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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.
Photo: Adohi Hall at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, designed by Boston-based Leers Weinzapfel Associates.

Photo: Adohi Hall at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, designed by Boston-based Leers Weinzapfel Associates.

    

May 14, 2021 | David Barista, Editorial Director

An architect who has worked on some of the nation's largest and most significant mass timber co...

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The Salvation Army HQ lobby

Renderings courtesy HGA

April 28, 2021 | David Malone, Associate Editor

HGA designed the project.

Jobsite of 200 Park in San Jose, Calif.

The 19-story 200 Park office tower in San Jose, Calif., is being constructed with the Speed Core shear wall system. Image: Tomas Ovalle/San Jose Business Journal

April 17, 2021 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The construction method is expected to knock off three months from the project’s schedule.

JetBrains facade

Renderings courtesy UNStudio

April 15, 2021 | David Malone, Associate Editor

UNStudio is designing the project.

A rendering of the corporate headquarters for biotech firm NeoGenomics

The Florida-based biotechnology firm NeoGenomics's new global headquarters complex will include a three-story office building developed by Seagate Development Group. Image: Studio+

April 12, 2021 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Seagate Development Group has several office projects near completion.

Thyssenkrupp's new HQ complex

All images courtesy Thyssenkrupp

April 07, 2021 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The facility began construction in August of 2019.

3 Times Square reimagined lobby

Renderings courtesy FXCollaborative

April 05, 2021 | David Malone, Associate Editor

FXCollaborative designed the original building in 2001.

Innovation One exterior at dusk

All photos: Steve Hall at Hall+Merrick Photographers

April 05, 2021 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Valerio Dewalt Train designed the project.

The eight-building Olivia Business Center in Gdansk, Poland

The eight-building Olivia Business Center made structural and MEP changes to achieve the highest health and safety rating from the International WELL Building Institute. Images: Olivia Business Center

March 30, 2021 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Poland’s Olivia Business Center one of the first to install ion air purification devices.

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.

Courtesy JEA

March 24, 2021 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The building has recently topped out.

ASHRAE's new global headquarters

ASHRAE's new headquarters in Atlanta transforms a 1970s-era structure into a net-zero-energy office facility. Images: Jonathan Hillyer Photography

March 23, 2021 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The conversion of a 1970s’-era building demonstrates how older structures can be made more effi...

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Make-A-Wish South Florida

Renderings courtesy Arquitectonica

March 22, 2021 | David Malone, Associate Editor

 Arquitectonica is designing the project.

Perkins&Will studio from the exterior

All photos: Garrett Rowland

March 16, 2021 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The studio supports hybrid work models with agile layouts and integrated broadcast technologies...

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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Acciona office building exterior

All renderings courtesy Foster + Partners

March 04, 2021 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Foster + Partners is designing the project.

Turano HQ exterior

Photos: James Steinkamp Photography

March 03, 2021 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Wright Heerema Architects designed the project.

1234 Kingshighway exterior

Photo: KWK Architects

February 26, 2021 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The project’s first two phases have been completed with the third and final phase under way....

Medline's new call center in Dubuque, Iowa

A 130,000-sf call center in Dubuque, Iowa, will support Medline Industries' core businesses, which now include making face masks. Image Charlie Mayer Photography

   

February 24, 2021 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

A medical supply house’s new call center and a vaccination module that can handle more patients...

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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.

February 18, 2021 | David Malone, Associate Editor

NBBJ is designing the project.

Sasaki’s Space Dashboard factors a range of inputs like employee counts by department, employee growth projections by department, work from home assumptions, storage needs, and workstation requirements, to optimize office space for current and future operations. Images courtesy Sasaki

February 11, 2021 | David Malone, Associate Editor

A new web-based tool from Sasaki takes the guesswork out of heading back to the workplace.

Walgreens Old Post Office main entrance

Courtesy Stantec

February 08, 2021 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Stantec designed the project.

February 08, 2021 | Amanda Cunningham

The Fitwel Viral Response Module is one of several frameworks that real estate owners and opera...

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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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February 03, 2021 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The project spans six floors and 80,000 sf.

The Helix, one of three buildings planned for Amazon's Virginia HQs.

Amazon's proposed design for the second phase of its corporate headquarters in Arlington, Va., is dominated by a corkscrew-shaped building, called The Helix, one of three office towers planned to open in 2025. Renderings: NBBJ

February 03, 2021 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The tech giant has invested $2.5 billion in a project that will encompass five office buildings...

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609 W Randolph in Chicago

Image courtesy Skender

February 01, 2021 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Antunovich Associates designed the project.

All photos courtesy SPF:architects.

January 27, 2021 | David Malone, Associate Editor

SPF:architects designed the project.

601 W 5th Avenue exterior

All renderings courtesy Perkins&Will

January 19, 2021 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Perkins&Will is designing the building.

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