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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

Architects | Aug 27, 2020

Strategically planning your firm past the COVID-19 pandemic

As AEC firm leaders consider worst-case scenarios and explore possible solutions to surmount them, they learn to become nimble, quick, and ready to pivot as circumstances demand.

Architects | Aug 27, 2020

The Weekly show: Digital twin technology and social equity in the AEC market

The August 27 episode of BD+C's "The Weekly" is available for viewing on demand. 

Coronavirus | Aug 25, 2020

Video: 5 building sectors to watch amid COVID-19

RCLCO's Brad Hunter reveals the winners and non-winners of the U.S. real estate market during the coronavirus pandemic.

University Buildings | Jul 24, 2020

A hybrid learning approach could redefine higher education

Universities reassess current assets to determine growth strategies.

Coronavirus | Jun 12, 2020

BD+C launches 'The Weekly,' a streaming program for the design and construction industry

The first episode, now available on demand, features experts from Robins & Morton, Gensler, and FMI on the current state of the AEC market.

Coronavirus | May 26, 2020

9 tips for mastering virtual public meetings during the COVID-19 pandemic

Mike Aziz, AIA, presents 9 tips for mastering virtual public meetings during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Coronavirus | May 18, 2020

Infection control in office buildings: Preparing for re-occupancy amid the coronavirus

Making workplaces safer will require behavioral resolve nudged by design.

Data Centers | VIATechnik | May 8, 2020

Data centers as a service: The next big opportunity for design teams

As data centers compete to process more data with lower latency, the AEC industry is ideally positioned to develop design standards that ensure long-term flexibility. 

Coronavirus | Apr 30, 2020

Gilbane shares supply-chain status of products affected by coronavirus

Imported products seem more susceptible to delays

Coronavirus | Apr 15, 2020

COVID-19 alert: 93% of renters in professionally managed multifamily housing paid some or all of their rent, says NMHC

In its second survey of 11.5 million units of professionally managed apartment units across the country, the National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC) found that 84% of apartment households made a full or partial rent payment by April 12, up 15 percentage points from April 5.

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