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
The fire station in Allen, Texas, which opened in 2012, is a prime example of Pro Forma's expertise in designing municipal buildings. Image: Courtesy of PGAL
The merger adds a firm that has specialized in municipal projects.
Mobility Pavilion, designed by Foster+Partners. All renderings courtesy Expo 2020 and BIG, Foster+Partners, and Grimshaw
BIG designed the Opportunity Pavilion, Foster+Partners submitted the winning Mobility Pavilion, a...read more
Photo via Washington Redskins
The location isn't yet determined, but the new stadium will have a moat for kayaking.
Photo: Arndt Schlaudraff, via Dezeen
Arndt Schlaudraff brings the beauty out of the rugged, linear style of buildings most popular a h...read more
Image courtesy Open Architecture Collaborative
With a new name, logo, and mission, the Open Architecture Collaborative is seeking a fresh start....
Prentice Women's Hospital Building in Chicago. Photo: Erin Nekervis/Creative Commons
A new survey from engineering firm Grumman/Butkus Associates examines electricity, fossil fuel, w...read more
AIA's latest diversity report paints a picture of an industry that still isn't proactively recruiting, developing, or promoting enough women or people of color. Image: Pixabay
Dissatisfaction with “work-life balance” and compensation are cited as reasons why companies’ div...read more
WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff worked with HOK on the recently opened Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center (ARTIC). Photo: Ron Reiring/Creative Commons.
The new office will specialize in building enclosure engineering.
Designed by Three Square Design Group, Legacy at Crystal Falls is a 48,400 sf assisted living facility in Leander, Texas. Images courtesy Method Architecture. (Click here for larger photo).
In mid-2016, Architects-Plus and Three Square Design Group will join to make a studio that will d...read more
Construction of Edmonton's Rogers Place in the summer of 2015. Thornton Tomasetti is the building's structural engineer. Photo: WpgJets4Life/Wikimedia Commons.
The global engineering firm already has a history of working with Canadian architects and develop...read more
Rendering courtesy Luxigon
The only connection between the complex and the mainland will be a narrow pedestrian bridge.
Construction of the SLS Hotel & Residences Brickell in Miami in February, 2016. Photo: Phillip Pessar/Creative Commons
Nonresidential construction spending expanded 2.5% on a monthly basis and 12.3% on a yearly basis...read more
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This year’s report shows that spending in 2015 reached the highest level since the Great Recessio...read more
For the first time since the recession, office deliveries outpaced office starts in 2015, according to JLL's latest construction report. Image: Pixabay
Its latest report cautions about ongoing cost increases related to finding skilled laborers.
The mosaics should embody the ideals of being bold and cutting-edge through literal or abstract n...read more
Wright was honored with the Construction Writers Association’s Silver Hard Hat Award for lifetime achievement.
Gordon Wright, whose career at BD+C spanned 32 years, passed away on February 15, at the age of 7...read more
RMW's Stephanie Silkwood counts the Juniper Networks Headquarters Campus in Sunnyvale, Calif., as one of her projects. Silkwood is one of 12 winners of the 2016 AIA Young Architects Award. Rendering: RMW
Winners include Amy Kalar and Karen Lu, both with HGA, BNIM's Carey Nagle, and MSR Design's Bob G...read more
The Guest Welcome Center at the Huntsville Botanical Garden in Alabama will include a Great Hall that could hold up to 350 guests. Image: Matheny Goldmon Architecture + Interiors.
The 30,000-sf facility will feature three rental spaces of varying sizes.
The recently completed St. Nicholas the Wonderworker in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, includes a 12-ton metal dome, the first of its kind to be included in new construction of a basilica in that country. Image: HMC Construction
The church is 2½ times larger than the basilica in Ukraine it references.
Westin hotel and transit center at Denver International Airport, Denver. Photo courtesy Gensler
Technology is running wild in Gensler’s 2016 forecast, as things like virtual reality, "smart" bu...read more
Multifamily residential sector improving after sluggish 2015.
One of VOA Associates' strengths is the cultural and entertainment sector, and its recent work includes the renovation and expansion of the Museum of Arts and Sciences in Daytona, Fla., pictured above. Merging its operations with Stantec brings together companies with “a commitment to design,” says VOA's Chairman Mike Toolis. Image: VOA Associates
This deal reflects an industry where consolidation is a strategic necessity for more firms.
Construction of Urban Union in Seattle in 2015. Photo: SounderBruce/Creative Commons
The American Institute of Architects’ semi-annual Consensus Construction Forecast indicates a gro...read more
Nicole Dosso, a director in the technical group in SOM’s New York office and a 2016 AIA Fellow, worked on the One World Trade project. Photo: Joe Mabel/Wikimedia Commons.
AIA Fellowship recognizes significant contributions to profession of architecture and society....read more
Spending on lodging construction, like the expansive renovation of the Intercontinental New York Barclay pictured above, should increase by 10.8% to $23.4 billion in 2016. Total spending on nonresidential building is projected to grow this year by 13.7% to $439.2 billion, according to Gilbane. Image: Shawmut Design and Construction
But finding skilled workers continues to be a problem and could inflate a project's costs.
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Says study did not account for owner-initiated scope changes.
Admits to using inside information to gain VA contracts in Cleveland
Developed by NBBJ’s London office using design computation techniques, the No-Shadow Tower is a dual-tower scheme that utilizes the façade from one tower to effectively “erase” the shadows created by the second tower by redirecting sunlight. All renderings courtesy NBBJ
Using advanced design computation, a design team demonstrates how to ‘erase’ a building’s shadows...
Photo Credit: William Lesch, Lori Carroll, Esthela J. Celya
Floating vanities, tricked-out showers, and freestanding tubs highlight the top bathroom design t...read more
Construction in Indianpolis. Photo: sciondriver/Creative Commons.
For a second consecutive month, 12 of 16 nonresidential subsectors experienced spending decreases...read more