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.
The Summer Wind multifamily community

Rendering courtesy of The Beach Company

October 11, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Summer Wind will be about half an hour outside of Charleston, S.C., in the rapidly expanding Summ...

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Troy Hall's north facade

Photo courtesy of Perkins+Will

October 10, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Almost 15,000 sf of space was added to the original, four-story building.

The 250,000-sf Lee Magnet High School

The 250,000-sf Lee Magnet High School, East Baton Rouge, La., is organized around three academies, each with 400 students, specializing in STEM, biomedical, and digital arts. Photo: Michael Robinson Photography.

October 09, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Some long-term K-12 trends—like beefing up safety and security, and designing for more natural li...

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Interconnected systems (such as the Schlage Control lock shown here) are being used in multifamily complexes.

Interconnected systems (such as the Schlage Control lock shown here) are being used in multifamily complexes, student housing, and senior-living communities. Photo courtesy Schlage

October 09, 2017 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

Four certified security professionals offer important advice. 

The Dero Decker two-tiered bike parking system

The Dero Decker two-tiered bike parking system.

October 09, 2017 | MFDC Editorial Staff

Bamboo wall panels, an adaptable prep sink, and a two-tiered bike parking system are among the pr...

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Instead of a library, Hermantown High School, near Duluth, Minn., has a wired media center. Books are available in a high-density storage area. Photo: Steve Silverman Photography.

October 09, 2017 | BD+C Staff

Gilbane Building Co., Balfour Beatty US, and Skanska USA top BD+C’s ranking of the natio...

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The large atrium biome in ISTB-7

Rendering courtesy of Studio Ma

October 09, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The science and research complex will include an atrium biome filled with plants and water.

Waunakee Intermediate School

Waunakee Intermediate School Library, Photo: EUA

October 06, 2017 | BD+C Staff

AECOM, IMEG/KJWW/TTG, and STV top BD+C’s ranking of the nation’s largest K-12 sector eng...

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Students work on computers in a conference room

Courtesy: Legat Architects

October 06, 2017 | BD+C Staff

Stantec, DLR Group, and PBK top BD+C’s ranking of the nation’s largest K-12 sector archi...

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Living the Till, EoA Inc.'s treetop hotel resort concept, is this year's Radical Innovation grand prize winner. The concept, which allows for temporary inhabitable living in remote areas, was chosen from 65 entries. Image: EoA Inc.

October 06, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The grand prize hotel concept gives new meaning to “back to nature.” 

Rendering of an airport concourse

P3 is taking off in airport construction. The $1.6 billion Midfield Satellite Concourse at the Los Angeles International Airport is among the P3-driven projects in the works. Rendering: Corgan in association with Gensler

October 05, 2017 | Mike Plotnick, Contributing Editor

The $4 billion renovation of New York City’s LaGuardia Airport is the first major U.S. aviation p...

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Aspired Living of Westmont exterior

Aspired Living of Westmont, a 107-unit assisted living and memory care community developed by Pathway to Living, is currently welcoming residents in Westmont, Ill. Photo: Aspired Living of Westmont.

October 05, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Aspired Living of Westmont is a 107-unit assisted living and memory care community.

A rendering of the Innovation Complex in Providence, R.I., which broke ground last month. The 191,000-sf complex is the latest “knowledge community”—and the second in Providence—to be developed by Wexford Science + Technology. Image: Wexford

October 05, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The campus is expected to include an Aloft hotel. 

Airport baggage area

Photo: Skanska

October 03, 2017 | BD+C Staff

AECOM, Burns & McDonnell, and Arup top BD+C’s ranking of the nation’s largest airpor...

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A red room in the LEGO House with a LEGO waterfall

A red room in the LEGO House with a LEGO waterfall. Photo: Iwan Baan

October 03, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The 12,000-sm building is part of Billund, Denmark’s goal to become the ‘Capital for Children.’...

The FBI’s Biometric Technology Center

The FBI’s Biometric Technology Center is designed to accommodate the future of the Bureau’s largest division, Criminal Justice Information Services. Its modular design enables a flexible and adaptable workplace

October 02, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

John Caulfield, Senior Editor

​View from classrooms (Building A) to learning platforms and play area at the Awty International School in Houston

​View from classrooms (Building A) to learning platforms and play area at the Awty International School in Houston. Photo: Shepley Bulfinch

October 02, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Shepley Bulfinch designed the 75,000-sf campus.

Doctors and a stethoscope
September 29, 2017 | Scott Nolin, Senior Director of Project Management

The ability to clearly communicate specific priorities to your team is among the most important t...

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The U.S. Consulate in Erbil, in Iraq's Kurdistan region, will be the largest such facility in the world.

The U.S. Consulate in Erbil, in Iraq's Kurdistan region, will be the largest such facility in the world. Courtesy EYP.

September 28, 2017 | BD+C Staff

Turner Construction Co., PCL Construction Enterprises, and Clark Group top BD+C’s rankin...

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The exterior of the Seguin Library

The Seguin Library, Photo: Dana Hoff, photo courtesy of PGAL

September 28, 2017 | BD+C Staff

WSP, AECOM, and Arup top BD+C’s ranking of the nation’s largest government sector engine...

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The escalator for the Line 7 Metro entrance

Rendering courtesy of GreenbergFarrow

September 28, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

GreenbergFarrow beat out five other design firms for the opportunity to design the museum.

Aerial view of the Post Office redevelopment project with the green roof

Rendering courtesy of ©601w Companies | Gensler

September 28, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The redevelopment project is currently the largest in the nation.

The exterior of the Michelle Obama Branch Library

The Michelle Obama Branch Library.

September 27, 2017 | BD+C Staff

Stantec, HOK, and Gensler top BD+C’s ranking of the nation’s largest government sector a...

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Action at last November’s USA Pickleball Association Nationals in Casa Grande, Ariz.

Action at last November’s USA Pickleball Association Nationals in Casa Grande, Ariz., which attracted 774 players from 36 states for 2,088 matches in a weeklong tournament. Photo courtesy USAPA/Tom Gottfried

September 27, 2017 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

Two-and-a-half million Americans are playing the game with the funny name.

The workplace area at the Connell Foley headquarters

Photo: Jessica Warren for Gensler

September 27, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The HQ occupies 75,000 sf in a 400,000-sf suburban office building.

A 20,000-seat soccer stadium in downtown Sacramento is being designed with significant input by the local community through an outreach initiative launched by the city's pro soccer club and the project's architect. Image: HNTB

September 27, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Sacramento Republic FC and HNTB are conducting a contest where the public can submit concept idea...

Aerial view of Zonamerica

Rendering courtesy of Perkins+Will's LA studio

September 26, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The new free trade zone is designed to resemble a small village.

KC Streetcar

Kansas City’s recent downtown economic boom can be attributed in part to the $850 million, nine-block Kansas City Power + Light District, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, and KC Streetcar, a 2.2-mile light-rail system that opened in May 2016. City of Kansas City.

September 25, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

In Los Angeles, the entertainment district L.A. Live is expected to benefit from the proposed exp...

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The front door and facade of Domain West Hollywood

Photo: Adrian Tiemens

September 25, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The new development will feature 166 units and 9,000 sf of ground-floor retail.

The Indigo Hotel

The Indigo Hotel in downtown Los Angeles will recall eras of that city's history with art in different rooms and areas. (Note the art in the ceiling of the hotel's Sky Bar.) Saiful Bouquet was the structural engineer for the project. Photo courtesy HBA.

September 22, 2017 | BD+C Staff

Turner Construction Co., Swinerton, and The Whiting-Turner Contracting Co. top BD+C’s ra...

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