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Sports and Recreational Facilities

As major centers of social and economic importance across the world, sports facilities and recreational buildings need to be optimized to admit hundreds or thousands of people on a regular basis, as well as to meet the needs of whatever activity takes place in the facility. Whether you’re looking for just the right turf or the most comfortable stadium seating, designing and building these facilities can lead into ultra-specialized waters, and requires a delicate balance of expertise.
July 07, 2009 |

A ranking of the Top 100 Institutional Design Firms based on Building Design+Construction's 2009...

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July 01, 2009 |

University construction spending is 13% higher than a year ago—mostly for residence halls and inf...

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June 28, 2009 |

The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) has announced t...

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June 24, 2009 |

After a slight decline in April, the Architecture Billings Index was up a tenth of a point to 42....

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June 22, 2009 |

Most of us know the fuel efficiency of our cars, but what about our buildings? ASHRAE is working...

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June 01, 2009 |

Construction spending for education expanded modestly but steadily through March, while at the sa...

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October 01, 2008 |

At a time when institutions of higher learning are spending tens of millions of dollars erecting...

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April 01, 2008 | By Jeff Yoders, Associate Editor

Three-dimensional information, such as that provided by building information modeling, allows all...

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June 01, 2007 | By Jeff Yoders, Associate Editor

How important are athletic programs to U.S. school districts? Here's one leading indicator: In 20...

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May 01, 2003 | By Renée Young, Contributing Editor

The best seat in the house at the new Seahawks Stadium in Seattle isn't on the 50-yard line. It's...

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Photo credit: Laura Swimmer

Despite having common elements—lockers for personal gear and high-quality sound systems—the real...

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Illustration: courtesy P+W

Perkins+Will's Janice Barnes covers the four steps that designers should take to create POEs that...

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Photo: HOK

As part of our ongoing studies of how building design influences human behavior in today’s social...

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MetLife Stadium, home to 2014s Super Bowl, is one of the greenest sports venues in the U.S. Photo: Skanska USA

The WELL Building Standard, a new protocol that focuses on human wellness within the built envi...
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BD+C Staff

Designers of the London Eye will team up with companies from France, the Netherlands and the Unit...

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In New Orleans, a National Guard helicopter helps close a breach in a canal during Hurricane Katrina, which caused more than $150 billion in damage. Photo: courtesy Skanska

Moving critical elements to higher ground and designing for longer lifespans are just some of the...

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In a new report, HOK and Biomimicry 3.8 partnered to study how lessons from the temperate broadleaf forest biome, which houses many of the worlds largest population centers, can inform the design of the built environment.

In a new report, HOK and Biomimicry 3.8 partnered to study how lessons from the temperate broadle...

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Image: courtesy GWWO Inc./Architects

The first visitor center we designed was the Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center for the Everglades Na...
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Arup, Perkins+Will, and Sasaki Associates are among the firms to develop custom digital tools for polling building occupants and end users. Pictured: Sasaki's MyCampus interactive mapping program

The rise of mobile devices and social media, coupled with the use of advanced survey tools and in...

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Visitors to the Keene Family YMCA in New Hampshire are often surprised by what they encounter....
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BD+C Staff

The mega development includes 7,800 homes, a retail center, office space, and nearly 350 acres of...

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"Operational stray" occurs when a building’s MEP systems don’t work the way they should. Even the...

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The glass exterior of the Johnson Fitness Center at Washington College helps to foster a visual connection to the rest of campus from inside and to the activities within from the outside.

Campus fitness centers are taking their place alongside student centers, science centers, and lib...

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Our collective desire to live in cities has never been stronger. According to the World Health Or...

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When a group of MIT researchers recently discovered that stress can cause metal alloy to fuse r...
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