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No longer marked by gray, uniform rows of cubicles, offices have become more personalized and employee-centric than ever, giving people a more comfortable place to spend their working hours. New approaches to office customization and the way employees interact are breathing new life into the workplace.
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July 10, 2020 | THE EDITORS OF BUILDING DESIGN+CONSTRUCTION

“The Weekly,” a new streaming program for the commercial design and construction industry, to f...

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Atlassian HQ at night

All renderings courtesy SHoP Architects and BVN

July 09, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

SHoP Architects, in collaboration with BVN, is designing the project.

The design for vivo's new headquarters in China calls for indoor-outdoor gardens on each of its 32 floors. Images: NBBJ

June 25, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

NBBJ’s spiral design maximizes worker exposure to the green spaces.

"The Weekly," a new virtual news program from Building Design+Construction, debuted Thursday, June 11
June 12, 2020 | BD+C Editors

The first episode, now available on demand, features experts from Robins & Morton, Gensler,...

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ICONE interior space

All images courtesy Foster + Partners

June 01, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Foster + Partners designed the building.

512 West 22nd Street roof terrace

All photos: Bruce Damonte

May 27, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

COOKFOX Architects designed the project.

Cushman Wakefield 6 Feet Office coronavirus

After decades of favoring density, office tenants are now thinking how to better protect their workers from disease transmission. One idea comes from Cushman & Wakefield, whose “6 foot office” concept lays out an office workspace for social distancing, but also requires an agreement among workers and employers to stick to it. Photo courtesy Cushman & Wakefield

   

May 18, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Making workplaces safer will require behavioral resolve nudged by design.

Platform 16 exterior aerial

Courtesy Plompmozes for KPF.

May 15, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The project will be adjacent to Google's planned eight million square foot transit village and...

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Rendering of lululemon's Vancouver HQ by Morphosis

Courtesy Morphosis

March 24, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The HQ’s design is meant to serve as an extension of lululemon’s core values.

Investments in ‘human experiences’ are paying off for employers

A survey of executives found that the majority sees value in investing in workplace amenities that will attract and retain workers. Image: Pixabay

   

March 16, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

A recent survey conducted by JLL and Harvard Business Review found that more companies are givi...

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Gensler's Denver office lobby space. Photo courtesy Gensler

Gensler's Denver office lobby space. Photo courtesy Gensler

   

March 15, 2020 | J. Kevin Heinly, AIA, LEED AP. Managing Director, Principal, Gensler

Touch-free design solutions and air purifiers can enhance workplace wellness.

Pioneer Industries launches new website

The company, based in Commerce, Calif., makes a wide range of plumbing fixtures and accessories for the commercial and multifamily building sectors.

March 13, 2020 |

Pioneer Industries launches new website

New York's façade inspection program gets an overhaul following a death from falling terra cotta
March 09, 2020 | Hoffmann Architects

January 14, 2020, kicked off big changes to the NYC Local Law 11 Façade Inspection and Safety P...

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Disney NYC HQ in the neighborhood

All renderings courtesy SOM

March 05, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The HQ is being built in the Hudson Square neighborhood.

 

REI Headquarters aerial

Courtesy NBBJ

March 03, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

NBBJ designed the project.

225 polk exterior

Photos courtesy of Eric Laignel

February 25, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The building was originally constructed in 1965.

CareerBuilder HQ central stair and reception

ll photos courtesy Perkins and WIll

February 13, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Perkins and Will designed the project.

Signal House, Washington D.C.

February 11, 2020 | Johnathan Sandler

Creativity is the secret sauce in the success of every business.

Courtesy Pixabay

February 11, 2020 | David Barista, Editorial Director

There’s money to be made in rehabbing Class B and Class C office buildings, according to a new...

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AJ Brown Photography

February 03, 2020 | Leslie Suhr, Architect, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C, Fitwel Ambassador, LEO A Daly

For companies experiencing rapid growth, work-life balance can be a challenge to maintain, yet...

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Reliable Building Systems Increase Net Operating Income by Retaining Tenants
| February 03, 2020 | Powered by Mitsubishi Electric

Tenants increasingly expect a well-crafted property that feels unique, authentic, and comfortable...

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ZHA OPPO HQ aerial at night

All renderings courtesy ZHA

January 29, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

ZHA sees your two connected towers and raises you another two.

80 M expansion

All renderings courtesy Hickok Cole

January 24, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Hickok Cole is designing the project.

Photos by Kevin Scott

January 22, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Montalba Architects designed the project.

An uninterrupted path connects the lobby to the top floor at Akamai's new headquarters building. Images: Sasaki

January 19, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Color also plays a big role in the interior design of this 19-story building.

Advanced Product Creation Centre exterior

All images courtesy Bennetts Associates

January 16, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Bennetts Associates designed the project.

Companies should be investing in those workplace elements that create an emotional tie between employees and employer. Images: CBRE Workplace (charts), Pixabay (office photo)

January 14, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

A survey of 1,600 North American workers hints at what workplace elements have the greatest impac...

TitletownTech, in Green Bay, Wis., is part of a 45-acre mixed-use district, whose second phase got underway last summer. Images: (c) 2019 by SGA and Ari Burling Photography

January 09, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The goal is to nurture startups aligned with local industries.

Alibaba central interior space

All renderings courtesy Foster + Partners

January 09, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The firm won a design competition for the project.

Four Ways Building Systems Create Long-term Profitability
| January 06, 2020 | Powered by Mitsubishi Electric

When accounting for the total cost of ownership and the potential return on investment, owners an...

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