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.

Rendering courtesy of Studio Gang

December 15, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Designed by Studio Gang, the building’s stacked tiers will each comprise four floors and fan outw...

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Rendering courtesy of Ennead Architects

December 15, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Housed within the 400,000-sf building will be the world’s largest planetarium theater.

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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Photo Credit: Benh Lieu Song, Wikimedia Commons

December 15, 2016 | AIA

The award recognizes an architectural design that has stood the test of time for 25 years.

Competition is fierce among institutions vying for private capital to help fund their building projects. The Smithsonian National Museum of African-American History and Culture was partly funded by private donors. A few years ago, the Smithsonian launched its largest-ever capital campaign to raise $1.5 billion. Image: Wikimedia Commons

December 14, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Capital campaigns abound, even though government financing still plays a vital role.

Rendering courtesy of Carlo Ratti Associati

December 14, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Energy created by those exercising within would power the gym down the Seine.

Winthrop, Mass., combined its middle and high schools into a new 189,500-sf, $64 million building. Students study Viking history and work in groups to build Norse-themed artifacts in the annual Viking Longships program (the Viking is the school mascot). HMFH was the architect. Courtesy of Ed Wonsek.

December 14, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Bigger buildings, more outdoor space, and greater involvement from the private sector are among t...

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Rendering courtesy of StudioAMD

December 14, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The building has been opposed for years as activists called for the land to become a public park....

The 50,600-sf John J. Sbrega Health and Science Building is highlighted by an atrium that connects labs and serves as a “learning commons.” Achieving zero-net-energy in this building did not impact its $31.5 million construction budget. Image: Courtesy of Bond

December 13, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Bristol Community College wants to be carbon neutral by 2050.

Rendering courtesy of CetraRuddy

December 13, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The office, designed by CetraRuddy, will be completed in 2017.

Stoddert Elementary & Community Center, in Washington D.C., features a computer lab rotation design that provides students individual access to technology. 

December 12, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

AEC teams are being asked to design and build schools with enough flexibility to adapt to changin...

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Photo: Rasmus Hjortshoj

December 12, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Two 20-story twisting towers comprise 98 units on a three-acre site near Biscayne Bay.

The 36,700-sf Taubman Complex is connected to neighboring buildings on campus by lifted bridges. Image: ©Nic Lehoux

December 08, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

A giant carbon-fiber orb is a focal point for the Michigan-based school. 

| December 07, 2016 | nora

Construction delays are common with projects as large as the $354 million Reading Hospital expans...

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Rendering courtesy of InGenious Studio

December 07, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The Hindu temple will stand 700 feet-tall when completed, easily surpassing the current tallest c...

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Photo courtesy of Kyle Zirkus Photography

December 06, 2016 | SmithGroupJJR

DWL Architects, SmithGroupJJR, and Corgan design passenger experience that connects to the surrou...

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Photo courtesy of ESI Design

December 06, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The campus’s new ‘front door’ is designed to immerse visitors and employees into the company’s gl...

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Airborne San Diego, a three-story indoor skydiving facility, can accommodate all patrons, from beginners to military personnel. Its owner, Airborne America, wants to up to 10 of these venues in the U.S. over the next 5-7 years. Image: Carrier Johnson + CULTURE

December 06, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The three-year-old company opens its first indoor skydiving facility featuring two wind tunnels....

Rendering courtesy of HOK

December 05, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The HOK-designed facility was created with more than just NHL games in mind, and has been nominat...

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Rendering courtesy of Bing Thom Architects

December 05, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The new facility will be named for University Trustee, Francis Yuen, and his wife Rose Wai Man Le...

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| December 01, 2016 | Valspar

The building is an important landmark for the nation, and is built on the last available spot on...

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M City, a 10-tower project to be located on the western edge of Mississauga, Ontario's downtown core, is the first residential development for Rogers, the media conglomerate. Image: Norm Li

December 01, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Rogers moves forward on M City, a multi-building, multi-year project in a Toronto suburb.

November 30, 2016 | CBRE

How hospitals can partner with their doctors to build an ambulatory network.

Courtesy of ICM

November 30, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The aquarium comes equipped with and a walk-through tunnel and hydraulic elevator.

Courtesy of HKS

November 29, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The stadium will be home to the L.A. Rams and will also host other world-class sporting events an...

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Next month, the five-story 3435 Main Street in Kansas City, Mo., this city's first factory-built apartment building, will be ready for delivery. (Its 100 modules were produced at Champion Home Builders' factory in Nebraska). Nationally, the market researcher Axiometrics expects apartment deliveries to soar through mid 2017, and then start to recede through 2018. Image: Courtesy MAC Properties

November 28, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

New York is projected to lead the nation next year, thanks to construction delays in 2016

The centerpieces of District Distilling in Washington D.C. are its stills that make gin, vodka, rum, and whiskey. A law change in 2014 allowed local distilleries to pour what they make onsite. Image: District Distilling Co./Amber Frederiksen 

November 20, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The stylish location targets customers craving craft spirits and late-night dining.

Rendering courtesy of Kirksey.

November 18, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Kirksey Architecture designed the building that ‘will serve as a landmark for SFA.’

Courtesy of LMN Architects

November 18, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

LMN Architects is the architect and interior designer for the Bebb and Gould-designed museum.

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Rendering courtesy of Moreau Kusunoki Architectes / Guggenheim Helsinki.

November 17, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The museum’s fate will be decided with a final vote on a new proposal.

Image courtesy SOM / © Smilodon

November 17, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The building marks the first purpose built structure for cyber studies based at an academy.

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