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.read more
The Freedom Center in South Huntsville, Ala., is an office complex that is seen as part of the revitalization of that part of the city. Torch Technologies, the building's anchor tenant, spearheaded the redevelopment. Image: J. Hanshaw Photography
The newly opened Freedom Center, near Redstone Arsenal, includes a 10,000-sf conference center....
Rendering courtesy of Steelblue.
The ground-up development will feature 255 hotel rooms and 69 residential units.
601, an 11,500-sf multipurpose space within American Airlines Arena in Miami, is big enough to host three or four parties and events at once. Image: Courtesy The Heat Group
601 offers variety and flexibility not found in the arena’s other food and entertainment location...
A simulation at Grady Health's campus in Atlanta, where nurses, providers, and facility leadership could try out a Ponta overhead beam system under real-life care conditions. A white paper from Georgia Tech concludes that these beam systems are superior to other kinds of overhead boom systems for providing access to patients, gases, and equipment in critical care settings. Image: White paper titled “Comparison of Overhead Utility Systems for Intensive Care Rooms”
It concludes that a ceiling-mounted beam system is best suited to provide critical care settings...read more
A rendering of the 42,500-sf, $29 million Innovation and Discovery Center at Ursinus College in Collegeville, Pa., which broke ground last October. Kinsley Construction is the GC on the project, designed by Ellenzweig. Last year, spending on education construction spending rose nationally by 6.5% to $88.9 billion. And a new survey of preK-12 school districts and colleges finds strong construction and renovation activities underway this year. The Ursinus project should be completed in time for the fall 2018 semester. Image: Ellenzweig
Surveys of school districts and colleges, though, raise questions about financing for future proj...read more
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Solar Carve Tower advances Studio Gang’s ‘solar carving’ design strategy.
Rendering courtesy of Toll Brothers City Living
The building will offer 133 units across its 18 stories.
Rendering courtesy of Leo A Daly
The project is being hailed as the city’s most transformative since the construction of the Super...read more
Rendering courtesy of 3XN Architects.
The Danish firm beat entries from Zaha Hadid Architects and Henning Larsen Architects for the pro...read more
Rendering courtesy of Mecanoo.
Great Halls, an auditorium, a fabrication lab, and a roof garden will all be added to the Ludwig...read more
Rendering courtesy of WXY architecture + urban planning.
The project looks to provide an enhanced sense of place for tenant companies and community member...
Hospitals’ energy costs per square foot (red boxes) have fluctuated greatly since 1999. Energy use intensity (Btu/sf/year) and energy costs (ft2/year) fell slightly in 2015. Chart ©2016 Grumman/Butkus Associates.
Report examines electricity, fossil fuel, water/sewer, and carbon footprint.
Rendering courtesy of BIG
The factory will immerse employees and visitors in nature from all sides.
Sodexo's Institute of Quality of Life has produced an expansive report that examines global workplace trends. The report argues in favor of a “people-centric” approach to workplaces that places the well being and value of employees above all else. Image: Pixabay
The latest Sodexo report on workplace trends explores 10 factors that are impacting the global wo...read more
Photo: Morphosis Architects
The redesigned rooms focused on scale, color, tactility, unexpected form, and connections to the...read more
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The hall offers bountiful natural light with enough space to build large-scale projects.
A rendering of the criminal justice facility that Rock Ventures is offering to build in Detroit's Wayne County in exchange for a coveted parcel of land on which the Rock Ventures would build a complex that includes a Major League Soccer stadium, a hotel, offices and apartments. Image: Rock Ventures LLC
He would take over a downtown Detroit site, where he wants to build a soccer stadium, and build a...read more
Rendering courtesy of PLP Architecture.
Friars Bridge Court will provide a transition between the unvarying height of the buildings to th...read more
Hospitals of Providence’s 40,000-sf microhospital in the El Paso suburb of Horizon City will serve a market whose population has exploded despite being nearly an hour’s drive from the nearest full-size hospital. Photo: Courtesy The Hospitals of Providence.
Microhospitals are acute care facilities that are smaller than the typical acute care hospital. T...read more
Rendering courtesy of White Arkitekter.
The building will be a train station and City Hall for the Swedish city of Växjö.
Rendering courtesy of Foster + Partners.
The Foster + Partners-designed building will address the shortage of accommodation in Mecca.
Rendering courtesy of SOM
Over 1,000 employees will work in the HQ building when completed.
The 14-story Josie Robertson Surgery Center in New York City, part of the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, is situated on land that allowed for only an 11,500-sf floor plate. Vertical construction required new thinking about operations and patient management. ©Chris Cooper, courtesy of Perkins Eastman.
A recent analysis of patient volumes showed that Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center would run...read more
Completed in May 2016, the 131,000-sf headquarters for the law firm Stoel Rives is located on the top nine floors of the Park Avenue West tower in Portland, Ore. While its conference rooms are enclosed for privacy, natural light reaches the interior spaces through the use of clear glass relights in the solid wood doors. All offices are enclosed in glass to allow natural light into the center of the plan as well as to create a more transparent, collaborative environment. Some glass doors and panels are trimmed with timber framing to match the room’s interior materials and design (pictured). The Building Team included ZGF Architects (architect, interior design), KPFF Consulting Engineers (SE), Interface Engineering (MEP), Alternatt Associates (acoustics), and Lease Crutcher Lewis (GC). Photo: Nick Merick.
The hottest material in workplace design—interior glass—opens offices to light and collaboration....read more
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The top bar is 500 feet long, spans 180 feet between the bottom two bars, and cantilevers out 60...read more
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Hospitals, either individually or in joint ventures, run 37% of U.S. urgent care centers.
Rendering courtesy of Empire State Development.
The center’s expansion will cover 1.2 million-sf.
Photo courtesy of Leonardo Finotti.
Three elements make up the building’s design: the Theca, the Cloud, and the Blade.
AIA is positive about spending growth for nonresidential building over the next two years, but notes this sector might be at the tail end of the current construction cycle. Image: Unsplash via Pixabay
Expects another double-digit growth year for office construction, but a more modest uptick for he...read more