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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.
Mitchell hall exterior

All renderings courtesy Designgroup

August 13, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

DesignGroup designed the project.

Stacking the deck: Marriott International embraces modular construction

Marriott International has built 50 hotels whose construction included assembly of prefabricated guestrooms or bathrooms. These include a 354-key hotel in Hawthorn, Calif., that may have saved a year in construction time, says Jennifer Abuzeid, Senior Director–Global Design Strategies.

 

August 13, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The hotel giant has more than 50 projects in the works that incorporate prefab guestrooms or bath...

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Calgary arena in winter

All renderings courtesy Rosetti

August 13, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Rosetti is master planning the project.

University of Michigan’s Biological Sciences Building, 2019 Science + Technology Giants Report, Giants 300 Report, Ennead Architects, SmithGroup Photo Bruce Damonte

The University of Michigan’s Biological Sciences Building (at left) puts science on display. Its exterior cladding is made from terra cotta strips whose colors mesh with other buildings on campus. Design by Ennead Architects and SmithGroup. Photo Bruce Damonte

 

August 13, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The science and technology (S+T) sector is arguably the industry’s most complex because it caters...

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Amenities 2019: Rethinking the $30,000 Cup of Coffee

Design Partners Incorporated provided surfboard storage at The Collection (above), a 397-unit, 43-story condo tower and 54-unit mid-rise (plus 14 townhomes) for developer The Collection LLC (subsidiary of A&B Properties Inc.); and at Waihonua at Kewalo, another 43-floor condo community, for client Kewalo Development. Both are in Honolulu. Photo: Ryan Kamo/Design Partners Inc.

  

August 12, 2019 |

What amenities are “must-have” rather than “nice to have” for the local market? Which amenities w...

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Aerial view of Qiddiya

All renderings courtesy Qiddiya Investment Company

August 12, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Qiddiya is currently under construction 28 miles outside of Riyadh.

Whirlpool washer and dryer in one machine can provide laundering solutions in apartments with limited space.

August 09, 2019 |

Whirlpool washer and dryer in one machine can provide laundering solutions in apartments with lim...

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'Buildings Don't Lie': A building science reference book worth your time and money

Henry Gifford's Buildings Don't Lie challenges AEC professionals to build better buildings through a better understanding of basic building science.

August 09, 2019 |

Review of "Buildings Don't Lie," by engineer Henry Gifford.

Harper College in Illinois joined forces with a local healthcare system and parks district to finance the renovation and expansion of a community rec center. Image: Dave Burk, courtesy of CannonDesign 

August 09, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Institutional, private, and government dollars moved recent projects forward in Illinois and Cana...

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Rooftop deck of the 13-story, LEED Gold Pier 4 office building in Boston’s Seaport district, designed by Elkus Manfredi Architects,. Photo: Magda Biernat Photography

Rooftop deck of the 13-story, LEED Gold Pier 4 office building in Boston’s Seaport district, designed by Elkus Manfredi Architects, SHoP Architects, and CBT Architects. McNamara Salvia was the SE; Turner Construction was the general contractor. Photo: Magda Biernat Photography

   

August 08, 2019 | BD+C Staff

Turner, STO Building Group, AECOM, Clayco, and Clark lead the rankings of the nation's largest of...

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Office Engineering Report, 2019 Giants 300 Report, architecture-building-business-2451567 courtesy Pexels

Photo courtesy Pexels

  

August 08, 2019 | BD+C Staff

Jacobs, Burns & McDonnell, WSP, Thornton Tomasetti, and Arup head the rankings of the nation'...

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2019 Office Sector Architecture Firms, 2019 Giants 300 Report, Microsoft London headquarters, Gensler, KD Architects, Photo Gareth Gardner, courtesy Gensler

Microsoft London headquarters, designed by Gensler and KD Architects. Photo Gareth Gardner, courtesy Gensler

  

August 08, 2019 | BD+C Staff

Gensler, AECOM, Perkins+Will, Stantec, and HOK top the rankings of the nation's largest office se...

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2019 Office Giants Report, 2019 Giants 300 Report, National Science Foundation headquarters, Alexandria, Va. Architect WDG Interiors Photo MAXWELL MACKENZIE

The lobby of the National Science Foundation headquarters, Alexandria, Va., links two towers, one 19 stories tall, the other 14. WDG Interiors designed the interiors for the LEED Silver project. Photo: Maxwell MacKenzie

  

August 08, 2019 | PETER FABRIS, CONTRIBUTING EDITOR

Office space consolidation and workplace upgrades will keep project teams busy, according to ...

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Wilsonart, maker of Enchanted Rock Traceless Cabinets and other products, is about to acquire Czech manufacturer Technistone.

August 08, 2019 |

U.S. manufacturer Wilsonart, maker of High Pressure Laminate, Quartz, Solid Surface, Coordinated...

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UC Wellness Historic colonnade

All renderings courtesy Wight & Company

August 08, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Wight & Company is providing design-build services for the project.

The Challenge Museum surrounded by farmland

Courtesy UNStudio and Plompmozes

August 08, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

UNStudio is designing the project.

At NeoCity Academy, student performance enhancement features include air purification technology, enhanced and natural daylighting, and collaboration laboratories. Image: Little Diversified Architectural Consulting

August 08, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The building is distinguished by its rooftop solar array and its air-tight envelope.

Video: Humphreys & Partners presents its design vision for Uber Air Skyport

"For thousands of years we remained on the ground, and only in the last 100 years have we made drastic progress in our aviation journey. Volary pays homage to this passion, as the entire structure is designed to look as if it’s suspended in the air," says Walter Hughes, Humphreys & Partners' Chief Innovation Officer. Rendering and animated video courtesy Humphreys & Partners Architects 

  

August 07, 2019 | BD+C Staff

In this two-minute video, Walter Hughes, Humphreys' Chief Innovation Officer, walks us through hi...

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Students working in a communal space. Photo courtesy GBBN

Students working in a communal space. Photo courtesy GBBN

  

August 07, 2019 | Zachary E. Zettler, AIA, LEED AP, Associate Principal, GBBN

When it comes to the design and space planning of your residence life program, the quality of the...

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Independence Library and Apartments, a hybrid library and affordable housing development in Chicago. Designed by John Ronan Architects

Independence Library and Apartments, a hybrid library and affordable housing development in Chicago. Designed by John Ronan Architects

August 06, 2019 |

How the city of Chicago and nonprofit groups partnered to build three libraries plus affordable h...

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August 06, 2019 | Marc Fairbrother

CallisonRTKL Vice President Marc Fairbrother explains how struggling American malls can turn it a...

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The new addition to St. Edwards athletic center

Courtesy Specht Architects

August 06, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Specht Architects designed the project.

Aerial view of Atrium Helath NorthEast's new Heart and Vascular Tower
August 05, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Robins & Morton provided construction services for the project.

The mural of a plant indigenous to Brooklyn's Fort Greene neighborhood adorns a building's exterior wall that's visible to residents of a recently opened apartment building. Image: Evan Joseph

August 03, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

A 90-foot mural overlooks the courtyard of a new residential building.

Organized Living closet systems were installed in all units at 20 Fulton East by dealer Rayhaven Group.

August 02, 2019 |

20 Fulton Street East is a 12-story residential community in downtown Grand Rapids, Mich., develo...

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Best of healthcare design for 2019, GHESKIO Tuberculosis Hospital, Port-au-Prince, Haiti | MASS Design Group, Photo: Iwan Baan, courtesy AIA

GHESKIO Tuberculosis Hospital, Port-au-Prince, Haiti, by MASS Design Group. Photo: Iwan Baan, www.iwan.com, courtesy AIA

   

August 01, 2019 | AIA and BD+C

A VA rehab center in Palo Alto, Calif., and a tuberculosis hospital in Haiti are among five healt...

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Bilbao exterior after renovations and expansion

All renderings courtesy Foster + Partners

August 01, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The design looks to reorient the museums towards the city.

Towneplace Suites by Marriott in Sunnyvale, Calif., is one of Hersha Hotels and Resorts’ managed hotels. In recent years, Hersha has significantly lowered its properties' energy and water consumption. Image: Hersha Hotels and Resorts.

July 31, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

But owners and operators must be on the same page to achieve meaningful sustainability, says a ne...

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Amenities war no more? Research report explores multifamily market

The skylit 75-foot, three-lane lap pool at Hub, a 54-story rental tower of 750 apartments (150 affordable) in Brooklyn, N.Y., designed by Dattner Architects. Photo: Evan Joseph, courtesy Dattner Architects

July 31, 2019 |

Multifamily developers show no signs of pulling back on specialty spaces and unique offerings in...

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Rendering courtesy Magnusson Architecture + Planning

July 31, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Magnusson Architecture + Planning is designing the project.

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