Facility Managers

Once the project is completed, the building must be managed by someone, or it cannot live up to its full functionality. Owners and facility managers are the unsung heroes of many iconic works of architecture, making sure that buildings remain in good condition and are utilized to their fullest potential.

Lucas Richmond, Senior Media Studio Manager, Gilbane Building Company

May 11, 2017 | BD+C Staff

BD+C's inaugural Accelerate Live! innovation conference took place May 11, in Chicago....

e-lofts, Alexandria, Va.

All photos: David Madison Photography

        

May 10, 2017 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

Novus Residences’ revolutionary e-lofts concept offers tenants a tempting trio of options—‘live,’...

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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.

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Ascent Apartments, Silicon Valley Stephen Schafer | Schaf Photo

Ascent Apartments achieved Silver certification in California’s Build It Green program, thanks to such features as LED lighting, Energy Star appliances, garage ventilation fans, water-efficient plumbing fixtures, low-VOC paints, and water-saving native vegetation and landscape irrigation. All photos: Stephen Schafer | Schaf Photo

 

May 03, 2017 | Pat Curry, Contributing Editor

An award-winning rental complex takes its design cues from its historic location in Silicon Valle...

Multifamily housing today: 7 exciting, inspiring innovations [AIA Course]

Amenities like the hotel quality lobby and billiards room distinguish the College & Crown, New Haven, Conn., developed by Centerplan with interiors by Carlin & Company. Photo courtesy Centerplan

May 02, 2017 | C.C. Sullivan, Contributing Editor

This AIA CES course features seven novel approaches developers and Building Teams are taking to r...

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Package center at The Frasier, Arlington, Va., designed by KTGY Architecture, comes with its own trashcan plus tabletop. Photo: courtesy KTGY Architecture

April 26, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Package delivery centers provide order and security for the mountains of parcels piling up at apa...

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“L” apartments, Logan Square

Photos: Jorge Gera/Luxury Living Chicago (above); Property Markets Group (below)

April 26, 2017 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

Chicago’s newest multifamily development features an iconic CTA car on its amenity deck. 

Google is one of the major companies to implement a formal unconscious bias training program. Photo: Shawn Collins, flickr Creative Commons

September 15, 2016 | David Barista, Editorial Director

Companies are tapping into the latest research in psychology and sociology to advance their diver...

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August 23, 2016 | BD+C Staff

A roll-up emergency department, next-gen telemedicine center, and biophilic cooling pods are amon...

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OhioHealth Neuroscience Institute at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus. Building Team: NBBJ (architect), Korda (SE/MEP), Dynamix (MEP), EMH&T (CE), and Whiting-Turner/Corna Kokosing (CM). Photos courtesy Ohio CTC. Click here to enlarge.

 

July 12, 2016 | Tom Garske, Jennifer Horvath, Ed Keener, Stephen Metz, Jeff Ortman, Randy Sleeper, Kurt Smith, and Monica Wangler | Ohio Construction Transformation Consortium

Experts explain the benefits of DA, a process where the subcontractors are retained to assist oth...

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Construction in Miami in July 2016. Photo: Phillip Pessar/Creative Commons.

July 11, 2016 | Tom Garske, Jennifer Horvath, Ed Keener, Stephen Metz, Jeff Ortman, Randy Sleeper, Kurt Smith, and Monica Wangler | Ohio Construction Transformation Consortium

Common concerns about DA include lack of familiarity, obtaining competitive pricing, and design l...

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VERTICAL INTEGRATOR: How Brooklyn’s Alloy LLC evolved from an architecture firm into a full-fledged development company

Jared Della Valle, President of Brooklyn, N.Y.-based Alloy LLC

June 14, 2016 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

Led by an ambitious President and a CEO with deep pockets, Alloy LLC's six entities control the e...

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Photo: Pixabay

June 13, 2016 | BD+C Editors

Inaugural 2.5-day event will convene 125+ leading AEC women in Dana Point, Calif., November 9-11,...

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The redeveloped Central Terminal B at New York's LaGuardia Airport will have 35 gates. Construction of this $4 billion project started officially on June 1, as its public-private development partnership signed a long-term lease with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Rendering: LaGuardia Gateway Partners

June 01, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The development consortium has secured financing for the $4 billion project, and signed an operat...

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Office building and multifamily tower revitalize Philadelphia cathedral

The Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral, with the 3737 Chestnut building in the background. Courtesy BLT Architects. Click here to enlarge.

June 01, 2016 | David Barista, Editorial Director  

The Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral capitalizes on hot property to help fund much needed upgrade...

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Central utility power plant takes center stage

UCSD Medical Center Central Plant in La Jolla, Calif. Photo: Kevin Turner. Click here to enlarge.

June 01, 2016 | David Barista, Editorial Director

An undulating roof, floor-to-ceiling glass, and façade scheme give visual appeal to a plant that...

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Gonzaga's new student center is bustling social hub

The new John J. Hemmingson Center’s “main street” features several dining options, including a Starbucks. Photo: Christian Columbres. Click here to enlarge.

May 31, 2016 | David Barista, Editorial Director

Retail mall features, comfortable furniture, and floor-to-ceiling glass add vibrancy to the new J...

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A mock environment at the NYC Police Training Academy mimics a subway station, minus the grime. Photo: Eric Laignel/Eric Laignel Photography. Click here to enlarge.

May 27, 2016 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

The Police Training Academy in Queens, N.Y., consists of a 480,000-sf academic/administration bui...

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Floor-to-ceiling glass floods the interior spaces with daylight and provides scenic views of the wooded areas that surround the property. Photo: Warren Patterson Photography. Click here to enlarge.

May 26, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

Lean construction techniques were used to build 275 Wyman Street during a winter that brought mor...

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New health center campus provides affordable care for thousands of Northern Californians

The clinic’s vibrant exterior is reflective of the staff’s energy for its patients. Colorful tilt-up concrete construction was used for its durability and low cost. Photo: Donald Satterlee, Satterlee Photodesign. Click here to enlarge.

May 25, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The 38,000-sf, two-level John & Susan Sobrato Campus in Palo Alto is expected to serve 25,000...

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Los Angeles bus depot squeezes the most from a tight site

Perforated panels and purple photovoltaic assemblies distinguish the building from the surrounding urban concrete during the day. LED “stripes” and a glowing lantern make the facility pop at night. Photo: Chang Kim Photography. Click here to enlarge.

May 24, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The Building Team for the MTA Division 13 Bus Operations and Maintenance Facility fit 12 acres’ w...

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'Greenest ballpark' proves a winner for St. Paul Saints

A berm in left field provides a picnic-like setting for up to 1,000 fans at CHS Field. Brick warehouses highlight the setting in the Lowertown arts district. Photo: Paul Crosby Photography/Courtesy Snow Kreilich Architects. Click here to enlarge.

May 23, 2016 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

Solar arrays, a public art courtyard, and a picnic-friendly “park within a park" make the 7,210-s...

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Vertical fins provide essential shading for the pebble-shaped library, which is wrapped in glass curtain wall to maximize views and natural light. Photo: Jon Miller, Hedrich Blessing. Click here to enlarge.

May 19, 2016 | David Barista, Editorial Director

The 16,000-sf, pebble-shaped Chinatown Branch Library was built at the intersection of new and ol...

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The 53-foot-diameter oculus looms over the grand atrium. Suspended under tension within the conical atrium is the “Sky Reflector-Net,” by James Carpenter Design Associates, Grimshaw Architects, and Arup. The artwork is composed of 112 tensioned cables, 224 high-strength rods, and nearly 10,000 stainless steel components; 952 aluminum panels distribute sunlight down to the lowest levels of the station. Photo: Jon Ortner/Ortner Photography.

May 19, 2016 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

Fulton Center, which handles 85% of the riders coming to Lower Manhattan, is like no other statio...

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5 factors guiding restaurant design

SushiSamba’s 14,000-sf restaurant in Las Vegas is distinguished by a colorful, arching interior design. iCrave was the designer, PWI Construction the GC. Courtesy Forté Specialty Contractors. Click here to enlarge.

 

May 10, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Restaurants are more than just places to eat. They are comprising town centers and playing into t...

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Navigant Research estimates that global demand for data integration technologies for buildings will increase nearly tenford over the next 10 years. Image: Pixabay

May 05, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

A Navigant Research report takes a deeper dive to examine where demand will be strongest by regio...

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April 12, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Is the U.S. in an innovative funk, or is this just the calm before the storm?

AIA report analyzes 20 years of the best green projects

Federal Center South Building 1202 in Seattle. The building, designed by ZGF Architects LLP, was a COTE Top Ten Green Project in 2013. Photo: Benjamin Benschneider

April 04, 2016 | BD+C Staff

"Lessons from the Leading Edge" is a study of the 200 Committee on the Environment (COTE) Top Ten...

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Invasive probes, including test cuts of existing EIFS cladding, can uncover hidd
January 14, 2016 | Arthur L. Sanders & Benjamin J. Robinson, Hoffmann Architects

This AIA CES Discovery course discusses the six elements of an EIFS wall assembly; common EIFS fa...

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Ollie at Carmel Place in New York offers its renters furnished apartments and a host of hospitality services. Photo courtesy Ollie

January 08, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The co-living platform Ollie is leasing its initial building, in New York, with housekeeping and...

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Data centers turn to alternative power sources, new heat controls and UPS systems

Modules for a data center for one of Skanska’s telecommunications clients were built in an offsite factory. Callison was the architect. Cosentini Associates provided engineering. Photo: Adam Friedberg

December 01, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Data centers account for 2% of the nation’s electricity consumption and about 30% of the power us...

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