Reconstruction & Renovation

Rendering courtesy of EFFEKT

January 30, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The transformed building would provide space for street sports, street culture, and street art....

Rendering courtesy of Johnson Nathan Strohe.

January 25, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The 1883 Denver Hose Company No.1 building will be fully restored as part of the project.

Courtesy of LMN Architects

November 18, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

LMN Architects is the architect and interior designer for the Bebb and Gould-designed museum.


Even though the Seaholm Power Plant has been out of operation since 1989, its iconic stacks still define the Seaholm District, which includes a 30-story residential condominium high-rise and low-rise retail/office space. The central plaza is illuminated by a custom responsive light installation coordinated by the city of Austin’s Art and Public Places program. Courtesy of Casey Dunn Photography.

November 11, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The power plant was on the National Register of Historic Places and is a Recorded Texas Historic...

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The Grand Lobby is accented by original millwork that was reinstalled after the columns were structurally reinforced. Courtesy Brad Pogatetz Photography

November 11, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Built in 1893 for the World’s Columbian Exposition, the CAA was an exclusive social club founded...

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September 27, 2016 | Getty Conservation Institute

Getty-led research and funding leads to important site repairs and long-term conservation managem...

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The massive DAYTONA Rising Project in progress.

| September 13, 2016 | Bluebeam

Daytona International Speedway has undergone a $400 million full-scale makeover to update the fac...

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Rendering courtesy of LMNB via ArchDaily

September 08, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

According to the architects, Maison Edouard François, the project will act as a new green lung fo...

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Main Concert Hall. Image courtesy of Sydney Opera House

August 31, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Acoustical improvements will be made alongside upgrades in accessibility, efficiency, and flexibi...

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Clark Construction crew members install an Edge Guard infection control panel at Fair Oaks (Va.) Hospital. The system is reusable and integrates ICRA barrier requirements, including pressure monitoring, notices, security, and filtration. Photo courtesy of Clark Construction.

August 23, 2016 | David Barista, Editorial Director

Clark Construction Group pilots the Edge Guard system on the Fair Oaks (Va.) Hospital reconstruct...

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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

August 19, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Reconstruction is always a balancing act between the client’s pro forma and what the building nee...

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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.

August 19, 2016 | BD+C Staff

Jacobs, Robins & Morton, and The Boldt Company top Building Design+Construction’s annual rank...

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Smithsonian Arts and Industries Building, Washington, D.C. Photo: G. Edward Johnson, Wikimedia Creative Commons

August 19, 2016 | BD+C Staff

Gilbane Building Co., Turner Construction Co., and The Whiting-Turner Contracting Co. top Buildin...

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Europa Building, Brussels, Belgium. Photo: Riki, Wikipedia Creative Commons

August 19, 2016 | BD+C Staff

The Beck Group, Stantec, and IMC Consruction top Building Design+Construction’s annual ranking of...

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Volunteers from long-time sponsor, Walsh Construction, pose with homeowners during National Rebuilding Day 2016.

August 16, 2016 | Rebuilding Together Metro Chicago

Rebuilding Together Metro Chicago’s work engages 3,500 volunteers every year to work on more than...

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Images courtesy Frank Lloyd Wright Revival Initiative

August 09, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The Frank Lloyd Wright Revival Initiative is set to begin its reconstruction efforts with the Ban...

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Synagogues in Omaha and New York get new lives after intense reconstruction

The performance space at the Omaha (Neb.) Conservatory of Music was carved from the sanctuary of what had been Temple Israel. Image: @2015 Dan Schwalm/HDR

June 16, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The Omaha Conservatory of Music gets a new home in a temple. A fire leads to an ambitious rebuild...

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The Net Zero Plus Electrical Training Institute in Los Angeles expects to consume 51% less energy and produce 1.25 times the energy it uses, thanks to a $15.5 million retrofit. Image courtesy of NZP ETI.

June 13, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The goal of the Net Zero Plus Electrical Training Institute is for this structure to become a mod...

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Certification programs have only scratched the surface of assessing the performance of existing buildings. A new certification program, BREEAM USA, hopes to change that by making it easier for owners and managers to find out where their buildings stand and how they can make improvements. Image: Pixabay

June 08, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

BREEAM USA, an offshoot of a program already in place in Europe, aims to ease the point of entry....

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Photo Credit: Tremco Roofing and Building Maintenance

April 25, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The SkyBEAM UAV is used for identifying energy leaks, rooftop damage, deteriorating façades, and...

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Redevelopment plan announced for Chicago’s historic Cook County Hospital

Entrance to the Cook County Hospital in Chicago. Photo: Jeff Dahl/Wikimedia Commons

April 07, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The century-old, Beaux Arts architecture-inspired hospital will transform into a mixed-use develo...

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Image courtesy OUE Skyspace LA

March 03, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The glass slide, part of a $50 million renovation project, will stretch 45 feet along the exterio...

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Tobey Building on the NH Hospital campus in Concord, NH

| February 16, 2016 | Viega

The renovation of the historic Tobey Building provided one of the most state-of-the-art HVAC syst...

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Understanding the value of physical due diligence

Aged HVAC unit on a large commercial complex in Muskegon, Mich. All photos: WJE

January 29, 2016 | Ross J. Smith, P.E., LEED AP BD+C, CDT

Physical inspections can range widely by discipline, level of detail, and the resulting deliverab...

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Rendering: Millerhare

January 25, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The five million-sf project includes two office towers, a residential tower, retail space, and a...

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What went wrong? Diagnosing building envelope distress [AIA course]

Image depicts a brick veneer exterior that has expanded and pulled away from the window. Image: Hoffmann Architects

September 29, 2015 | John J. Hoffmann, FAIA, and Deborah J. Costantini, AIA, Hoffmann Architects

With so many diverse components contributing to building envelope assemblies, it can be challengi...

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Frank Gehry is working on master plan for the L.A. River

Photo: Downtowngal/Wikimedia Commons

August 12, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The architect is stressing water reclamation and greater public access

GIANTS 300 REPORT: Restorations breathe new life into valuable older buildings

The Spencer Museum of Art at the University of Kansas, with 40,000 artworks and artifacts, will undergo a renovation of 30,000 sf, about one-third of its total space. The Building Team: Pei Cobb Freed & Partners (primary architect), Sabatini & Associates (associate architect), and Mar Lan Construction (GC). Photo: Courtesy Pei Cobb Freed & Partners

August 07, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

AEC Giants discuss opportunities and complications associated with renovation, restoration, and a...

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Oregon to spend $300 million for seismic updates on public buildings

Photo: Oreogn State Capitol building. M.O. Stevens, Wikimedia Commons.

July 16, 2015 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

A survey found that more than 1,000 Oregon school buildings face a high risk of collapse during e...

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Google to convert an Alabama coal-burning plant to a data center running on clean energy

This October, Tennessee Valley Authority will close its outdated Widows Creek coal plant in Stevenson, Ala., which had been providing energy to the region since the 1960s. Photo: TVA Web Team via Wikimedia Commons

June 26, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The $600 million conversion project will be Google's 14th data center globally, but the first it...

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