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.

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March 28, 2017 | John Caulfied, Senior Editor

One shortcut: sending shop drawings created from laser scans directly to a wood panel fabricator....

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March 28, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

A total of seven InFocus Mondopads were used in the room to accommodate large group work and indi...

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This webinar explores bathroom design trends in multifamily and commercial applications and offers solutions to design challenges such as meeting accessibility guidelines and complying with codes. Click here to view the webinar now!

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March 27, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The building is located in West Chelsea between the High Line and West Street.

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March 27, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Curated Properties and Windmill Developments have teamed up to create a mixed-use building with f...

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March 24, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Killefer Flammang Architects designed the urban infill project.

Gensler, Inventure Design, Ziegler Cooper, and Rottet Studio have each designed a suite within a tower in Houston that Brookfield Property Partners plans to market as offices of the future, with an emphasis on bold design and collaboration. Image: Brookfield Property Partners

March 24, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The developer engaged four design firms to come up with unique suites it will market under its De...

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March 22, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The idea behind the residential tower was to provide residents with a full single family home in...

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A 5,000-sm (53,819-sf) show pool is the center of attraction at WaterGarden Istanbul, a “living center” in Turkey's largest city. Image: Courtesy of Gorkem Volkan Design Studio

March 21, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

WaterGarden Istanbul hopes to attract 15 million visitors a year.

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March 21, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Graham Baba Architects designed the project around a central, landscaped courtyard.

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March 20, 2017 | Jeff Paine, AIA

Today’s workplace requires designers and employers to look holistically at the organization’s cul...

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A new study by PwC details how the industrial sector could get more involved as an influencer, and possibly as investors, in the massive infrastructure spending program that federal lawmakers and The White House now seem committed to moving forward. Image: Pixabay

March 16, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The accounting and consulting firm PwC offers the industrial sector a five-step approach to getti...

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Rendering courtesy Powerhouse Environmental Arts Foundation and Herzog & de Meuron.

March 16, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The century-old building will be turned into fabrication shops in wood, metal, ceramics, textiles...

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March 15, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The building sits adjacent to New York’s popular High Line park and includes a $50 million pentho...

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The furniture and home furnishings retailer West Elm has announced that it will open branded hotels in five U.S. cities. West Elm joins a list of high-profile retailers and consumer products suppliers that are expanding their brands into hotels as a way of targeting, more directly, aspirational customers. Image: West Elm Hotels

March 14, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Several high-profile names have launched hospitality divisions, often with well-established manag...

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March 14, 2017 | BD+C Staff

The 142,500-sf facility, which opened just three weeks after Clemson’s national championship win...

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March 09, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The plant is the first in a series of upgrades planned for 2017 to adapt one of New York’s earlie...

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The 18-story, 350-room Hotel Indigo in downtown Los Angeles, which opens in June, will feature a grand lobby space with a playful design aesthetic that harkens back to the city's storied past, with references to a budding movie industry and the 1920s. Hirsch Bedner Associates designed the hotel. Image: Hotel Indigo 

March 09, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

HKS and HBA even see a demand for hotels catering to “agritourism.” 

SunTrust Park in Atlanta is racing toward its final stages of construction to be able to open on time for opening day for the Atlanta Braves' MLB baseball team. A newly released time-lapse video captures the last 21 months of construction in a flash. Image: hshin.ajc.com 

March 09, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

OxBlue’s time-lapse video draws from more than 200,000 images.

USC Village, a six-building, 1.25-million-sf expansion of the University of Southern California's University Park campus, will be ready for occpancy this fall. The project took 12 years from conception to completion. Image: USC

March 08, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Prefabrication of the six buildings’ walls reduced construction time by a year. 

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March 07, 2017 | Transwestern

A new Transwestern report examines the adaptive reuse trend across the U.S.

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March 06, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The hall hosted its debut concert on Saturday, March 4 with a performance by the Boulez Ensemble....

March 03, 2017 | Scott Nolin, Senior Director of Project Management

Successfully developing a complete and well thought out Total Project Budget is perhaps the most...

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March 02, 2017 | Perkins Eastman + Three H

This paper is the first in a planned three-part series of studies on the evolution of diverse off...

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March 02, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The building will act as a symbol of growth and prosperity for the city of Hanoi.

The Freedom Center in South Huntsville, Ala., is an office complex that is seen as part of the revitalization of that part of the city. Torch Technologies, the building's anchor tenant, spearheaded the redevelopment. Image: J. Hanshaw Photography

March 02, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The newly opened Freedom Center, near Redstone Arsenal, includes a 10,000-sf conference center....

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March 01, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The ground-up development will feature 255 hotel rooms and 69 residential units.

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February 28, 2017 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

601, an 11,500-sf multipurpose space within American Airlines Arena in Miami, is big enough to host three or four parties and events at once. Image: Courtesy The Heat Group

February 27, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

601 offers variety and flexibility not found in the arena’s other food and entertainment location...

A simulation at Grady Health's campus in Atlanta, where nurses, providers, and facility leadership could try out a Ponta overhead beam system under real-life care conditions. A white paper from Georgia Tech concludes that these beam systems are superior to other kinds of overhead boom systems for providing access to patients, gases, and equipment in critical care settings. Image: White paper titled “Comparison of Overhead Utility Systems for Intensive Care Rooms”

February 26, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

It concludes that a ceiling-mounted beam system is best suited to provide critical care settings...

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A rendering of the 42,500-sf, $29 million Innovation and Discovery Center at Ursinus College in Collegeville, Pa., which broke ground last October. Kinsley Construction is the GC on the project, designed by Ellenzweig. Last year, spending on education construction spending rose nationally by 6.5% to $88.9 billion. And a new survey of preK-12 school districts and colleges finds strong construction and renovation activities underway this year. The Ursinus project should be completed in time for the fall 2018 semester. Image: Ellenzweig

February 26, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Surveys of school districts and colleges, though, raise questions about financing for future proj...

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