Building Types

When it comes down to it, all buildings have things in common: the need for great design, engineering, construction, and management, when the structure is completed. Harmonizing those elements is a skill that translates to any building project you might have on your hands.
McDonald's exterior

Courtesy McDonald's

August 16, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The restaurant is located at the intersection of Clark and Ontario streets.

The Sears distribution center

The gargantuan Sears distribution center served the Mid-South from 1927 until 1993. A coalition of community groups devoted to the arts, education, health, and affordable housing rescued the 1.3 million-sf facility and turned it into what they call a “vertical urban village.”

August 15, 2018 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

One local design firm is trying to make it happen.

August 14, 2018 | Ambius

A survey of 1,000 office workers in the US and UK found that men value health insurance above any...

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Edina High School

Edina (Minn.) High School last year completed a 142,000-sf addition to its 40-year-old facility, which includes a tornado safe room. Courtesy Empirehouse.

August 14, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

In the first 21 weeks of 2018 alone, there were 23 school shootings where someone was killed or i...

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Olympic Sport Performance Center

Olympic Sport Performance Center. James Steinkamp/James Steinkamp Photography

August 14, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Perkins+Will designed both the Ryan Fieldhouse and the new Walter Athletics Center.

A study by Junior Achievement USA and Ernst & Young inferred that the dearth of mentors could be why teenage boys are losing interest STEM careers. Junior Achievement USA

August 13, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Has STEM, which the business community urged school districts to embrace, been oversold as a care...

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The Bay Theater in Pacific Palisades, Calif., a flagship for the Cinepolis luxury theater chain, is undergoing a major renovation that will promote social interaction as well as entertainment. Image: Retail Design Collaborative

August 10, 2018 |

Comfort and service are keys to attracting repeat customers, says an expert whose firm specialize...

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ADPRO expansion

Courtesy Populous

August 09, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Arc Building Partners will lead construction efforts on the project.

UNLV Tech Park

Rendering EVA Architects Courtesy UNLV

August 09, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The building is the first of many planned for the 122-acre campus.

Ware Malcomb's multistory warehouse prototype

Ware Malcomb's multistory warehouse facility prototype creates a "warehouse on top of a warehouse" to increase leasable space without sacrificing functionality. Image: Ware Malcomb.

August 08, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Multistory industrial buildings provide the best chance at keeping up with the rapid growth of e-...

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Mark E. Humphreys with his Cirrus Vision SF50

Mark E. Humphreys with his Cirrus Vision SF50, one of several aircraft he owns. Humphreys & Partners Architects, which he co-founded in 1991 with Greg Faulkner, is the #1 designer of apartments in the U.S. Photo: Shane Kislack.

August 08, 2018 | Mike Plotnick, Contributing Editor

HPA, which reported $78.2 million in multifamily design fees in 2017, ranks as the nation’s large...

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Center for manufacturing excellence
August 07, 2018 | BD+C Staff

Harley Ellis Devereaux served as lead designer and lab planner for the project.

Tribune Tower

Adam Jones, Wikimedia Commons

August 07, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The newspaper and the building's new owners reached a settlement.

ASU's 3500 sf maker lab

The 3,500-sf maker lab is the hot spot for ASU engineering students. Hands-on learning and cross-disciplinary collaboration are encouraged. “Prototyping and experimentation, those are vital,” said Kyle Squires, Dean, Fulton Schools of Engineering. “It’s the way students are thinking these days.” Photo: Bill Timmerman.

August 06, 2018 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

Three recent projects demonstrate the dynamic role residence halls are playing on America’s colle...

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Contractors position in place one of 92 prefabricated exterior panels that were installed for a 12-story hotel in Boston in 13 working days.  Image: Island Exterior Fabricators

August 06, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Skender launches an advanced manufacturing division. Katerra ups its bet on modular. Prefabricati...

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Passenger terminal at Hong Kong

A new 280,000-sf passenger terminal at Hong Kong International is slated to provide 57 aircraft parking positions and be able to handle 30 million passengers a year. AECOM is the design firm. Aecom

August 03, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

As service demand surges, airports turn to technology, faster building techniques.

The recipe for bicycle kitchens

Using racks that stack bikes vertically saves space and enables more residents of Brooklyn’s Caesura mixed-use building, designed by Dattner Architects, to securely store their bicycles. Photo: Dattner Architects

August 02, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Bike storage and workshop spaces are rapidly turning into full-service social amenity spaces in m...

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a bicycle kitchen with an easily accessible wash station, work table, and workbench

A multifamily project designed by Denver architectural firm Kephart features a bicycle kitchen with an easily accessible wash station, work table, and workbench with tools for repairs and maintenance.

August 02, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Bike storage and workshop spaces are rapidly turning into full-service social amenity spaces in m...

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CityTarget store near Fenway Park

CityTarget store near Fenway Park, Boston, has a 50-foot atrium. CityTargets carry the same merchandise as Targets, but in smaller unit sizes. Interior fitout by MG2 Architecture and Suffolk Construction. Photo: Richard Cadan.

August 02, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

New technology, changing customer expectations force retailers to rethink their businesses from t...

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Educare Los Angeles at Long Beach modular building

Courtesy AMS

August 02, 2018 | David Malone, ASsociate Editor

Dougherty was the Architect-of-Record.

Conrad Playa Mita, in Punta de Mita, Mexico

SB Architects designed the 154-key Conrad Playa Mita, in Punta de Mita, Mexico, to fit snugly into the surrounding landscape. SB Architects.

August 01, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Creating an experience, with the accent on local color, is flavoring hotel design.

July 31, 2018 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

If your school district is building a new school, build housing in the air space above it and put...

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Reebok's headquarters

Reebok's headquarters in Boston's Seaport District has an employee fitness center with its own boxing ring. Photo: Matthew Delphenich.

July 31, 2018 | Mike Plotnick, Contributing Editor

Companies create community-rich work environments where employees can thrive.

Maggie’s Centre Barts, London, designed by Steven Holl Architects. Photo: Iwan Baan

Maggie’s Centre Barts, London, designed by Steven Holl Architects. Photo: Iwan Baan

July 30, 2018 | AIA

The Steven Holl-designed Maggie’s Centre Barts cancer treatment facility in London highlights the...

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Sb Valley College campus

The San Bernardino (Calif.) Valley Community College Kinesiology and Athletics Center, designed by HMC Architects. The three-story, 108,509-sf, $69 million facility has two NCAA competition gymasiums. Photo: David Fennema, HMC Architects.

July 30, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Though the U.S. economy is strong with investment gains buoying endowments, colleges and universi...

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Healthcare market trends 2018: Health systems get leaner, more resilient

The $171 million, 475,000-sf John S. Oishei Children's Hospital of Women's and Children's Hospital of Buffalo. The project team: Shepley Bulfinch (architect), Simpson Gumpertz & Heger (SE), DiDonato (CE), CannonDesign (MEP), CT & Associates (logistics/planning), HB & Associates (medical equipment planner), and Turner Construction (GC). Photo: Laura Peters/CannonDesign

July 26, 2018 | Mike Plotnick, Contributing Editor

Hospitals set their sights on improving patient convenience and operational efficiency.

K-12 market trends 2018: Common areas enable hands-on learning

Wilson School, designed by Leo A Daly and BIG, is under construction in Arlington, Va. The cantilevered “fanning bars” will open up rooftop spaces adjacent to each classroom, providing students a wide range of indoor and outdoor learning environments. Rendering: BIG  

July 26, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Modern designs emphasize social and collaboration spaces outside the classroom.

Saint Gobain's North American headquarters in Malvern, Pa., was designed to provide higher levels of acoustical comfort for its employees. Image: Saint Gobain

July 25, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The building products giant gauges its employees’ perceptions of old and new headquarters environ...

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Multifamily market trends 2018: Demographic shifts reshape the residential landscape

Communal work/spa at 30 East, Chicago, designed by SCB for Gilbane Development. The 16-story, 148,000-sf co-living TOD, an NAHB BALA winner, offers 134 moderately priced units with a "loft-like aesthetic," totaling 255 beds. Photo © Darris Lee Harris

July 25, 2018 | Mike Plotnick, Contributing Editor 

Changing generational preferences are prompting multifamily developers to re-strategize.

Multifamily market stays hot in first half of 2018

Rents grew by 2.1% in the second quarter of 2018, the highest for any quarter since 2015, according to Yardi Matrix. Photo: Pixabay

   

July 19, 2018 | Yardi Matrix

The average rent grew by $12 in June, to an all-time high of $1,405, according to a survey of 127...

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