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
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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.
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The center’s expansion will cover 1.2 million-sf.
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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
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The transformed building would provide space for street sports, street culture, and street art....
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The redevelopment project got underway last summer and is expected to be completed in 2018.
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Equipped with hanging gardens and a panoramic viewpoint for its top tier, Jardins de l’Arche Towe...read more
A design rendering for a single new terminal at Kansas City International Airport. That project is one of 50 that the Trump administration has prioritized for immediate attention and funding support. Republicans and Democrats are also staking their claim to rebuilding America's infrastructure, with plans that vary widely in terms of favoring either private or public financing. Image: City of Kansas City
Both parties are talking about $1 trillion in spending over the next decade. How projects will be...read more
Rendering of First Community Village showcases the positioning of the fitness center and spa near the front of the community. Rendering courtesy of three: living architecture.
The evolution of attracting Baby Boomers versus the Silent Generation.
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The 1883 Denver Hose Company No.1 building will be fully restored as part of the project.
The new Whitney Museum of American Art. Photo: Shinya Suzuki, flickr Creative Commons
Many contemporary museum designs are beginning to utilize the exterior wall space to display art...read more
An aerial view of the Susan B. Anthony School in Daly City, Calif., one of the signature projects of Deems Lewis McKinley, which specializes in K-12 design. Image: DLM
The combination is expected to bolster HED’s presence in northern California and the K-12 sector....
Decentralized nurses stations are becoming more common in hospitals looking to improve their patient satisfaction scores. But a University of Kansas research team wonders whether decentralization might be hampering nurses' collaboration. Image: University of Kansas
The Institute of Health + Wellness Design at the University of Kansas raised questions after revi...read more
Goodwill of Greater Washington, D.C. converted a basement into the city’s first Excel Center charter high school for adults. The two-level space looks as much like an office as a school. It also includes daycare services. Goodwill intends to open at least five Excel Adult High Schools in D.C. eventually. The Building Team included Little Diversified Architectural Consulting (architect, interior design, branded design and communications), Engenium Group (MEP), HWH Group (GC), and The Erza Group (owner’s project manager). Photo: Tim Buchan
A dingy basement in Washington is converted to an office-like learning environment.
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The Container Globe would be used for theater performances, live music, and as a sculpture garden...
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In addition to the airport itself, the overhaul will also improve road and rail access to meet pr...read more
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
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.
EcoDistricts is helping cities visualize a bigger picture that connects their communities.
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The hotel’s 300 rooms are made from 210 prefabricated pods from Polcom Modular.
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The proposal was designed by MANICA Architecture and would seat 65,000 fans with room to expand t...read more
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Superspace’s proposal would create a natural promenade atop the ancient stone structure.
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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
Developers hope the early opening of some units sets the tone for the community and future rental...
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The 110,000-sm library will be built in Pudong District and sit next to Century Park, Shanghai’s...read more
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As setting foot on Mars becomes a more realistic goal, the search for how to best develop Archite...read more
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Multifamily green financing programs boomed in 2016, and are likely to continue to grow in 2017,...read more