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.

No humans necessary. A transfer platform slides under the car's wheelbase and positions the vehicle to be parked automatically in a basement of 500 Walnut. Image: Westfalia Technologies

August 25, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

This is the first “palletless” system that Westfalia Technologies has installed.

Aerial view of shanghai grand opera house

All images courtesy Snøhetta

August 23, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The Opera House is part of a new urban master plan for Shanghai.

The Emerald aerial shot
August 22, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Hewitt architects is designing the project.

The Reds Hall of Fame and Museum

All photos: Studio Thirteen

August 21, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

FRCH NELSON designed the project.

All images courtesy Cooper Carry

August 20, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Cooper Carry designed the building.

The Linde Center offers three intimate spaces that support the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Tanglewood Music Center, a new initiative called the Tanglewood Learning Institute, whose programming will include online programs. Image: Robert Benson Photography

August 19, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

It recently debuted three climate-controlled event spaces and an indoor-outdoor café

700 Manida Street

Renderings courtesy RKTB

August 19, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

RKTB Architects is designing the project.

Courtesy Pixabay

August 19, 2019 | Yardi Matrix

Year-over-year growth tops 3% for 13th month. Will the economy stifle momentum?

Beverly Knight Olson Children’s Hospital, 2019 Healthcare Giants Report, 2019 Giants 300 Report, Robins Morton Mount Sinai Photo 3_Beverly Knight Olson Children’s Hospital exterior_Robins & Morton

The Beverly Knight Olson Children’s Hospital, built by Robins & Morton for Navicent Health. The five-story addition to The Medical Center of Macon, Ga., includes a new emergency center, imaging suites, a new pediatric unit, and a new 66-bed NICU and CCU. Photo: Tom Harris

  

August 16, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

These buildings perform functions like a medical practitioner. This and more healthcare sector tr...

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Top 100 Multifamily Sector Construction Firms for 2019, 2019 Giants 300 Report, Capitol 650, KTGY, Lennar Multifamily Communities Photo Les Tirmenstein

Capitol 650, a new construction 351-unit residential community designed by KTGY Architecture + Planning and developed by Lennar Multifamily Communities is located in Milpitas, Calif. Capitol 650 sits directly across the street from the future Milpitas BART station and adjacent to the existing VTA Light Rail Station in the city of Milpitas’ Transit Area Specific Plan. Photo: Les Tirmenstein, courtesy KTGY Architecture + Planning

 

August 15, 2019 | BD+C Staff

Humphreys & Partners, KTGY, SCB, CallisonRTKL, and Perkins Eastman top the rankings of the na...

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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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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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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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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.

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