This image is from a recent report by the design firm HKS on pandemic-resistant hospitals. Healthy indoor environments take center stage in the National Institute of Building Sciences’ latest “Moving Forward” recommendations.
The National Institute of Building Sciences also calls for code changes and greater cooperation...read more
The rooftop deck at The Net, in Seattle, designed by NBBJ. Renderings courtesy NBBJ
In this exclusive video interview for HorizonTV, Ryan Mullenix, Design Partner with NBBJ, talks...read more
All renderings courtesy WPA
Work Program Architects is designing the project.
Owners should assess risk, insurance coverage, and ability to withstand disasters.
Climate change is contributing to property damage on a major scale, causing more investors to look for better ways to gauge their risk. Image: Skeeze from Pixabay
A new ULI-Heitman report states that the biggest challenge to valuation is measuring urban risk...read more
Denver Water's new administration building has been designed to achieve net-zero energy standards. Images: Courtesy of Stantec
The utility is showcasing a new admin building and a water reuse plan that’s a first for the st...read more
Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Melissa Leake
Local officials that don’t comply could lose federal money to combat climate change.
Sto's beetle-inspired exterior coating and Dörken Systems' UV-resistant vapor-permeable barrier a...read more
Turner Construction is using this card to summarize its program. The "Green" graphic represents how the contractor is elevating what green means, and the three pillars of its program. Image: Turner Construction
The company targets a 50% cut in greenhouse gas emissions and water use from construction activit...read more
Resilient design principles will be critical in preparing our communities for future storms, writ...read more
Sustainable design strategies create more resilient buildings. However, only truly focused purpos...read more
Conceived in the Boston studio of Perkins+Will, the ResilientSEE team developed a resilient plann...read more
Courtesy SOM, Lucas Blair Simpson
New York City’s newest university campus, Cornell Tech, pushes the limits of sustainable and resi...read more
Resilient design, much like all projects in the built environment, requires funding.
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A rendering of the project area of Bridgeport, Conn.'s South End, where an AEC team has been selected to devise a resilience plan to mitigate future flooding. Image: Courtesy of Waggonner & Ball
The design and construction project would perpetuate efforts that date back several years.
Alys Beach, a luxury residential community in western Florida, enforces building standards that protect its houses from high winds. Image: Alys Beach
Alys Beach’s in-house GC builds to standards set by the FORTIFIED program.
Volunteers sought for committee openings.
Rendering courtesy C.F. Møller
The C.F. Møller-designed project is slated for completion in 2021.
The developer sees resilient developments achieving top-of-market pricing, faster leasing, higher...read more
Clippership Wharf, a 478-unit mixed-use redevelopment in Boston whose construction began this year, will elevate the first floors of its buildings 24 feet above the Boston city baseline. A 1,400-foot-long public Harbor Walk will be 14 to 16 feet above sea level. Courtesy Lendlease Development.
Hurricanes Harvey and Irma expose the necessity—and limitations—of resilient design and construct...read more
Convincing people to relocate can be a psychological hurdle.
Heller Manus Architects
An array of guidelines and standards coming from all kinds of sources are jockeying for position...read more
Perkins+Will has written the design controls for the redevelopment of a 28-acre surface parking lot in San Francisco into a mixed-use waterfront community called Mission Rock, which would have a mesa running through it to handle sea levels that are projected to rise as high as 66 inches by 2100, compared to 24 inches today. Courtesy Perkins+Will.
Projects like these, where resilience is central to their design and construction, are becoming m...read more
Rendering courtesy of BIG.
The project will safeguard the Lower East Side against severe weather and rising sea levels.
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New green infrastructure should be part of rebuild.
Water Street Tampa's 18 buildings are being designed by mulitple architecturual and design firms. The 50-acre, 9-million-sf community is expected to attract 23,000 workers and residents to Tampa's downtown. Image: Strategic Property Partners. CLICK HERE TO ENLARGE IMAGE
Nine architects, three interior designers, and nine contractors are involved in this $3 billion p...read more
Rendering courtesy CTA Architects
The affordable housing complex was hit hard during Hurricane Sandy, leaving residents without ele...read more
New floodplain maps and state code changes loom.