Highly reliable and efficient backup power systems are a key concern for building teams.
Office Building Design
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.
Cincinnati Federated Building, Derek Jensen/Wikimedia Commons
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
Photo: midnightcomm/Wikimedia Commons
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
Photo: Cjp24 via Wikimedia Commons
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
Residents of the Porte de Versailles neighborhood, in Paris’ 15th arrondissement where the tower is proposed, claim the tower will overshadow them. Renderings courtesy Herzog & de Meuron
The 590-foot glass pyramid building will include a 120-room hotel, 754,000 sf of office space, an...read more
Renderings courtesy Bjarke Ingels Group
Several levels in the center of the 185-meter tower are shifted outward to allow for terraces wit...read more
One World Trade Center was named the winner of the Best Tall Buildings category for the Americas. Image: SOM/CTBUH
One World Trade Center and Abu Dhabi's Burj Mohammed Bin Rashid Tower are among the four towers n...read more
The architect wanted the buildings to look as if they were cut out of a single block. Renderings courtesy Daniel Libeskind
The scheme will drastically change the Eternal City’s skyline: three angular towers that look lik...read more
Colliers International’s 2015 North America Office Market report assessed 92 markets in the U.S. and Canada. Image: Pixabay
Colliers International projects continued expansion this year in its quarterly report on national...read more
TreexOffice is a pop-up office space lcoated in the heart of Hackney in London. Image: Tate Harmer LLP
London's Hackney borough welcomed a new kind of workspace to Hoxton Square—the TreexOffice.
London's newest business complex, Pop Brixton, will support local entrepreneurs, create jobs, and...read more
The tower's design takes cue from its existing neighbors. Renderings courtesy BIG
The towering "staircase" will rise from St. Paul’s chapel to the skyline, leaning against One Wor...read more
The 1144 Fifteenth tower will stand between Arapahoe and Lawrence streets, on the edge of historic Larimer Square. Renderings: Hines
Designed by Pickard Chilton, the 640,000-sf tower is geared for large-scale tenants, with feature...read more
The office will be located in the trendy Mission Bay neighborhood of San Francisco. Renderings courtesy SHoP Architects and Studio O+A
The plan involves two glass buildings connected with criss-crossing bridges.
Each year, the Census Bureau revises its time series of previously released estimates going back to the 2010 Census. Photo: David Sim/Flickr.
California and Texas each have three of the one-million-plus cities.
City Creek at City Creek Center, Salt Lake City, Utah. Photo: Uncle Alf via Wikimedia Commons
With asset availability declining in several sectors, rents and transactions should rise.
A new standard from ASHRAE allows a test method for determining heat gains from office equipment. Image: Pixabay/PublicDomainPictures
The standard will aid engineers in configuring cooling systems in office buildings.
The Mountain View City Council instead gave another Internet giant, LinkedIn, about 1.4 million sf of the roughly 2.2 million sf of available commercial space in the area. Renderings: Google
Despite Google’s offer of new bike paths, wetlands restoration, and other perks, the city of Moun...read more