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
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
A new report by McKinsey & Co. states that the world's construction industry will be able to keep up with reconstruction demands by adopting digital technology at all levels of project management and communication with Building Team partners. Image: Pixabay
A new McKinsey report identifies five trends the industry should latch onto more broadly.
Infrastructure investment, led by transit-oriented projects, is driving economic growth in many of America's largest cities. Image: Transwestern
Competitiveness and economic development are at stake for cities, says Transwestern.
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
Construction in Chicago. Photo: Paul Morgan/Creative Commons.
Alleged to have been sham business in bid to win city public works contract.
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
The chart above shows year-over-year (Q1 2016 v. Q1 2015) changes in regional construction backlogs. Most contractors are satisfied with the amount of work they have currently. But bigger firms with more robust workforces can expand their backlogs. Image: Associated Builders and Contractors
Large companies that can attract talent are better able to commit to more work, according to a na...read more
A 371,160-sf office building in Frankfort, Ky., is being constructed through a public-private-partnership. Photo: Steve Beshear/Creative Commons.
No single factor determines whether a project yields stronger benefit as a P3.
Steel rods. Photo: PortlandBolt/Creative Commons.
Nonresidential construction price gains were largely driven by iron and steel prices and steel mi...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
Pulse, in Orlando, Fla., where a terrorist attack killed 49 patrons. Could better design and engineering—like more exit doors—have mitigated the carnage? Image: EuroNews via Google
In the wake of the Orlando nightclub massacre, the Chicago Tribune’s architecture critic...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 good news: the length and value of disputes in the U.S. fell last year, according to latest A...read more
Construction of the Sky 19 Plaza in Bismarck, N.D. in 2016. Photo: Consolidated Construction/Creative Commons
Retail construction projects were up nearly 25% year-over-year, and the industrial and office con...read more
Construction in Cleveland's Public Sqaure in April 2016. Photo: Erik Drost/Creative Commons.
Lower building material prices, a sluggish U.S. economy, and hesitation among private developers...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
Coweta County Water and Sewerage Authority - B.T. Brown Water Treatment Plant. Image courtesy of Goodwyn, Mills and Cawood.
Stevenson & Palmer Engineering brings a half-century of experience and relationships to the t...read more
A mock environment at the NYC Police Training Academy mimics a subway station, minus the grime. Photo: Eric Laignel/Eric Laignel Photography. Click here to enlarge.
The Police Training Academy in Queens, N.Y., consists of a 480,000-sf academic/administration bui...read more
Floor-to-ceiling glass floods the interior spaces with daylight and provides scenic views of the wooded areas that surround the property. Photo: Warren Patterson Photography. Click here to enlarge.
Lean construction techniques were used to build 275 Wyman Street during a winter that brought mor...read more
The clinic’s vibrant exterior is reflective of the staff’s energy for its patients. Colorful tilt-up concrete construction was used for its durability and low cost. Photo: Donald Satterlee, Satterlee Photodesign. Click here to enlarge.
The 38,000-sf, two-level John & Susan Sobrato Campus in Palo Alto is expected to serve 25,000...read more