Events Facilities

San Diego's newest library branch provides a larger state-of-the-art resource for a growing uptown community. Image: Brady Architectural Photography

February 10, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

It features larger gathering spaces and more technology than its predecessor.

The largest eSports stadium in North America opens in Arlington, Texas

Photo: Ross Stewart, courtesy Populous 

November 27, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The project was a design-led design-build collaboration between Populous and Shawmut Design and C...

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Final showdown at Esports Arena Las Vegas

Courtesy Esports Arena Las Vegas

March 29, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

YWS Design & Architecture designed the space.

January 18, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

How Populous’ high-tech ceiling concept would increase the flexibility of any eSports arena.

A rendering of a possible new premium seat

Biometric seating technology utilizes a combination of displays and AR/VR technologies to place fans in the middle of the action, with real-time data analysis.

January 18, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Populous is exploring biometric seating technology that utilizes a combination of displays and AR...

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The main-event stage at The International

The main-event stage at The International, an annual Dota 2 eSports championship tournament, held at the KeyArena in Seattle. Photo: Wikipedia.

January 18, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

More than 380 million fans take in professional video gaming events each year, but most do so wit...

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A rendering of the reimagine Harvey Milk Memorial Plaza from Perkins Eastman

Rendering courtesy of Perkins Eastman

November 02, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The Friends of Harvey Milk Plaza unanimously selected the Perkins Eastman entry as the winner....

Photo: Susan Fleck

October 23, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The 40,000-sf space can support a wide variety of group activities.

A rendering of the Texas Live! development

When it opens next year, the 200,000-sf Texas Live! development will be an integral part of the $4 billion Arlington Entertainment District, which will include a new stadium for the Texas Rangers. Rendering courtesy of The Cordish Companies.

September 18, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Entertainment districts are being planned or are popping up all over the country.

Jacksonville Jaguars’ new practice facility, designed by Populous

The facility’s roof consists of 3,000 tons of structural steel that support a PTFE membrane. The PTFE fabric is suspended from 430-foot-long structural steel trusses that support an array of structural steel v-columns. Design architect Populous designed the roof form and then worked in tandem with Walter P Moore to create the roof’s structure and subdivide it into trusses. All images and renderings courtesy Populous


August 25, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor 

The project team employed Revit, Rhino, Grasshopper, Kangaroo, and a host of other software appli...

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July 10, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The project received a Wood Innovation Grant that will help spur construction of the Hastings + C...

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An early rendering of Paradise Park. Courtesy of Wynn Resorts.

April 27, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The Wynn Resorts board recently gave the go-ahead for the project, which may begin construction o...

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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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Rendering courtesy of Decibel Architecture

March 02, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

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

Rendering courtesy of Empire State Development.

February 03, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The center’s expansion will cover 1.2 million-sf.

Photo courtesy of Leonardo Finotti.

February 02, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Three elements make up the building’s design: the Theca, the Cloud, and the Blade.

Image courtesy of National Trust for Historic Preservation via Dezeen.

August 31, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The design proposal won a competition organized by the National Trust for Historic Preservation a...

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Main Concert Hall. Image courtesy of Sydney Opera House

August 31, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Acoustical improvements will be made alongside upgrades in accessibility, efficiency, and flexibi...

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Los Angeles Convention Center. Photo: Pixabay Public Domain

August 30, 2016 | BD+C Staff

Gensler, LMN Architects, AECOM, Turner Construction Co., and WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff top Build...

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Images courtesy Frank Lloyd Wright Revival Initiative

August 09, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The Frank Lloyd Wright Revival Initiative is set to begin its reconstruction efforts with the Ban...

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Rendering courtesy of

July 19, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Current plans for the Astrodome’s renovation turn the site into an indoor park and events space,...

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Santiago Calatrava designs falcon pavilion for UAE at Dubai Expo

Santiago Calatrava's UAE Pavilion. All renderings courtesy Santiago Calatrava. Click here to enlarge. 

May 09, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The 161,000-sf structure will be a centerpiece for the event, which is expected to draw more than...

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Bjarke Ingels, Foster + Partners, and Grimshaw all winners in Expo 2020 pavilion design competition

Mobility Pavilion, designed by Foster+Partners. All renderings courtesy Expo 2020 and BIG, Foster+Partners, and Grimshaw

March 15, 2016 | BD+C Staff

BIG designed the Opportunity Pavilion, Foster+Partners submitted the winning Mobility Pavilion, a...

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Experts pessimistic on Chicago’s $650 million McCormick Place expansion

The new DePaul Arena at McCormick Place Event Center. Courtesy Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects

March 07, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

Developers and city officials envision $250 million of annual growth, but the figure assumes that...

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Perot Museum of Nature and Science. Photo: Joe Mabel via Wikimedia Commons

January 15, 2016 | AIA

Morphosis' Perot Museum and Studio Gang's WMS Boathouse are among the projects to win AIA's highe...

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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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Louisville renovate expand convention center Renderings floor plans EOP Architects HOK

Renderings and floor plans courtesy EOP Architects and HOK.

October 02, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The facility, which reopens in the summer of 2018, has already booked events it wouldn’t have got...

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CONVENTION CENTER SECTOR GIANTS: Gensler, AECOM, Turner top rankings of nation's largest convention/events sector AEC firms

Music City Center, Nashville, Tenn. Photo: Michael Rivera via Wikimedia Commons

September 17, 2015 | BD+C Staff

BD+C's rankings of the nation's largest convention/events sector design and construction firms, a...

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Design unveiled for Apple HQ visitor center

A single-story glass building will house the tech giant's new visitor center. Renderings courtesy Foster + Partners

July 31, 2015 | BD+C Staff

A glass-walled single-story building alongside the main office building in Cupertino, Calif., wil...

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London opens business complex made from 50 shipping containers


June 10, 2015 | BD+C Staff

London's newest business complex, Pop Brixton, will support local entrepreneurs, create jobs, and...

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