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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.
Co-working space in Tribe

Photo: Catalina Ayubi

January 23, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The new space has been dubbed ‘Tribe.’

Kitchens are one of the must-have features in spec suites, ready-to-move-in office spaces that are increasingly attractive to smaller, newer companies looking for rentals. Image: Darrin Hunter, courtesy of Dyer Brown

January 18, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Filling a need for startups looking for quick move-ins.

The 20 finalists for Amazon's HQ2

Courtesy Amazon

January 18, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The company expects to invest over $5 billion in construction and grow HQ2 to include as many as...

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Activating the workplace
January 03, 2018 | Mary Baker

Here's how active work stations impact how you think, perform, and feel.

How do we measure human performance, and what does it mean for the workplace?

Photo: EYP

December 19, 2017 | Leigh Stringer, LEED AP, Workplace Strategy, EYP

There are many new tools and methods that are beginning to look more comprehensively to evaluate...

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December 15, 2017 | Jennifer Gebhardt

Once you secure outstanding talent, how do you keep the creative juices flowing and help employee...

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The BCCI Construction Company headquarters
December 14, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The space emphasizes WELL’s vital concepts of air, water, nourishment, light, fitness, comfort, a...

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Parks, trails, and recreation areas will take up one-third of the 500-acre West Farm live/work development, whose construction is about to begin in Omaha, Neb. Image: SB Architects

December 12, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Walkability and recreation will be key features of West Farm.

Photo: Justin Clemmons

December 01, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

lauckgroup designed the new headquarters space.

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. ...

Exploring potential innovations for the co-working industry
October 20, 2017 | Rashard Willingham

Exploring potential innovations for the co-working industry.

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.

Virtual reality walkthrough of the new Somerville High School in Sommerville, Mass. It was designed by SMMA, Inc.

Screen shot from a VR walkthrough of the SMMA-designed Somerville (Mass.) High School.

August 03, 2017 | Thomas Merchel

Two recent client VR sessions yielded a number of lessons learned for the design team, particular...

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JW Marriott Minneapolis Mall of America. Photo courtesy JW Marriott

August 02, 2017 | Sean Avery, PE, LEED AP

By varying an LED luminaire’s color temperature, it is possible to mimic daylighting, to some ext...

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A rendering of Brunswick's current Headquarters
August 01, 2017 | Jonya Leverett & Chris Lambert

Connecting personal values to company values is important to millennial workers.

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.

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