Competition is fierce among institutions vying for private capital to help fund their building projects. The Smithsonian National Museum of African-American History and Culture was partly funded by private donors. A few years ago, the Smithsonian launched its largest-ever capital campaign to raise $1.5 billion. Image: Wikimedia Commons
Capital campaigns abound, even though government financing still plays a vital role.
DLR Group, NBBJ, Hensel Phelps, Sundt Construction, AECOM, and Dewberry top Building Design+Const...read more
New buildings on the Youth Campus of Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming will aim at becoming the first in a national park to achieve the Living Building Challenge certification. Image: Hennebery Eddy Architects
The money will support new eco-friendly and efficient buildings on the park’s Youth Campus.
Inverness Village Hall, Inverness, Ill. Photo: Neva O'Laughlin, Wikimedia Creative Commons
HOK, Stantec, Turner Construction Co.,Clark Group, AECOM and STV top Building Design+Construction...read more
Texas Capitol Building. Pixabay Public Domain
CannonDesign, Stantec, Turner Construction Co.,Mortensen Construction, WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff...read more
Page, EYP, Fluor Corp.,BL Harbert International, and AECOM top Building Design+Construction’s ann...read more
A construction crew installs one of 1,200 prefabricated cross-laminated timber (CLT) wall panels that make up the 92-room Candlewood Suites at Redstone Arsenal, Huntsville, Ala. Leadlease was the GC, developer, and owner on the project. It is the nation’s first all-CLT hotel project. Photo courtesy of Lendlease.
By privatizing the construction, renovation, operation, maintenance, and ownership of its hotels ...read more
Marine Corps University, Quantico, Va. AECOM (architect, MEP, SE), NAVFAC Washington (owner), CDM Smith/Coakley Williams, JV (GC). Photo: Ulf Wallin Photography courtesy of Coakley & Williams.
Jacobs, AECOM, and Burns & McDonnell top Building Design+Construction’s annual ranking of the...read more
Headquarters building, Tel Nof Air Base, Israel. Photo courtesy of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. flickr Creative Commons.
Fluor Corp., The Walsh Group, and Hensel Phelps top Building Design+Construction’s annual ranking...read more
For federal courthouses, embassies, government facilities and other high profile buildings, build...read more
A mock environment at the NYC Police Training Academy mimics a subway station, minus the grime. Photo: Eric Laignel/Eric Laignel Photography. Click here to enlarge.
The Police Training Academy in Queens, N.Y., consists of a 480,000-sf academic/administration bui...read more
Long Beach Civic Center. Plenary Properties Long Beach LLC (developer), Edgemoor Infrastructure and Real Estate and Clark Construction (contractor), Skidmore Owings & Merrill (architect)
Arup served as a lead advisor and oversaw financial, commercial, real estate, design, engineering...read more
The fire station in Allen, Texas, which opened in 2012, is a prime example of Pro Forma's expertise in designing municipal buildings. Image: Courtesy of PGAL
The merger adds a firm that has specialized in municipal projects.
Westin hotel and transit center at Denver International Airport, Denver. Photo courtesy Gensler
Technology is running wild in Gensler’s 2016 forecast, as things like virtual reality, "smart" bu...read more
Renderings courtesy Bjarke Ingels Group
The blocky, modern design is meant to convey accessibility and public service.
Sacramento. Photo: casch52/Creative Commons
The program would include two new state office buildings in Sacramento.
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
Photo: Jeremy Segrott/Creative Commons.
$1.1 trillion spending package includes tripling of GSA’s construction budget.
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Computational and Research Theory Facility. Perkins+Will was the designer. Thornton Tomasetti provided structural design. Image courtesy Perkins+Will/Drew Kelly
Government projects that feature sustainable practices like high-efficiency LED lighting, improve...read more
The $160 million renovation of the 620,000-sf, 18-story Byron G. Rogers Federal Building and Courthouse in downtown Denver. HOK was the architect on the project, with Bennett Wagner & Grody Architects (architect of record), RMH Group (MEP), Rocky Mountain Institute (high-performance building consultant), and Mortenson Construction (design-builder). Photo: HOK
AEC firms that do government work say their public-sector clients have been going smaller to save...read more
The LEED Gold Tidewater Community College/City of Virginia Beach (Va.) Joint-Use Library. The Building Team: Carrier Johnson + CULTURE (design architect), RRMM Architects (AOR), Anderson Brulé Architects (interior design), Stroud, Pence and Associates (SE), C. Allan Bamforth, Jr. (CE), Pace Collaborative (MEP), In Sites (landscape architect), and Gilbane Building Co. (CMAR). Photo: Jeff Goldberg / ESTO
Today, the green building movement is all about eliminating toxic substances in building material...read more
The Coltlite natural louvered ventilator provides buildings with both day-to-day ventilation and smoke control to aid building evacuation in the event of a fire.
BD+C’s roundup features colorful sprinklers for offices, hotels, museums; a fire-rated curtain wa...read more
Tenant Star encourages tenants, who, in some buildings, consume more than half of the power used by the building, to take measures to save energy. Image: Pixabay/Unsplash
The voluntary program for commercial and government buildings is modeled after Energy Star.
The Waterfront, a 128-unit wood-based residential development in Stavanger, Norway, designed by AART architects and Kraftvaerk for client Kruse-Smith. This first phase was completed last July; a second phase is under construction. More than 80 firms competed for the project. Photo courtesy AART Architects
The recent push for larger and taller wood structures may seem like an architectural fad. But Bui...read more
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
Following a one-year measurement and verification period, it was established that the building’s energy performance is meeting the goal of more than 30% better than ASHRAE 90.1. All photos: Benjamin Benschneider / courtesy AIA
The annual award recognizes green building projects that have quantifiable metrics demonstrating...read more
Photo: OTRS via Wikimedia Commons
Georgia's state legislature is considering a measure to require all state buildings to only use g...read more
The University of Oregon's Hatfield-Dowlin Football Performance Center earned a Merit Award for the design and structure of the facility. Image: Jeremy Bittermann
Calatrava's soaring Innovation Science and Technology Building at Florida Polytechnic University...read more
IRS headquarters building. Photo: IRS
The action also calls for an increase in the share of renewable energy in the federal government’...read more