Photos by Tom Cwenar
In striving to create the greenest office tower in the world, PNC, Gensler and their partners con...read more
Lions Park was the largest shared space for a community of about 2,400.
Images courtesy of J Rick Martin Photography
With their extensive color-matching process, Valspar helps formulate nine coating colors to adorn...read more
The 26-story hotel spanning 96,000 square-feet needed a way to not only differentiate itself amon...read more
The “new” neutral, Poised Taupe is classic yet modern and the perfect balance of warm and cool....
Room painted with the Intrepid palette. Photos courtesy Sherwin-Williams. Click here to enlarge.
The four palettes—Noir, Holistic, Intrepid, and Unbounded—were developed by a team of design and...read more
With more Building Teams considering hazard reduction and ingredient transparency in their materi...read more
Valspar's elite color matching process helped the Polk Penguin Conservation Center perfectly replicate a tabular iceberg in Antarctica. Click here to enlarge.
With Valspar’s expertly color-matched Fluropon coating, the Polk Penguin Conservation Center was...read more
New urban developments use shop- and site-applied color to enliven the cityscape. The Brand, a mixed-use project in Glendale, Calif., designed by Carrier Johnson + Culture, employs pops of primary and secondary color. Photo: Costea Photography/Courtesy Carrier Johnson + Culture
History holds the key to the next coating or sealant specification. To earn 1.0 AIA CES HSW learn...read more
Building envelope expert Bradley Carmichael of Hoffmann Architects explains how rainscreen wall s...read more
This AIA CES Discovery course discusses the six elements of an EIFS wall assembly; common EIFS fa...read more
Sherwin-Williams recently introduced Paint Shield, the first EPA-registered microbicidal paint th...read more
Doctors at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say eliminating healthcare-associated infections is a top priority. Photo: Wikimedia Commons
The new product from Sherwin-Williams, called Paint Shield, is said to not only kill over 99.9% o...read more
Researchers view the Colorado Rocky Mountains through an electricity-generating SolarWindow module. Photo courtesy SolarWindow Technologies
Made primarily out of hydrogen and carbon, the coating can turn see-through surfaces into solar p...read more
The new headquarters in Irvine, Calif., for medical office software provider Kareo, designed by LAP Inc.
Because color is incredibly subjective, personal and situational, it is difficult to study scient...read more
Stunning design by HKS leaves onlookers wondering—weathered steel or coating?
Exterior of West Los Angeles College, California
Color’s prominent role in wayfinding has become a focus in architecture, as color association is...read more
A colorful hair spa called zoey + joey in Ann Arbor, Mich. “It’s a boutique salon that incorporates the simple use of color to support their brand,” says Wightman & Associates’ Marissa Kovatch. She says she usually specifies certain branded paint products as a basis of design, especially those that meet the VOC limits in LEED. Photo courtesy Wightman & Associates
The rapid pace of development of improved liquid-applied materials and finishes has given Buildin...read more
Chameleons are known for changing their skin colors to suit the observer, but what if a building...read more
The building’s custom-fabricated wall panels look like copper, but are actually flat metal sheets...read more
Dutch company AkzoNobel is partnering with Rem Koolhaas' firm OMA to study how the application of...read more
Color-shifting finishes, dry-erase surfaces, and stain-blocking paints are highlighted in this ro...read more
This course covers life cycle assessment, color selection, emissions, durability, resilience, cor...read more
Linetec finishes Firestone’s UNA-CLAD panels, achieving a one-of-a-kind, dynamic appearance with...read more
Poor workmanship, impact damage, building movement, and incompatible or unsound substrate are amo...read more
Design experts from Hoffmann Architects offer a brief history of exterior insulation and finish s...read more
This AIA/CES class offers insight in areas including policies and codes surrounding insulated met...read more
BD+C editors offer a roundup of new products and case studies that represent the latest breakthro...read more
From a crowd-funded smart shovel to a why-didn’t-someone-do-this-sooner scheme for managing traff...read more
When it comes to durability, a 50-year building design ideally should include 50-year coatings. M...read more