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Multifamily Housing

As cities grow ever more crowded, multifamily housing construction is more necessary than ever. Finding ways to compress housing into smaller spaces while still creating true homes calls for a complex blend of innovative design and engineering.  
Waterline Square, a three-tower, luxury residential development on West 61st Street in Manhattan 10 significant multifamily developments to open in late 2020

Waterline Square, a three-tower, luxury residential development on West 61st Street in Manhattan, features amenities like a children's playroom (pictured), an art rools, and a skatepark. Photo: Evan Joseph



Seattle's new twisting condo tower and Rem Koolhaas's first residential building are among 10 n...

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Aluminum-framed glass railing. Photo: Vista Railing Systems

February 08, 2021 | VISTA RAILING SYSTEMS

Chris Dooley and Tom Killy join Vista Railings, the British Columbia manufacturer of commercial...

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An inviting courtyard adds to the sense of community at Veterans Village of Carson, Calif. PHOTO: JIM SIMMONS

February 08, 2021 | Withee Malcolm Architects

Withee Malcolm Architects designed the supportive housing community for developer Thomas Safran...

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Tahanan exterior

All renderings courtesy David Baker Architects

February 02, 2021 | David Malone, Associate Editor

David Baker Architects designed the project.

The Weekly show, Jan 28, 2021: Generative design tools for feasibility studies, and landscape design trends in the built environment
January 28, 2021 | BD+C Staff

This week on The Weekly show, BD+C editors speak with AEC industry leaders from Studio-MLA and...

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2021 multifamily housing outlook

Photo: Pexels


January 27, 2021 | BD+C Staff

In its latest outlook report for the multifamily rental market, Yardi Matrix outlined several r...

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Courtesy Merriman Anderson/Architects

January 26, 2021 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The architect partnered with CitySquare Housing on the project.

One of iBuilt's factories in Berwick, Pa.

iBUILT operates three factories in Pennsylvania with a combined 2 million sf production capacity. One of those facilities will be fully automated by the end of 2021. Image: Courtesy of iBUILT

January 26, 2021 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

iBUILT plans to double its production capacity this year, and usher in more technology and auto...

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Ritz-Carlton Residences Miami adaptive reuse of King Cole Hotel Photo Kim Sargent

The Ritz-Carlton Residences sits on a 36-slip private marina in Miami Beach, Fla. The project team for Lionheart Capital’s 111-condominium community was led by Stantec (AOR). Residences are priced from $2 million to $40 million. Photo: Kim Sargent


January 20, 2021 | Mike Plotnick, Contributing Editor

The 1920s King Cole Hotel becomes the Ritz-Carlton Residences Miami in the largest residential...

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St. Anton Tasman

Rendering courtesy KTGY Architecture + Planning

January 19, 2021 | David Malone, Associate Editor

KTGY Architecture + Planning is designing the project.

The Weekly show, Jan 14, 2021: Passive House innovations, and launching a design studio during the pandemic
January 14, 2021 | BD+C Staff

This week on The Weekly show, BD+C editors speak with AEC industry leaders about innovations in...

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The 800-unit NEMA Chicago, recently completed by McHugh Construction, is the city’s tallest rental tower, at 896 feet. Photo: Courtesy Crescent Heights

oLIV Tucson STUDENT HOUSING project BY CoreSpaces 2020 Student housing report

A green wall frames a properly masked student resident at ōLiv Tucson, near the University of Arizona, which operated on a hybrid Covid-19 schedule until Thanksgiving, then was scheduled to go all virtual. Photo: Nathan Oppenheim


January 08, 2021 | Robert Cassidy, Editor

Despite the coronavirus pandemic, many college and university residences were completed in time...

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Polhemus Clinic in 1897, Polhemus Residences today

Polhemus Memorial Clinic in 1897 (photo: Courtesy BKSK Architects) and Polhemus Residences today (photo: Amy Barkow/Barkow Photo).

Sarah's Circle Exterior

All photos courtesy Skender

December 29, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Perkins+Will designed the project.

December 29, 2020 | Yardi Matrix

Sales completions at end of Q3 were down over 41 percent from the same period a year ago.

What the Biden Administration means for multifamily construction

Illustration Heblo from Pixabay


December 16, 2020 | Robert Cassidy, Editor, Multifamily Design+Construction

What can the multifamily real estate sector expect from Biden and Company? At the risk of havin...

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Download a PDF of all 2020 Giants 400 Rankings from Building Design+Construction magazine

Pictured: Arlington (Va.) Public Schools Heights Building Photo by Jim Tetro, courtesy Gilbane


December 16, 2020 | BD+C EDITORS

This 70-page PDF features AEC firm rankings across 51 building sectors, disciplines, and specia...

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The new COOL DOG wash tub comes in 6 standard colors. Other colors can be specified. Photo: Courtesy Gyms for Dogs

December 16, 2020 | GYMS FOR DOGS
2021 and Beyond: What multifamily communities need to know for the year ahead Boingo blog

A conversation with Boingo Wireless about 5G, Wi-Fi 6, IoT, and the quickly evolving wireless l...

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The Weekly show, Dec 3, 2020: Designing multifamily housing for COVID-19, and trends in historic preservation and adaptive reuse
December 04, 2020 | BD+C STAFF

This week on The Weekly show, BD+C editors spoke with leaders from Page & Turnbull and Grim...

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2020 Multifamily Sector Giants: Top architecture, engineering, and construction firms in the U.S. multifamily building sector

Photo courtesy Humphreys & Partners Architects


December 02, 2020 | BD+C STAFF

Clark Group, Humphreys & Partners Architects, and Kimley-Horn head BD+C's rankings of the n...

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The Weekly show: SPIRE smart building rating system, and pickleball court design tips
November 20, 2020 | BD+C Staff

The November 19 episode of BD+C's The Weekly is available for viewing on demand.

The Weekly show: Nvidia's Omniverse, AI for construction scheduling, COVID-19 signage
November 12, 2020 | BD+C Editors

BD+C editors speak with experts from ALICE Technologies, Build Group, Hastings Architecture, Nv...

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Courtesy SERA Architects

November 11, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

SERA Architects and Lendlease will design and build the project.

The Weekly show: Multifamily security tips, the state of construction industry research, and AGC's market update
October 30, 2020 | BD+C EDITORS

BD+C editors speak with experts from AGC, Charles Pankow Foundation, and Silva Consultants on t...

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Under construction in Jacksonville, Fla., Fusion Rental Community will offer 384 apartments in two buildings. Summit Contracting is building this 390,929-sf project, developed by Fort Family Investments and designed by the architect Group 4 Design. It is scheduled for completion next Spring. Image: Summit Contracting

October 29, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Demand varies by region, and by perceptions about the economy, COVID-19, and the election.

The Weekly show: Universal design in multifamily housing, reimagining urban spaces, back to campus trends
October 22, 2020 | BD+C Editors

BD+C editors speak with experts from KTGY Architecture + Planning, LS3P, and Omgivning...

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Rhythm exterior in Austin

All photos: Mark Batista

October 20, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Charlan Brock Associates and Britt Design Group designed the project.

Una Residences tower

Images courtesy OKO Group/Cain International

October 15, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

AS+GG designed the tower.

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