This year’s analysis draws from 2,800 projects.
Sports and Recreational Facilities
Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland will host next week's Republican National Convention, at which more than 20,000 people are expected to attend. The venue is relying on a distributed antennae system to help boost voice and data transmission and make sure those attendees' smartphones work smoothly. Image: Erik Drost/Wikimedia Commons
Each venue is equipped with DAS technology that extends the building’s wireless coverage.
Infrastructure investment, led by transit-oriented projects, is driving economic growth in many of America's largest cities. Image: Transwestern
Competitiveness and economic development are at stake for cities, says Transwestern.
Rendering courtesy Studio Octopi
The addition of a pool to the Yarra may help improve people’s perception of the river and act as...read more
A berm in left field provides a picnic-like setting for up to 1,000 fans at CHS Field. Brick warehouses highlight the setting in the Lowertown arts district. Photo: Paul Crosby Photography/Courtesy Snow Kreilich Architects. Click here to enlarge.
Solar arrays, a public art courtyard, and a picnic-friendly “park within a park" make the 7,210-s...read more
Globe Life Park in Arlington. Photo: Brandi Korte/Creative Commons
The new stadium will replace Globe Life Park, which is only 22 years old.
The entrance to the Cubs' new locker room
The Audacy system uses a combination of motion sensors, luminaire controllers, light sensors, and...read more
The Atlanta Hawks new practice facility in Brookhaven, Ga. Rendering courtesy HOK.
The team will have easy access to an MRI machine, 3D motion capture equipment, and in-ground hydr...read more
A planned mixed-use development called Bayside, in a suburb of Dallas will feature a lagoon and water fountain that would be a first for Texas. Phase I construction on the residential, office, and retail parts of the 262-acre project is scheduled to begin in the few months. Image: Humphreys and Partners Architects
Construction will soon begin on housing, retail, and office spaces.
An aerial view of Folsom Field at the University of Colorado at Boulder, which has recently completed an extensive expansion and renovation of its sports complex that included the addition of a new Sports and Medicine Performance Center, built in partnership with Boulder Community Health and open to the public. Image: Courtesy of Mortenson Construction
This two-year project enhances the experiences of athletes and fans alike.
Photo: Pepper Construction/Chicago Cubs. Click here for larger view.
Along with the mammoth and super-sharp video boards, Wrigley Field's 1060 Project includes renova...read more
The six-story “patio doors” at the Sacramento Kings’ Golden 1 Center will draw in fresh air and let outdoor visitors listen to concerts. Photo: Courtesy AECOM/Sacramento Kings. Click here for larger view.
As the cost of tickets, parking, and concessions skyrockets, while home theater technology become...read more
The Cubs' locker room at Wrigley Field in 2008. Photo: Phil Romans/Creative Commons.
The team found 30,000 sf of space underneath an old parking lot, nearly tripling the size of the...read more
A 9,000-sf LED video mesh runs along an outside wall of T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, which is also distinguished by a first-of-its-kind exterior concert stage. Image: Populous
The gambling mecca has its eyes on attracting a pro sports team.
The Atlanta Falcons' new Mercedez-Benz Stadium. Image © 2014 Atlanta Falcons Football Club.
Many factors prevent sports facilities from immediate profitability. Rider Levett Bucknall’s Pete...read more
Qualcomm Stadium, the San Diego Chargers' current home. Photo: SD Dirk/Creative Commons
The project will be funded primarily by a tax increase on hotel stays.
A proposed 300-meter-tall tower, to be located at Dubai's Marina, would offer extreme-sports enthusiasts the chance to scale its heights, rappel its sides, and base jump from three different platforms. Rendering: 10 Design
The design incorporates Everest-like base camps for different skill levels.
Images courtesy Guy Hollaway Architects. Click photos to enlarge. (Click here to enlarge lede image).
Guy Hollaway Architects designed an indoor 10,700-sf park in Folkestone, England, to accommodate...read more
Image courtesy Minnesota Timberwolves.
The Wolves, Charlotte Hornets, and Sacramento Kings have new multi-paneled center-hung displays p...read more
Courtesy HOK. Click here to enlarge.
HOK and TAC Arquitectes designed a basketball palace that will have intimate seating inside and p...read more
All renderings courtesy Populous. Click photos to enlarge.
The plan, led by Populous, includes a 714,000-sf arena and a 30-acre mixed-use development.... read more
Photo via Washington Redskins
The location isn't yet determined, but the new stadium will have a moat for kayaking.
The new DePaul Arena at McCormick Place Event Center. Courtesy Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects
Developers and city officials envision $250 million of annual growth, but the figure assumes that...read more
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
Wavegarden’s Surf Snowdonia in Wales uses an underwater foil to generate waves. Photo: Wavegarden
Wave-making technologies vie for attention, as surfing is shortlisted for 2020 Olympic Games....
Factory for J57 Mini Sky City, Changsha, China. Photo: BSB
BD+C’s inaugural Game Changers report highlights today’s pacesetting projects, from a pr...read more
The recently constructed basketball arena at Ole Miss, The Pavilion, exudes sophistication due to...read more
Photo: Mike McBride/Creative Commons
The franchise, which is considering relocation if it can’t work out a stadium deal in the Bay Are...read more
Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta. Rendering: HOK
BD+C's rankings of the nation's largest sports sector design and construction firms, as reported...read more
This AIA CES Discovery course discusses the six elements of an EIFS wall assembly; common EIFS fa...read more
Proposed NFL stadium in Inglewood, the future home for the new Los Angeles Rams. Rendering: HKS Sports & Entertainment
The Rams, formerly of St. Louis, will move into a new stadium possibly by 2019—and they might hav...read more