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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.


Museums

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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Aug 12, 2014

Design firms invited to submit qualifications for St. Petersburg, Fla., waterfront project

The city of St. Petersburg, Fla., invites firms to submit their ideas for a new and improved pier for Florida's fifth largest city.

Aug 6, 2014

The Dead Prize: A new award to recognize poorly designed buildings

If the film industry has its Razzie awards, architecture will have its Dead Prize, created by Architecture for Humanity co-founder Cameron Sinclair to recognize projects that actively harm the planet.

Aug 5, 2014

Shigeru Ban-designed Aspen Art Museum will open doors to public this week

After 18 month of planning and construction, the museum will open its new Shigeru Ban-designed facility to the public on August 9.

Jul 30, 2014

German students design rooftop solar panels that double as housing

Students at the Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences designed a solar panel that can double as living space for the Solar Decathlon Europe.

Jul 29, 2014

Studio Gang Architects, MAD to design George Lucas' museum in Chicago

Star Wars director George Lucas selected Chicago-based Studio Gang Architects and Beijing firm MAD to design his proposed art museum on Chicago’s lakefront.

Jul 29, 2014

AECOM's buying spree continues: Deal to acquire Hunt Construction Group in the works

The acquisition comes just two weeks after AECOM's $6 billion deal to acquire rival engineering and construction company URS Corp.

Jul 23, 2014

Meet Acquario Ceará: The giant crustacean-shaped aquarium that's causing concerns

A new aquarium on Brazil's northeastern coast is designed, engineered, constructed and financed by U.S. firms and institutions.

Jul 17, 2014

A new, vibrant waterfront for the capital

Plans to improve Washington D.C.'s Potomac River waterfront by Maine Ave. have been discussed for years. Finally, The Wharf has started its first phase of construction.

Jul 17, 2014

A harmful trade-off many U.S. green buildings make

The Urban Green Council addresses a concern that many "green" buildings in the U.S. have: poor insulation.

Jul 17, 2014

A high-rise with outdoor, vertical community space? It's possible! [slideshow]

Danish design firm C.F. Møller has developed a novel way to increase community space without compromising privacy or indoor space.

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