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
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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
Photo Credit: Mike Tuell, Tom E. Lutz, AKBD
Charging stations, built-in coffeemakers, and pet stations—these are among the top kitchen design...read more
Construction in Palo Alto, Calif. Photo: albedo20/Creative Commons.
Though the economy did not have a strong ending to 2015, the data does not suggest that nonreside...read more
Aged HVAC unit on a large commercial complex in Muskegon, Mich. All photos: WJE
Physical inspections can range widely by discipline, level of detail, and the resulting deliverab...read more
Rendering courtesy of World War One Centennial Commission
Joe Weishaar and sculptor Sabin Howard were selected from among five finalists and over 350 entri...read more
Domestic deals were up, while international deals were down. Source: Morrissey Goodale
Consulting firm Morrissey Goodale tracked a record 234 sales of U.S.-based A/E firms last year....
Building envelope expert Bradley Carmichael of Hoffmann Architects explains how rainscreen wall s...read more
Aspiring architects can learn from Santiago Calatrava, the man who designed L'Hemisfèric at the City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia, Spain. Photo: Diego Delso/Wikimedia Commons.
This June, the program designed to guide aspiring architects through the early stages of their ca...read more
Along with Parsons Brinckerhoff, HOK designed the Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center (ARTIC), a facility that has won numerous architectural awards. Photo: Jay Stewart/Creative Commons.
Hellmuth is set to replace Patrick MacLeamy, who will remain as the firm’s chairman.
The five million-sf project includes two office towers, a residential tower, retail space, and a...read more
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The single-story structure is designed for sustainability as well as function.
The expansion looks to combine design elements inspired by human movement, speed, and the strengt...read more
While volatility persists, architecture firms reported healthy performance for 2015.