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
A roll-up emergency department, next-gen telemedicine center, and biophilic cooling pods are amon...read more
Tianmen Mountain cable cars and Tongtian Avenue. Photo: Huangdan2060, Wikimedia Public Domain.
Acrophobics beware: China’s Zhangjiajie National Forest Park just got a little bit (or a lot) mor...read more
Photo courtesy of STV
The man made hills are the latest attraction to open on the island that has been under developmen...read more
The $24 million renovation of the historic Van Antwerp building in Mobile, Ala., involved working on a tight urban site and reconstituting the building for corporate and mixed-use tenants. Renovations included an 11-story addition, a new parking deck, and completely new interiors. The Building Team consisted of Goodwyn |Mills| Cawood (architect and designer), Doster Construction (GC), and Thompson Engineering (engineer). Photo: Mason Fischer Photography
Reconstruction is always a balancing act between the client’s pro forma and what the building nee...read more
Uline Arena, Washington, D.C. Antunovich Associates (architect), DAVIS Construction (GC), SSA (MEP), Douglas Development Corporation (owner). Photo: © Rick McCleary 2016 courtesy of DAVIS Construction.
Jacobs, Robins & Morton, and The Boldt Company top Building Design+Construction’s annual rank...read more
Inverness Village Hall, Inverness, Ill. Photo: Neva O'Laughlin, Wikimedia Creative Commons
HOK, Stantec, Turner Construction Co.,Clark Group, AECOM and STV top Building Design+Construction...read more
Texas Capitol Building. Pixabay Public Domain
CannonDesign, Stantec, Turner Construction Co.,Mortensen Construction, WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff...read more
The Pavilion at Ole Miss opened January 7. The 9,500-seat multipurpose facility is home to the University of Mississippi men’s and women’s basketball teams. AECOM designed the $96.5 million facility. BL Harbert International was general contractor. The Rebels men beat ’Bama in the opener, 74-66. Image: © Jeffrey Jacobs courtesy of AECOM.
Schools are renovating existing structures or building new sports facilities that can serve the s...read more
Baxter Arena, University of Nebraska, Omaha, Neb. Image courtesy of HDR Architecture, Inc.
AECOM, Thornton Tomasetti, and ME Engineers top Building Design+Construction’s annual ranking of...read more
A construction crew installs one of 1,200 prefabricated cross-laminated timber (CLT) wall panels that make up the 92-room Candlewood Suites at Redstone Arsenal, Huntsville, Ala. Leadlease was the GC, developer, and owner on the project. It is the nation’s first all-CLT hotel project. Photo courtesy of Lendlease.
By privatizing the construction, renovation, operation, maintenance, and ownership of its hotels ...read more
The Francis Crick Institute, which opens this summer in London, epitomizes the trend in science and technology projects to combine disciplines and encourage transparency. The Building Team includes HOK (architect and lead designer), AKT-II (SE), Arup (PM, services engineer), CBRE (planning consultant), Turner & Townsend (cost consultant), HCD (approved inspector), RLB (CDM consultant), Cordless (ICT consultant), Exova Warrington (fire consultant), and Horus (security consultant). Photo courtesy of HOK.
Interdisciplinary interaction is a common theme among many new science and technology offices....
Georgia Institute of Technology, Engineered Biosystems Building, Atlanta, Ga. Cooper Carry (architect), McCarthy Building Companies (GC), Newcomb & Boyd (MEP), Long Engineering (CE). Photo: Chris Cooper courtesy of Cooper Carry.
Jacobs, Affiliated Engineers, and Vanderweil Engineers top Building Design+Construction’s annual...read more
As part of the design for its corporate headquarters, SRAM, a bike parts maker in Chicago, held a contest for employees to design bike racks for their workstations. Perkins+Will was designer on this project. Photo: Michelle Litvin Studio courtesy of Perkins+Will.
Technology is redefining how offices function and is particularly salient in the growing trend of...read more
A pair of designers in DCI Artform’s satellite office in Chicago utilize the firm’s “digital cave” to create a virtual product display for a client. CannonDesign provided architectural, MEP, and A/V services for this project. JC Anderson was the GC. Mechdyne Corp. provided the cave’s video screens.Photo: Christopher Barrett Photography courtesy of CannonDesign.
Jacobs, AECOM, and Thornton Tomasetti top Building Design+Construction’s annual ranking of the na...read more
Cadillac House is definitely not your father's car dealership. The 12,000-sf showroom in New York City, part Cadillac's new corporate headquarters, includes an events runway and incubator space for visiting designers. Shawmut Design + Construction built it, Gensler designed it. Photo: @Chris Leonard, courtesy of Gensler.
Retail is becoming closely aligned with entertainment, and malls that can be repositioned as life...read more
AT&T Retail Store, Palo Alto, Calif. Photo: Jim Carroll, flickr Creative Commons
Jacobs, Henderson Engineers, and WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff top Building Design+Construction’s an...read more
CyrusOne Data Center, Houston, by Kirksey Architecture, Bihner-Chen (SE), KW Mission Critical Engineering (MEP), Skanska (GC). Photo: Aker imaging / Joe Aker, courtesy Kirksey Architecture.
Streamlined design and delivery approaches for individual business enterprises and co-location fa...read more
Facebook Data Center, Prineville, Oregon. Photo: Tom Raftery, flickr Creative Commons.
Vanderweil Engineers, Jacobs, and Syska Hennessy Group top Building Design+Construction’s annual...read more
A dramatic, three-story wood sculpture of North Carolina State University’s wolf mascot highlights the central atrium of the school’s $120 million Talley Student Union in Raleigh, N.C. On the Building Team: Duda Paine Architects (design architect), Cooper Carry (interior architect), Stewart, Inc. (SE), Stanford White (MEP), Kimley-Horn & Associates (CE), and Rodgers Builders/Russell/Dayeco (joint CM). Photo courtesy of Rodgers Builders.
Budget constraints are compelling some public institutions to pursue alternative methods of finan...read more
UW Health at The American Center, Madison, Wis. Photo: Steve Hall © Hedrich Blessing 2015, courtesy Flad Architects.
AECOM, WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, and Jacobs top Building Design+Construction’s annual ranking o...read more
Bluebeam users inspire technological change through shared insights and training at three-day eve...read more
Battery Park City, New York City, New York. Photo: Gryffindor, Creative Commons
To address the affordability problem and attract tenants, owners and developers are experimenting...read more
Wind Creek Hotel & Casino, Wetumpka, Ala., designed by Hnedak Bobo Group. Photo: Jeffrey Jacobs, courtesy Hnedak Bobo Group.
The Chespapeake Bay Foundation’s Brock Environmental Center, Virginia Beach, Va., is only the eleventh building to earn Living Building Challenge status. It generated 83% more energy than it used over the past year and treats rainwater so that it is drinkable. SmithGroupJJR led the Building Team: Skanska (owner’s rep), A+F Engineering (SE), WPL (CE), Biohabitats (water treatment), The Façade Group (BECx), and Hourigan Construction (GC). Photo: Prakash Patel / courtesty SmithGroupJJR
AEC leaders in green building are stepping up to a higher level of innovation and to be a green l...read more
Exterior light shelves on an office building in Denver, Colo. Photo: USEPA, U.S. government work
LEx Labs prototype classroom, a joint venture of design firm Huckabee, Baylor University, and an education service center. Photo courtesy Huckabee
Space flexibility is critical to classroom design. Spaces have to be adaptable, even allowing for...read more
The 18,884-sf Collegiate Center addition to Thomas Edison Prepatory High School, Tulsa, Okla., has a floating cantilever study lounge. Two multipurpose rooms double as FEMA-361 safe rooms that can each protect up to 600 persons from winds up to 240 mph. The $4.4 million addition provides 15 distinct spaces. KSQ Design led the Building Team, with the assistance of Wallace Engineering (SE), AEG Engineering, and Crossland Construction (GC). Photo courtesy KSQ Design
AECOM, Jacobs, and STV top Building Design+Construction’s annual ranking of the nation’s largest...read more
Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. Photo: Bill Dickinson/Creative Commons.
Jacobs surpassed $138 million in 2015 revenue to top BD+C’s annual ranking of the nation’s larges...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.