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 Goettsch Partners.

May 23, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The Chicago-based firm won a design competition to design the complex located in Wuhan, China....

Image courtesy of Queens Museum

May 23, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The installation will showcase 200 years worth of unrealized Big Apple projects via original draw...

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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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Rendering courtesy of MIR.

May 22, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The buildings are on an elevated platform and the surrounding walkways are suspended so as not to...

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One Ala Moana, in Honolulu, was originally designed to be constructed above the parking garage, but the developer went bankrupt in the recession. When the project was brought back to life, Solomon Cordwell Buenz (architect) and Magnusson Klemencic Associates (SE) came up with a new scheme that added valuable space to the tower. Photo: Mariko Reed/SCB.

May 19, 2017 | Mike Plotnick, Contributing Editor

How designers figured out a way to nestle an 18-story condo tower on top of an existing parking s...

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Renderings courtesy LA Rams

May 19, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The Rams and Chargers won’t be able to move in until the 2020 season.

Photo courtesy of Amaze Design.

May 18, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Amaze Design designed the 10,000-sf space.

Rendering courtesy of Chapman Taylor

May 18, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The 220-room Holiday Inn Express hopes to be completed in less than 12 months.

Rendering courtesy C.F. Møller

May 17, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

C.F. Møller’s design was selected as the winner of a competition organized by Riksbyggen in Väste...

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Rendering courtesy of Hines/McCaffery ©Smilodon CG

May 17, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The mixed-use project will provide new apartments, condos, a senior living facility, and retail s...

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LaGuardia Community College in Queens, N.Y., has added 21,000 sf to its campus's library space, which includes a 74% increase in its seating capacity. Image: Ola Photography. 

May 16, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Wired seating and group work areas abound.   

Courtesy © PennFIRST

May 16, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The Pavilion broke ground on May 3.

Rendering courtesy Solomon Cordwell Buenz 

May 15, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The glass tower is being built at 1326 S. Michigan Avenue.

May 10, 2017 | ABODO

Median one-bedroom rent rose to $1,012  in April, the highest it has been since January.

e-lofts, Alexandria, Va.

All photos: David Madison Photography

        

May 10, 2017 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

Novus Residences’ revolutionary e-lofts concept offers tenants a tempting trio of options—‘live,’...

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May 09, 2017 | Perkins Eastman

There is an accessibility challenge facing the U.S. An estimated 1 in 5 people will be aged 65 or...

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May 08, 2017 | Mark Oppelt

For more than 15 years, LPA has completed many projects for the East Central Independent School D...

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May 05, 2017 | David Barista, Editorial Director

How can public institutions expect to survive and thrive in Illinois' turbulent environment? The...

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Mortenson will construct its first building in Rochester, Minn.'s, Discovery Square on a Mayo Clinic parking lot. This will be part of this city's $5.6 billion Destination Medical Center development initiative.  Image: Courtesy of Mortenson

May 04, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

One district alone could add two million sf of commercial and residential space to Downtown Roche...

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Image courtesy of the Obama Foundation

May 04, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The design comprises three buildings set in the public space of Jackson Park on Chicago’s South S...

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Ascent Apartments, Silicon Valley Stephen Schafer | Schaf Photo

Ascent Apartments achieved Silver certification in California’s Build It Green program, thanks to such features as LED lighting, Energy Star appliances, garage ventilation fans, water-efficient plumbing fixtures, low-VOC paints, and water-saving native vegetation and landscape irrigation. All photos: Stephen Schafer | Schaf Photo

 

May 03, 2017 | Pat Curry, Contributing Editor

An award-winning rental complex takes its design cues from its historic location in Silicon Valle...

Photo courtesy of Foster + Partners

May 03, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The store’s large terrace provides views of the Burj Khalifa and the Dubai Fountain.

Multifamily housing today: 7 exciting, inspiring innovations [AIA Course]

Amenities like the hotel quality lobby and billiards room distinguish the College & Crown, New Haven, Conn., developed by Centerplan with interiors by Carlin & Company. Photo courtesy Centerplan

May 02, 2017 | C.C. Sullivan, Contributing Editor

This AIA CES course features seven novel approaches developers and Building Teams are taking to r...

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Rendering courtesy of Starbucks.

May 02, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The new branch will be located along Chicago’s Magnificent Mile in a building currently occupied...

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Rendering courtesy LMN Architects

May 01, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The building will provide 74,289 sf of space across its five-story classroom bar.

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May 01, 2017 | Steelcase Health and BD+C Staff

Hospital rooms are often not designed to accommodate extended stays for anyone other than the pat...

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Photo: Pixabay

April 28, 2017 | Kyle Marden, Managing Director, CBRE

Healthcare systems have much to learn from retail. While they have been laser-focused on deliveri...

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Rendering courtesy of Wight & Company.

April 28, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The design of the center is meant to pay tribute to the university’s heritage in aviation and aer...

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An early rendering of Paradise Park. Courtesy of Wynn Resorts.

April 27, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The Wynn Resorts board recently gave the go-ahead for the project, which may begin construction o...

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Package center at The Frasier, Arlington, Va., designed by KTGY Architecture, comes with its own trashcan plus tabletop. Photo: courtesy KTGY Architecture

April 26, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Package delivery centers provide order and security for the mountains of parcels piling up at apa...

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“L” apartments, Logan Square

Photos: Jorge Gera/Luxury Living Chicago (above); Property Markets Group (below)

April 26, 2017 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

Chicago’s newest multifamily development features an iconic CTA car on its amenity deck. 

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