Building Types

When it comes down to it, all buildings have things in common: the need for great design, engineering, construction, and management, when the structure is completed. Harmonizing those elements is a skill that translates to any building project you might have on your hands.

An aerial view, taken this week, of the three buildings under construction that will comprise the Pacific Vista Commercial Center in Carlsbad, Calif. This Center is scheduled to start operating this fall. Image: Ryan Companies

July 11, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

A Ryan Companies project in southern California is being built to meet its city’s rigorous green...

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5 ways design is transforming behavioral healthcare

At the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Child, Teen & Family Center and Department of Psychiatry Building, patient waiting rooms are located adjacent to the central atrium in a highly visible corridor. Rendering: ZGF

July 11, 2018 | Kari Thorsen, NCIDQ, LEED AP, Principal, ZGF

Circadian lighting, calming materials, and transparency are helping to normalize the patient expe...

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Meet the ‘CoHaus’: N.Y. developer unveils large-scale flats concept for boomers, Gen Xers

The concept, called Condominium Haus (or “CoHaus”), involves building six large-scale, for-sale, single-family flat residences across three buildings. Photos: Ward Capital Management

July 11, 2018 | BD+C Staff 

With its new CoHaus development, Ward Capital Management is betting on baby boomers downsizing an...

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Ernest E. Tschannen science complex
July 11, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

CO Architects designed the facility.

Acute Care hospital view from the northwest

Courtesy HGA

July 10, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The facility’s master plan creates a ‘hospital in a park.’

Work, park, live: Inside Cincinnati’s parking garage turned lifestyle hotel

The Summit, a 426,000-sf hotel in Cincinnati, is the first to be designed from scratch by its owner-operator, Dolce Hotel and Resorts by Wyndham. Its nine-story atrium, surrounded by glass elevators, allowed the Building Team to redistribute the building’s weight loads and give the hotel more height. Photo: Mike Howard Photography

July 09, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The Summit hotel and conference center is a converted parking garage that was once a factory.

Teaching Lab in Brown University's ERC

Photo: Warren Jagger Photography

July 05, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

KieranTimberlake designed the facility and Shawmut Design and Construction was the general contra...

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The Curve @ West Angeles' art deco exterior

Rendering courtesy KFA.

July 05, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The development includes a mix of low- and very-low-income units.

July 02, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

SPF:architects is designing the building.

Mitchell Hall

Rendering courtesy DesignGroup.

July 02, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

DesignGroup is the architect for the project.

Sunnyside High School

Courtesy Sunnyside High School/Tangram Interiors

July 02, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Tangram Interiors handled the remodeling project.

Stanford Health Pavilion D

Courtesy Stanford Health Care

June 28, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The facility recently celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

The Orchards at ORENCO

The Orchards at ORENCO (Phase I), by REACH Community Development, Ankrom Moisan Architects, William Wilson, Stonewood Structural Engineers, Humber Design Group, RDH, Green Hammer, PAE Consulting Engineers, American Heating, Merit Electric, PMC, Walker Macy, and Walsh Construction. Photo: Casey Braunger / Ankrom Moisan Architects


June 27, 2018 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

If you haven’t looked seriously at “passive house” design and construction, you should.

Kaneohe Kailua Wastewater Conveyance and Treatment Facilities project aerial view
June 27, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The new sewer tunnel and pump station help enhance Oahu’s utility infrastructure.

Verde Center at Peachtree

Rendering courtesy of Ryan Companies

June 26, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Construction is anticipated to begin on the initial phase in mid-2019.

The new 603,000-sf outpatient facility on the Richmond campus of Virginia Commonwealth University will consolidate many of VCU Health's services. Image: VCU

June 25, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

New buildings for outpatient care, engineering, and rehabilitation of serious injuries and debili...

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COurtesy: flickr, Maryland GovPics

June 25, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The warehouse will be Amazon’s fourth in Michigan.

Exterior of the Morpheus Hotel

Photo: Ivan Dupont

June 20, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The hotel provides 147, 860 sm of space across 42 floors.

New construction of single-family homes isn't keeping pace with demand around the country, and much of what's being build is too expensive for many potential buyers. Image: Joint Center for Housing Studies (JCHS) State of the Nation's Housing

June 19, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The latest report from the Joint Center for Housing Studies laments the paucity of subsidies to r...

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June 18, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The David Chipperfield Architects-designed project began in 2010.

Faraday Future's hanford EV facility

Courtesy Faraday Future.

June 15, 2018 | BD+C Staff

Onsite construction has commenced in an effort to deliver the first FF91 by the year's end.

June 15, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Hacker Architects designed the space for Portland’s Frontside District.

The Chicago Gallery at the CAC

Courtesy CAF

June 14, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The Center is located at 111 E. Wacker Drive.

MacDonald Highlands, Henderson, Nev.: Multifamily visionaries: KTGY’s extraordinary expectations

The aptly named Vu at MacDonald Highlands, Henderson, Nev., provides a stunning view of the Las Vegas strip, 15 miles to the northwest. KTGY Architecture + Planning mounted 102 luxury townhomes on a hilly site in the exclusive MacDonald Highlands community for Christopher Homes. The Vu has already received two major honors this year, a BALA Award and a Nationals Award. Photo: © Studio J Inc.

June 13, 2018 | Pat Curry, Contributing Editor

KTGY Architecture + Planning keeps pushing the boundaries of multifamily housing design in the U....

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310 N. Sandamon Aerial View

Developed by Mark Goodman & Associates, 310 N. Sangamon will be the largest Passive House office building in the U.S. The building will be located around the corner from Google’s new Midwest headquarters in Chicago’s West Loop.

June 13, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Solomon Cordwell Buenz is designing the building.

June 12, 2018 | Yardi Matrix

E-commerce and biopharmaceutical companies seeking space stoke record performances across key ind...

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Italian Cultural Center
June 11, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Further evidence of the positive impact of the cultural centers on neighborhood development and e...

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The 57,000-sf Anthem concert hall is a major component of The Wharf

The 57,000-sf Anthem concert hall is a major component of The Wharf, the biggest-ever redevelopment project in Washington, D.C. Anthem is wedged between two mixed-use buildings with 510 apartments. Its $60 million construction costs included $3 million in sound mitigation measures. The hall’s flat floor allows it to be used for non-music events. The lobby can also be leased. The hall’s capacity is 6,000.

June 11, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

New cultural centers have sparked development in the form of new offices, restaurants, retail, ho...

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Agoda headquarters in Empire State Building
June 11, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The new headquarters includes almost 20,000 sf of additional space.

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