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
Chicago Public Library, Chinatown Branch. Photo: © Hedrich Blessing/SOM
Snøhetta’s Ryerson University student center and the Billings (Mont.) Public Library by Will Brud...read more
Is the U.S. in an innovative funk, or is this just the calm before the storm?
Federal Center South Building 1202 in Seattle. The building, designed by ZGF Architects LLP, was a COTE Top Ten Green Project in 2013. Photo: Benjamin Benschneider
"Lessons from the Leading Edge" is a study of the 200 Committee on the Environment (COTE) Top Ten...read more
Image Courtesy of Sean Gallagher, Diller Scofidio + Renfro
Morpholio’s new ScalePen feature dynamically sets line weight depending on the scale or zoom leve...read more
Courtesy Steven Holl Architects
The new Rubenstein Commons will be a 20,000-sf structure at the center of the campus for the Inst...read more
The mosaics should embody the ideals of being bold and cutting-edge through literal or abstract n...read more
Photo Credit: William Lesch, Lori Carroll, Esthela J. Celya
Floating vanities, tricked-out showers, and freestanding tubs highlight the top bathroom design t...read more
Photo Credit: Mike Tuell, Tom E. Lutz, AKBD
Charging stations, built-in coffeemakers, and pet stations—these are among the top kitchen design...read more
Rendering courtesy of World War One Centennial Commission
Joe Weishaar and sculptor Sabin Howard were selected from among five finalists and over 350 entri...read more
Domestic deals were up, while international deals were down. Source: Morrissey Goodale
Consulting firm Morrissey Goodale tracked a record 234 sales of U.S.-based A/E firms last year....
Image/ Visualization by Luxigon
The single-story structure is designed for sustainability as well as function.
The expansion looks to combine design elements inspired by human movement, speed, and the strengt...read more
Photo: © Bruce Damonte
The aquarium set new technical standards for the building type, which still influence today, such...read more
This AIA CES Discovery course discusses the six elements of an EIFS wall assembly; common EIFS fa...read more
Economists continue to debate whether the U.S. economy will be more resilient than other nations and thrive, or limp along for the next several years. Image courtesy Pixabay
Strong job growth and dwindling consumer debt give rise to hope.
By all indications, 2015 was another solid year for U.S. architecture, engineering, and construct...read more
A new survey from Building Design+Construction shows that U.S. architecture, engineering...read more
Modules for a data center for one of Skanska’s telecommunications clients were built in an offsite factory. Callison was the architect. Cosentini Associates provided engineering. Photo: Adam Friedberg
Data centers account for 2% of the nation’s electricity consumption and about 30% of the power us...read more
Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command Headquarters, San Diego. Photo: Rick Naystatt, U.S. Navy
Increased competition among green building rating systems, the rise of net-zero buildings, and a...read more
The master plan will rejuvenate the former site of the Pittsburgh Penguins' arena. Renderings courtesy BIG
Paths will be carved to create a dialogue between Pittsburgh’s urbanscape and its hilly surroundi...read more
The Benjamin P. Grogan and Jerry L. Dove Federal Building in Miramar, Fla., was named DBIA 2015 Project of the Year. Rendering courtesy Krueck + Sexton; other images courtesy DBIA.
This year, 26 projects in 10 categories were awarded National Awards of Merit. One project in eac...read more
The Kinetic Block by MIT's Tangible Media Group
The Kinetic Blocks can manipulate objects into shapes without human interference.
San Antonio is redesigning its river barges. Photo: Mike Whaling/Creative Commons.
Winning concepts will incorporate innovative new materials while remaining buildable and economic...read more
Chevron-patterned tiles are trending. All images courtesy Novità
Supersized tile and 3D walls are among the trending tile design themes seen at Cersaie, an exhibi...read more
The main exhibit hall is the Chicago Cultural Center, which opened in 1897 and served as the city’s main library until 1977. Photo by Adilla Menayang
From lightweight wooden pallets to the largest lengths of CLT-slabs that can be shipped across No...read more
The 777,100-sf development by Landbank Investment on Central & Wolfe in Sunnyvale, Calif., is just five miles from Apple’s current Cupertino headquarters.
The project has been dubbed as another “spaceship,” referencing the nickname for the loop-shaped...read more
JetBlue’s Terminal 5 at New York’s JFK International gives passengers a sense of place with its new rooftop garden. Photo: @Paul Rivera
Nimble designs, and technology that humanizes the passenger experience, are letting airports conc...read more
Photo: Salim Virji via flickr Creative Commons
FMI’s latest report singles out manufacturing, lodging, and office sectors as the drivers of nonr...read more
Image depicts a brick veneer exterior that has expanded and pulled away from the window. Image: Hoffmann Architects
With so many diverse components contributing to building envelope assemblies, it can be challengi...read more
The AMIE building, unveiled by the Oak Ridge National Laboratory at the DOE’s Industry Day event. Images courtesy SOM
The Additive Manufacturing Integrated Energy (AMIE) building features a high-performance shell wi...read more