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.

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March 07, 2017 | Transwestern

A new Transwestern report examines the adaptive reuse trend across the U.S.

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March 06, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The hall hosted its debut concert on Saturday, March 4 with a performance by the Boulez Ensemble....

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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March 03, 2017 | Scott Nolin, Senior Director of Project Management

Successfully developing a complete and well thought out Total Project Budget is perhaps the most...

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March 02, 2017 | Perkins Eastman + Three H

This paper is the first in a planned three-part series of studies on the evolution of diverse off...

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Rendering courtesy of Decibel Architecture

March 02, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The building will act as a symbol of growth and prosperity for the city of Hanoi.

The Freedom Center in South Huntsville, Ala., is an office complex that is seen as part of the revitalization of that part of the city. Torch Technologies, the building's anchor tenant, spearheaded the redevelopment. Image: J. Hanshaw Photography

March 02, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The newly opened Freedom Center, near Redstone Arsenal, includes a 10,000-sf conference center....

Rendering courtesy of Steelblue.

March 01, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The ground-up development will feature 255 hotel rooms and 69 residential units.

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February 28, 2017 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

601, an 11,500-sf multipurpose space within American Airlines Arena in Miami, is big enough to host three or four parties and events at once. Image: Courtesy The Heat Group

February 27, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

601 offers variety and flexibility not found in the arena’s other food and entertainment location...

A simulation at Grady Health's campus in Atlanta, where nurses, providers, and facility leadership could try out a Ponta overhead beam system under real-life care conditions. A white paper from Georgia Tech concludes that these beam systems are superior to other kinds of overhead boom systems for providing access to patients, gases, and equipment in critical care settings. Image: White paper titled “Comparison of Overhead Utility Systems for Intensive Care Rooms”

February 26, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

It concludes that a ceiling-mounted beam system is best suited to provide critical care settings...

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A rendering of the 42,500-sf, $29 million Innovation and Discovery Center at Ursinus College in Collegeville, Pa., which broke ground last October. Kinsley Construction is the GC on the project, designed by Ellenzweig. Last year, spending on education construction spending rose nationally by 6.5% to $88.9 billion. And a new survey of preK-12 school districts and colleges finds strong construction and renovation activities underway this year. The Ursinus project should be completed in time for the fall 2018 semester. Image: Ellenzweig

February 26, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Surveys of school districts and colleges, though, raise questions about financing for future proj...

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Rendering courtesy of Studio Gang

February 24, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Solar Carve Tower advances Studio Gang’s ‘solar carving’ design strategy.

Rendering courtesy of Toll Brothers City Living

February 24, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The building will offer 133 units across its 18 stories.

Rendering courtesy of Leo A Daly

February 23, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The project is being hailed as the city’s most transformative since the construction of the Super...

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Rendering courtesy of 3XN Architects.

February 22, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The Danish firm beat entries from Zaha Hadid Architects and Henning Larsen Architects for the pro...

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Rendering courtesy of Mecanoo.

February 22, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Great Halls, an auditorium, a fabrication lab, and a roof garden will all be added to the Ludwig...

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Rendering courtesy of WXY architecture + urban planning.

February 21, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The project looks to provide an enhanced sense of place for tenant companies and community member...

Hospitals’ energy costs per square foot (red boxes) have fluctuated greatly since 1999. Energy use intensity (Btu/sf/year) and energy costs (ft2/year) fell slightly in 2015. Chart ©2016 Grumman/Butkus Associates.

February 16, 2017 | Grumman/Butkus Associates

Report examines electricity, fossil fuel, water/sewer, and carbon footprint.

Rendering courtesy of BIG

February 16, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The factory will immerse employees and visitors in nature from all sides.

Sodexo's Institute of Quality of Life has produced an expansive report that examines global workplace trends. The report argues in favor of a “people-centric” approach to workplaces that places the well being and value of employees above all else.  Image: Pixabay

February 15, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The latest Sodexo report on workplace trends explores 10 factors that are impacting the global wo...

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Photo: Morphosis Architects

February 15, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The redesigned rooms focused on scale, color, tactility, unexpected form, and connections to the...

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Photo courtesy of Cuningham Group

February 08, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The hall offers bountiful natural light with enough space to build large-scale projects.

A rendering of the criminal justice facility that Rock Ventures is offering to build in Detroit's Wayne County in exchange for a coveted parcel of land on which the Rock Ventures would build a complex that includes a Major League Soccer stadium, a hotel, offices and apartments. Image: Rock Ventures LLC

February 08, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

He would take over a downtown Detroit site, where he wants to build a soccer stadium, and build a...

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Rendering courtesy of PLP Architecture.

February 08, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Friars Bridge Court will provide a transition between the unvarying height of the buildings to th...

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Hospitals of Providence’s 40,000-sf microhospital in the El Paso suburb of Horizon City will serve a market whose population has exploded despite being nearly an hour’s drive from the nearest full-size hospital. Photo: Courtesy The Hospitals of Providence.

February 07, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Microhospitals are acute care facilities that are smaller than the typical acute care hospital. T...

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Rendering courtesy of White Arkitekter.

February 07, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The building will be a train station and City Hall for the Swedish city of Växjö.

Rendering courtesy of Foster + Partners.

February 07, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The Foster + Partners-designed building will address the shortage of accommodation in Mecca.

Rendering courtesy of SOM

February 07, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Over 1,000 employees will work in the HQ building when completed.

The 14-story Josie Robertson Surgery Center in New York City, part of the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, is situated on land that allowed for only an 11,500-sf floor plate. Vertical construction required new thinking about operations and patient management. ©Chris Cooper, courtesy of Perkins Eastman. 

February 06, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

A recent analysis of patient volumes showed that Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center would run...

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 Completed in May 2016, the 131,000-sf headquarters for the law firm Stoel Rives is located on the top nine floors of the Park Avenue West tower in Portland, Ore. While its conference rooms are enclosed for privacy, natural light reaches the interior spaces through the use of clear glass relights in the solid wood doors. All offices are enclosed in glass to allow natural light into the center of the plan as well as to create a more transparent, collaborative environment. Some glass doors and panels are trimmed with timber framing to match the room’s interior materials and design (pictured). The Building Team included ZGF Architects (architect, interior design), KPFF Consulting Engineers (SE), Interface Engineering (MEP), Alternatt Associates (acoustics), and Lease Crutcher Lewis (GC). Photo: Nick Merick.

February 06, 2017 | John Caufield, Senior Editor

The hottest material in workplace design—interior glass—opens offices to light and collaboration....

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