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.
| April 17, 2017 | Rockfon

The University of Toronto’s $52.5 million, 126,788-square-foot Environmental Science & Chemis...

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Rendering courtesy of Haseef Rafiei.

April 17, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The building is designed to print and dispense its own dwellings in vending machine-obsessed Toky...

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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Tangram Studio worked with Boston Consulting Group and the design firm Shubin Donaldson to come up with a resilient workspace for BCD's 45,000 sf of office space in downtown Los Angeles. Furniture customization is one of five divisions that Tangram Interiors has expanded into over the past decade and a half. Image: Tangram Interiors

April 17, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Customization and technology drive sales for Tangram Interiors.

| April 14, 2017 | Vitro Glass

Located in Wilmington, Delaware, Nemours/duPont hospital has undergone a series of expansions sin...

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The renovation of Rancho Los Amigos Rehabilitation Center will provide more than 30% of open space on the Downey, Calif., campus. The design-build team for the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works. Photo courtesy SmithGroupJJR.

April 14, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

A famed rehab center is reconfigured to make room for more outdoor gardens, parks, and open space...

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The outdoor space of the new Whitney Museum of American Art in New York has been wired to accommodate A/V presentations and other kinds of theatrical performances. Image: Matthew Carasella

April 14, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Owners would like to get more value from their exterior spaces. One architecture firm details how...

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NYULangone Medical Center recently unveiled details about its $32.9 million, 55,000-sf Joan H. and Preston Robert Tisch medical center, which is slated to open at the Essex Crossing development site in downtown New York City in late 2018. Image: Dattner Architects

April 13, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

A new CBRE survey finds that equity set aside for purchases continues to outshoot the availabilit...

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The 14,000-sf Shift center, Chicago, focuses on enhancing clients’ physical performance by encouraging better health and nutrition habits. Courtesy Shift

April 13, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

A new medical facility in Chicago focuses on sustaining its customers’ human performance.

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April 13, 2017 | Daid Malone, Associate Editor

Three new states creep into the top 10 while first and second place remain unchanged.

The arrow-shaped Denny Substation, in Seattle, represents a merging of public infrastructure, architecture, urban design, and landscaping. The 110,000-sf utility center, which is scheduled to open next year, will offer recreational amenities to visitors. Image Courtesy NBBJ

April 12, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The Denny Substation in Seattle is designed to give local residents a reason to visit.

Streamsong Resort is a luxury golf, spa, and nature-based retreat located in rural Polk County, Fla. The resort’s six-story, 305,000-sf lodge includes 228 guest rooms, a conference center, a spa, a lakeside infinity pool, restaurants, a rooftop bar, and outdoor amenities. The Mosaic Company, a Fortune 500 producer of phosphate-based crop nutrients, developed the resort to showcase the potential of previously mined land. Photo: Al Hurley, Courtesy PCL

April 12, 2017 | Mike Plotnick, Contributing Editor

Today’s hospitality environments emphasize unique, localized experiences to attract and engage gu...

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April 11, 2017 | Mike Plotnik, Contributing Editor

This new kid on the hospitality block is actually an extension of a long-standing tradition of lo...

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April 10, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The Shop East innovation lab presents 13,500 sf of workspace across two floors with an emphasis o...

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Photo: Pixabay

April 10, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

A total of 343,582 apartment units will come onto the market in 2017, 55.7% of which in the first...

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Photo: Chris Cunningham Photography

April 07, 2017 | AIA and BD+C Staff

Columbus Metropolitan Library, National Library of Latvia, and Varina Area Library were all honor...

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April 07, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The concrete contains unique colors, aggregates, and textures.

Rendering courtesy of Stir Architecture

April 07, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The development is expected to open in 2018.

Rendering courtesy of Atchain.

April 05, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

60,000 people will live and work in One Bangkok when it is completed in 2025.

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April 04, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Lotte World Tower’s glass-bottomed observation deck allows visitors to stand 1,640 feet above gro...

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Rendering courtesy of Graphite Design Group

April 04, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The building will provide 405,000 sf of office space in downtown Seattle.

Healthcare for the Homeless Houston quadrupled its space when it relocated last year into a three-story building that once served as a sailors' union hall. The redesign of this building revolves around the clinical model of the organization. Image: Slyworks Photography/Courtesy Page Southerland Page

April 02, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

For this adaptive reuse of an old union hall, the Building Team made the best of tight quarters. ...

March 31, 2017 | Scott Nolin,  Senior Director of Project Management, CBRE

Understanding the costs specifically related to activation is one of the keys to successfully occ...

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Courtesy of IBI Group

March 31, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The route will connect with Toronto public transit.

Park Avenue Foyer. Rendering courtesy of SOM and Methanoia Inc.

March 30, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and Pierre-Yves Rochon prepared the designs for what will be one o...

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The 13,000-sf Denver office for the architectural firm Hord Caplan Macht is going through the process to be certified under the Fitwel health and wellness standards. More firms seem to be embracing wellness for their own offices as well as in their designs for clients. Image: Courtesy HCM

March 29, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Hord Caplan Macht the latest to join the club by submitting its offices for certification under F...

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| March 29, 2017 | Powered by Cree

Proper lighting can improve staff productivity, patient healing, and the use of space in healthca...

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March 29, 2017 | David Barista, Editorial Director

With a long road of political and financial uncertainty ahead for the healthcare sector, what doe...

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Rendering courtesy of BIG

March 29, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The new habitat will sit between two existing buildings, including the Elephant House designed by...

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Photo courtesy of Heywood Chan Photography

March 28, 2017 | John Caulfied, Senior Editor

One shortcut: sending shop drawings created from laser scans directly to a wood panel fabricator....

Photo courtesy Portland State University

March 28, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

A total of seven InFocus Mondopads were used in the room to accommodate large group work and indi...

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