Building Types

When it comes down to it, all buildings have things in common: the need for great design, engineering, construction, and management, when the structure is completed. Harmonizing those elements is a skill that translates to any building project you might have on your hands.
Complimentary, building-wide WiFi is more or less a given for marketing purposes in the multifamily arena.

Photo: Pixabay

September 05, 2017 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

Complimentary, building-wide WiFi is more or less a given for marketing purposes in the multifami...

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A child uses the Nick's Theater in the Gerdin Family lobby at the Stead Family Children's Hospital

Dimensional Innovations, an experiential design firm based in Kansas City, Mo., developed the immersive Nick’s Theater, located in the Gerdin Family lobby of the University of Iowa’s Stead Family Children’s Hospital. Patients can run two interactive games on the theater’s 32-foot-long screen, which uses Microsoft Kinect software. Researchers at the National Children’s Medical Center in Washington, D.C., have found that video games can provide a distraction that aids in pain relief. Photo: Alex Grigsby, Dimensional Innovations.

September 05, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Building Teams help children’s hospitals create a sense of normalcy for patients and their famili...

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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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Lighting hanging from a double-height lobby space in the Rohrer College of Business facility

Photo: Halkin Mason, Courtesy KSS Architects.

September 05, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Designed by KSS Architects and Goody Clancy, the new facility opened prior to the fall 2017 schoo...

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A hotel in New York

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September 01, 2017 | Lodging Econometrics

New York has the largest hotel construction pipeline of any U.S. market.

Rendering of the Riverside Library

Rendering courtesy of Johnson Favaro

September 01, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The choice comes after a 12-year planning process and a yearlong selection process.

A common area located in The Ruckus Lofts

Photo courtesy Motivado Group.

September 01, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The Ruckus Lofts provide 46 furnished units and 165 beds for UT students.

The exterior of the environmental studies building at Bishop O' Dowd high school

David Wakely

August 31, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The LEED Platinum and Zero Net Energy Verified building minimizes energy use via its site orienta...

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Rendering of the Berggruen Institute on its hilltop site

Rendering courtesy of Herzog & de Meuron

August 31, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The Los Angeles campus is being built at a site in the eastern portion of the Santa Monica Mounta...

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The plinth-like extension and renovated library building

Photo: © Dennis Gilbert.

August 30, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The original building was updated and given a new extension and landscaping.

An amenity space inside Anthem House

Photo: Ray Cavicchio

August 30, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The new community offers 292 apartments with 20,000 sf of retail space.

Don Knabe Wellness Center and Plaza at Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center, Downey, Calif.

Don Knabe Wellness Center and Plaza at Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center, Downey, Calif. The integrated team of McCarthy, Taylor Design, and SmithGroupJJR led the 12,000-sf wellness center construction project. Photo courtesy McCarthy 

August 29, 2017 | BD+C Staff

Turner, McCarthy, and Skanska top BD+C’s ranking of the nation’s largest healthcare sect...

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King Khalid Medical City, Dammam, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

King Khalid Medical City, Dammam, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. AECOM is providing a range of services for this $1.2 billion development, including master planning, architecture, interior design, MEP/civil and structural engineering, cost consultancy, and medical equipment planning. Rendering courtesy AECOM

August 29, 2017 | BD+C Staff

WSP, AECOM, and KJWW top BD+C’s ranking of the nation’s largest healthcare sector engine...

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Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Pediatric Inpatient Behavioral Health Unit, designed by ZGF Architects

Baptist Health Cancer Institute, designed by ZGF Architects. Photo: Halkin Mason Photography

August 29, 2017 | BD+C Staff

HDR, HKS, and Perkins+Will top BD+C’s ranking of the nation’s largest healthcare sector...

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The exterior of the new Georgia-Pacific distribution facility

Photo: Clayco

August 29, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The new facility expands on the company’s old distribution facility by over 300,000 sf.

The bar in the Drawing Room at the Whitby Hotel

Photo: David Mitchell

August 29, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The hotel’s uniquely deep foundation allows the building to have extensive amenity space.

The exterior of the new Recreation and Student Center

Photo: St. Louis College of Pharmacy.

August 28, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The $50 million building adds over 193,000 sf of space to the campus.

The 122-unit Hotel Trio in Sonoma County is one of several hospitality projects under development in California's wine regions. Image: Courtesy R.D. Olson Construction

August 25, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

New entrant, Hotel Trio, will play up location and affordability.

Jacksonville Jaguars’ new practice facility, designed by Populous

The facility’s roof consists of 3,000 tons of structural steel that support a PTFE membrane. The PTFE fabric is suspended from 430-foot-long structural steel trusses that support an array of structural steel v-columns. Design architect Populous designed the roof form and then worked in tandem with Walter P Moore to create the roof’s structure and subdivide it into trusses. All images and renderings courtesy Populous

  

August 25, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor 

The project team employed Revit, Rhino, Grasshopper, Kangaroo, and a host of other software appli...

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An exterior promenade connects the dining hall to three residence halls on the Core Campus. Image: Jonathan Hilyer

August 25, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The new dining hall is part of the school’s ongoing efforts to maintain its standing among the co...

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Apartment tenants crave lounge spaces (both indoor and outdoor) and other areas where they can socialize and relax.

Apartment tenants crave lounge spaces (both indoor and outdoor) and other areas where they can socialize and relax. Photo: Pixabay

    

August 24, 2017 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

Tenants and condo owners crave extra space for their stuff. Most developers are happy to oblige....

Structure Tone New York City headquarters at 330 West 34th Street in Manhattan. Photo courtesy Structure Tone

Structure Tone's new WELL-certified New York City headquarters, 330 West 34th Street in Manhattan. Photo courtesy Structure Tone

August 24, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The costs ranged from 50 cents to $4 per sf, according to a ULI report. 

The new East Tennessee Children’s Hospital in Knoxville.

The new East Tennessee Children’s Hospital in Knoxville. A glass-enclosed “light court” with steel replicas of fauna and butterflies provides a colorful distraction for patients and families visiting the hospital. Photo: Denise Retallack

   

August 24, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

A recently published report by Shepley Bulfinch presents pediatric healthcare environments as “in...

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August 23, 2017 | David H. Watkins, FAIA, Past Healthcare Leader, EYP Health

Our current political drama has made our healthcare clients view the future of their business env...

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Kaiser Permanente opened a new 28,300-sf medical office building in La Habra, Calif., on August 1. This facility is expected to reduce the patient crunch at Kaiser’s MOB in nearby Brea. Image: Anthony Mendoza/Orange County Register

August 23, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

In its first-ever report on this sector, CBRE provides detailed analyses of 30 markets.

rendering of new office building for USAA in Tampa, Fla.

USAA is building a 240,000-sf office in suburban Tampa, Fla., for 1,000 additional employees. The company is also expanding its existing campus in Plano, Texas, a suburb of Dallas, with a 150,000-sf building. Suburban office space with urban characteristics still can attract investors and companies. Image: USAA

 

August 20, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

An analysis of mortgage-backed loans suggests that demand remains relatively steady.

The 300,000-sf Major Health Partners Replacement Hospital, Shelbyville, Ind.

Courtesy BSA LifeStructures.

August 18, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Hospital systems are finding ways to get facilities built with a lot less money.

A rendering of the northeast corner of the new Donald Dungan Library

Rendering courtesy of Johnson Favaro

August 18, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The project includes a new library, the renovation of the existing library, and the redevelopment...

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San Diego's newest library branch is being built on the site of the old International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers building on West Washington Street. It should be completed by October 2018. Image: Courtesy of C.W. Driver Companies 

August 17, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The long-delayed project reflects community design input.

Interior of the GrowNYC multifunctional area

Photo: AGP Amanda Gentle Photography

August 17, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

GrowNYC, a sustainability-focused nonprofit, commissioned ORE Design to create the community even...

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The lobby of the Hyatt Regency in Seattle
August 17, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The 45-story, 500-foot-tall tower is composed of two primary volumes.

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