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.
Early days at Isle of Palms. J.C. Long is at left in photo.

Early days at Isle of Palms. J.C. Long is at left in photo. Except as noted, all images courtesy 
The Beach Company

October 29, 2017 | Mike Plotnick, Contributing Editor

Spanning four generations, The Beach Company continues to expand its development footprint across...

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The design and construction of a 270,000-sf elementary school in Cambridge, Mass., are guided by that city's net zero energy goals. Image: William Rawn Associates.

October 28, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The building’s programming will provide more access to the community at large. 

Under resting on the seabed

Rendering courtesy of Snøhetta

October 25, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The Snøhetta-designed restaurant will also function as a research center for marine life.

West Pavilion at Nippert Stadium

Last fall, the University of Cincinnati unveiled its newly renovated and expanded West Pavilion at Nippert Stadium, one of the nation’s oldest collegiate football stadiums. The five-story, 115,000-sf pavilion offers much-needed events and meeting space and luxury seating options. Architecture Research Office and Heery International led the $65 million project.

October 23, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Colleges are going all out to optimize the fan experience and make the most of student athletes’...

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Gensler led the Building Team that converted a 16,000-sf former storage facility into a new headquarters space for Investors Management Corporation, one of several old buildings that have been transformed during a recent redevelopment spurt in Raleigh, N.C. Image: Chris Leonard/courtesy of Gensler 

October 23, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

This adaptive reuse establishes more direct visual and physical connections to a growing city. ...

Weed Army Community Hospital

Weed Army Community Hospital, Fort Irwin, Calif., designed by RLF/Ellerbe Becket and constructed by Turner Construction, is the country’s first net-zero energy, carbon neutral hospital. Photo: Steven M. Langston, AIA, Design Director, RLF.

October 23, 2017 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

An Army hospital in the Mojave Desert sets a new bar for sustainable design.

Crowd in a stadium
October 23, 2017 | BD+C Staff

AECOM, Mortenson Construction, and Turner Construction Co. top BD+C’s ranking of the nat...

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Photo: Susan Fleck

October 23, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The 40,000-sf space can support a wide variety of group activities.

LPC

October 20, 2017 | BD+C Staff

WSP, Walter P Moore, and ME Engineers top BD+C’s ranking of the nation’s largest sports...

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T-Moble Arena

T-Mobile Arena. Photo: Courtesy Populous, Jeff Goldberg

October 20, 2017 | BD+C Staff

Populous, HOK, and HKS top BD+C’s ranking of the nation’s largest sports sector architec...

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The 21W20 luxury condo development in New York City

Abundant daylighting, triple-pane windows, and sound attenuation measures are among the wellness-focused features at the 21W20 luxury condo development in New York City’s Flatiron District. Courtesy Gale International.

October 19, 2017 | David Barista, Editorial Director

As the competition for renters and buyers heats up, multifamily developers look to health and wel...

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Wasl Tower with the Burj Khalifa in the background

Courtesy UNStudio

October 19, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The 63-story tower will house a Mandarin Oriental hotel, residences, and restaurants.

The Dairy Farmers of America Headquarters

The headquarters of the Dairy Farmers of America is an example of a new breed of suburban corporate campuses that complement an emerging growth corridor—in this case, Kansas City, Kan.—that already included retail, restaurants, and residential. The 110,000-sf building was designed with an eye toward recruitment and retention. HOK was the design architect for the office; JE Dunn Construction built it. Photo: Michael Robinson.

October 19, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Is the shift toward attracting younger workers too much or not enough?

The 2,315-sf, third-floor penthouse at the Sanctuary, Washington, D.C.

The 2,315-sf, third-floor penthouse at the Sanctuary. “The space is art itself,” says the new owner, a real estate lawyer/developer. “I’m still discovering new angles and vantage points from which to enjoy my home. Living in a 120-year-old church on Capitol Hill is a truly unique experience.” PHOTOS: © ERIC TAYLOR PHOTOGRAPHY

October 19, 2017 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

Once there were 857 churches in the District of Columbia. Now there are 856. One of them became a...

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Halkin Mason Photography, Courtesy of KSS Architects

October 18, 2017 | BD+C Staff

Turner Construction Co., Structure Tone, and Holder Construction top BD+C’s ranking of t...

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222 S. Riverside office

Photo: Wright Heerema Architects

October 17, 2017 | BD+C Staff

AECOM, WSP, and Thornton Tomasetti top BD+C’s ranking of the nation’s largest office sec...

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Two employees in an office

Photo: Davis Architects

October 17, 2017 | BD+C Staff

Gensler, Jacobs, and HOK top BD+C’s ranking of the nation’s largest office sector archit...

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The exterior of Dunham College
October 13, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The residential communities were designed by KWK Architects and combine living and learning ameni...

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The 190,000-sf Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience, which opens next month on the campus of the University of Southern California, will provide research and lab space for the Engineering, Arts & Sciences, and Medical schools. This is the largest building on campus, and its construction required more than 50,000 yards of soil to be exported, 4.5 million pounds of concrete and rebar for poured-in-place floors and walls, and 2,000-plus steel embeds for a suspended clean room plenum leel and exterior masonry. Image: USC

October 12, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The building is designed to maximize recruitment and interaction of scientists and researchers....

The Center for Wounded Veterans at U of I
October 12, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The Chez Family Foundation Center for Wounded Veterans in Higher Education is the first building...

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Aerial view of a city street
October 11, 2017 | David Barista, Editorial Director

Left out of this ongoing national debate over infrastructure are the nation’s other publ...

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The Summer Wind multifamily community

Rendering courtesy of The Beach Company

October 11, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Summer Wind will be about half an hour outside of Charleston, S.C., in the rapidly expanding Summ...

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Troy Hall's north facade

Photo courtesy of Perkins+Will

October 10, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Almost 15,000 sf of space was added to the original, four-story building.

The 250,000-sf Lee Magnet High School

The 250,000-sf Lee Magnet High School, East Baton Rouge, La., is organized around three academies, each with 400 students, specializing in STEM, biomedical, and digital arts. Photo: Michael Robinson Photography.

October 09, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Some long-term K-12 trends—like beefing up safety and security, and designing for more natural li...

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Interconnected systems (such as the Schlage Control lock shown here) are being used in multifamily complexes.

Interconnected systems (such as the Schlage Control lock shown here) are being used in multifamily complexes, student housing, and senior-living communities. Photo courtesy Schlage

October 09, 2017 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

Four certified security professionals offer important advice. 

The Dero Decker two-tiered bike parking system

The Dero Decker two-tiered bike parking system.

October 09, 2017 | MFDC Editorial Staff

Bamboo wall panels, an adaptable prep sink, and a two-tiered bike parking system are among the pr...

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Instead of a library, Hermantown High School, near Duluth, Minn., has a wired media center. Books are available in a high-density storage area. Photo: Steve Silverman Photography.

October 09, 2017 | BD+C Staff

Gilbane Building Co., Balfour Beatty US, and Skanska USA top BD+C’s ranking of the natio...

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The large atrium biome in ISTB-7

Rendering courtesy of Studio Ma

October 09, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The science and research complex will include an atrium biome filled with plants and water.

Waunakee Intermediate School

Waunakee Intermediate School Library, Photo: EUA

October 06, 2017 | BD+C Staff

AECOM, IMEG/KJWW/TTG, and STV top BD+C’s ranking of the nation’s largest K-12 sector eng...

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Students work on computers in a conference room

Courtesy: Legat Architects

October 06, 2017 | BD+C Staff

Stantec, DLR Group, and PBK top BD+C’s ranking of the nation’s largest K-12 sector archi...

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