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.read more
Thornton Tomasetti was the SE for T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The venue opened in April 2016. Photo: Bill Feldberg/Wikimedia Commons.
AECOM, Jacobs, and Thornton Tomasetti head Building Design+Construction's 2016 ranking of the lar...read more
The LEED Platinum–registered Engineered Biosystems Building at Georgia Tech is packed with energy-saving features and technologies, including energy-recovery wheels, a two-stage runaround loop for vivarium systems, and chilled beams. On the Building Team: Lake|Flato Architects (design architect), Cooper Carry (AOR), Research Facilities Design (lab planner), Uzun & Case Engineers (SE), Newcomb & Boyd (MEP), Long Engineering (CE), and McCarthy Building Cos. (GC). Photo: Chris Cooper
Trends include 3D printing, modular hospitals, and fluid dampers.
CallisonRTKL served as architect for this Warren Clinic in Tulsa, Okla. Image: CallisonRTKL.
Stantec, HOK, and Callison RTKL once again top Building Design+Construction's 2016 ranking of the...read more
Hamilton Elementary School in Moline, Ill., features a range of interactive learning spaces designed to encourage critical thinking and collaboration, including an “imaginarium,” discovery lab, and learning stair (pictured). On the Building Team: Legat Architects (design architect), KJWW Engineering (SE), Amsco Engineering (MEP), McClure Engineering (CE), MVP Services Group (kitchen design), and Russell Construction (CM). Photo: AJ Brown Imaging
Gensler surpasses $1.1 billion in revenue, topping Building Design+Construction’s annual...read more
Photo: Ron Blunt. Click here to enlarge.
The National Healthcare Design Awards recognizes functional hospital projects that solve aestheti...read more
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A committee will evaluate proposals in September.
Paradise City in Seoul, South Korea. Rendering: MVRDV. Click here to enlarge.
The 9,800-sm complex will have retail and nightclub space. A plaza separates the two concrete bui...read more
Construction in Philadelphia in the summer of 2016. Photo: Alexis Lewis/Creative Commons.
The June ABI score was down from May, but the figure was positive for the fifth consecutive month...read more
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Now in its 40th year, BD+C’s annual Giants 300 report ranks AEC firms by discipline and across mo...read more
Immeuble Clarté in Switzerland, a new UNESCO World Heritage site. Photo: Romano1246/Wikimedia Commons.
The sites are spread across seven counties and were built over the course of 50 years. Le Corbusi...read more
Lakeside Senior Apartments in Oakland, Calif. Photo: Bruce Damonte. Click here to enlarge.
Affordable housing, specialized housing, and accessible housing projects were honored.
The new stadium and mixed-use project for the Los Angeles Rams. Renderings courtesy LA Rams.
The 70,000-seat stadium will be ready by the 2019 NFL season. The surrounding mixed-use developme...read more
Courtesy ZHA. Click here to enlarge.
The 38-story building will have a mashrabiya latticed facade with hotel and residential space ins...read more
OhioHealth Neuroscience Institute at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus. Building Team: NBBJ (architect), Korda (SE/MEP), Dynamix (MEP), EMH&T (CE), and Whiting-Turner/Corna Kokosing (CM). Photos courtesy Ohio CTC. Click here to enlarge.
Experts explain the benefits of DA, a process where the subcontractors are retained to assist oth...read more
Construction in Miami in July 2016. Photo: Phillip Pessar/Creative Commons.
Common concerns about DA include lack of familiarity, obtaining competitive pricing, and design l...read more
Perkins Eastman was the architect for the Huishan North Bund mixed-use development in Shanghai. The buildings received LEED Gold, China 3-Star Rating, and BREEAM Excellent Certifications. Rendering courtesy Perkins Eastman.
The firm will partner with the International Finance Corporation to promote sustainable building...read more
Fort Belvoir Community Hospital in Virginia. Photo: Fort Belvoir Community Hospital/Creative Commons.
Consortium members discussed how architects, designers, and health professionals can best apply d...read more
The wa_sauna functions as a boat that can be taken out on open waters. Photo: Kevin Scott, courtesy AIA.
AIA chose the 2016 recipients of the Small Project Awards. Every entry cost less than $1.5 millio...read more
A parking garage was being built in SeaTac, Wash., in June 2016. Photo: SounderBruce/Creative Commons.
Recent client interest could signal resurgence for institutional market. May's ABI score was the...read more
Evans Hall, the new home of the Yale School of Management in New Haven, Conn. Photo: Nick Allen/Wikimedia Commons
The school will introduce Design Observer co-founders Jessica Helfand and Michael Bierut as facul...read more
Outfront Media, Gensler, and MAK's Sunset Strip Spectacular billboard concept. Click here to enlarge.
The concepts are curvy, sleek, and multidimensional, and feature sharp digital displays.
Jared Della Valle, President of Brooklyn, N.Y.-based Alloy LLC
Led by an ambitious President and a CEO with deep pockets, Alloy LLC's six entities control the e...read more
Inaugural 2.5-day event will convene 125+ leading AEC women in Dana Point, Calif., November 9-11,...read more
HDR design team members utilize computational design tools to collaborate on façade treatment strategies for one of the firm’s arena projects. Courtesy HDR
Data-driven design expert Nathan Miller offers helpful advice for getting your firm ready to use...read more
A project team at HDR collaborates on design solutions for a sports facility project with the help of data-driven design tools. The firm has been using CM tools for several years. Photo courtesy HDR
Rapid prototyping, custom plug-ins, and data dashboards are among the common applications for com...read more
The redeveloped Central Terminal B at New York's LaGuardia Airport will have 35 gates. Construction of this $4 billion project started officially on June 1, as its public-private development partnership signed a long-term lease with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Rendering: LaGuardia Gateway Partners
The development consortium has secured financing for the $4 billion project, and signed an operat...read more
The Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral, with the 3737 Chestnut building in the background. Courtesy BLT Architects. Click here to enlarge.
The Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral capitalizes on hot property to help fund much needed upgrade...read more
UCSD Medical Center Central Plant in La Jolla, Calif. Photo: Kevin Turner. Click here to enlarge.
An undulating roof, floor-to-ceiling glass, and façade scheme give visual appeal to a plant that...read more
Studio Five Architects worked on the University of Minnesota Health Clinics and Surgery Center in Minneapolis. Rendering courtesy University of Minnesota Physicians/Cannon Design
Led by Linda McCracken-Hunt, SFA is one of Minnesota’s oldest woman-owned architecture firms....
The new John J. Hemmingson Center’s “main street” features several dining options, including a Starbucks. Photo: Christian Columbres. Click here to enlarge.
Retail mall features, comfortable furniture, and floor-to-ceiling glass add vibrancy to the new J...read more