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 Park at dusk

Photo: Timothy Hursley

September 14, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Eskew+Dumez+Ripple designed the structure.

Exterior of High Tech High School

Photo: Kate Glicksberg

September 12, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The technical school is on the Frank J. Cargiulo Campus.

The Morningstar solar house is one of the features at Penn State's Sustainability Experience Center, where the university is contemplating a permanent structure for classrooms, research labs, and offices that would be built to Living Building Challenge standards. Image: Patrick Mansell

September 10, 2018 | John Caufield, Senior Editor

The university, encompassing 13 colleges and 24 campuses, adheres to protocols established by the...

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Amos Rex at night

© Mika Huisman.

September 10, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

JKMM designed the space.

A rendering of the $32 million, 94,000-sf medical office building for Main Line Health in partnership with Axia Women’s Health, which broke ground in June in King of Prussia, Pa. NELSON is the architect, Bohler Engineering the CE, Pisarek Enigneering the MEP, O’Donnell & Naccarato the SE, Perkins Eastman the design consultant, and Glackin Thomas Panzak the landscape architect. Image: courtesy of IMC Construction, the project’s CM.  

September 07, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

A new Transwestern report suggests a “rethinking” of healthcare delivery approaches that lean hea...

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19 decommissioned shipping containers become downtown Phoenix’s hottest marketplace

Photo courtesy Local Studio

September 06, 2018 | BD+C Staff

September 1 marked the opening of downtown Phoenix’s newest restaurant and retail marketplace—and...

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Fitts-Woolard hall rendering

Courtesy NC State

September 06, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Skanska is building the facility.

Aerial view of MPK 21 green roof
September 05, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Level 10 Construction was the general contractor for the project.

Courtesy Rutgers University.

September 04, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

JZA+D designed the space.

Coal Drops Yard

Photo: Hufton & Crow

September 04, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The district is slated to open on Oct. 26.

Lincoln School Exterior

Courtesy Lincoln School

August 30, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

LLB Architects designed the building.

The Residences at Brighton Marine
August 29, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The Architectural Team designed the project.

325 Kent Exterior
August 27, 2018 | MFDC Editors

The 5 buildings highlight MFDC's summer issue noteworthy projects section.

Eikmeier Commons at Midland University

Courtesy Midland University

August 27, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The new gathering space is completed and ready for students returning for fall semester.

JMU D-Hall

Courtesy Skanska USA

August 22, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The three-story building will open for fall semester 2018.

The Park Avenue lobby within the Waldorf Astoria is one of the hotel's spaces that is a designated landmark. The iconic hotel is undergoing a complete reconstruction that is scheduled for completion in two years. Image: courtesy of Anbang Insurance Group

August 21, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The refurbished hotel will feature fewer, but larger, guest rooms.

The Missouri Innovation Campus

The Missouri Innovation Campus in Lee’s Summit, Mo., supports a diverse and flexible training program that can evolve as future careers emerge. The programs, for grades 10 through 16, include networking, engineering, medical, biomedical, graphics, hospitality, and cybersecurity. ©Michael Robinson, courtesy DLR Group.

August 21, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Career and technical education is preparing K-12 students earlier than ever for college and the j...

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The Kravis Center in West Palm Beach

Courtesy Leo A Daly

August 21, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Leo A Daly designed the expansion.

For its third campus in the U.S. BASIS Independent Schools converted a vacant former corporate headquarters campus in McLean, Va., into a STEM-focused preK-12 school. Designed by Perkins Eastman, the building's deep floorplates are arranged around a series of sky-lit atrium spaces that became the central organizing feature of the school. Photo: Sarah Mechling.

August 20, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Older schools, with their small windows and rooms and creaky infrastructure, are tough and expens...

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August 20, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The project’s groundbreaking was held on July 19.

The 121 Seaport building in Boston includes two floors of prime retail space, and a tree-lined promenade at its base. Image: CBT

August 17, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Exterior design cuts waste, saves energy, says Building Team members.

Photo: Pixabay


August 17, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Four leading experts tell how to ensure your next multifamily project achieves acoustic privacy....

McDonald's exterior

Courtesy McDonald's

August 16, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The restaurant is located at the intersection of Clark and Ontario streets.

The Sears distribution center

The gargantuan Sears distribution center served the Mid-South from 1927 until 1993. A coalition of community groups devoted to the arts, education, health, and affordable housing rescued the 1.3 million-sf facility and turned it into what they call a “vertical urban village.”

August 15, 2018 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

One local design firm is trying to make it happen.

August 14, 2018 | Ambius

A survey of 1,000 office workers in the US and UK found that men value health insurance above any...

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Edina High School

Edina (Minn.) High School last year completed a 142,000-sf addition to its 40-year-old facility, which includes a tornado safe room. Courtesy Empirehouse.

August 14, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

In the first 21 weeks of 2018 alone, there were 23 school shootings where someone was killed or i...

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Olympic Sport Performance Center

Olympic Sport Performance Center. James Steinkamp/James Steinkamp Photography

August 14, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Perkins+Will designed both the Ryan Fieldhouse and the new Walter Athletics Center.

A study by Junior Achievement USA and Ernst & Young inferred that the dearth of mentors could be why teenage boys are losing interest STEM careers. Junior Achievement USA

August 13, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Has STEM, which the business community urged school districts to embrace, been oversold as a care...

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The Bay Theater in Pacific Palisades, Calif., a flagship for the Cinepolis luxury theater chain, is undergoing a major renovation that will promote social interaction as well as entertainment. Image: Retail Design Collaborative

August 10, 2018 |

Comfort and service are keys to attracting repeat customers, says an expert whose firm specialize...

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ADPRO expansion

Courtesy Populous

August 09, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Arc Building Partners will lead construction efforts on the project.

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