Architects

Every building starts with a concept and a design. Architects are involved at every stage of the process, even after a design has been finalized, helping other building team members through the snares and missteps in the construction process.

A slight majority of states (26, plus the District of Columbia) saw rental increases over the first six months of 2017, with the largest average percent changes coming in South Carolina (7.3%), Maine (7.3%), Vermont (7.2%), and Rhode Island (7.0%). Source: Abodo 

July 12, 2017 | Abodo

The most notable rental increases are in growing markets in the South and Southwest: New Orleans,...

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July 12, 2017 | David Barista, Editorial Director

Engineering firms such as Arup, Glumac, and Thornton Tomasetti are leveraging their in-house expe...

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As the population ages, designers of commercial and multifamily applications are incorporating new solutions to meet those demands. Ergonomics can be an integral part of design, manufacturing, and use. Nowhere is this more critical than in bathroom design.

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The Maxwell in Arlington, Va. Photo: Sam Kittner

July 12, 2017 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

Zen meditation gardens, bocce courts, saltwater pools, and free drinks highlight the niceties at...

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Sean Parham, VP of Product Marketing and Management with Aditazz Photo: Adam Grubb

July 06, 2017 | BD+C Staff

BD+C’s inaugural AEC innovation conference, Accelerate Live! (May 11, Chicago), featured...

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Stantec is acquiring RNL Design, whose specialties include public transit and urban design. Image: Stantec

June 25, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The engineering giant also names successor to CEO who will retire at the end of this year.

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June 19, 2017 | Brenda Radmacher, Partner, Wood, Smith, Henning & Berman

Logical and well-planned steps to effective negotiation.

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Bluebeam’s Sasha Reed discusses why AEC leaders should give their teams permission to responsibly br... read more
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Thornton Tomasetti’s Jonatan Schumacher presents the firm’s business model for developing, incubatin... read more
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Yazdani’s Ben Juckes discusses the firm’s tech-centric culture, where scripting has become an every-... read more

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June 13, 2017 | NCARB

For the first time since NCARB began collecting demographics data, gender equity improved along e...

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Courtesy of LEGO.

June 07, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

744 LEGO bricks are used to recreate the famous Wright design, including the 1992 addition.

David Baker at his firm’s most recent apartment project, Potrero 1010. Photo: Anne Hamersky Media

David Baker at his firm’s most recent apartment project, Potrero 1010. Photo: Anne Hamersky Media

June 07, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

For 35 years, architect David Baker has been a spirited voice for affordable housing, in San Fran...

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June 05, 2017 | NCARB

Architects without a professional degree in architecture can now earn NCARB certification through...

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The 773,000-sf W and Element Hotel, which is scheduled to open in Philadelphia in 2018, will be one of the first projects completed under the combined company formed by the merger of NELSON with Cope Linder Architects. NELSON has also merged with KA Architecture, which with Cope Linder will form a core-and-shell practice within the firm. Image: Cope Linder Architects

June 02, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

More growth ahead, as NELSON expects to double its workforce and revenue this year.

Strong brew: Heineken HQ spurs innovation through interaction [slideshow]

All photos: Garrett Rowland

June 02, 2017 | BD+C Staff

The open plan concept features a Heineken bar and multiple social zones.

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Sasaki’s Pablo Savid-Buteler and Brad Prestbo talk about how the firm’s maker initiatives are changi... read more
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Russ Sykes discusses SmithGroupJJR’s ongoing journey to create a firm culture that ignites innovatio... read more
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Architect Paul Westlake, Jr., shares his methods for adding value to projects through creative finan... read more
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Architects Marcene Kinney and Angela Mazzi share design hacks pinpointing specific aspects of the bu... read more
Sun, sky brightness, and glow: Making the most of daylight [AIA course]

The Tidewater Joint-Use Library, Virginia Beach, Va., has an angled “daylight harvester” that runs its length to maximize available sunlight. Photo: Jeff Goldberg/ESTO, courtesy Carrier Johnson+Culture

May 30, 2017 | C.C. Sullivan, Contributing Editor

To some project teams, “daylighting” means using glass area to admit direct sunlight, period.

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Security begins when you close the door [AIA course]

High-security entrance to the new Sandy Hook School, Newtown, Conn. Photo: Katelyn Chapin

May 30, 2017 | C.C. Sullivan, Contributing Editor

Selecting door and window systems for any building project demands a complete articulation of saf...

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Industry Groups move toward Unified Green Building Model Code in 2018

Photo: Pixabay

May 30, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The effort involves combining ASHRAE's Standard 189.1 with the International Green Construction C...

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Florida preparing to adjust to new building elevation requirements

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May 30, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

New floodplain maps and state code changes loom.

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May 30, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

There’s disagreement around how much pay regulations add to cost of projects.

Wooster Hall, looking north as sunlight strikes the steps of the atrium, marking solar noon. Photo: © 2016 Tim Hursley 

May 30, 2017 | Randolph Croxton, Croxton Collaborative Architects

Success in retrofit projects requires an entirely different mindset than in new construction, wri...

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BIG’s 12 partners. Image: Courtesy of BIG

May 26, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Kai-Uwe Bergmann, the firm’s head of global business development, says engineering and urban plan...

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Daniel Davis offers a glimpse into the world at WeWork, and how his team is rethinking workplace des... read more
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Sean Parham shares how Aditazz is shaking up the traditional design and construction approaches by a... read more
May 24, 2017 |
In this 15-minute talk at BD+C’s Accelerate Live! (May 11, 2017, Chicago), Nathan Miller presents hi... read more

Image courtesy of Metropolis Books.

May 23, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The installation will showcase 200 years worth of unrealized Big Apple projects via original draw...

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