 2022

Despite deteriorating economic conditions, nonresidential construction spending projected to increase through 2023

Construction spending on buildings is projected to increase just over nine percent this year and another six percent in 2023, according to a new report from the American Institute of Architects (AIA). 

Mixed-Use | Jul 21, 2022

Former Los Angeles Macy’s store converted to mixed-use commercial space

Work to convert the former Westside Pavilion Macy's department store in West Los Angeles to a mixed-use commercial campus recently completed.

Building Team | Jul 20, 2022

San Francisco overtakes Tokyo as the world’s most expensive city for construction

San Francisco has overtaken Tokyo as the world’s most expensive city for construction, according to a new report from Turner & Townsend.

Libraries | Jul 20, 2022

Canada to open one of the world’s largest library and archive facilities

When it opens in 2026, Ādisōke is expected to be one of the largest library and archive facilities in the world. 

Energy-Efficient Design | HOK | Jul 19, 2022

All is not lost: 3 ways architects can respond to the Supreme Court’s EPA ruling

The U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling to limit the Environmental Protection Agency’s power to regulate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from power plants dealt a significant blow to our ability to fight the climate crisis with federal policy.

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