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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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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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Industry Groups move toward Unified Green Building Model Code in 2018

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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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OSHA suspends electronic injury, illness reporting requirement

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May 30, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The agency is keeping records from being publicly disclosed—for now.

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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Lucas Richmond, Senior Media Studio Manager, Gilbane Building Company

May 11, 2017 | BD+C Staff

BD+C's inaugural Accelerate Live! innovation conference took place May 11, in Chicago....

e-lofts, Alexandria, Va.

All photos: David Madison Photography

        

May 10, 2017 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

Novus Residences’ revolutionary e-lofts concept offers tenants a tempting trio of options—‘live,’...

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For the Neshaminy School District in Feasterville, Pa., Spiezle Architectural Group designed the 112,000-sf, two-story Tawanka Elementary School, with 40 K-4th grade classrooms. The building was completed in August 2016. Its Building Team included Raymond & Raymond (food services), Consolidated Engineers (MEP), Harrison-Harnett (SE), and Gilmore Associates (CE). Image: Don Pearse Photographers.

May 09, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Now in its seventh decade, the firm expands its portfolio and moves into a larger HQs.

Chicago native Jeanne Gang, the daughter of an engineer, cut her design teeth at OMA/Rem Koolhaas before launching her firm in 1997. Studio Gang’s widely praised exhibits and design portfolio includes a range of buildings, and its recent work has been exploring new typologies and materials. Photo: Studuio Gang

May 09, 2017 | John Caulfied, Senior Editor

Studio Gang gains fans with buildings that unite people and embrace the outside world.

One of Eppstein Uhen Architects’ recent projects was the $30 million expansion and renovation of Menasha High School in Wisconsin, completed in 2015, which remodeled 125,000 sf and added 48,155 sf to the footprint. EUA just did some expanding of its own by acquiring Denver-based Burkettdesign. Image: EUA

May 05, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Has architects in 35 states after acquiring Burkettdesign in Denver.

The Indigo Pine House being assembled. Courtesy Clemson University School of Architecture.

May 05, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Clemson University’s School of Architecture develops a patent-pending construction method that is...

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Ascent Apartments, Silicon Valley Stephen Schafer | Schaf Photo

Ascent Apartments achieved Silver certification in California’s Build It Green program, thanks to such features as LED lighting, Energy Star appliances, garage ventilation fans, water-efficient plumbing fixtures, low-VOC paints, and water-saving native vegetation and landscape irrigation. All photos: Stephen Schafer | Schaf Photo

 

May 03, 2017 | Pat Curry, Contributing Editor

An award-winning rental complex takes its design cues from its historic location in Silicon Valle...

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May 03, 2017 | ACEC

The first quarter 2017 (Q1/17) of ACEC’s Engineering Business Index (EBI) dipped slightly (0.5 po...

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Multifamily housing today: 7 exciting, inspiring innovations [AIA Course]

Amenities like the hotel quality lobby and billiards room distinguish the College & Crown, New Haven, Conn., developed by Centerplan with interiors by Carlin & Company. Photo courtesy Centerplan

May 02, 2017 | C.C. Sullivan, Contributing Editor

This AIA CES course features seven novel approaches developers and Building Teams are taking to r...

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May 01, 2017 | Steelcase Health and BD+C Staff

Hospital rooms are often not designed to accommodate extended stays for anyone other than the pat...

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April 28, 2017 | Kyle Marden, Managing Director, CBRE

Healthcare systems have much to learn from retail. While they have been laser-focused on deliveri...

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April 27, 2017 | NCARB

New data from NCARB reveals that while the number of architects remains consistent, practitioners...

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April 26, 2017 | CannonDesign

Package center at The Frasier, Arlington, Va., designed by KTGY Architecture, comes with its own trashcan plus tabletop. Photo: courtesy KTGY Architecture

April 26, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Package delivery centers provide order and security for the mountains of parcels piling up at apa...

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“L” apartments, Logan Square

Photos: Jorge Gera/Luxury Living Chicago (above); Property Markets Group (below)

April 26, 2017 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

Chicago’s newest multifamily development features an iconic CTA car on its amenity deck. 

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April 26, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Despite currently being under construction, the building is the center of an ongoing lawsuit file...

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Larry Barr (second from left), AIA, President of Quinn Evans Architects, standing with the management and principals of Cho Benn Holback + Associates, which Quinn Evans acquires effective May 1. Pictured with Barr are (from left): Brandon Schultz, LEED AP; Diane Cho, AIA, and George Holback, Cho Benn Holback's cofounders; Brian Oster, AIA, LEED AP BD+C; Mark Nook, AIA; and Anath Ranon, AIA, LEED AP BD+C. Image credit: E. Brady Robinson

April 25, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Quinn Evans Architects and Cho Benn Holback + Associates have similar portfolios with an emphasis...

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April 24, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Launched with a Kickstarter campaign, the Chicago Architecture Foundation aims to get No Smal...

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