FEMA dollars pay for reconstruction, but local decision-makers ignore climate change impacts.
Images courtesy Michael Courtney Design. Click photos to enlarge.
The wayfinding master plan for a tech campus features maps, directions, and, yes, "Easte...read more
The Mall of the Future will be a combination community center and gathering place. It will be technology rich, be attached or near living and working spaces, and will provide variety to lure customers for frequent visits. Image: CallisonRTKL's “Mall of the Future” report
CallisonRTKL foresees future retail centers as hubs with live/work/play components.
Photo: Lizzielaroo Wikimedia commons
As online shopping becomes more popular, many retailers are rushing to build big box warehouses t...read more
For the first time since the recession, office deliveries outpaced office starts in 2015, according to JLL's latest construction report. Image: Pixabay
Its latest report cautions about ongoing cost increases related to finding skilled laborers.
Westin hotel and transit center at Denver International Airport, Denver. Photo courtesy Gensler
Technology is running wild in Gensler’s 2016 forecast, as things like virtual reality, "smart" bu...read more
Spending on lodging construction, like the expansive renovation of the Intercontinental New York Barclay pictured above, should increase by 10.8% to $23.4 billion in 2016. Total spending on nonresidential building is projected to grow this year by 13.7% to $439.2 billion, according to Gilbane. Image: Shawmut Design and Construction
But finding skilled workers continues to be a problem and could inflate a project's costs.
Despite a projected slowing in manufacturing activity, warehouse distribution should continue to be a shining light in the nonresidential sector, for builders and investors alike. Image: Pixabay
Sees positive signs for construction and investment growth in warehouses, offices, and retail...
CDM Research finds only a few positive signs among the leading sectors.
This AIA CES Discovery course discusses the six elements of an EIFS wall assembly; common EIFS fa...read more
Images courtesy Cintec.
For the Twin Towers of Port Baku, the restoration requires an elaborate anchoring and stabilizati...read more
Renderings courtesy Foster + Partners
The 20,000-sf store draws inspiration from the Prairie School architectural style.
Jerry Jones' $1 billion development is being built in Prosper, Texas. Photo: Colby Nate/Creative Commons
The plan calls for retail space, including a Walmart, along with offices, apartments, and homes. ...
The design team wanted to reactivate the building's function as a hub by increasing transparency in its design using glass and perforated panels. Photos via Google Maps.
Since the 1960s, residents of the Dutch city of Rotterdam have been bugged by an unsightly cigar...read more
The 79 & Park project will be built next to Stockholm’s Royal National City Park. Renderings courtesy Bjarke Ingels Group
Cascading glass and wooden cubes create a form similar to Northern Ireland’s Giant’s Causeway roc...read more
The Triple Five Group has submitted plans for a 1.1 million-sf addition to the Mall of America in suburban Minneapolis. Renderings courtesy city of Bloomington
One phase is under construction, a second has been proposed, and a third is on the drawing board....read more
The ground floor is designed to be publicly accessible, composed mostly of retail and public lobby space. Renderings courtesy of Wiel Arets Architects
The development, Bahrain Bay Tower, will consist of two residential towers connected “by a plinth...read more
Strategically placed illuminated LED panels produce a shimmering glow on the exterior of the newly renovated Bloomingdales at the Galleria mall in Glendale, Calif. On the Building Team: Hixson Architecture Engineering Interiors (AE), Kevin Kennon Architects (designer), and C.W. Driver (GC). Photo: Cristi D. Costea Photography, courtesy Hixson
BD+C's rankings of the nation's largest retail sector design and construction firms, as reported...read more
Whole Foods at Oahu's Ward Village, image courtesy Ward Village by Howard Hughes Corporation
Several high-rise projects include street-level Whole Foods Markets.
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 flagship store was built at the corner of one of Honolulu’s busiest intersections and near one of the nation’s top-grossing shopping centers. All photos courtesy Architects Hawaii Ltd.
A house where canoes were made served as the model for this drug superstore’s design.
All renderings courtesy Kuan Architects
The mall, in Qinshui, a city in China’s Shanxi province, will fit within the 250x30-meter dimensi...read more
The building at 19th Street and Alton Road will be comprised of a 40,000-sf market and a 5,000-sf Wells Fargo Bank. Rendering courtesy Oppenheim Architects
The design for the Whole Food Market features a grid of white concrete representing a pure expres...read more
Construction is expected to begin in 2016. Renderings courtesy Snøhetta
The James Beard Public Market will be Portland’s first year-round market since 1942, when the Por...read more
Westfield Galleria at Roseville, near Sacramento, Calif., features an expanded indoor/outdoor promenade that became a centerpiece of a multimillion renovation led by architect Gensler and Westfield Design. That renovation increased the mall’s annual traffic by 46% and created a “brand” that more shoppers could relate to and want to frequent. Photo: Gensler/Sherman Takata
Entertainment, dining, and leisure components, plus the latest technology, are now crucial to mak...read more
The original Wendy's restaurant in Downtown Columbus. Photo courtesy Wikimedia Commons
In the race for market share, quick service restaurant staples Wendy’s and Chick-fil-A implement...read more
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.
Providing customers with dining options has become an important key to the success of shopping centers like the award-winning mall conversion known as The Street, in Chestnut Hill, Mass. Photo: Michael Blanchard
Malls and shopping centers are more effective as destinations when their tenant mix appeals to cu...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
More natural light was needed, but the project team wanted it to be diffused across large areas o...read more
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