Office Building Design
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
Floor-to-ceiling glass separates the manufacturing floor from the open workspaces and cafe. All photos: ©Christopher Barrett, courtesy SOM
The new space will be a place for academia, industries, and civic bodies to collaborate.
This mixed-use project, which had been delayed for a number of years, is already being touted as mecca for business, colleges, and residents. Rendering courtesy Creative Village Development
The $1 billion Creative Village development will create a business and education hub.
The design submitted by Miami-based Arquitectonica. Rendering courtesy Arquitectonica
Both designs reference the cantilevers and other elements featured in architect Christian de Port...read more
Designers say the tower is inspired by things associated with Miami: fashion, sculpture, and sailboats. Renderings courtesy SHoP Architects
Designing a neighborhood from the ground-up, developers aim to create a dense, walkable district...read more
Tenant Star encourages tenants, who, in some buildings, consume more than half of the power used by the building, to take measures to save energy. Image: Pixabay/Unsplash
The voluntary program for commercial and government buildings is modeled after Energy Star.
The redesign is an attempt to entice 21st Century Fox and News Corp. to move their operations into the new building. Photo courtesy Joe Mabel/Wikimedia Commons
Norman Foster’s design for 2 World Trade Center may be ousted, as developers are currently negoti...read more
CoStar finds building in one-third of the nation’s bigger markets exceeded their averages in the first quarter. Image: Pixabay
An estimated 108 million sf of office space were under construction in the U.S. at the end of the...read more
The Waterfront, a 128-unit wood-based residential development in Stavanger, Norway, designed by AART architects and Kraftvaerk for client Kruse-Smith. This first phase was completed last July; a second phase is under construction. More than 80 firms competed for the project. Photo courtesy AART Architects
The recent push for larger and taller wood structures may seem like an architectural fad. But Bui...read more
Following a one-year measurement and verification period, it was established that the building’s energy performance is meeting the goal of more than 30% better than ASHRAE 90.1. All photos: Benjamin Benschneider / courtesy AIA
The annual award recognizes green building projects that have quantifiable metrics demonstrating...read more
An early model of the recently opened building sitting inside the actual building. Photo courtesy Facebook.
In addition to office space, Facebook’s development involves a bridge for pedestrians and cyclist...
The city constructed from scratch off the Red Sea coast will give its port access to the Suez Canal, reflecting the government’s attempt to diversify its oil-dependent economy by focusing more in its shipping industry. Rendering courtesy of the King Abdullah Economic City.
The new King Abdullah Economic City was conceived to diversify the kingdom's oil-dependent econom...read more
The new Apple headquarters designed by Norman Foster. Image: Apple, Inc.
The world’s top-performing companies are prioritizing sustainability as part of their corporate s...read more
One of its attractions is a nine-acre rooftop park, designed by CMG Landscape Architecture, which includes a half-mile looping walking path. More than 400 trees were planted on what Wired magazine calls “a garden-roofed fantasyland.” Photo courtesy Facebook
Employees have started moving into Facebook’s new headquarters, a 435,555-sf building in Menlo Pa...read more
IBM Watson immersion room and interactive video wall. Image: The Switzer Group
The new headquarters for the former Jeopardy champ was conceived as a showcase for Watson’s capab...read more
Net zero office building prototype. Rendering courtesy HOK via Wikimedia Commons
The organization is offering technical assistance along with financial benefits.
Rendering courtesy Google
Its visions of “crabots” accentuate the search-engine giant’s recent fascination with robotics an...read more
The tower has an office space capacity for 4,000 employees and residential units for 800 households. Screenshot from BSB
After erecting the mega prefab tower in Changsha, China, modular builder BSB stated, “three floor...read more
The Vanderbilt Medical Center at One Hundred Oaks Mall transformed a former 1960s-era indoor shopping mall in Nashville, Tenn., into a mixed-use medical office center for Vanderbilt University. Photo courtesy Vanderbilt University
Approximately one-third of the country’s 1,200 enclosed malls are dead or dying. The good news is...read more
The proposal is a compromise on another plan that would allow transgender people to use either the women’s or men’s room. Image via Pixabay
A few other cities, including Philadelphia, Austin, Texas, and Washington D.C., already have gend...read more
Renderings courtesy Goettsch Partners
The Mennica Legacy Tower development is divided into a 35-story tower located on the south east s...read more
The slopes will minimze interference of the surrounding buildings from getting sunlight. Renderings courtesy 5+design
The complex, Diamond Hill, will feature sloping rooflines and a mountain-like silhouette inspired...read more
Renderings courtesy of Egypt's Ministry of Housing.
Zayed Crystal Spark Tower will stand 200 meters tall and will be just a short distance from the p...read more
The three-story, 58,000-sf Pennovation Center, as it’s being called, will be at the heart of Pennovation Works, a blend of offices, labs, and production spaces situated within 23 acres along the Schuykill River and adjacent to the university’s main campus in Philadelphia. Renderings courtesy HWKN
The new Pennovation Center will provide collaborative and research spaces for educators, scientis...read more
This rendering shows the inside of the proposed Charleston South building looking west. Within the canopy, building segments operate like furniture—light, tactile and reconfigurable. These segments form small villages where employees can work or relax. Renderings courtesy Google, BIG, Thomas Heatherwick
The master plan by Bjarke Ingels and Thomas Heatherwick will wrap highly flexible office blocks i...read more
Valspar works with developers to complete a multicolored shopping center façade in Honduras.
Photo: Cygnusloop99 via Wikimedia Commons
LEED administrators are concerned about a small group of developers or project owners who tout th...read more
Brookfield Properties' 1225 Connecticut Avenue, Washington, D.C. Photo: AgnosticPreachersKid via Wikimedia Commons
The outlook for the commercial real estate industry remains strong despite growing concerns over...read more
Telus Sky Tower will be the home of Telus, a telecommunication company, as well as 320 serviced residences. Renderings courtesy Bjarke Ingels Group
Construction on Calgary’s newest skyscraper, the 66-story Telus Sky...read more