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Office Building Design
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The booming sector had an occupancy growth rate 1.3 times that of new supply in the fourth quarte...read more
This AIA CES Discovery course discusses the six elements of an EIFS wall assembly; common EIFS fa...read more
Renderings courtesy John Buck Company
The 35-story building will have plenty of column-free space.
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Report cites work-life balance as the top reason for implementing “distributed work” strategies....
Ambler Boiler House, on a brownfield site in Pennsylvania, was reinvented as a Class A office with geothermal heat pumps and a graywater reuse system. The Building Team: Heckendorn & Shiles (architect), Elton & Thompson (SE), Bala Consulting Engineers (MEP/FP, Cx), Alderson Engineering (geothermal), Domus (CM). Courtesy Bala Consulting Engineers
Some developers are missing an opportunity by downplaying sustainability at a time when demand fo...read more
Amazon's Denny Triangle campus in Seattle. Rendering courtesy NBBJ
Up to 4 million kilowatt-hours of energy will be saved each year.
The design of the building is made of a set of two parallelepiped-shaped volumes. Renderings courtesy of Rafael de La-Hoz Arquitectos
The design of the building is made of a set of two parallelepip...read more
The 777,100-sf development by Landbank Investment on Central & Wolfe in Sunnyvale, Calif., is just five miles from Apple’s current Cupertino headquarters.
The project has been dubbed as another “spaceship,” referencing the nickname for the loop-shaped...read more
The 46-story, 1.86 million-sf Leeza Soho will have more than 100,000 sf of retail space. Rendring courtesy Zaha Hadid Architects
The 200-meter-high open space will cut the building in two.
Renzo Piano-designed Kum & Go headquarters in Des Moines. Renderings courtesy Renzo Piano Building Workshop
The new building is part of a downtown Des Moines, Iowa, redevelopment project, and is intended t...read more
London's 'Walkie-Talkie.' Photo: Garry Knight/Creative Commons
The curved, glass tower at 20 Fenchurch Street in London has been known to reflect intense heat o...read more
The Hills at Vallco. Renderings courtesy Sand Hill Property Co. (via San Jose Mercury News)
The new owners of the mall in Cupertino, Calif., intend to transform the outdated shopping mall i...read more
The explosive demand for tech office space in and around metropolitan areas has led to creative redevelopment opportunities for Building Teams. The Playa Jefferson complex in Playa Vista, Calif., remade a series of nondescript, low-rise office buildings into state-of-the-art tech space for mature and startup companies. Photo: Benny Chan Fotoworks, courtesy Gensler
In the race for highly coveted tech companies and startups, cities, institutions, and developers...read more
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Millennials have been the driving force behind the growth in renovation construction projects sin...read more
By turning furniture into downloadable templates, offices can be in charge of sourcing and manufacturing their own products. Screengrab of opendesk.cc/designs
Offices can “download” their furniture to be made locally, anywhere.
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The latest CBRE survey, covering the first half of the year, finds retail and hotel sectors exper...read more
The tower is being constructed in an 18-block master plan developed by Harwood International. Renderings courtesy Kengo Kuma Architects
Japanese architect Kengo Kuma designs tower with gradually rotating floor plates for Rolex's new...read more
The $160 million renovation of the 620,000-sf, 18-story Byron G. Rogers Federal Building and Courthouse in downtown Denver. HOK was the architect on the project, with Bennett Wagner & Grody Architects (architect of record), RMH Group (MEP), Rocky Mountain Institute (high-performance building consultant), and Mortenson Construction (design-builder). Photo: HOK
AEC firms that do government work say their public-sector clients have been going smaller to save...read more
The LEED Gold Tidewater Community College/City of Virginia Beach (Va.) Joint-Use Library. The Building Team: Carrier Johnson + CULTURE (design architect), RRMM Architects (AOR), Anderson Brulé Architects (interior design), Stroud, Pence and Associates (SE), C. Allan Bamforth, Jr. (CE), Pace Collaborative (MEP), In Sites (landscape architect), and Gilbane Building Co. (CMAR). Photo: Jeff Goldberg / ESTO
Today, the green building movement is all about eliminating toxic substances in building material...read more
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Women wear lighter clothing in the summer, so they tend to be cooler in air-conditioned rooms, ac...read more
Crane installation at the 181 Fremont office/condo mixed-use project in San Francisco. Immediately adjacent to the new Transbay Transit Center and elevated park, the 70-story high-rise will become the city's second tallest building when completed in June 2016. Photo courtesy Level 10 Construction
Turner, Structure Tone, and Gilbane top BD+C's ranking of the nation's largest office sector cont...read more
Exposed ductwork typifies the high-tech nature of the 30 floors of DirectTV’s 690,000-sf Los Angeles campus. The Building Team: JLL (PM), AECOM (architect/interiors), Nabih Youssef Associates (SE), ARC Engineering (MEP), KGM Architectural Lighting, and Clune Construction (GC). Photo: Robb Williamson, courtesy AECOM
AECOM, Jacobs, and Burns & McDonnell head BD+C's ranking of the nation's largest office secto...read more
KSS Architects led the Building Team of Harrison Hamnett (SE), Rock Brook Consulting Group (MEP/FP), Corsi Associates (kitchen consultant), and Bar & Bar (GC) on the new 225,000-sf Burlington Stores corporate HQ in Burlington, N.J. The facility features open and collaborative offices, conference space, a fitness center, a café, a multipurpose training area, and an outdoor lunch area. PHOTO: HALKIN | MASON PHOTOGRAPHY
Gensler, HOK, and Perkins+Will top BD+C's ranking of the nation's largest office sector architect...read more
Lifestyle micro kitchen at Motorola Mobility’s headquarters, Chicago. The Building Team: CBRE (owner’s rep); Gensler (architect); Klein and Hoffman (SE); Environmental Systems Design (MEP); CD+M Lighting Design Group; Wiss, Janney, Elstner (historical engineer); and Skender Construction (GC). Photo: @Eric Laignel
Office market AEC Giants discuss the latest trends workplace design, and the state of the office...read more
A single-story glass building will house the tech giant's new visitor center. Renderings courtesy Foster + Partners
A glass-walled single-story building alongside the main office building in Cupertino, Calif., wil...read more
Renderings courtesy SHoP Architects
The developer/owner, Carr Properties, envisions a 1-million-sf plus mixed-use center with a large...read more
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Despite the adverse weather conditions that curtailed design and construction activity in the fir...read more
Photo: Carol M. Highsmith
Most of the building and buying is happening within the city’s limits.
The architects designed the tower's tapered base to be a public meeting space, "a symbol of the city’s development and as a social node that nurtures an active streetlife in the district." Renderings courtesy Morphosis Architects
The tower will anchor a new business district being planned, similar to the glass and concrete bu...read more
The new structure will be part of a new mixed-use campus on Philadelphia’s historic Navy Yard. Renderings courtesy of Bjarke Ingels Group + Luxigon.
Ground has broken for 1200 Interpid, a 94,000-sf office building designed by BIG that appears to...read more