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Developers announce updates for Schuylkill Yards, Philadelphia’s new innovation hub

Developers revealed the first major building at Philadelphia’s Schuylkill Yards, a $3.5 billion project for Drexel University.

Curbed Philadelphia reports that an exec from the developer, Brandywine Realty Trust, shared plans for a 700,000-sf property that will have a lab and offices.

The Tremco SkyBEAM UAV is the first to be approved by the FAA for nighttime commercial operation

Drones can often times be unfairly judged. When people hear the ominous buzzing of a rotary wing drone overhead and look up to see it silhouetted against the sun, it can be easy to hear “Flight of the Valkyries” start playing in your head and think the NSA is coming to get you. And while safety and privacy issues are certainly of concern when it comes to operating drones, what is often times disregarded is just how useful UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) can be.

Studio Dror designs geodesic dome to pair with the Montreal Biosphère

Next year marks the 50th anniversary of Expo 67, a seminal World’s Fair in Montreal. One of the most famous buildings for the event was the Biosphère, a geodesic steel dome designed by architect Buckminster Fuller. The building still stands as an environment museum.

To honor the building, the anniversary of the Expo, and the city’s 375th birthday, Studio Dror, led by designer Dror Benshetrit, has created another geodesic dome

Top 10 green building projects for 2016

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and its Committee on the Environment (COTE) have selected the top ten examples of sustainable architecture and ecological design projects that protect and enhance the environment. The projects will be honored at the 2016 AIA Convention in Philadelphia.

The COTE Top Ten Awards program, now in its 20th year, is the profession's most rigorous recognition program for sustainable design excellence. The program celebrates projects that are the result of a thoroughly integrated approach to architecture, natural systems, and technology. 

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