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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.
The Grand, a mixed-use project in Los Angeles

Downtown Los Angeles has $3 billion in new construction projects under development, including The Grand, a mixed-used 1.2-million-sf public-private partnership that Related Cos. is developing, according to a new report from the Downtown Center Business Improvement District.  However, JLL's latest Construction Forecast predicts a slow recovery in construction spending nationwide. Image: Related Companies

February 24, 2021 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Predicts second-half improvement toward normalization next year.

February 18, 2021 | David Malone, Associate Editor

NBBJ is designing the project.

Sasaki’s Space Dashboard factors a range of inputs like employee counts by department, employee growth projections by department, work from home assumptions, storage needs, and workstation requirements, to optimize office space for current and future operations. Images courtesy Sasaki

February 11, 2021 | David Malone, Associate Editor

A new web-based tool from Sasaki takes the guesswork out of heading back to the workplace.

Walgreens Old Post Office main entrance

Courtesy Stantec

February 08, 2021 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Stantec designed the project.

February 08, 2021 | Amanda Cunningham

The Fitwel Viral Response Module is one of several frameworks that real estate owners and opera...

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The Weekly show, Feb 4, 2021: The rise of healthy buildings and human performance sponsored by Sierra Pacific
February 04, 2021 | BD+C Staff

This week on The Weekly show, BD+C editors speak with AEC industry leaders from Brookf...

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NBCU bureau and studios
February 03, 2021 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The project spans six floors and 80,000 sf.

The Helix, one of three buildings planned for Amazon's Virginia HQs.

Amazon's proposed design for the second phase of its corporate headquarters in Arlington, Va., is dominated by a corkscrew-shaped building, called The Helix, one of three office towers planned to open in 2025. Renderings: NBBJ

February 03, 2021 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The tech giant has invested $2.5 billion in a project that will encompass five office buildings...

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609 W Randolph in Chicago

Image courtesy Skender

February 01, 2021 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Antunovich Associates designed the project.

All photos courtesy SPF:architects.

January 27, 2021 | David Malone, Associate Editor

SPF:architects designed the project.

601 W 5th Avenue exterior

All renderings courtesy Perkins&Will

January 19, 2021 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Perkins&Will is designing the building.

Cobot Hub exterior

All renderings courtesy 3XN

January 14, 2021 | David Malone, Associate Editor

3XN designed the project.

January 12, 2021 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The video game company is currently valued at over $17 billion thanks to Fortnite, its massivel...

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Lobby of TruStile's new headquarters in Denver

The door manufacturer TruStile is moving into a new headquarters in Denver designed by Ware Malcomb, one of several projects the firm has completed over the past six or seven months. Image: Inside Out Studios

January 05, 2021 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Its latest completion is an office/factory/warehouse combo for one of Marvin Window’s brands....

Lobby Old Chicago Post Office

Lobby of the Old Chicago Post Office, a Platinum winner in BD+C's 37th Annual Reconstruction Awards. Photo: Eric Laignel/Eric Laignel Photography, courtesy Gensler

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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2020 Office Sector Giants Photo by Elevate Digital from Pexels

Photo by Elevate Digital from Pexels

December 03, 2020 | BD+C STAFF

Gensler, Jacobs, and STO Building Group head BD+C's rankings of the nation's largest office bui...

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Indiana Toll Road's LEED Gold Administration and Operations Building

Indiana Toll Road's LEED Gold Administration and Operations Building. Photo courtesy SmithGroup


November 25, 2020 | SMITHGROUP

New LEED Gold facility consolidates operations for tollway authority.

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.

Ten Mile entrance

All images: The Middleton Group

November 17, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The Middleton Group is designing the project.

Tax shortfalls nip government projects in the bud

Long Beach, Calif.’s new Civic Center includes the 93,500-sf Billie Jean King Main Library, designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and completed in 2019. Photo: Benny Chen| Fotoworks


November 13, 2020 | By John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Federal contracts are proceeding, but states and cities are delaying, deferring, and looking fo...

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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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Bushwick Generator office campus

All images: Viewpoint Studios

November 09, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The building will become a new hub for innovative companies in Brooklyn.

Poettker Construction's new headquarters

Poettker Construction’s new headquarters brings together internal departments that had been spread over five buildings. Image: Courtesy of Poettker Construction

November 02, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Poettker Construction’s new headquarters in rural Breese, Ill., is recognized with a Bronze Awa...

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The SPIRE Smart Building Program, World’s first smart building assessment and rating program

Photo courtesy UL and SPIRE Smart Building Program



The SPIRE Smart Building Program will help building owners and operators make better investment...

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Bank of America Tower exterior

Photos courtesy Bank of America

October 14, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Goettsch Partners designed the project.

Harlem Headquarters is expected to fill a void in Class A office space in New York's East Harlem neighborhood. Renderings: Gensler

October 09, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Big floor plates will accommodate tenant customization.

October 08, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Chesterfield is developing the project.

REI outdoor space with open garage doors

Courtesy NBBJ

September 15, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Site developer Wright Runstad & Company and Shorenstein Properties also purchased an undeve...

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Two Legacy West Concept. Plano, Texas

September 04, 2020 | Darrel Fullbright, Duncan Lyons

When the dust settles, the office is going to look and feel like a different place than the one...

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