Office Building Design

No longer marked by gray, uniform rows of cubicles, offices have become more personalized and employee-centric than ever, giving people a more comfortable place to spend their working hours. New approaches to office customization and the way employees interact are breathing new life into the workplace.

Photo: Aurelijus Valeiša, Creative Commons

November 06, 2017 | David Barista, Editorial Director

In using an open RFP process with a tight timeline, Amazon created a frenzied, almost hackathon-l...

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Gensler led the Building Team that converted a 16,000-sf former storage facility into a new headquarters space for Investors Management Corporation, one of several old buildings that have been transformed during a recent redevelopment spurt in Raleigh, N.C. Image: Chris Leonard/courtesy of Gensler 

October 23, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

This adaptive reuse establishes more direct visual and physical connections to a growing city. ...

The Dairy Farmers of America Headquarters

The headquarters of the Dairy Farmers of America is an example of a new breed of suburban corporate campuses that complement an emerging growth corridor—in this case, Kansas City, Kan.—that already included retail, restaurants, and residential. The 110,000-sf building was designed with an eye toward recruitment and retention. HOK was the design architect for the office; JE Dunn Construction built it. Photo: Michael Robinson.

October 19, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Is the shift toward attracting younger workers too much or not enough?

Halkin Mason Photography, Courtesy of KSS Architects

October 18, 2017 | BD+C Staff

Turner Construction Co., Structure Tone, and Holder Construction top BD+C’s ranking of t...

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222 S. Riverside office

Photo: Wright Heerema Architects

October 17, 2017 | BD+C Staff

AECOM, WSP, and Thornton Tomasetti top BD+C’s ranking of the nation’s largest office sec...

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Two employees in an office

Photo: Davis Architects

October 17, 2017 | BD+C Staff

Gensler, Jacobs, and HOK top BD+C’s ranking of the nation’s largest office sector archit...

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Aerial view of the Post Office redevelopment project with the green roof

Rendering courtesy of ©601w Companies | Gensler

September 28, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The redevelopment project is currently the largest in the nation.

The workplace area at the Connell Foley headquarters

Photo: Jessica Warren for Gensler

September 27, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The HQ occupies 75,000 sf in a 400,000-sf suburban office building.

Aerial view of Zonamerica

Rendering courtesy of Perkins+Will's LA studio

September 26, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The new free trade zone is designed to resemble a small village.

Employees in the new Stantec office in Midtown Manhattan

Photo courtesy of Stantec

September 20, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The new location provides the firm with 40,000 sf of space.

The exterior of the new Georgia-Pacific distribution facility

Photo: Clayco

August 29, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The new facility expands on the company’s old distribution facility by over 300,000 sf.

Structure Tone New York City headquarters at 330 West 34th Street in Manhattan. Photo courtesy Structure Tone

Structure Tone's new WELL-certified New York City headquarters, 330 West 34th Street in Manhattan. Photo courtesy Structure Tone

August 24, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The costs ranged from 50 cents to $4 per sf, according to a ULI report. 

rendering of new office building for USAA in Tampa, Fla.

USAA is building a 240,000-sf office in suburban Tampa, Fla., for 1,000 additional employees. The company is also expanding its existing campus in Plano, Texas, a suburb of Dallas, with a 150,000-sf building. Suburban office space with urban characteristics still can attract investors and companies. Image: USAA

 

August 20, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

An analysis of mortgage-backed loans suggests that demand remains relatively steady.

The new Toyota Motor North American Headquarters campus

Photo: Toyota

August 17, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Toyota invested $1 billion in the project, which was designed by Corgan.

A rendering of Design Tech High School's outdoor terraces, glassy facade, and public paths

Rendering courtesy of DES Architects + Engineers

August 01, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Design Tech High School, located on Oracle Corporation’s Headquarters campus, will span 64,000 sf...

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The exterior of 5 Garret Mountain Plaza

Courtesy of Mountain Development

July 31, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The 100,000-sf building is part of a three-building, 30-acre campus.

A rendering of the exterior of Turkish Airlines' Flight Training Center from TAGO

Rendering courtesy of TAGO Architects

July 27, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The center will cover about 30,000 sm and feature 18 simulators.

A rendering of the updated exterior of 287 Park Avenue South from Spagnolo Group Architecture

Rendering courtesy SGA

July 20, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

287 Park Avenue South is a nine-story Classical Revival building previously known as the United C...

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Manhattan Bridge can be seen from James Corner Field Operations' 45 Main Street rooftop

Photo: Two Trees Management, Matthew Williams

July 19, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The new spaces range from about 8,500 to 11,000 sf and were added to Two Trees Management’s ancho...

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The kitchenette at Mortenson Construction's new Portland office

Photo courtesy Mortenson Construction

July 18, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Mortenson deconstructed the barn and repurposed it for the new space.

Rendering courtesy CetraRuddy.

July 12, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Corporate Commons Three is expected to break ground later this summer.

Photo courtesy of Perkins + Will.

July 10, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Over 100 wellness features are incorporated into CBRE’s Vancouver office.

Rendering courtesy Foster + Partners

June 27, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Foster + Partners’ design rises 10 stories and is composed of two connected buildings.

Photo courtesy of tvsdesign.

June 20, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The HQ is packed with amenities and features to keep team members happy and engaged at work.

Photo courtesy Jasper Sanidad

June 14, 2017 | David Barista, Editorial Director

Nonprofit HQ fitout improves functionality, accessibility for blind and low-vision individuals....

To accommodate its rapid growth, WeWork, the coworker office space redeveloper, has acquired Fieldlens, whose app streamlines jobsite communication and management.  Pictured is one of WeWork's locations in Hollywood, Calif.  Image: WeWork

June 13, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Fieldlens helps turn jobsites into social networks. 

In addition to BIM modeling, the Building Team used a COBiE-based Integrated Workplace Management System usually reserved for government projects.

June 12, 2017 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

Silver Award: TechnipFMC’s new campus marks the start of a massive planned community in north Hou...

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Image courtesy of HOK

June 12, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The project is currently 75% complete and on schedule to open in 2018.

The top bar of Zurich North America’s headquarters building (right) spans 180 feet and runs along an outdoor terrace that staff and visitors can use to move between the two bottom bars. James Steinkamp Photography.

June 08, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Silver Award: Forgoing a typical center-core design, the Zurich North America Headquarters rises...

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Rendering courtesy of HayesDavidson

June 08, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Heatherwick Studio and BIG are designing the 11-story building.

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