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.

Organized Living closet systems were installed in all units at 20 Fulton East by dealer Rayhaven Group.

August 02, 2019 |

20 Fulton Street East is a 12-story residential community in downtown Grand Rapids, Mich., develo...

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Best of healthcare design for 2019, GHESKIO Tuberculosis Hospital, Port-au-Prince, Haiti | MASS Design Group, Photo: Iwan Baan, courtesy AIA

GHESKIO Tuberculosis Hospital, Port-au-Prince, Haiti, by MASS Design Group. Photo: Iwan Baan,, courtesy AIA


August 01, 2019 | AIA and BD+C

A VA rehab center in Palo Alto, Calif., and a tuberculosis hospital in Haiti are among five healt...

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Bilbao exterior after renovations and expansion

All renderings courtesy Foster + Partners

August 01, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The design looks to reorient the museums towards the city.

Towneplace Suites by Marriott in Sunnyvale, Calif., is one of Hersha Hotels and Resorts’ managed hotels. In recent years, Hersha has significantly lowered its properties' energy and water consumption. Image: Hersha Hotels and Resorts.

July 31, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

But owners and operators must be on the same page to achieve meaningful sustainability, says a ne...

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Amenities war no more? Research report explores multifamily market

The skylit 75-foot, three-lane lap pool at Hub, a 54-story rental tower of 750 apartments (150 affordable) in Brooklyn, N.Y., designed by Dattner Architects. Photo: Evan Joseph, courtesy Dattner Architects

July 31, 2019 |

Multifamily developers show no signs of pulling back on specialty spaces and unique offerings in...

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Rendering courtesy Magnusson Architecture + Planning

July 31, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Magnusson Architecture + Planning is designing the project.

All renderings courtesy Gensler

July 30, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

What once destroyed Notre-Dame will now serve to make it stronger.

All renderings courtesy LA Clippers.

July 29, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

AECOM is designing the project.

Empire State Building museum, New York, N.Y. Image: Evan Joseph, Empire State Building Observatory

What museum about the Empire State Building would be complete without a reference to King Kong? Visitors can walk into an office setting from the 1930s that’s pierced by the famous ape’s fingers. Kong himself is seen peering menacingly through the office’s windows. All images: Evan Joseph, Empire State Building Observatory


July 29, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

A $165 million, 10,000-sf museum opened on the second floor of the Empire State Building in New Y...

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An aerial rendering of Publix's distribution campus in North Carolina, which is scheduled to be completed by early 2022. Image: LEO A DALY

July 26, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

LEO A DALY will provide the architecture and engineering services.

All renderings courtesy of the Los Angeles Dodgers.

July 25, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The renovations will be completed before the 2020 season.

Renae's Place for Homeless Families, Cambridge, Mass., Photo: Bruce T. Martin

The late Victorian structure at 859 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, Mass., has been fully upgraded to “near” net-zero energy standards. The 7,500-sf home can shelter 10 homeless women and their children. Photo: Bruce T. Martin


July 24, 2019 | Peter Fabric, Contributing Editor

The 1885 Victorian home in Cambridge, Mass., gets a new, energy-efficient life as Renae's Place,...

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prefab construction, modular construction, offsite construction

Photo: Pixabay


July 23, 2019 | Robert Cassidy, Editor, Multifamily Design+Construction

The most important benefit of offsite construction, when done right, is reliability.

Image: Ute Zscharnt for David Chipperfield Architects

July 22, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

David Chipperfield Architects designed the building.

The renovation of Thigpen Hall on the campus of Alabama A&M University included a complete makeover of the residential hall's ceilings, bathrooms, and flooring. Image: Turner Construction

July 20, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

This is the latest of numerous projects in Huntsville that the GC has engaged over the past 65 ye...

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A rendering of the main entry of Mora (Minn.) Hospital and Clinic, which underwent an extensive remodeling and expansion. Image: Courtesy of Kraus Anderson Construction

July 18, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

A 25-month project includes three separate additions.

What multifamily developers are saying about Ori Living's robotic interior system

Ori Pocket Closet opens (via black button) for access to clothes, etc. Pocket Closet comes with 110 cubic feet of storage, 140 inches of hanging space, a desk, 48-inch TV nook, LED lighting, three outlets, and two USB ports and adds the equivalent of 40 square feet of usable space to an apartment. Cost: $3,000 to $7,000. Photo: Ori Living

July 17, 2019 | Robert Cassidy, Editor, Multifamily Design+Construction

This robotically controlled, space-saving furniture system can add more than 100 square feet of u...

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Robotic interiors: How to make a studio apartment feel as big as a one-bedroom unit

Ori Studio Suite comes with a full or queen bed, a dining table or desk, a 50- or 60-inch TV nook, up to 133 cubic feet of storage, 48 to  60 inches of space to hang clothes, LED lighting, six outlets, and two USB ports. The system “adds” up to 136 of usable square footage to the unit. Cost: $7,000 to $15,000, depending on order quantity. Photo: Ori Living

July 17, 2019 | Robert Cassidy, Editor, Multifamily Design+Construction

Meet Ori Living's robotically controlled, space-saving furniture system. 

July 17, 2019 | Gordian

Using RSMeans data from Gordian, here are the most recent construction costs for low-rise and mid...

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View from SE at night

All renderings courtesy Populous

July 17, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The $250 million stadium is being privately funded by the team’s ownership group.

July 15, 2019 | Rob Cassidy, Editor

We're looking for the best new "student housing" communities for our Fall Issue of Multifamily De...

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7 new multifamily developments to track this summer

Sitka, a 384-unit apartment complex in Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood. Photo: Vulcan Real Estate

July 15, 2019 | Robert Cassidy, Editor, Multifamily Design+Construction

Ballpark living in Anaheim, Calif., and a water-friendly apartment complex in Seattle highlight t...

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Summer assignments: 2019 K-12 school construction costs

Photo by Pixabay  


July 15, 2019 | Gordian

Using RSMeans data from Gordian, here are the most recent costs per square foot for K-12 school b...

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ErinoakKids treatment center, Erin Sauga, courtesy Stantec

For our design for an ErinoakKids treatment center, we needed to include a staircase that incorporated a large landing, since kids with mobility issues require a space to rest. So, we came up with a treehouse concept, which can be seen at the top left of this image. Photo courtesy Stantec

July 15, 2019 | Iva Radikova and Olivera Sipka, Stantec

Standard building requirements don’t have to be boring. Here’s how you can inject whimsical touch...

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July 15, 2019 | Amy Carter, Bethany Callihan, and James Crispino

Below are five strategies to improve access and patient experience.

All renderings courtesy Steven Holl Architects

July 15, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Their winning proposal was supported by six of the seven members of the jury.

July 12, 2019 | Anne Bradley

In the workplace, the only constant is change.

Bentley University's new ice arena includes classrooms, and has hosted non-sporting events like concerts and fashion shows. Image: Bentley University

July 12, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Several ARC-designed projects give the firm’s academic clients more event-hosting flexibility....

Zurich North America’s HQ outside Chicago

Zurich North America’s HQ outside Chicago is rooted in one of the most expansive employee engagement efforts in history, and the extensive data it generated. Photo courtesy CannonDesign

July 11, 2019 | Heather Rosen, Workplace Strategy Consultant, CannonDesign

The traditional model of signing long-term leases, committing extensive capital to an inflexible...

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All photos: Laurian Ghinitoiu

July 11, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The project gives Bordeaux an art-filled public space from the waterfront to the city’s new urban...

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