As the population ages, designers of commercial and multifamily applications are incorporating new solutions to meet those demands. Ergonomics can be an integral part of design, manufacturing, and use. Nowhere is this more critical than in bathroom design.read more
Following a one-year measurement and verification period, it was established that the building’s energy performance is meeting the goal of more than 30% better than ASHRAE 90.1. All photos: Benjamin Benschneider / courtesy AIA
The annual award recognizes green building projects that have quantifiable metrics demonstrating...read more
KPMG International's Global Construction Survery 2015 reported that 53% of owners say they suffered one or more underperforming projects in the previous year. Image: Wikimedia Commons
Causes for delays, overruns, and underperformance include project management talent shortages, di...read more
The massing of the building steps and tapers to accommodate the changing floor plates of the various program types to offer a form that is efficient and identifiable. Renderings courtesy Goettsch Partners
The tower's design is derived from its multiple uses, which include 170,000 sm of Class A office...read more
The tower is named after Potala Palace in the Tibetan mountains, former home of the Dalai Lama. Renderings courtesy Lobsang Dargey / Weber Thompson
Construction on the 41-story Potala Tower in Seattle finally kicked off following a ground-breaki...read more
The National September 11 Memorial Museum incorporates evocative artifacts of the destroyed Twin Towers, including the "Last Column" (pictured). It was honored with a Gold Award in BD+C's 2015 Building Team Awards. Photo: Jin Lee / courtesy 9/11 Memorial Museum
From Lean construction to tri-party IPD to advanced BIM/VDC coordination, these 14 Building Teams...read more
An 8x25-foot multi-trade rack containing mechanical, piping, and HVAC systems is lifted into place at Saint Joseph Hospital, Denver, by mechanical subcontractor U.S. Engineering. Photo: Ross Cooperthwaite
Mortenson Construction and its partners completed the 831,000-sf, $623 million Saint Joseph Hospi...read more
The Building Team for the Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center used a lightweight ETFE polymer roof system to overcome poor soil conditions. Photo: John Linden
Anaheim's Regional Transportations Intermodal Center is the largest ETFE project in North America...
PinnacleHealth’s new 108-bed, 188,000-sf West Shore Hospital provides acute care, surgical, cardiology, orthopedic, and stroke care services, and chronic disease management to patients on the west side of the Susquehanna River in Mechanicsburg, Pa. Photo: Jeffrey Totaro/Jeffrey Totaro Architectural Photographer
PinnacleHealth needed a new hospital STAT! This team delivered it in two years, start to finish....
The new arts venue at Virginia Tech is the ninth building on campus to be LEED-certified. Jeff Goldberg/Esto Photographics Inc.
The STV-led Building Team creates a world-class performance and arts venue with learning and entr...read more
The recreation center’s sloped running track is expressed on the building’s north elevation through a glass curtain wall system and roofline that are sloped to match the incline of the track. Photos courtesy Skanska USA Building
A sloped running track and open-concept design put this Building Team to the test.
The LEED-certified Mother Clara Hale Bus Depot in Harlem incorporates 6,290 sf of mosaic and laminated glass artwork that the transit authority commissioned from artist Shinique Smith. Chris Cooper/Chris Cooper Photography
A bus garage in Harlem shows that even the most mundane of facilities can strut its environmental...read more
An oasis welcomes citizens and visitors to the U.S. at the Mariposa Land Port of Entry, Nogales, Ariz. Photos: Bill Timmerman/Timmerman Photography, Inc.
Whenever you eat a tomato from Mexico, there’s a one-in-three chance it came through this LEED Go...read more
The new 17-story Parkland Hospital. A seven-story clinical space cantilevers 60 feet past the Women’s and Infants’ Specialty Health unit. Photos: Andrew Pogue/Andrew Pogue Photography
Dallas’s new $1.27 billion public hospital preserves an important civic anchor, Texas-style.
Among the building’s student life functions is a bistro-style cafe and lounge with views of the central campus green. Photos: Mark Ballogg
In dire need of modern science labs and a student union, North Park University built both—in the...read more
The 93-bed Holy Cross Germantown Hospital is the first new hospital to be built in Maryland in 25 years. The 237,000-sf acute care facility resides on the campus of Montgomery College, making it the first hospital in the U.S. to be co-located on a community college campus. All photos: Alan Karchmer / Alan Karchmer Architectural Photographer
This Building Team stuck with a project for seven years to get a new hospital built for a faithfu...read more
The National September 11 Memorial Museum incorporates evocative artifacts of the destroyed Twin Towers, including the skyscapers’ slurry wall and the “Last Column.” Photos: James Ewing Photography / courtesy Davis Brody Bond
The Building Team for this highly visible project had much more than design, engineering, and con...read more
The Clemson University SCE&G Energy Innovation Center, where giant wind-power systems can be tested. Photo: Ryan Manchester, Clear Sky Images
A new facility at Clemson University makes it possible to test the huge stresses that large-scale...read more
Photo: Matti Mattila via Wikimedia Commons
Nine design and construction associations ask for assurance that funds available for additional w...read more
Concept Photo by Sysveo via Discovery News.
The new drones can capture video and overlay the shot results with 3D images and augmented realit...read more
Commercial construction spending lost 1.9% in February, but is up 13.5% on a year-over-year basis.
The Associated Builders and Contractors forecasts a robust nonresidential construction spending r...read more
IBM Watson immersion room and interactive video wall. Image: The Switzer Group
The new headquarters for the former Jeopardy champ was conceived as a showcase for Watson’s capab...read more
The design is the result of a six-month collaboration between local and international firms. Renderings courtesy Lubbock Entertainment and Performing Arts Association
Amenities of the facility include a performance venue that seats 2,220, a smaller one that seats...read more
The University of Oregon's Hatfield-Dowlin Football Performance Center earned a Merit Award for the design and structure of the facility. Image: Jeremy Bittermann
Calatrava's soaring Innovation Science and Technology Building at Florida Polytechnic University...read more
A faucet from the Taper series, designed by BIG. Photo courtesy Kallista
This Danish starchitect elevates the toilet paper holder (and other bathroom accessories).
The Zaha Hadid-designed Heydar Aliyev Center in Baku, Azerbaijan, but as a walrus. Renderings courtesy Federico Babina
When you pay attention, the Eiffel Tower really does look like a giraffe.
The Japanese firm's sloping design pays homage to rail tracks. Renderings courtesy Kengo Kuma & Associates.
The new station will serve as a hub to connect Paris' northern suburbs with the core.
The development will overlook an old harbor in Stockholm's industrial district on the island of Djurgården. Renderings courtesy Tham & Videgård Arkitekter
The four towers, 20 stories each, will be made entirely out of Swedish pine, from frame to façade...
People would be able to enter the restaurant from Fifth + Columbia, a $400 million, 43-story tower that Daniels started building in June 2014 and is scheduled to complete in 2017. Rendering: ZGF Architects
A Seattle-based real estate developer plans to convert a historic downtown building, which for mo...read more
The planned site for the new city will be 270 square miles with the capacity for seven million inhabitants. Renderings courtesy SOM
To alleviate overcrowding and congestion in Cairo, the Egyptian government is building a new capi...read more
The $465 million structure replaces St. John's Regional Medical Center that was destroyed in a 2011 tornado that devastated the city. Rendering: Mercy.net
The new hospital features a window and frame system that can protect patients from winds of up to...read more