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.
Conrad Playa Mita, in Punta de Mita, Mexico

SB Architects designed the 154-key Conrad Playa Mita, in Punta de Mita, Mexico, to fit snugly into the surrounding landscape. SB Architects.

August 01, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Creating an experience, with the accent on local color, is flavoring hotel design.

July 31, 2018 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

If your school district is building a new school, build housing in the air space above it and put...

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Reebok's headquarters

Reebok's headquarters in Boston's Seaport District has an employee fitness center with its own boxing ring. Photo: Matthew Delphenich.

July 31, 2018 | Mike Plotnick, Contributing Editor

Companies create community-rich work environments where employees can thrive.

Maggie’s Centre Barts, London, designed by Steven Holl Architects. Photo: Iwan Baan

Maggie’s Centre Barts, London, designed by Steven Holl Architects. Photo: Iwan Baan

July 30, 2018 | AIA

The Steven Holl-designed Maggie’s Centre Barts cancer treatment facility in London highlights the...

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Sb Valley College campus

The San Bernardino (Calif.) Valley Community College Kinesiology and Athletics Center, designed by HMC Architects. The three-story, 108,509-sf, $69 million facility has two NCAA competition gymasiums. Photo: David Fennema, HMC Architects.

July 30, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Though the U.S. economy is strong with investment gains buoying endowments, colleges and universi...

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Healthcare market trends 2018: Health systems get leaner, more resilient

The $171 million, 475,000-sf John S. Oishei Children's Hospital of Women's and Children's Hospital of Buffalo. The project team: Shepley Bulfinch (architect), Simpson Gumpertz & Heger (SE), DiDonato (CE), CannonDesign (MEP), CT & Associates (logistics/planning), HB & Associates (medical equipment planner), and Turner Construction (GC). Photo: Laura Peters/CannonDesign

July 26, 2018 | Mike Plotnick, Contributing Editor

Hospitals set their sights on improving patient convenience and operational efficiency.

K-12 market trends 2018: Common areas enable hands-on learning

Wilson School, designed by Leo A Daly and BIG, is under construction in Arlington, Va. The cantilevered “fanning bars” will open up rooftop spaces adjacent to each classroom, providing students a wide range of indoor and outdoor learning environments. Rendering: BIG  

July 26, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Modern designs emphasize social and collaboration spaces outside the classroom.

Saint Gobain's North American headquarters in Malvern, Pa., was designed to provide higher levels of acoustical comfort for its employees. Image: Saint Gobain

July 25, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The building products giant gauges its employees’ perceptions of old and new headquarters environ...

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Multifamily market trends 2018: Demographic shifts reshape the residential landscape

Communal work/spa at 30 East, Chicago, designed by SCB for Gilbane Development. The 16-story, 148,000-sf co-living TOD, an NAHB BALA winner, offers 134 moderately priced units with a "loft-like aesthetic," totaling 255 beds. Photo © Darris Lee Harris

July 25, 2018 | Mike Plotnick, Contributing Editor 

Changing generational preferences are prompting multifamily developers to re-strategize.

Multifamily market stays hot in first half of 2018

Rents grew by 2.1% in the second quarter of 2018, the highest for any quarter since 2015, according to Yardi Matrix. Photo: Pixabay

   

July 19, 2018 | Yardi Matrix

The average rent grew by $12 in June, to an all-time high of $1,405, according to a survey of 127...

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Ten of the 71 apartments in Gateway North Residences are reserved for renters whose household incomes fall between 61% and 120% of the area's median. Image: MassHousing

July 18, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The transit-oriented Gateway North Residences is centrally located in Lynn, Mass.

NIMBYism, generational divide threaten plan for net-zero village in St. Paul, Minn.

Photo: Wikimedia Commons

   

July 17, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The ambitious redevelopment proposal for a former Ford automotive plant creates tension.

In many markets, green features are more of a requirement for apartment renters

Photo: Pixabay

   

July 17, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Renters in many U.S. cities have come to expect green features in apartments that they rent, with...

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Eight landscape architects are involved in the $3 billion Water Street Tampa project in Florida. Image: Strategic Property Partners

July 17, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

This $3 billion waterfront neighborhood will also include three hotels.

Transwestern report: Office buildings near transit earn 65% higher lease rates

Photo: Pixabay

   

July 17, 2018 | Transwestern

Analysis of 15 major metros shows the average rent in central business districts was $43.48/sf fo...

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Automated robot arm
July 13, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The building components facility will be located near rail, shipping ports, and freeways.

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.

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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.

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