Architects

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.
MARSHA 3D printed habitat

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April 26, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Colonizing Mars is an exciting possibility in the not-too-distant future, and architects will pla...

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Bipartisan 'Invest in America Act' gains industry support

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April 12, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The bill would attract as much as $125 billion investment for buildings, infrastructure.

New research finds benefits to hiring architectural services based on qualifications

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April 08, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Government agencies gain by evaluating beyond price, according to a new Dodge survey of governmen...

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Hartford at night

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March 26, 2019 | David Mlone, Associate Editor

It is the firm’s fourth office.

Raymond Pan, an award winning archtect and urban planner, is leading the design lab initiative at HMC Architects. Image: HMC Architects

March 17, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The goal is for project team members to collaborate earlier to inspire innovation.

The Seattle restaurant Willmott's Ghost is inside Amazon Spheres, the three-domed complex that is equal parts workspace and botanical garden. Image: Aaron Leitz

March 12, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The Seattle eatery nests inside the conservatories on Amazon’s massive campus.

Call for Speakers: BD+C’s 2019 Women in Design+Construction Conference

More than 150 AEC professionals attended the Women in Design+Construction conference in Rancho Mirage, Calif., last November. Photo: BD+C See a photo slideshow from the 2018 WIDC event.

March 11, 2019 | David Barista, Editorial Director

The 2019 Women in Design+Construction event will take place November 11-13, 2019, at the Fairmont...

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March 08, 2019 | David Barista, Editorial Director

As firms begin to adopt the practices and mindset of Silicon Valley tech and advanced manufacturi...

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Chervon HQ, Naperville IL © Dave Burk, courtesy HED

Chervon HQ in Naperville, Ill. Photo: © Dave Burk, courtesy HED

March 07, 2019 | HED

ID has a strong reputation for data center design with locations in Boston in Dallas.

Arata Isozaki named 2019 Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureate

During his 60-year career, Arata Isozaki has been credited with facilitating dialogue between East and West, reinterpreting global influences within architecture, and supporting the development of younger generations in the field. Photo: The Hyatt Foundation

March 05, 2019 | The Hyatt Foundation

The Japanese architect, city planner, and theorist is known for his deep commitment to the “art o...

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High meadow studio in the forest

Photo: Christian Phillips

February 25, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Bohlin Cywinski Jackson designed the project.

Amazon will not build HQ2 in New York City

Amazon has decided to withdraw its plans to build a second headquarters campus in New York City, stating that it did not think it could find common ground with the deal's political opponents. Image: Pixabay/Amazon

February 14, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The tech giant walks away from a deal, succumbing to opposition over huge tax breaks.

Our robotic future: Assessing AI's impact on the AEC profession and the built environment

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January 09, 2019 | Lance Hosey, FAIA, Design Director, Gensler

This is the first in a series by Lance Hosey, FAIA, on how automation is disrupting design and co...

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December 17, 2018 | AIA

Architects can download a copy of the toolkit online.

December 13, 2018 |

Design firms know that just having a website and a blog aren’t enough, but social media complicat...

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December 07, 2018 | AIA

The Gold Medal honors an individual whose significant body of work has had a lasting influence on...

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Additive manufacturing heads to the jobsite

A 21-foot-long shipping container houses a mobile additive manufacturing “toolbox” that includes two Panasonic robots that can 3D print, weld, cut, and polish. The unit’s transportability to jobsites could make it ideal for producing bespoke spare parts in the field. Courtesy of Autodesk

December 07, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Prototype mobile 3D printing shop aims to identify additive manufacturing applications for constr...

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Payette employee aerial shot

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December 06, 2018 | AIA

The award recognizes a firm that has consistently produced distinguished architecture for at leas...

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November 06, 2018 | Kohn Pedersen Fox

Following exciting current work, new commissions, and upcoming opportunities, global architecture...

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Upcycle, an 81,000-sf office building in Austin, Texas, reused 95% of what had been a recycling warehouse. Adaptation is one of six areas where Gensler's new report on the impact of design on the built environment focuses its recommendations. Image: Gensler

October 02, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The firm showcases its own recent projects as demonstrations for what can work in six areas.

We’ve entered the golden age of brain science, but what does it means for AEC firms?

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September 14, 2018 | David Barista, Editorial Director 

New research from the SMPS Foundation explores the known principles and most recent research surr...

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S/L/A/M's merger with Frank Webb Architects could be a springboard for more aggressive national growth. Image: The S/L/A/M Collaborative

September 06, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The healthcare sector is one of Frank Webb Architects’ strengths.

Pocket park in Chicago

Shive-Hattery designed this pocket park in the alley between two buildings owned by Accesso Services on West Madison Street, Chicago. Photo: AJ Brown Imaging.

September 06, 2018 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

The latest developments at 90 of the nation's largest architecture and architecture/engineering (...

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AIA is taking various steps to help lawmakers, school officials and other stakeholders to make the connection between design and security. Image: AIA

August 14, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The Institute urges the formation of a federal clearinghouse for best practices, and wants securi...

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Weidt Group’s Net Energy Optimizer now available as software as a service

The software allows users to see validated results for hundreds of proven energy-efficiency options in real time.

July 24, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The proprietary energy analysis tool is open for use by the public.

Are we facing a new era in Foreign Direct Investment?

Chinese acquisitions and investments in the U.S. fell 92% in the first five months of this year, according to consulting and research firm Rhodium Group. Photo: Pixabay

July 17, 2018 | Brian Gallagher, Vice President of Marketing, O’Neal, Inc.

The construction industry is already feeling the effects of the recent tariffs, not only with hig...

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NIMBYism, generational divide threaten plan for net-zero village in St. Paul, Minn.

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July 17, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The ambitious redevelopment proposal for a former Ford automotive plant creates tension.

Transwestern report: Office buildings near transit earn 65% higher lease rates

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July 17, 2018 | Transwestern

Analysis of 15 major metros shows the average rent in central business districts was $43.48/sf fo...

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Work, park, live: Inside Cincinnati’s parking garage turned lifestyle hotel

The Summit, a 426,000-sf hotel in Cincinnati, is the first to be designed from scratch by its owner-operator, Dolce Hotel and Resorts by Wyndham. Its nine-story atrium, surrounded by glass elevators, allowed the Building Team to redistribute the building’s weight loads and give the hotel more height. Photo: Mike Howard Photography

July 09, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The Summit hotel and conference center is a converted parking garage that was once a factory.

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