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.

In Chicago’s Lakeshore East neighborhood, GEMS World Academy Middle-Upper School, designed by bKL Architecture, is rising 13 stories. The building is set back 25 feet from the street to allow in more natural light, and features an 8,000-sf artificial turf recreation area that doubles as outdoor classroom and gathering space for its students. Its Building Team includes WSP (SE), WMA Consulting Engineers (MEP/FP), Mackie Consultants (CE), Wolff Landscape Architecture, and Power Construction (GC). bKL Architecture.

May 17, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Verticality has some plusses, according to AEC firms that have engaged such projects recently....

A crew from Andres Construction Services performs work on the adaptive reuse of First National Bank Tower, Dallas, into apartments, restaurants, retail, and the 200-room Texas flagship inn for Thompson Hotels. Photo: Andres Construction Services

May 17, 2019 | By Robert Cassidy, Editor, Multifamily Design+Construction

The landmark tower has been vacant for a decade.

All renderings courtesy CO Architects

May 16, 2019 | Jonathan Barnes, Contributing Editor

The trapezoidal shape of the building is an eco-friendly feature.

Courtesy TWA Hotel

May 16, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

MCR and Morse Development spearheaded the project.

May 15, 2019 | Jonathan Barnes, Contributing Editor

A public art piece created by artist Folayemi Wilson will be just one of the eye-catching feature...

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The 26,000-sf Statue of Liberty Museum replaces a much smaller facility that could only accommodate about one-fifth of the island's daily visitors. Image: David Sundberg/Esto

May 15, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

This LEED-Gold building features three exhibit spaces that give visitors more access to and engag...

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All renderings courtesy HOK

May 14, 2019 | Jonathan Barnes, Contributing Editor

The building’s design is inspired by the design of its fleet of cruise ships—with flowing lines....

Rendering of completed hotel

All images courtesy Danny Forster & Architecture.

May 13, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Danny Forster & Architecture designed the building.

Renderings courtesy Lincoln Park Zoo

May 10, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Construction will begin in fall 2019.

Construction of new children’s hospital addition in NW Florida had to weather several storms

The four-story tower addition includes a 72-bed neonatal ICU and 10-bed pediatric ICU. Image: Jim Hobart/MacBeth Studio

May 09, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Patient and staff care were primary concerns during this 25-month project, says its GC.

All Photos Courtesy: Paine Field Propeller Airports

May 09, 2019 | Jonathan Barnes, Contributing Editor

$40 million redevelopment brands hub as true boutique airport.

All Photos: Rasmus Hjortshoj

May 09, 2019 | Jonathan Barnes, Contributing Editor

Modernistic development brings eye-catching architecture to the Faroe Islands.

All photos: Kmiecik Imagery

May 09, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Design-build firm Wight & Company completed the building.

Multifamily visionary: AvalonBay's relentless attention to detail

Common area at AVA DoBro, a 30-story, 500-unit apartment community in Downtown Brooklyn by AvalonBay Communities. Photo: Alan Schindler for AvalonBay Communities, Inc.

May 08, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The nation's fourth-largest owner of apartments holds more than 85,000 apartments in 291 communit...

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May 08, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The project will utilize the design-build resources of Clayco and BatesForum.

Austin-area Boys & Girls Club opens headquarters with robust local financial support

The new building will allow the club to offer its after-school programming to another 500 kids. Image: Tre Dunham

May 07, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Facility is expanding its after-school programming.

All photos: Albert Vecerka

May 07, 2019 | David Malone, Assocaite Editor

Leers Weinzapfel Associates designed the building.

All renderings courtesy ACRON Group

May 06, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The lounge will be open to guests 21 or older.

A rendering of a drone-powered hospital that would allow patients to access medical supplies and food that would be transported to portals outside of their rooms. Image: Leo A Daly

May 03, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Leo A Daly’s Miami studio envisions a drone-powered hospital that enhances resilience to natural...

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All renderings courtesy Steven Holl Architects

May 02, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Steven Holl Architects designed the project.

Open Text’s 160,000-sf office in San Mateo, Calif., is showcased as an example of the type of office space that is designed to promote employee well being and facilitate social interactions “and a fusion of ideas.” Image: HOK Forward report 

May 02, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The report provides insight into the relative importance of such things as amenities and occupant...

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All photos courtesy Hufton + Crow

May 01, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Amir Mann-Ami Shinar Architects and Planners designed the facility in partnership with Moshe Zur...

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April 30, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The retail company recently unveiled its new AI-enabled store in Levittown, N.Y.

The “front door” of the Smith Campus Center at Harvard is distinguished by a two-story curtainwall. Image: Courtesy of Consigli Construction

April 29, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The university’s Smith Campus Center now offers a centralized gathering place with several dining...

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All photos courtesy LMN Architects

April 29, 2019 | David Malone

LMN Architects designed the facility.

Marcus & Millichap 2019 Apartment sales data

Marcus & Millichap specializes in real estate investment sales and financing.


Data from Marcus & Millichap 2019 U.S. Multifamily Investment Forecast on Average Price/Dwell...

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5 noteworthy multifamily developments

The Danforth, Seattle. Photo: Aaron Locke Photography

April 27, 2019 | Robert Cassidy, Editor

Special-needs housing in West Hollywood, Calif., and a warehouse-turned-apartments in the Twin Ci...

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Organized Living releases new color option for apartment and condominium storage systems.

Miura’s EX Gas/Oil Series High Pressure Steam Boiler at Greenwich (Conn.) Hospital. PHOTO: Miura Boiler


Greenwich Hospital, in Greenwich, Conn., chooses new Miura boilers.

Half of corporate and government offices offer wellness programs

Photo by from Pexels

April 25, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Nearly 30% of worksites offer programs for physical activity and fitness, according to the CDC....

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