Hourigan Construction is among the GC firms that give students and faculty at Virginia Tech a taste of real-world experience. Courtesy Virginia Tech.
Universities with AEC programs hone their curricula and research to prepare students to hit the...read more
Virginia Tech students and faculty experience an on-campus construction project virtually. Courtesy Virginia Tech Shani Sharif.
Students benefit substantively from internships offered by AEC firms.
HDR’s Visualization + Interactive Design Manager, Ken Coulter, guides a client through a VR visualization of a project. Courtesy HDR.
AEC professionals have enough on their plates without becoming specialists in a new skill outsi...read more
NBBJ’s Design Performance Group includes, from left, Nate Holland, a computational expert; Peter Alspach, a building physicist, who directs the group; and Margaret Montgomery, FAIA, LEED AP BD+C, an environmental futurist. One of DPG’s first projects was the 80,000-seat Hangzhou Sports Park Stadium in China. Courtesy NBBJ.
NBBJ’s year-old Design Performance Group helps building teams make smarter choices earlier....
Standing in front of the Mill 19 redevelopment in Pittsburgh’s Hazelwood Green innovation district are (l. to r.): Don Smith, President, Regional Industrial Development Corporation; Gary K. Fedder, Director, Manufacturing Futures Initiative, Howard M. Wilkoff Professor, ECE and Robotics, Carnegie Mellon University; Mark Nolan, Associate Vice President, Institutional Partnerships, CMU; Nicole Graycar, AIA, Senior Project Manager, Architect, CMU. Photo: Jim Cunningham Photography.
After the steel industry started collapsing in the late 1970s, Pittsburgh has been reinventing it...read more
Jesse Devitte is among the coterie of savvy venture capitalists who saw gold in those AEC hills. McKinsey & Company estimates that investors pumped more than $10 billion into “contech” startups between 2000 and 2017. Illustration: Cathy LePenske, BD+C
Jesse Devitte is among the prescient venture capitalists who’ve bet on the AEC industry finally c...read more
The new 70,000-seat stadium being built in the Los Angeles suburb of Inglewood is the centerpiece of the 298-acre Los Angeles Stadium and Entertainment District that will set out to create a live-work-play environment. HKS Architects designed the stadium with an “indoor-outdoor” feel. Photo: Hollywood Park.
A massive mixed-use neighborhood under way in Los Angeles sets a new bar for sports-anchored deve...read more
A glass-walled conference room overlooks the atrium of Ryan Cos.' headquarters, which incorporates seating for the company’s cafeteria.
From Chicago to Charlotte, the tech boom is transforming urban real estate markets and redefining...read more
For more than two decades, the Lean Construction Institute has been championing the efforts of a...read more
Brisbane, Calif.-based Aditazz has raised some $40 million in venture capital since its founding in 2010. Pictured: Deepak Aatresh, Founder and CEO.
Aditazz asks why a building’s design can’t be automated the same way computer chips are made....
STRIVR’s VR-based immersive learning and training projects include construction site safety simulations. The startup is working with a host of clients, from the National Football League to Walmart to Emily Griffith Technical College, on custom VR programs.
A Stanford University startup is taking the VR industry by storm through virtual performance trai...read more
CORE team members gather to discuss a project design (l. to r.): Leland Jobson, Computational Designer; David Mans, Associate Software Developer; Margaret Wang, Applications Engineer; and Dan Reynolds, Senior Engineer, CORE studio and Specialty Structures. Left: Bess Adler/Thornton Tomasetti.
Thornton Tomasetti’s CORE studio generates ideas that lead to product spinoffs.
Photo: Matthew McFarland, courtesy HOK
A $5.5 billion investment to creat America's coolest city, Studio Gang's moment in the sun, and a...read more
Plank Industries planted its flag at Port Covington in 2015 when it opened City Garage, a 133,000-sf former bus garage that now serves as an incubator and training hub. City Garage symbolizes the importance that Kevin Plank places on workforce development as a component of his strategy to help revitalize Baltimore. Sagamore Development.
Under Armour’s Kevin Plank launches a $5.5 billion redevelopment to transform Baltimore into “the...read more
On one 3½-acre lot, 330 tires and 150 cubic yards of trash had to be removed. Hantz Farms started planting trees there last November. Photo: Atlas Industries.
One of the city's richest residents, John Hantz, is buying hundreds of acres of vacant property,...read more
Theaster Gates. Photography by Taylor Castle. Click here to enlarge.
The award-winning Chicago artist renovates properties into studios, libraries, and spaces that co...read more
Illustration: Cathy LePenske
BD+C’s new Movers+Shapers program honors AEC/O industry stalwarts.
East Coast and Gulf Coast port cities can benefit from an expanded Panama Canal. Click here to enlarge.
Cities lining the East Coast and Gulf Coast, from New York City to New Orleans, are spending big...read more
Jerry Yudelson, author of "Reinventing Green Building."
The author and former president of the Green Building Initiative is critical of current green bui...read more
Jared Della Valle, President of Brooklyn, N.Y.-based Alloy LLC
Led by an ambitious President and a CEO with deep pockets, Alloy LLC's six entities control the e...read more
The Millennial workforce is growing fast. An estimated 10,000 people turn 21 every day.
AEC firms, particularly those that design hotels and offices, gain a competitive edge by knowing...read more
Bruce Katz, the inaugural Centennial Scholar at the Brookings Institution, travels the globe espousing the virtues of cities as economic engines.
Katz, best known as Co-director of the Brookings Institution's Metropolitan Policy program, belie...read more
Judith Rodin, President, Rockefeller Foundation
The Rockefeller Foundation has long helped municipalities and businesses respond to manmade and n...read more
Dan Gilbert, Founder of Quicken Loans and Bedrock Real Estate Services
Gilbert has invested $2.2 billion in Detroit, buying up left-for-dead properties and redeveloping...read more
Deadline for nominations is March 11, 2016
BD+C’s new Movers+Shapers program will honor AEC/O industry stalwarts. Honorees will be profiled...read more