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  1. Green building is now academia's core

    But it can actually achieve LEED Gold, says Tim Stevens, AIA, LEED AP, Principal with Solomon Cordwell Buenz, the project’s design architect. To exceed the university’s expectations, the Building Team...
  2. Canada Chooses BAE-Lockheed Proposal To Build Frigates Based On U.K.'s Type 26 Design

    Canada has chosen a BAE Systems and Lockheed Martin-led team as the “preferred bidder” for a potential contract worth more than $45 billion to build new frigates for the Royal Canadian Navy. The two m...
  3. Ocoee picks Orlando firm to design, build new $12M City Hall

    Ocoee leaders have chosen Wharton-Smith Construction of Orlando to design and build a new city hall as part of the city’s larger downtown redevelopment project. The new building carries an estimated $...
  4. URBAN DESIGN: Parking has outsized influence on downtown’s built environment

    Because urban parking garages are expensive to build (about $20,000 per parking space is a generally... Gallagher is a principal and urban designer with Ratio and a professor-in-practice of urban des...
  5. Fitness Noise and Vibration Considerations in Mixed Use Buildings

    Therefore, it is best to perform testing of these activities prior to full design of the facility. When considering fitness spaces of any size that will be sharing building occupancy with other uses i...
  6. Design revealed for mass-timber residential tower in Milwaukee

    A Building Team that includes the engineering firm Thornton Tomasetti, Korb + Associates Architects, and the developer New Land Enterprises has unveiled the design of Ascent, which is currently in its...
  7. 'Glass Box Fatigue': How Architects Are Flipping The Script On D.C. Office Buildings

    The architecture firm is doing just that with its design of Meridian Group's Anthem Row project at 700 K St. NW. For that project, a $142M redevelopment of an older office building, it used a brick fr...
  8. Lhota: Third Track is a model of design-build construction

    The Executive Director of the General Contractors Association of New York, Denise Richardson, wrote an Oct. 1 commentary piece expressing concerns about the MTA’s Long Island Rail Road Expansion...
  9. Project of the Month: Polar Design Build completes 112,500 s/f distribution center for Spears Manufacturing

    Norton, MA Polar Design Build has completed a 112,500 s/f distribution center for Spears Manufacturing. The multi-million dollar project had a design build team that included Polar Design Build; Richa...
  10. You Can Build Your Own Terrarium, Make Flower Crowns, and Design Bouquets at this Hip New Plant Shop in Shaw

    Plants are having a moment right now. In my neighborhood in Northwest DC, it may be harder to find a millennial apartment without a snake plant than someone with a car who can help you drive out to th...
  11. Building Blocks: Press House

    Thanks to the amount of transit access nearby, the city did not require Real Estate Equities to build parking stalls into the design, Ostrom said. Intriguing tidbits: Units and common areas will...
  12. Continuum Architects to design state office, law enforcement building in Milwaukee

    Continuum Architects + Planners will design an $140 million state office building and law-enforcement center that’s being built in downtown Milwaukee. Continuum won a contract to design the building,...

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