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.
Aerial view of Zonamerica

Rendering courtesy of Perkins+Will's LA studio

September 26, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The new free trade zone is designed to resemble a small village.

KC Streetcar

Kansas City’s recent downtown economic boom can be attributed in part to the $850 million, nine-block Kansas City Power + Light District, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, and KC Streetcar, a 2.2-mile light-rail system that opened in May 2016. City of Kansas City.

September 25, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

In Los Angeles, the entertainment district L.A. Live is expected to benefit from the proposed exp...

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The front door and facade of Domain West Hollywood

Photo: Adrian Tiemens

September 25, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The new development will feature 166 units and 9,000 sf of ground-floor retail.

The Indigo Hotel

The Indigo Hotel in downtown Los Angeles will recall eras of that city's history with art in different rooms and areas. (Note the art in the ceiling of the hotel's Sky Bar.) Saiful Bouquet was the structural engineer for the project. Photo courtesy HBA.

September 22, 2017 | BD+C Staff

Turner Construction Co., Swinerton, and The Whiting-Turner Contracting Co. top BD+C’s ra...

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The 250-key Paséa Hotel & Spa, which opened a year ago in Huntington Beach, Calif., is loaded with amenities that include a deck-level restaurant situated between the pool and the 191,000-sf Pacific City retail center. The restaurant’s wine and liquor are stored (and displayed) on several floors that lead to a bar on the roof of the restaurant, illuminated by an umbrella-like light fixture. Photo courtesy Pacific Hospitality Group and WATG

September 22, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Because hotels can take as long as six years to complete, spotting trends—and differentiating the...

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Developer ARK Group is hoping that its newly opened, 17-acre Irving Music Factory in Texas has the same drawing power as ARK’s entertainment district in Charlotte, N.C., AvidXchange MusicFactory, which had around 1.8 million visitors in 2016. Courtesy Gensler

September 22, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Some entertainment districts are going light on retail, partly because “the bulk of the leasing d...

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A high-rise hotel shot from below

Photo: AHL

September 22, 2017 | BD+C Staff

NV5 Global, WSP, and DeSimone Consulting Engineers top BD+C’s ranking of the nation’s la...

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The swimming pool at the Hilton Jinan swimming pool, designed by Wilson Associates

The swimming pool at the Hilton Jinan swimming pool, designed by Wilson Associates. Photo: WIlson Associates

September 22, 2017 | BD+C Staff

Gensler, WATG and Wimberly Interiors, and HKS top BD+C’s ranking of the nation’s largest...

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The exterior of the new Mountain Park Health Center clinic
September 21, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The new space was designed with community input to be used by patients and non-patients alike....

The interior of a 60 Orchard Street condo with a NanaWall

Photo: Courtesy NanaWall

September 21, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

NanaWall panels add a unique dimension to condos at 60 Orchard Street in New York City.

The Tomscot luxury apartment community in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Two resort-style pool decks with a spa and wading pool highlight the amenities at the luxury apartment community The Tomscot, Scottsdale, Ariz. The units in the main level are designated as live-work space for residents. The Weitz Co.

September 20, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Since the current multifamily boom took off in 2010, most activity has focused on large urban are...

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Employees in the new Stantec office in Midtown Manhattan

Photo courtesy of Stantec

September 20, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The new location provides the firm with 40,000 sf of space.

A pool table, tables, and chairs in a communal space at Loft Five50
September 20, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Loft Five50 will add 137 housing units to Lawrence, Mass.

Torch cutters working on a project

Photo courtesy of Barton Mallow

September 19, 2017 | BD+C Staff

Lendlease, Suffolk Construction, and Clark Group top BD+C’s ranking of the nation’s larg...

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The exterior of the new UCHealth Longs Peak Hospital

Photo: Jim Roof

September 19, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

UCHealth Longs Peak Hospital opened for first patient on August 31.

A rendering of the Texas Live! development

When it opens next year, the 200,000-sf Texas Live! development will be an integral part of the $4 billion Arlington Entertainment District, which will include a new stadium for the Texas Rangers. Rendering courtesy of The Cordish Companies.

September 18, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Entertainment districts are being planned or are popping up all over the country.

Structural rendering of the steel work at Daily's Place

The Jacksonville Jaguars' Daily's Place. Designed by Populous with Walter P Moore as the structural engineer.

September 18, 2017 | BD+C Staff

WSP, AECOM, and Thronton Tomasetti top BD+C’s ranking of the nation’s largest multifamil...

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| September 15, 2017 | ALPOLIC

Since its conception in 2006, the Mamava lactation pod has undergone several changes in design....

The Houston skyline

Photo: pixabay

September 15, 2017 | ApartmentData.com

As of Sept. 14, 166 properties reported damage to 8,956 units, about 1.4% of the total supply of...

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A rendering of the front of the new Blinn College residence hall

Rendering courtesy of Servitas.

September 15, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

In 2016, more than 400 students were placed on the wait list due to lack of available on-campus h...

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Looking downstairs in Stanford's Hall of Champions facility

Photo courtesy of Advent

September 15, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The Home of Champions uses interactive displays to showcase Stanford’s 126-year history of studen...

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The Village Green at Terrapin Row designed by WDG Architecture

The Village Green at Terrapin Row designed by WDG Architecture.

September 14, 2017 | BD+C Staff

Humphreys & Partners Architects, KTGY, and Perkins Eastman top BD+C’s ranking of the...

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The cafe space in the Capital One Cafe

Photo courtesy of Studio J Marketing

September 14, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The new branch in downtown Santa Monica offers 8,400 sf of space designed by Gwynne Pugh Urban St...

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The 1.5-million-sf Oceanwide Plaza, going up across the street from Staples Center and L.A. Live

The 1.5-million-sf Oceanwide Plaza, going up across the street from Staples Center and L.A. Live, will include a “lifestyle plaza,” 100 feet in the air, with 37,000 sf of outdoor amenity spaces. A 700-foot-long LED ribbon will wrap the plaza. And this mixed-use project will feature a 166,580-sf open-air retail galleria. CallisonRTKL designed the exterior, retail interior, and South Towers residential space. Studio Munge designed the North Tower interior and 184-room hotel. SWA Design Group is the landscape architect, and Lendlease is the GC. Oceanwide Plaza/CallisonRTKL

September 13, 2017 | BD+C Staff

The Whiting-Turner Contracting Co., PCL Construction Enterprises, and Shawmut Design and Construc...

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REI's flagship store in Washington, D.C.

For REI’s flagship store in Washington, D.C., CallisonRTKL designed the bicycle shop to achieve the look, feel, and layout of a test kitchen. The outdoor retail cooperative was the first tenant in the redeveloped Uline Arena. Courtesy CallisonRTKL.

September 13, 2017 | Mike Plotnick, Contributing Editor

Just two months ago, Credit Suisse forecasted that 20-25% of malls will close by 2022.

The Marriott Downtown in Omaha, Neb.'s Capitol District is one of Leo A Daly's recent hospitality projects. Its new managing principal Ken Martin foresees hospitality seeping into the firm's other practices. Image: Courtesy Leo A Daly

September 13, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Ken Martin views this sector as an incubator of innovation.

The exterior of the new TRUMPF smart factory building

Courtesy of TRUMPF

September 13, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The new facility is located in Hoffman Estates, Ill., not far from Chicago O’Hare International A...

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The Alexandria Center for Life Sciences, in the Gramercy section of Manhattan's East Side, has two towers with a total of 729,000 sf that are completely leased. Zoning changes are making it easier for life sciences companies to build lab and research space in New York City. Image: Alexandria Real Estate Equities

September 12, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

A new Transwestern report highlights favorable market and regulatory changes.

A rendering of the mixed-use sports and entertainment district Waterside Live!

Waterside Live! in Norfolk, Va. Courtesy of The Cordish Companies

September 12, 2017 | BD+C Staff

WSP, Henderson Engineers, and Core States Group top BD+C’s ranking of the nation’s large...

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A classroom with large tables and a brick wall

Pixabay Public Domain

September 12, 2017 | Perkins Eastman

Metrics suggest correlation between key design strategies and occupant satisfaction and building...

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