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.
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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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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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. 

Photo: © Albert Vecerka / Esto

April 26, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The building brings the architecture, landscape architecture, and building technology departments...

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Left: Rendering of The Chrysalis courtesy of © THEVERYMANY. Right: The Chrysalis, as it nears completion in Merriweather Park at Symphony Woods © Arup. 

April 25, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The stage is covered with a curving steel and aluminum-shingled shell.

Courtesy of SHoP Architects.

April 24, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The master plan features market-rate and affordable housing, mixed-use space, and a waterfront pa...

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A 3D-printed model of the 21,000-seat Little Caesars Arena in Detroit includes tiny versions of fans in every seat. The level of detail in this concept model was instrumental in selling suites in the arena, which opens in September. Image: Stratasys Direct Manufacturing

April 21, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The centerpiece is the scaled replica of a new arena that puts a miniature fan in every seat.

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April 21, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The facility will also include two floors of Class A laboratory and office space and retail space...

Rendering courtesy of Kengo Kuma and Associates

April 21, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The wooden façade is a link to the history of the area as a wood market.

Rendering courtesy HOK

April 19, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The stadium is now scheduled to open on Aug. 26 in a preseason game between the Falcons and the J...

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The project team for VIA 57 West: The Durst Organization (owner/developer); BIG and SLCE Architects; Thornton Tomasetti (SE); Dagher Engineering (MEP engineer); and Hunter Roberts Construction Group (GC). Photos: courtesy AIA

April 18, 2017 | BD+C Staff

Bjarke Ingels’ VIA 57 West in New York is among the winners.

April 18, 2017 | AIA + BD+C Staff

2017 marks the 17th year the AIA has rewarded projects and architects with the Housing Awards....

Photo: Garrett Rowland

April 18, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

An open plan with social hubs maximizes co-working and engagement.

Rendering courtesy of Architects of Invention.

April 18, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Garden Hill will provide an ‘oasis-like residence’ for Birmingham’s growing, multicultural studen...

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| April 17, 2017 | Rockfon

The University of Toronto’s $52.5 million, 126,788-square-foot Environmental Science & Chemis...

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Rendering courtesy of Haseef Rafiei.

April 17, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The building is designed to print and dispense its own dwellings in vending machine-obsessed Toky...

Tangram Studio worked with Boston Consulting Group and the design firm Shubin Donaldson to come up with a resilient workspace for BCD's 45,000 sf of office space in downtown Los Angeles. Furniture customization is one of five divisions that Tangram Interiors has expanded into over the past decade and a half. Image: Tangram Interiors

April 17, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Customization and technology drive sales for Tangram Interiors.

| April 14, 2017 | Vitro Glass

Located in Wilmington, Delaware, Nemours/duPont hospital has undergone a series of expansions sin...

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