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.

Related Development recently broke ground in Atlanta on Apogee Midtown, a 39-story, 390-unit apartment project that will include a 77,000-sf Whole Foods Market, and will soon break ground on Apogee Buckhead, with 35 stories and 362 apartments. Investors remain enthusiastic about a multifamily sector whose growth shows little signs of abating. Image: Related Development  

January 15, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Market watchers expect some moderation from record highs, but not much.

Hassalo on 8th, the first new residential building complex within the Lloyd EcoDistrict in Portland, Ore., has its water treated and recycled through the largest natural urban wastewater system in North America. Provided by Biohabitats and engineered by Glumac, the system, which also serves an office building in the ecodistrict, was installed as a tradeoff with the city for lower utility hookup fees. Photo: American Assets Trust/GBD Architects.

January 13, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

EcoDistricts is helping cities visualize a bigger picture that connects their communities.

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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Image courtesy Rinaldi Group

January 12, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The hotel’s 300 rooms are made from 210 prefabricated pods from Polcom Modular.

Rendering courtesy of MANICA Architecture

January 11, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The proposal was designed by MANICA Architecture and would seat 65,000 fans with room to expand t...

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Rendering courtesy of Superspace

January 11, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Superspace’s proposal would create a natural promenade atop the ancient stone structure.

Rendering courtesy of BIG

January 10, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The 70,000-sf building was developed in collaboration with Boston-based Goody Clancy.

Park West, a 3,400-plus bed student housing complex at Texas A&M, is the university system's fifth public-private parternship in the county. Image: Weitz Company, courtesy of Servitas

January 09, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Developers hope the early opening of some units sets the tone for the community and future rental...

Rendering courtesy of Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects

January 09, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The 110,000-sm library will be built in Pudong District and sit next to Century Park, Shanghai’s...

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Rendering courtesy of Space Exploration Architecture

January 09, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

As setting foot on Mars becomes a more realistic goal, the search for how to best develop Archite...

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Multifamily green financing programs grew rapidly in 2016

Photo: DennisM2 via flickr 

December 22, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Multifamily green financing programs boomed in 2016, and are likely to continue to grow in 2017,...

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Dell Children's Hospital, Austin, Texas. Photo: Andreanna Moya Photography

December 22, 2016 | Lee Williams and Steve Higgs, CBRE Healthcare

As we approach the end of the second decade of LEED, the financial costs and benefits of going gr...

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The numbers of older homeowners are rising rapidly, according to the latest analysis of this cohort by the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University, which notes that an aging population presents several challenges to the housing sector in terms of costs and amenities. Image: JCHS

December 21, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

New Joint Center report projects 66% increase in senior heads of households by 2035.

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.

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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