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
Perforated panels and purple photovoltaic assemblies distinguish the building from the surrounding urban concrete during the day. LED “stripes” and a glowing lantern make the facility pop at night. Photo: Chang Kim Photography. Click here to enlarge.
The Building Team for the MTA Division 13 Bus Operations and Maintenance Facility fit 12 acres’ w...read more
A berm in left field provides a picnic-like setting for up to 1,000 fans at CHS Field. Brick warehouses highlight the setting in the Lowertown arts district. Photo: Paul Crosby Photography/Courtesy Snow Kreilich Architects. Click here to enlarge.
Solar arrays, a public art courtyard, and a picnic-friendly “park within a park" make the 7,210-s...read more
Cincinnati's skyline. Photo: Robert S. Donovan/Creative Commons.
The number of U.S. architects surpassed 110,000 in 2015, a 2% increase from the previous year....
New rendering of Monad Terrace. Courtesy JDS Development Group, via Curbed Miami
A man-made lagoon with lush vegetation at the base of the complex is expected to adapt to climate...read more
Vertical fins provide essential shading for the pebble-shaped library, which is wrapped in glass curtain wall to maximize views and natural light. Photo: Jon Miller, Hedrich Blessing. Click here to enlarge.
The 16,000-sf, pebble-shaped Chinatown Branch Library was built at the intersection of new and ol...read more
The 53-foot-diameter oculus looms over the grand atrium. Suspended under tension within the conical atrium is the “Sky Reflector-Net,” by James Carpenter Design Associates, Grimshaw Architects, and Arup. The artwork is composed of 112 tensioned cables, 224 high-strength rods, and nearly 10,000 stainless steel components; 952 aluminum panels distribute sunlight down to the lowest levels of the station. Photo: Jon Ortner/Ortner Photography.
Fulton Center, which handles 85% of the riders coming to Lower Manhattan, is like no other statio...read more
The American Institute of Architects reported the April ABI score was 50.6, down from the mark of...read more
Urban garden. Photo: Jeremy Riel/Creative Commons.
The groups' key priority is to identify and develop practice-focused opportunities for funded res...read more
Westminster Village in Scottsdale, Ariz. Photo courtesy Perkins Eastman
The paper highlights some of the firm's top projects that feature biophilic design, a sustainable...read more
FES Group is particularly strong in the automotive industry.
Photo: Franz Jachim/Creative Commons.
The program will teach resilient design and decision-making on hazard mitigation, climate adaptat...read more
Columbus, Ohio. Photo: Ron Reiring/Wikimedia Commons.
Both companies offer mechanical, electrical, plumbing engineering services.
SushiSamba’s 14,000-sf restaurant in Las Vegas is distinguished by a colorful, arching interior design. iCrave was the designer, PWI Construction the GC. Courtesy Forté Specialty Contractors. Click here to enlarge.
Restaurants are more than just places to eat. They are comprising town centers and playing into t...read more
The Atlanta Hawks new practice facility in Brookhaven, Ga. Rendering courtesy HOK.
The team will have easy access to an MRI machine, 3D motion capture equipment, and in-ground hydr...read more
Navigant Research estimates that global demand for data integration technologies for buildings will increase nearly tenford over the next 10 years. Image: Pixabay
A Navigant Research report takes a deeper dive to examine where demand will be strongest by regio...read more
Photo: Aurimas/Creative Commons.
In the new report, “How Firms Learn: Industry Specific Strategies for Urban Economies,” Brookings...read more
The results balanced immediate opportunity, job growth potential, and job hazards.
The piazza at Trinity Place. Renderings courtesy Trinity Properties.
Made of 2,500 seamlessly-welded panels, Venus will be the centerpiece of a new public piazza cont...read more
Hotel construction in New York City. Photo: Nick Normal/Creative Commons.
Spending is up 8.3% on a year-over-year basis. Half of the 16 nonresidential construction subsect...read more
Construction in San Francisco in April 2016. Photo: Lynn Friedman/Creative Commons.
Bureau of Economic Analysis data indicates that the U.S. output is barely growing and that nonres...read more
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Construction industry workers considered at high risk.
Architect Paul Smith designed a mini-golf hole using the steps of the National Gallery at Trafalgar Square. Image courtesy London Design Festival.
Visionaries like Paul Smith, Mark Wallinger, and the late Zaha Hadid all helped in designing the...read more
The atrium of the Taylor Institute. Image courtesy Diamond Schmitt Architects. Click here for larger view.
The heart of the Taylor Institute can be anything from a teaching lab to a 400-seat theater.... read more
Long Beach Civic Center. Plenary Properties Long Beach LLC (developer), Edgemoor Infrastructure and Real Estate and Clark Construction (contractor), Skidmore Owings & Merrill (architect)
Arup served as a lead advisor and oversaw financial, commercial, real estate, design, engineering...read more
The Android-powered device is waterproof, dustproof, weatherproof, and can withstand drops up to...read more
Renderings courtesy OMA. Click here to enlarge.
The goal is for the Toranomon Hills Station Tower to transform its neighborhood and serve as a hu...read more
New HOK CEO Bill Hellmuth
Hellmuth has been HOK's President since 2005. The firm will be led by a design principal for the...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
The Arts & Culture Bureau YouTube channel offers architectural documentaries about structures...read more
Rendering courtesy Ford
The company said that it will rebuild 7.5 million sf of work space over a 10-year period, which w...read more