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Every building starts with a concept and a design. Architects are involved at every stage of the process, even after a design has been finalized, helping other building team members through the snares and missteps in the construction process. Building Design+Construction delivers news, trends, and research to the nation's largest architectural design firms. 
BD+C exclusive research: What owners want from AEC firms
April 09, 2021 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor 

BD+C’s first-ever owners’ survey finds them focused on improving buildings’ performance for hig...

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Spring Has Sprung at Construction Specialties
April 02, 2021 | Construction Specialties

Introducing a slew of sensational solids, metallic finishes that cast subtle and shimmering eff...

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Bipartisan ‘YIMBY’ bill would provide $1.5B in grants to spur new housing

Photo: Pixabay 


March 30, 2021 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Resources for local leaders to overcome obstacles such as density-unfriendly or discriminatory...

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Finding success for downtown office space after COVID-19

At 360 Newbury Street in Boston, repurposing the top five floors of the former Wurlitzer Music & Sound Co. offices into urban housing was a perfect solution for outdated office space.


March 26, 2021 | Simon O'Byrne

Using the right planning tools can spur new uses for Class B and C commercial real estate.

The Weekly Show, March 25, 2021: The Just Label for AEC firms, and Perkins Eastman's Well-Platinum design studio
March 25, 2021 | BD+C Staff

This week on The Weekly show, BD+C editors speak with AEC industry leaders about the Just Label...

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March 23, 2021 | KTGY

With a bold vision to reshape how people experience spaces, residential design firm joins force...

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Perkins Eastman, headquartered in New York with offices around the world, and Pfeiffer, with offices in Los Angeles and New York, have announced the merger of the two legacy firms.

March 16, 2021 | PERKINS EASTMAN
David Swartz FAIA in the LA office of HLW

David Swartz, FAIA, meets with the HLW team to review construction documents for a Los Angeles project.

March 15, 2021 | DAVID SWARTZ, FAIA, IIDA

A veteran designer looks back on the lessons his father, a contractor, taught him.

Calling all building design professionals: BD+C needs your expertise on design innovation in 2021
March 11, 2021 | David Barista, Editorial Director

This new BD+C research project explores the leading drivers, sources of inspiration, and succes...

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The Weekly show, March 11, 2021: 5 building products for COVID-related conditions, and AI for MEP design
March 11, 2021 | BD+C STAFF

This week on The Weekly show, BD+C editors speak with AEC industry leaders about building produ...

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8 tips for converting office space to life sciences labs BioMarin_Novato

BioMarin develops innovative biopharmaceuticals for serious diseases and medical conditions, focusing on those that address unmet medical needs. The HED design team has completed multiple laboratory renovations and expansions for the company’s commercial and clinical manufacturing facilities, including this facility in Novato, California. Photo: HED


March 10, 2021 | Leonora Georgeoglou, NCIDQ, LEED AP ID+C, and Dan Ringler, CID, HED

Creating a successful life sciences facility within the shell of a former office building can b...

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The Weekly show, Mar 4, 2021: Bringing AI to the masses, meet the team behind the award-winning Central Station Memphis hotel
March 04, 2021 | BD+C Staff

This week on The Weekly show, BD+C editors speak with AEC industry leaders about the award-winn...

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ReefLine stair sculpture

All renderings courtesy OMA

March 01, 2021 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The project will be completed in several phases.

Tom Trenolone, FAIA, LEED AP, Design Director at HDR, a Building Design+Construction "40 Under 40" Honoree (2007), is one of 102 new Fellows of the AIA.

March 01, 2021 | AIA

AIA fellowship recognizes significant contributions to the profession of architecture and socie...

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The Grand, a mixed-use project in Los Angeles

Downtown Los Angeles has $3 billion in new construction projects under development, including The Grand, a mixed-used 1.2-million-sf public-private partnership that Related Cos. is developing, according to a new report from the Downtown Center Business Improvement District.  However, JLL's latest Construction Forecast predicts a slow recovery in construction spending nationwide. Image: Related Companies

February 24, 2021 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Predicts second-half improvement toward normalization next year.

Longwood Gardens reimagined aerial

All rednerings courtesy Weiss/Manfredi

February 22, 2021 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The project will transform 17 acres of the core conservatory area.

The Weekly show, Feb 18, 2021: What patients want from healthcare facilities, and Post-COVID retail trends
February 18, 2021 | BD+C Staff

This week on The Weekly show, BD+C editors speak with AEC industry leaders from JLL and Landini...

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The Weekly show, Feb 11, 2021: Advances in fire protection engineering, and installing EV ports in multifamily housing
February 10, 2021 | BD+C Staff

This week on The Weekly show, BD+C editors speak with AEC industry leaders from Bozzut...

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New CEO is a veteran of more than 30 years with the architecture firm.

February 05, 2021 | CALLISONRTKL

Kim Heartwell named CEO at CallisonRTKL; Harold Thompson appointed COO.

Healthcare design in a post-COVID-19 world

The 66,000-sf Virtua Samson Cancer Center in Moorestown, N.J., designed by Francis Cauffman Architects. The project involved converting a grocery store into a cancer center. Go to page 38 for more on this project. Photo ©Jeffrey Totaro


February 05, 2021 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

COVID-19’s spread exposed cracks in the healthcare sector, but also opportunities in this secto...

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The Weekly show, Feb 4, 2021: The rise of healthy buildings and human performance sponsored by Sierra Pacific
February 04, 2021 | BD+C Staff

This week on The Weekly show, BD+C editors speak with AEC industry leaders from Brookf...

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The Weekly show, Jan 28, 2021: Generative design tools for feasibility studies, and landscape design trends in the built environment
January 28, 2021 | BD+C Staff

This week on The Weekly show, BD+C editors speak with AEC industry leaders from Studio-MLA and...

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2021 multifamily housing outlook

Photo: Pexels


January 27, 2021 | BD+C Staff

In its latest outlook report for the multifamily rental market, Yardi Matrix outlined several r...

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One of iBuilt's factories in Berwick, Pa.

iBUILT operates three factories in Pennsylvania with a combined 2 million sf production capacity. One of those facilities will be fully automated by the end of 2021. Image: Courtesy of iBUILT

January 26, 2021 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

iBUILT plans to double its production capacity this year, and usher in more technology and auto...

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January 26, 2021 | Perkins and Will

A new white paper provides U.S. architecture firms with clear guidance on establishing just, eq...

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This week on The Weekly show, BD+C editors speak with AEC industry leaders about LGBT certification for architecture, engineering, and construction firms, and the current state of data centers in a pandemic world.
January 21, 2021 | BD+C Staff

This week on The Weekly show, BD+C editors speak with AEC industry leaders about LGBT...

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Ritz-Carlton Residences Miami adaptive reuse of King Cole Hotel Photo Kim Sargent

The Ritz-Carlton Residences sits on a 36-slip private marina in Miami Beach, Fla. The project team for Lionheart Capital’s 111-condominium community was led by Stantec (AOR). Residences are priced from $2 million to $40 million. Photo: Kim Sargent


January 20, 2021 | Mike Plotnick, Contributing Editor

The 1920s King Cole Hotel becomes the Ritz-Carlton Residences Miami in the largest residential...

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2021 construction forecast: Nonresidential building spending will drop 5.7%, bounce back in 2022 Photo pexels juan cruz palacio

Eight leading construction industry economists forecast a slowdown this year for the nonresidential building industry, with the hotel and amusement/recreation sectors taking the biggest hit, according to AIA's latest Consensus Construction Forecast. Photo: Juan Cruz Palacio via Pexels


January 19, 2021 | AIA

Healthcare and public safety are the only nonresidential construction sectors that will see gro...

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The Weekly show, Jan 14, 2021: Passive House innovations, and launching a design studio during the pandemic
January 14, 2021 | BD+C Staff

This week on The Weekly show, BD+C editors speak with AEC industry leaders about innovations in...

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oLIV Tucson STUDENT HOUSING project BY CoreSpaces 2020 Student housing report

A green wall frames a properly masked student resident at ōLiv Tucson, near the University of Arizona, which operated on a hybrid Covid-19 schedule until Thanksgiving, then was scheduled to go all virtual. Photo: Nathan Oppenheim


January 08, 2021 | Robert Cassidy, Editor

Despite the coronavirus pandemic, many college and university residences were completed in time...

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