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.

A rendering of the main entry of Mora (Minn.) Hospital and Clinic, which underwent an extensive remodeling and expansion. Image: Courtesy of Kraus Anderson Construction

July 18, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

A 25-month project includes three separate additions.

What multifamily developers are saying about Ori Living's robotic interior system

Ori Pocket Closet opens (via black button) for access to clothes, etc. Pocket Closet comes with 110 cubic feet of storage, 140 inches of hanging space, a desk, 48-inch TV nook, LED lighting, three outlets, and two USB ports and adds the equivalent of 40 square feet of usable space to an apartment. Cost: $3,000 to $7,000. Photo: Ori Living

July 17, 2019 | Robert Cassidy, Editor, Multifamily Design+Construction

This robotically controlled, space-saving furniture system can add more than 100 square feet of u...

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Robotic interiors: How to make a studio apartment feel as big as a one-bedroom unit

Ori Studio Suite comes with a full or queen bed, a dining table or desk, a 50- or 60-inch TV nook, up to 133 cubic feet of storage, 48 to  60 inches of space to hang clothes, LED lighting, six outlets, and two USB ports. The system “adds” up to 136 of usable square footage to the unit. Cost: $7,000 to $15,000, depending on order quantity. Photo: Ori Living

July 17, 2019 | Robert Cassidy, Editor, Multifamily Design+Construction

Meet Ori Living's robotically controlled, space-saving furniture system. 

July 17, 2019 | Gordian

Using RSMeans data from Gordian, here are the most recent construction costs for low-rise and mid...

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View from SE at night

All renderings courtesy Populous

July 17, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The $250 million stadium is being privately funded by the team’s ownership group.

July 15, 2019 | Rob Cassidy, Editor

We're looking for the best new "student housing" communities for our Fall Issue of Multifamily De...

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7 new multifamily developments to track this summer

Sitka, a 384-unit apartment complex in Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood. Photo: Vulcan Real Estate

July 15, 2019 | Robert Cassidy, Editor, Multifamily Design+Construction

Ballpark living in Anaheim, Calif., and a water-friendly apartment complex in Seattle highlight t...

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Summer assignments: 2019 K-12 school construction costs

Photo by Pixabay  

    

July 15, 2019 | Gordian

Using RSMeans data from Gordian, here are the most recent costs per square foot for K-12 school b...

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All renderings courtesy Steven Holl Architects

July 15, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Their winning proposal was supported by six of the seven members of the jury.

Bentley University's new ice arena includes classrooms, and has hosted non-sporting events like concerts and fashion shows. Image: Bentley University

July 12, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Several ARC-designed projects give the firm’s academic clients more event-hosting flexibility....

All photos: Laurian Ghinitoiu

July 11, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The project gives Bordeaux an art-filled public space from the waterfront to the city’s new urban...

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Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union at San Diego State University. Photo: Pixabay

Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union at San Diego State University. Photo: Pixabay

July 10, 2019 | Gordian

Using RSMeans data from Gordian, here are the most recent costs per square foot of college studen...

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All renderings courtesy COBE

July 10, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

COBE designed the building.

All renderings courtesy C.F. Møller Architects

July 09, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

C.F. Møller Architects is designing the project.

Collaborative for High Performance Schools releases 2019 Core Criteria Version 3.0 Update

Photo: Pixabay

July 08, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The update adds credits to lower carbon footprints and to promote climate change resiliency.

All images courtesy Patalab

July 05, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Patalab is designing the building.

All images courtesy LandDesign

July 03, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Gensler and LandDesign designed the project.

Two 40-story residential towers in Singapore were built with nearly 1,900 prefabricated modules. Image: Courtesy of Bouygues Bâtiment International

July 03, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The state has been pushing for improvements in construction management.

All photos: Ben Benschneider

July 02, 2019 | Jonathan Barnes, Contributing Editor

Called the Seattle Veterans Affairs Mental Health and Research Building, the structure is meant t...

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Designed by Perkins+Will, Northwestern University’s 12-story Louis A. Simpson and Kimberly K. Querrey Biomedical Research Center contains spaces which are reconfigurable for different uses and which were crafted with researchers and their tasks in mind. The structure also is meant to strengthen collaboration between the education, research, and medical professional communities.

July 02, 2019 | Jonathan Barnes, Contributing Editor

Designed by Perkins+Will, the Louis A. Simpson and Kimberly K. Querrey Biomedical Research Center...

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All renderings courtesy MAD

July 01, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

MAD beat out four other proposals for the opportunity to design the theater.

Courtesy OMA

June 28, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The building is being designed by Office for Metropolitan Architecture/Shohei Shigematsu in colla...

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David Baker Architects wins 2019 HUD 'best in affordable housing' honor

Williams Terrace, Charleston, S.C., designed by David Baker Architects. The project echoes the iconic Charleston single house, with piazzas that function much like porches. These wide, open-air corridors provide external circulation and surround an airy central courtyard. Photo: Luker Photography, courtesy AIA

   

June 27, 2019 | AIA

The firm's Williams Terrace project is the first dedicated housing for Charleston, S.C.’s low-inc...

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Row New York Boathouse, courtesy Foster + Partners

Rendering courtesy Foster + Partners

  

June 27, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The project will sit on the banks of the Harlem River in Sherman Creek Park.

Modular construction can deliver projects 50% faster

Modular carries a potential cost savings of up to 20%, but there is a risk of up to a 10% loss if delivery or material costs spike, the report says.

June 26, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Modular construction can deliver projects 20% to 50% faster than traditional methods and drastica...

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Virgin Trains breaks ground on Orlando expansion

Courtesy Virgin Trains

June 26, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The company is developing 170 miles of new track.

Wanderwall, North Carolina 2019 design innovation report: Super labs, dream cabins, office boardwalks, façades as art

Wanderwall is one of the largest public art pieces in North Carolina. Designed by Marc Fornes/Theverymany, it reimagines an exterior wall of the Stonewell Station parking garage along Interstate 277 in Charlotte (more below). Photo: NAARO

     

June 25, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

9 projects that push the limits of architectural design, space planning, and material innovation....

30 Morningside exterior

Images courtesy CetraRuddy

June 25, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

CetraRuddy designed the project and Delshah Capital is the developer.

Despite a decline in rental households, multifamily construction pushed forward last year. Image: Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies

June 25, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

However, supply shortages, especially on the affordable end, are likely to push rents even higher...

June 20, 2019 | Jonathan Barnes, Contributing Editor

A 162,500 SF dealership building set on 16 acres, Central Houston Nissan, in Texas, is being tout...

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