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.
September 01, 2007 | By Barbara Horwitz-Bennett, Contributing Editor

The Virginia State Capitol Building—originally designed by Thomas Jefferson and almost as old as...

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September 01, 2007 | By Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

After his initial tour of the dilapidated 1850s-era Battle House Hotel, Ron Blount, construction...

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September 01, 2007 | By Dave Barista, Managing Editor

When tasked with transforming an early 1920s Italian Renaissance bank building into a fully funct...

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September 01, 2007 | By Barbara Horwitz-Bennett, Contributing Editor

As a shining symbol of civic pride in Los Angeles County, Pasadena City Hall stood as the stately...

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June 01, 2007 | By Jeff Yoders, Associate Editor

How important are athletic programs to U.S. school districts? Here's one leading indicator: In 20...

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June 01, 2007 | By Jay W. Schneider, Senior Editor

In 1995, the city of New Haven, Conn., launched a program to build five new schools and renovate...

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June 01, 2007 | By Dave Barista, Managing Editor

Faced with overcrowded schools and ever-shrinking capital budgets, more and more school districts...

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April 01, 2007 | By Dave Barista, Managing Editor

Over a five-day stretch last December, students at the Carroll School in Lincoln, Mass., witnesse...

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April 01, 2007 | By Jay W. Schneider, Senior Editor

Worcester, Mass., is the birthplace of vocational education, beginning with the pioneering effort...

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March 01, 2007 | By Jay W. Schneider, Senior Editor

Office design has always been linked to productivity—how many workers can be reasonably squeezed...

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October 01, 2006 | Barbara Horwitz-Bennett

Through a unique partnership between a public media organization and a performing arts/education...

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October 01, 2006 | Maggie Koerth-Baker

In the days when three-quarters of America was a wild, lawless no-man's land, Pioneer Courthouse...

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October 01, 2006 | Maggie Koerth-Baker

Designed by H. H. Richardson in the 1870s to serve the city's burgeoning Back Bay neighborhood, T...

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October 01, 2006 | Maggie Koerth-Baker

The team behind the new Holyoke (Mass.) Health Center was aiming for more than the renovation of...

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October 01, 2006 | Maggie Koerth-Baker

It was supposed to be the perfect new office. In July 2003, Two Rivers Marketing Group of Des Moi...

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October 01, 2006 | Barbara Horwitz-Bennett

Once an elegant and fashionably trendy locale, the Presidential Hotel played host to the 1928 Rep...

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October 01, 2006 | Staff

The Robert F. Kennedy Main Justice Building houses the U.S. Attorney General's office, the Justic...

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October 01, 2006 | Maggie Koerth-Baker

Opened in 1933, the observation deck at Rockefeller Center was designed to evoke the elegant prom...

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October 01, 2006 | Maggie Koerth-Baker

Built in 1963, the 32,000-sf 200 Fillmore building in Denver housed office and retail in a drab,...

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October 01, 2006 | By Maggie Koerth-Baker, Contributing Editor

Built in 1928 as a shining Art Deco beacon for the upper Midwest, the Sears building in Minneapol...

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October 01, 2006 | By Barbara Horwitz-Bennett, Contributing Editor

As part of a major revitalization of downtown Durham, N.C., locally based Capitol Broadcasting Co...

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October 01, 2006 | Maggie Koerth-Baker

After more than a century without a substantial renovation, Old Suffolk County Courthouse, design...

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June 01, 2006 | By Jeff Yoders, Associate Editor

America needs more schools. Forty-five percent of the nation's elementary, middle, and high schoo...

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October 01, 2005 | Barbara Horwitz-Bennett

High Tech High International, reconstructed inside a 1952 Navy metal foundry training facility, i...

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June 01, 2005 | By Julie S. Higginbotham

Add the explosion in the number of school-aged kids nationally to the glut of huge, vacant stores...

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June 01, 2005 | By Matthew Phair, Contributing Editor

One of the more compelling arguments for charter schools is their theoretical ability to streamli...

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June 01, 2005 | By Jeff Yoders, Associate Editor

Forty-five percent of the country's elementary, middle, and high schools were built between 1950...

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May 01, 2005 | Staff

In planning the Burr Elementary School in Fairfield, Conn., the school's building committee heede...

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March 01, 2005 | Dave Barista

Can the use of wood in school construction create healthier, safer, more productive learning envi...

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May 01, 2003 | By Renée Young, Contributing Editor

The best seat in the house at the new Seahawks Stadium in Seattle isn't on the 50-yard line. It's...

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