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: U.S. Courthouse, Buffalo, N.Y./courtesy
March 13, 2013 | BD+C Staff

The March 2013 report from RSMeans offers construction costs per square foot for four building ty...

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Bullitt Center will open this spring. Photo: John Stamets
March 12, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Superefficient Seattle office building is designed to meet the ambitious goals of the Living Buil...

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The glass faade of the new Wilshire Grand tower will incorporate LED lighting.
March 04, 2013 | BD+C Staff

The 1,100-foot Wilshire Grand will combine retail and restaurant space, offices, and a luxury hot...

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Hines acquires Archstone's interest in $700 million CityCenterDC project
March 03, 2013 | Hines

The Washington D.C. office of Hines, the international real estate firm, announced the acquisitio...

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Green roofs will be a hallmark of Samsung's Silicon Valley complex.
February 28, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Samsung Electronics' new 1.1 million sf San Jose campus will support at least 2,500 sales and R...

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Tax incentive database for reflective roofs available
February 27, 2013 | BD+C Staff

The Roof Coatings Manufacturers Association (RCMA) and the Database of State Incentives for Renew...

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The new "Googleplex" will feature green roofs and common spaces.
February 25, 2013 | BD+C Staff

The new California "Googleplex" will be engineered to make sure no Google employee will be more t...

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A view of Loring Park, Minneapolis. Credit: Dan Wick
February 25, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Charlotte, Denver, and Milwaukee are among 10 U.S. cities ranked recently by the conservation org...

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Renovation will expand second-floor office space.
February 22, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Local firm Westlake Reed Leskosky has been chosen to design renovations to the Cleveland Browns'...

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February 21, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Commercial buildings have seen a drop in their energy intensity of more than 40% since 1980, acco...

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Sliced Porosity Block combines concrete and glass towers with public plazas.
February 21, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Architect Steven Holl has released two short films describing the development of S...

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At more than 1 km, Kingdom Tower will be the world's tallest building.
February 21, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Construction team chosen for world's tallest building in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

CoreNet encourages real estate execs to consider energy-efficient design.
February 20, 2013 | BD+C Staff

CoreNet Global, a major international association for corporate real estate and workplace executi...

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Pakistan to get world's tallest tower in $45 billion deal
February 17, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Newly signed mega deal will fund construction of several massive developments in Karachi, includi...

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Boxman Studios has launched a new division aimed at sustainable solutions for th
February 14, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Boxman Studios has launched a new division aimed at sustainable solutions for the Built Environme...

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The project used Guardian UltraWhite low-iron glass produced at Guardians Carle
February 14, 2013 | Guardian Industries

Guardian Industries DiamondGuard glass was recently installed on the 102nd story of the Empire St...

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OMA's 'perimeter core' design wins competition for Essence Financial Building in
February 12, 2013 | BD+C Staff

OMA partners David Gianotten and Rem Koolhaas rethink traditional office tower design with a plan...

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5 factors to consider when designing a shade system
February 08, 2013 | Amy McIntosh, Associate Editor

Designing a shade system is more complex than picking out basic white venetian blinds. Here are f...

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Photo: Pacific Medical Buildings -
February 06, 2013 | BD+C Staff

RSMeans' February 2013 Cost Comparison Report breaks down the average construction costs per squa...

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Delinquency rate for U.S. commercial real estate loans hits 11-month low
February 01, 2013 | BD+C Staff

The delinquency rate for U.S. commercial real estate loans in CMBS fell 14 basis points in Januar...

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The Opus Group completes construction of corporate HQ for Church & Dwight Co
January 31, 2013 | BD+C Staff

The Opus Group announced today the completion of construction on a new 250,000-square-foot corpor...

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January 29, 2013 | Posted by Raissa Rocha, Associate Editor

The new headquarters for Astellas in the Americas in Northbrook, Ill., has been awarded LEED Gold...

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The form of the Skidmore Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM)-designed Zhengzhou Greenland
January 16, 2013 | Posted by Tim Gregorski, Senior Editor

The 2.59-million-square-feet building houses a mixed-use program of offices on its lower floors a...

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Douglas Durst
December 09, 2012 | Posted by Tim Gregorski, Senior Editor

Douglas Durst on the practicalities of development: “You must think about a building from the ins...

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Gran Patio Santa Fe
November 28, 2012 | Posted by Tim Gregorski, Senior Editor

Project reaching construction milestone, offering national model for urban development in Mexico....

The new signature tower in Shunde will be the tallest structure in the area, at
November 06, 2012 | Posted by Tim Gregorski, Senior Editor

200-meter-tall building will be located between Guangzhou and Hong Kong.

Georgia Techs Engineered Biosystems Building will provide 200,000 sf of researc
November 01, 2012 | By Robert Cassidy

Design firms deliver gold, platinum, even net-zero projects

Before (left) and after (right)
October 26, 2012 | Posted by Raissa Rocha, Associate Editor

The Building Team selected Centria's Formawall Dimension Series to help achieve the retrofit proj...

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BIM Article December 2011 BD+C
October 25, 2012 | By Jeff Yoders, Contributing Editor

Two innovations—program manager Gafcon’s SharePoint360 project management platform and a new BIM...

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October 25, 2012 | By John Tocci, Jr.

Lessons for the AEC industry.

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