Recently completed Riverhead (N.Y.) High School expansion was one of the projects within the school district’s $78 million capital program where BBS Architects implemented the “Bridge” design concept. By improving and expanding schools built between the 1930s and the 1960s, the architects created a vibrant secondary downtown that serves–or bridges–the entire community. The thoughtful design was the catalyst that attracted new restaurants, and shopping and entertainment venues to an area that was formerly a sleepy crossroads. Photo: Tom Sibley/Wilk Marketing Communications
DLR Group, Stantec, and Huckabee top Building Design+Construction’s annual ranking of the nation’...read more
UC Merced's campus will greatly expand over the next four years, as the state's Board of Regents has approved a design and construction plan that would allow the 11-year-old university to increase its enrollment by nearly 50%. Image: Courtesy UC Merced
The state’s Board of Regents has approved a $1.34 billion plan that would add nearly 1.2 million...read more
AltaSea's Engagement Center. All renderings courtesy Gensler. Click here to enlarge.
New and renovated facilities will help researchers, educators, and visitors better understand the...read more
Renderings courtesy Shop Architects/West 8. Click here for larger view.
Drexel University's $3.5 billion project will have mixed-use buildings, residential spaces, and e...read more
Courtesy Steven Holl Architects
The new Rubenstein Commons will be a 20,000-sf structure at the center of the campus for the Inst...read more
For the first time since the recession, office deliveries outpaced office starts in 2015, according to JLL's latest construction report. Image: Pixabay
Its latest report cautions about ongoing cost increases related to finding skilled laborers.
Spending on lodging construction, like the expansive renovation of the Intercontinental New York Barclay pictured above, should increase by 10.8% to $23.4 billion in 2016. Total spending on nonresidential building is projected to grow this year by 13.7% to $439.2 billion, according to Gilbane. Image: Shawmut Design and Construction
But finding skilled workers continues to be a problem and could inflate a project's costs.
Renderings courtesy Grimshaw, BVN
The design of the high-rise is based on the template of Schools-within-Schools (SWIS), a system t...read more
(Pictured) The Hall of Languages on Syracuse University's Campus . The NVRC building is planned for the western portion of the campus' Waverly block. Photo Credit: David A. Sonnenfeld, Wikimedia Commons
Representatives of the firms will travel to Syracuse University to plan the next steps of their d...read more
CDM Research finds only a few positive signs among the leading sectors.
Morphosis' Perot Museum and Studio Gang's WMS Boathouse are among the projects to win AIA's highe...read more
This AIA CES Discovery course discusses the six elements of an EIFS wall assembly; common EIFS fa...read more
Model of the Children's Institute Watts Campus, designed by Frank Gehry. Images courtesy Gehry Partners
The new facility, which will have rooms for counseling, afterschool activities, and youth program...read more
Google's driverless car. Photo: Steve Jurvetson/Wikimedia Commons
The University of Michigan’s Mcity is a public-private partnership interested in overcoming unpre...read more
The explosive demand for tech office space in and around metropolitan areas has led to creative redevelopment opportunities for Building Teams. The Playa Jefferson complex in Playa Vista, Calif., remade a series of nondescript, low-rise office buildings into state-of-the-art tech space for mature and startup companies. Photo: Benny Chan Fotoworks, courtesy Gensler
In the race for highly coveted tech companies and startups, cities, institutions, and developers...read more
Photo: The New School University Center, MusikAnimal/Wikimedia Commons
Georgia Tech's Clough Commons, Boston's Berklee Tower, and seven other facilities were honored fo...read more
Intrinsic School, Chicago, combines STEM and humanities in podlike settings. The Intrinsic charter system was founded by CEO Melissa Zaikos. The Building Team: Wheeler Kearns Architects (designer), Enspect Engineering (SE), Wolff Landscape Architect, and Clune Construction (GC). Photo: Steve Hall/Hedrich Blessing
Whether new or reconstructed, schools must meet new demands that emanate from the real world and...read more
The $50 million Oakland University Engineering Center, in Rochester, Mich., was completed last August by Walbridge (CM at risk). The five-story, 149,879-sf facility, designed by SmithGroupJJR, pulls together functions that were scattered over four buildings. The center provides instructional and R&D space for the university’s School of Engineering and Computer Science. Photo: Jason Robinson Photography, LLC
At a time when competition for the cream of the student/faculty crop is intensifying, colleges an...read more
The project has been described as the biggest construction project in the school’s 170-year history. Renderings courtesy OMA
Designs for what will be the biggest construction project in the school’s 170-year history featur...read more
All renderings courtesy Ennead Architects
Promoting ecological tourism is one of this facility’s goals
In an effort to balance security and fire safety features within codes, standards and planning, N...read more
The three main massing elements (south bar, atrium, and north tower) are each designed with their own structural systems and floor-to-floor heights to maximize efficiencies. Image: Alene Davis
Morphosis Architects' Emerson College building in Los Angeles and the University of Delaware’s IS...read more
Keene (N.H.) State College hopes to meet the high standards of the AIA Architecture 2030 Challenge with a planned 350-bed living/learning residence hall, currently under design by Perkins+Will. Colleges and universities are using their construction projects to make important statements about their institutional goals and aspirations. Rendering courtesy Perkins+Will
Building Teams that want to succeed in the higher education market have to help their clients fin...read more
Prep spaces in Niagara County Community College’s Niagara Falls Culinary Institute provide future chefs with experience needed to operate foodservice venues. The institute is housed in a converted shopping mall. Photo: Tim Wilkes Photography
With capital budgets strained, renovation may be an increasingly attractive money-saving option f...read more
The west entrance of the main campus of the University of Kansas with the Chi Omega Fountain. Photo: Quasselkasper via Wikimedia Commons
The P3 concept is getting a tryout at the University of Kansas, where state funding for construct...read more
According to the architects, the building will use sustainable and locally sourced materials and labor. The structural components include mud-fired bricks, which are being made on site. Renderings courtesy Jaklitsch/Gardner Architects
The developers say the center will be an important educational and vocational tool.
Floor-to-ceiling glass separates the manufacturing floor from the open workspaces and cafe. All photos: ©Christopher Barrett, courtesy SOM
The new space will be a place for academia, industries, and civic bodies to collaborate.
University Center, The New School, New York City. Image: James Ewing
Seattle's Bullitt Center and the University Center at The New School are among AIA's ...read more
A new campus was needed to support an Ohio community college's expanding population
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