A new plant science lab at Purdue University has gotten funding approval from the state, and awaits Gov. Mike Pence to sign off on it. Construction could begin next year and be completed in 2018. The lab’s researchers will study how to make cash crops grow better in a controlled, high-tech setting. CBRE Global Workplace Solutions, in a new report, predicts that business strategies will play more important roles in driving the designs for labs of the future. Image: Purdue University
A new CBRE report emphasizes the importance of collaboration and standardization in lab design....
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The new Sandy Hook Elementary School has been carefully designed with state-of-the-art safety mea...read more
Battery Park City, New York City, New York. Photo: Gryffindor, Creative Commons
To address the affordability problem and attract tenants, owners and developers are experimenting...read more
Wind Creek Hotel & Casino, Wetumpka, Ala., designed by Hnedak Bobo Group. Photo: Jeffrey Jacobs, courtesy Hnedak Bobo Group.
Jacobs, AECOM, and Arup top Building Design+Construction’s annual ranking of the nation’s largest...read more
CallisonRTKL designed 2929 Weslayan, a 40-story, 254-unit apartment tower in the River Oaks area of Houston, for PM Realty Group. The LEED Gold residence employs rainwater harvesting and performance-based energy modeling. Also on the Building Team: Faulkner Design Group (interior design), Brockette Davis Drake Consulting Engineers (SE), Bury Partners (CE). Blum Consulting Engineers (MEP), Scott Oldner Lighting Design, Studio Outside (landscape architect), and Jordan Foster Construction (general contractor). Photo courtesy CallisonRTKL
Lendlease, Suffolk Construction Co., and Clark Group top Building Design+Construction’s annual ra...read more
The John Buck Company is the developer for 3Eleven, a 24-story, 245-unit apartment building. The site is the parking lot of Assumption Roman Catholic Church, in Chicago’s River North neighborhood. The land owner, the Order of Friars Servants of Mary, will get renovations to its priory out of the deal. The transit-oriented project will provide parking for 109 cars and 50 bicycles, plus 3,000 sf of ground-floor retail. FitzGerald Associates Architects is the designer. Photo courtesy Fitzgerald Associates Architects
Perkins Eastman, CallisonRTKL, and Solomon Cordwell Buenz top Building Design+Construction’s annu...read more
The building complies with NY state’s Medicaid Redesign Team program
LEx Labs prototype classroom, a joint venture of design firm Huckabee, Baylor University, and an education service center. Photo courtesy Huckabee
Space flexibility is critical to classroom design. Spaces have to be adaptable, even allowing for...read more
Charleston (S.C.) Catholic School Upper School Addition and Sacred Heart Church Renovation, designed by KSQ Design. Photo courtesy KSQ Design
Gilbane, Balfour Beatty, and Core Construction head Building Design+Construction’s annual ranking...read more
The 18,884-sf Collegiate Center addition to Thomas Edison Prepatory High School, Tulsa, Okla., has a floating cantilever study lounge. Two multipurpose rooms double as FEMA-361 safe rooms that can each protect up to 600 persons from winds up to 240 mph. The $4.4 million addition provides 15 distinct spaces. KSQ Design led the Building Team, with the assistance of Wallace Engineering (SE), AEG Engineering, and Crossland Construction (GC). Photo courtesy KSQ Design
AECOM, Jacobs, and STV top Building Design+Construction’s annual ranking of the nation’s largest...read more
Recently completed Riverhead (N.Y.) High School expansion was one of the projects within the school district’s $78 million capital program where BBS Architects implemented the “Bridge” design concept. By improving and expanding schools built between the 1930s and the 1960s, the architects created a vibrant secondary downtown that serves–or bridges–the entire community. The thoughtful design was the catalyst that attracted new restaurants, and shopping and entertainment venues to an area that was formerly a sleepy crossroads. Photo: Tom Sibley/Wilk Marketing Communications
DLR Group, Stantec, and Huckabee top Building Design+Construction’s annual ranking of the nation’...read more
Infrastructure technology would allow The Shed to roll out and expand, to serve as galley, exhibit, and performance space. Image: Diller Scofidio + Renfro and Rockwell Group
The Shed could become the permanent home for New York’s Fashion Week event.
The proposed Dubai Steps, with 500 stairs, would be the equlvalent of 25 stories tall. How soon the city will move forward on this project, though, is still up in the air. Image: Dubai Media Office
Still in the planning stages, this building would serve tourists and power climbers alike.
Jin Mao Tower's new outdoor walkway suspends visitors from a narrow platform that's more than 1,100 feet above ground. Image: Agence France-Presse/Getty Images, via the Wall Street Journal.
For less than $60, you can now get a bird’s-eye (or window-washer’s) view of the cityscape.
Photo: Ron Blunt. Click here to enlarge.
The National Healthcare Design Awards recognizes functional hospital projects that solve aestheti...read more
Photo: Mike Mozart/Creative Commons.
A committee will evaluate proposals in September.
PNC Bank’s 110-sf “Tiny Branch." Photos courtesy PNC. Click here to enlarge.
The new branch doesn’t need much space for its ATM and new accounts and personal loans services....
UC Merced's campus will greatly expand over the next four years, as the state's Board of Regents has approved a design and construction plan that would allow the 11-year-old university to increase its enrollment by nearly 50%. Image: Courtesy UC Merced
The state’s Board of Regents has approved a $1.34 billion plan that would add nearly 1.2 million...read more
Paradise City in Seoul, South Korea. Rendering: MVRDV. Click here to enlarge.
The 9,800-sm complex will have retail and nightclub space. A plaza separates the two concrete bui...read more
A rendering of Seaport San Diego, a redevelopment of a 70-acre waterfront property. A 480-foot-tall observation tower would be one of this district's main attractions. Image: Seaport San Diego
Its developers envision a thriving business, education, and entertainment district, highlighted b...read more
Rendering: Chicago Cubs.
As part of the baseball team’s larger stadium renovation project, the club will offer exclusive f...read more
Boston Road building in the Bronx. Photo: Michael Moran, via Curbed New York.
Designed by NYC’s Alexander Gorlin Architects, the 12-story building will have 154 studio apartme...read more
Rendering courtesy of adomepark.org
Current plans for the Astrodome’s renovation turn the site into an indoor park and events space,...read more
Lakeside Senior Apartments in Oakland, Calif. Photo: Bruce Damonte. Click here to enlarge.
Affordable housing, specialized housing, and accessible housing projects were honored.
The new stadium and mixed-use project for the Los Angeles Rams. Renderings courtesy LA Rams.
The 70,000-seat stadium will be ready by the 2019 NFL season. The surrounding mixed-use developme...read more
Courtesy ZHA. Click here to enlarge.
The 38-story building will have a mashrabiya latticed facade with hotel and residential space ins...read more
Capital One Cafe in San Francisco. Photo: kennejima/Creative Commons.
Several cities opened or are planning Capital One Cafes where customers can buy a latte and make...read more
Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland will host next week's Republican National Convention, at which more than 20,000 people are expected to attend. The venue is relying on a distributed antennae system to help boost voice and data transmission and make sure those attendees' smartphones work smoothly. Image: Erik Drost/Wikimedia Commons
Each venue is equipped with DAS technology that extends the building’s wireless coverage.
Portland, Ore. Photo: Holly Hayes/Creative Commons.
Expected to raise $8 million annually on commercial and residential projects.
Chicago's Union Station. Photo: Jazz Guy/Creative Commons.
The third-busiest station in the country needs more space.