FEMA dollars pay for reconstruction, but local decision-makers ignore climate change impacts.
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
One challenge required onsite bending of CFA panels for the curved portion of the facility. Photo courtesy of Metl-Span.
The goal from the beginning was to construct an energy efficient building with insulated metal pa...read more
The 32,000 square feet of panels were installed in a six-week period.
Architects help Nashville government transform a struggling mall into a new community space.
The planned site for the new city will be 270 square miles with the capacity for seven million inhabitants. Renderings courtesy SOM
To alleviate overcrowding and congestion in Cairo, the Egyptian government is building a new capi...read more
The site in Hollister, Calif., on which the Superior Court for San Benito County was built is tight. Project architect SmithGroupJJR expanded the sense of openness in the 41,500-sf building’s interior space by borrowing visual interest from its exterior exposures. All public circulation and staff corridors and ramps have direct views onto outdoor areas, which include a plaza and roof rock gardens. The technique is based on a concept used in traditional Japanese gardens. Photo: Bruce Damonte, courtesy SmithGroupJJR
The building's canopy suggests classical courthouse features of front porch and portico. It also...read more
Bonds issued to build or renovate 44 courthouses in California helped pay for the $29.4 million Superior Court for San Benito County, which opened in 2014. The exterior is distinguished by a cantilevered patterned canopy. Photo: Bruce Damonte, courtesy SmithGroupJJR
State budget shortfalls are making new construction and renovation projects a tough sell, leading...read more
Renderings courtesy of Egypt's Ministry of Housing.
Zayed Crystal Spark Tower will stand 200 meters tall and will be just a short distance from the p...read more
The plan by Snøhetta and WCIT Architecture features a building that appears square from the outsi...read more
Construction consultant FMI foresees—with some caveats—continuing growth in the office, lodging,...read more
The HealthSpot station is an 8x5-foot, ADA-compliant mobile kiosk that lets patients access a net...read more
A new CBRE survey finds that what Millennials expect and need from offices doesn’t vary drastical...read more
The new interactive tool from Aon Risk Solutions provides real-time updates pertaining to the ris...read more
Providing more comfortable conditions to building occupants has become a top priority in today’s...read more
Although architecturally appealing, exposed ceilings can create unwanted drafts and airflow probl...read more
With the rise of technology, much of the workday—even the most productive morning hours—is spent...read more
About seven years ago, The Pacific Northwest College of Art, the oldest art college in Portland,...read more
First constructed as an office for the Internal Revenue Service, the city's new public safety hea...read more
Designed by SmithGroupJJR and Gallagher & Associates, renovated center shows public its uniqu...read more