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David Adjaye Wins Royal Gold Medal

Renowned architect Sir David Adjaye OBE has been named the 2021 recipient of the Royal Gold Medal, an award given by the Royal Institute of British Architects and approved by Her Majesty The...


RIBA Opens Nominations for President, Council

The Royal Institute of British Architects opens its call for nominations today (May 12) for various positions, including the RIBA Presidency.


Sherwin-Williams Launches Designer Support Center

Global coatings firm The Sherwin-Williams Company (Cleveland) recently announced the launch of its Architect and Designer Support Center, which is a site that aims to “point professionals to...


ABI Shows Commercial Construction Drop

The American Institute of Architects recently released its Architecture Billings Index (ABI), revealing a record drop in demand for design services from architecture firms during the month o...


Design Plans Revealed for Manchester Arena

For its first project located outside of the United States, sports and live entertainment company Oak View Group (Los Angeles), has recently revealed plans for a new 23,500-seat multi-purpos...


RIBA Investigating President Amid Allegations

The Royal Institute of British Architects is reportedly investigating its President, Alan Jones, on allegations that he misused RIBA funds.


Ireland Duo Tapped for 2020 Pritzker Prize

Earlier this week, Dublin, Ireland-based duo Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara were selected as the 2020 Pritzker Prize Laureates.


RIBA Releases 2020 Work Plan

The Royal Institute of British Architects published its Plan of Work 2020 late last week, a guide for the design and construction of buildings.


$8.5B O'Hare Project Inks Another Contract

Officials for the $8.5 billion Chicago O’Hare International Airport expansion recently announced that they have officially inked the contract with design firm Skidmore Owings & Merrill.


Oscar Niemeyer Structure Almost Complete

Since his passing in 2012, Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer still has some final projects nearing completion. Most recently, it was announced that construction on the “Niemeyer Sphere,” in...


$1B New Orleans Terminal Opens

The City of New Orleans and the New Orleans Aviation Board announced the official opening of a new $1 billion terminal at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) last month. ...


Washington Monument Opens New Visitor Center

After concluding a three-year-long renovation, the Washington Monument has opened back up to the public and includes a new 1,000-square-foot Visitor Screening facility.


London Development Features 'Living Wall'

Architecture and interior design firm Sheppard Robson (London) released renderings last month of what will become the mixed-use Citicape House.


Museum Acquires Frank Lloyd Wright House

The Currier Museum of Art announced earlier this month that it has acquired a second Usonian-style Frank Lloyd Wright house to its permanent collection.


Report: Construction Wages Up in 2018

According to an analysis conducted by the National Association of Home Builders on the 2018 Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) Survey, workers in constructio...


Bartlett School Developing New Fire Safety Program

The Bartlett School of Architecture, at the University of London, is reportedly developing a new course on fire-safe design that will aim to deliver a shift in how architects create building...


Residential Tower Features Swimming Pool Balconies

Paris-based architecture firm Hamonic + Masson and Associés have released renderings of a residential tower slated to be built in the southern coastal city of Limassol, Cyprus—an Eastern Med...


Beijing’s Daxing International Airport Opens

Just days before celebrating China’s 70th National Day, Chinese President Xi Jinping led the official inauguration of the Zaha Hadid-designed Daxing International Airport.


Proposals Shared for Poland-Based Airport

In developing plans for a new Poland-based airport, slated to be known as “Centralny Port Komunikacyjny” or the “Solidarity Transport Hub,” airport planners have solicited nine architecture ...


Gehry-Designed PA Art Museum Entrance Revealed

Just two years after the groundbreaking of Philadelphia Museum of Art’s Core Project, doors of the new Frank Gehry-designed entrance have finally been opened.


Wright-Designed Home Suffers Fire Damage

Reported last month, a Cincinnati-based, Frank Lloyd Wright-designed home caught fire, resulting in roughly $100,000 in damages—a sixth of the home's total value.


Construction App Developed to ‘Save Lives’

A multimedia application has been developed by researchers at Glasgow Caledonian University (Glasgow, Scotland) that will reportedly be able to save lives and reduce the number of injuries o...


$1.4B Chase Center Completed on Schedule

Earlier this month, joint venture Mortenson and Clark Construction Group announced the substantial competition of the $1.4 billion San Francisco Chase Center in a press release.


Notre Dame People's Design Winners Announced

Just this week, GoArchitect announced the winners of The People’s Notre-Dame Design Competition. The competition received 226 entries from 56 countries since its launch in May.


Renderings Reveal NBA Clippers’ $1B Arena

The National Basketball Association has recently revealed renderings of the new Los Angeles Clippers’ Inglewood, California-based arena through an official release.


Carbon-Neutral Museum Slated for Sweden

As a part of an international competition, Danish architecture firm COBE has been awarded for a new science center, planned to be built in the Swedish university city of Lund.


Houston to Get ‘Skylawn’ Development

Developed by Lovett Commercial and designed by Luxigon and Dutch architecture firm OMA, renderings for POST Houston have recently been revealed for the city’s new mixed-used development.


Hadid-Designed FL Skyscraper Now Complete

The first and only residential skyscraper in the United States designed by architect Zaha Hadid, Miami's “One Thousand Museum,” has recently reached completion, according to officials.


HI Complex to Receive $679M Overhaul

International architecture firm Snøhetta has recently revealed project renderings of O’ahu Island-based premier arts and cultural complex, Neal S. Blaisdell Center.


Hudson Yards Developer Plans Canada Project

Planned for downtown Toronto, Oxford Properties Group—the developer behind New York City’s Hudson Yards—is working on a C$3.5 billion ($2.7 billion) mixed-use complex.


2019 Serpentine Pavilion Unveiled

The latest Serpentine Pavilion structure—a project erected each summer in London’s Hyde Park—has been unveiled by Japanese architect Junya Ishigami.


Designs Revealed for Uber Skyports

At Uber’s third Elevate Summit—an annual immersive event which convenes leaders from across academia, industry, government, policy and technology—16 designs from eight different architecture...


2019 eVolo Skyscraper Winners Announced

The winners of eVolo Magazine’s 2019 Skyscraper Competition have been announced. The jury—formed by Melike Altinisik, founder and design principal of Melike Altinisik Archtects; Vincent Call...


NYC Concert Venue Gets Green Roof

Transformed by architecture firm HLW Architects, concert venue Brooklyn Steel is topped with a green roof innovated prior to the state’s new Climate Mobilization Act, and doubles as an acous...


Multiple Contracts Awarded for O'Hare Project

The city of Chicago signed contracts last week for the $8.5 billion expansion of O’Hare International Airport inking the design team and three construction manager-at-risk.


Hadid-Designed World Cup Stadium Officially Opens

On May 16, Al Wakrah—one of eight stadiums slated for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar—held an official opening ceremony, followed by an inaugural match.


Green Bridges to Connect New Headquarters

New York-based Steve Holl Architects have recently released design plans for new headquarters for genome machine intelligence company iCarbonX (Shenzhen, China).


Greenhouse Proposed for Notre Dame Roof

In the wake of Notre Dame Cathedral’s devastating fire, Paris-based architects Studio NAB have submitted a design proposing a greenhouse and educational apiary to sit upon the damaged landma...


Gehry Designs Warner Bros. HQ

Architect Frank Gehry of Gehry Partners has designed a set of office buildings for Warner Bros. future headquarters in Burbank, California.


PA Architects Design 'Largest' Esports Arena

Comcast Spectator and The Cordish Cos. have announced the design plans for a $50 million Philadelphia-based esports arena.


$2.2B DC Wharf Kicks Off Phase Two

Last Saturday (March 30) Mayor Muriel Bowser of Washington D.C. held a community celebration to kick off Phase Two of The Wharf’s construction in Southwest D.C.


NY Firm Reveals Mirrored Necklace Design

New York City-based architecture firm REX has released the final design for its mirrored Necklace Residence project.


Glass Facade Outlines Paris Restoration

Almost 8 years after architecture firm SANAA (Tokyo, Japan) released its renderings for the redesign of la Samaritaine (Paris, France), a completion date is finally in sight.


RCI Announces New Name, Rebranding

Nonprofit organization RCI Inc. (traditionally known for roofing expertise) announced last week that it is rebranding, complete with new name, and will be known as the International Institut...


FL Hard Rock Delivers Guitar-Shaped Hotel

After unveiling the plans for the design of the $1.5 billion expansion of the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in 2017, a date for completion is in sight.


Studio Develops ‘The Coolest White’ Paint

UNStudio (Amsterdam, Netherlands) and Monopol Colors (Fislisbach, Switzerland) recently developed an extremely reflective white paint that reduces the amount of absorbable heat on buildings,...


Shortlist Designs for O'Hare Project Revealed

Plans for the massive $8.5 billion expansion project at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport have taken another step forward as the shortlist of architects have all released their first ta...


Grenfell Inquiry Taps New Architect Expert

The Grenfell Inquiry—a public investigation into the fatal fire that occurred at London’s Grenfell Tower in June 2017 that killed more than 70 people—has appointed a new architectural expert...


Chicago Reveals Shortlist for $8.5B Airport Project

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel recently announced the shortlist for the teams vying for the $8.5 billion O’Hare 21 Terminal Expansion Project at O’Hare International Airport.


Theater Design Stretches PTFE Over Concrete

The theater Teatro Regional del Bíobío, located near the river in Concepción, Chile, once stood as an exposed concrete grid, but now, thanks to the winning design created by three architects...


RIBA to Launch UK's First Apprenticeships

UK students will be able to take advantage of architecture apprenticeships for the first time this year, thanks to the Royal Institute of British Architects and a consortium of 20 architectu...


Grenfell Inquiry Dismisses 'Expert Architect'

Just days after the officials leading London’s Grenfell Tower public inquiry appointed John Priestley an “expert architectural witness,” the decision was reversed after it came to light that...


Architect Pays $1.6M for School Design Flaws

Ohio-based DNK Architects Inc. is to pay $1.6 million for design flaws associated with a school building project completed in 2006, which was negatively impacted by a botched roof installati...


AIA Announces Partnership for Girls' Education

The American Institute of Architects recently announced that it’s joining forces with The National Girls Collaborative. The goal is to open up pathways for girls to achieve educational goals...


Architect Pressed City to Test Failed Cables

A set of pedestrian and cycle bridges that are part of a long-running signature project in Dallas remain closed due to structural issues, and new reports show that architect Santiago Calatra...


AIA Releases New Services Document

The American Institute of Architects released a standard last week that’s meant to be added to owner-architect agreements where architects provide services such as building certification ass...


Foster + Partners Hit With £3.6M Court Ruling

A United Kingdom High Court earlier this month has handed down a bill of 3.6 million pounds to the regions’ largest architecture firm Foster + Partners. The plaintiff’s lawyer said the case ...


Benjamin Moore Teams Up for Scholarship

The application period is now open for the 2018-19 Architects Foundation Diversity Advancement Scholarship program, backed by the Benjamin Moore & Co. Foundation, in partnership with The Arc...


AIA Releases More Revised Documents

On Monday, (Oct. 24) the American Institute of Architects announced that it is releasing a total of 34 newly revised documents that include Architect Scope documents and frequently used form...


Paris 2024 Olympics Designers Unveil Plans

The International Olympic Committee having announced that Paris will host the 2024 Summer Olympics, and architecture design firm Populous and engineering firm Egis are providing an early gli...


International Union of Architects Taps New President

Thomas Vonier, FAIA, 2017 AIA President, was elected the president of the International Union of Architects (UIA) during the UIA World Congress and General Assembly in Seoul, South Korea ear...


Woman Sentenced in London Architecture Fraud

A woman was sentenced last week after a guilty verdict stemming from falsifying documents to the Architects Registration Board, in London.


'Cloud' Terminal Dots Japanese Island

The passenger ship terminal for a Japanese island looks as if it’s about to float away, built to look like a cloud, but it’s grounded in reality with a wooden support system and fiber-reinfo...


Floating Bridge Design Sets Sail

A futuristic floating bridge may sail the local waters of the Mongolian city of Ordos, according to plans recently revealed by architect Margot Krasojevic.


Anger Lingers in Industry Post Grenfell Fire

Industry professionals in the United Kingdom and beyond are expressing frustration as more cladding samples are failing and a task force is set up to oversee immediate safety decisions acros...


New Certification Targets Fair Architecture Firms

A new certification initiative has just been launched with the hopes of highlighting which architecture firms treat their staff well with fair and equal—not to mention legal—pay.


NY Man Charged in Architecture Fraud Case

A New York man has been charged with nearly 60 counts of larceny, forgery, fraud and unlicensed practice of architecture.


London Mayor Scraps Plan For Garden Bridge

London's controversial Garden Bridge project is all but dead: Mayor Sadiq Khan has scrapped the controversial plan for the span across the River Thames, saying on Friday (April 28) he would ...


$500M Condo High-Rises Planned for Downtown Denver

Seizing upon a perceived lack of condominiums in Denver, a Miami developer put forward a proposal last week to build two condo high-rises in the city.


Garden Bridge Trust Disputes Report's Findings

The squabble over the feasibility of London’s troubled Garden Bridge project continued Thursday (April 13), as a member of the charity behind the span disputed a call for it to be scrapped.


Lawmakers Revive Timber Bill

A controversial bill meant to bolster research, development and the construction of high-rise wood buildings in the U.S. has been reintroduced.


Frank Gehry to Teach MasterClass

The famed Frank Gehry will teach his first online class this spring on the platform MasterClass.


Spanish Architects Win Pritzker Prize

Collaboration gleaned the architecture profession's highest honor as three designers from Spain, who have shared work for three decades, were named Pritzker Architecture Prize winners.


Delicious Design: Architects or Pastry Chefs?

It’s becoming more and more common for architects to add pastries to their portfolios, particularly in the form of cakes. And chocolate. Japanese design house Nendo, architects Dinara Kasko ...


China Next Up in Vertical Forest Trend

Italian architect Stefano Boeri has been giving new meaning to the phrase “concrete jungle” for years, and he just added a new destination to his list of cities destined for vertical forestr...


AIA Keynote Selection Sparks Concern

The American Institute of Architects has added female architect keynote speakers to its 2017 National Convention lineup after sparking outrage among dozens of architects, firms and design st...


$8M Wright Home Hits Market

Nature and serenity abound in this 1950s residence designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright. And for $8 million, it could be yours.


Architect Floats Wing for Roof

Buckle up! A mansion incorporating the 2,500-square-foot wing of a Boeing 747 in California has been deemed one of “The World’s Most Extraordinary Homes,” by a BBC television show by the sam...


Garden Bridge: 'Not a Sure Thing'

Plans to build the most expensive pedestrian bridge in the world are up in the air, according to various reports.


London’s Planned Garden Bridge in Jeopardy

A proposed pedestrian bridge in London that would serve as a “floating park” over the River Thames is in jeopardy, according to reports, and even if it isn’t built, it could come at consider...


AIA Teams Up With James Hardie

The American Institute of Architects has partnered with James Hardie Building Products Inc., a leader in fiber cement siding.


University to Collect $6.9M Over Floor Slabs

The University of Oregon will receive $6.9 million in a settlement with the architect, engineer and contractor of a residence hall with cracking concrete floor slabs.


Paul R. Williams Feted with AIA Gold Medal

The American Institute of Architects announced Wednesday (Dec. 7) that the late Paul Revere Williams will become the first African American to receive the AIA Gold Medal, and the 73rd honore...


Guggenheim Helsinki Plans Sunk by Council

Plans for a Guggenheim Museum in Helsinki, Finland, look to be dead in the water after the capital’s city council voted early Thursday to reject the proposal once and for all.


Canadian Firm to Market ‘IKEA Box’ Houses

While tiny houses have become a ubiquitous trend in recent years, a Canadian architecture firm is promising to take the idea to the next level this coming year, with a model house kit that c...


Zaha Hadid Successor's Speech Makes Waves

A controversial speech made by the architect who took over Zaha Hadid’s firm after her unexpected death last March has prompted response from the internationally recognized firm, Hadid famil...


Bridge Interlaces Design, Function

China’s Dragon King Harbour River boasts an out-of-the-ordinary new steel bridge that does more than carry pedestrians from one riverbank to the other.


Architects Deconstruct Trump’s Border Wall

With the election last week of Donald J. Trump to the United States presidency, architects and builders are beginning to speculate on the nature of one of Trump’s signature campaign promises...


AIA CEO: Sorry for ‘Tone-Deaf’ Statement

Leaders of the American Institute of Architects have issued a public apology, after drawing fire from its members and others in the architecture community for a statement released following ...


Periscope Up on Ingels Office Building

A new office building in Philadelphia’s historic Navy Yard was designed to reflect the location’s maritime legacy, with architectural references to the big ships once built and serviced ther...


Survey: Architecture Shows Gender Pay Gap

The results of a recent survey suggest a gender pay gap exists in the field of architecture, but also reveals signs that diversity in the industry is on the rise.


Gehry’s Sunset Complex Moves Ahead

A Frank Gehry-designed mixed-use complex planned for Los Angeles’ Sunset Strip has gotten a preliminary green light from officials, but the fate of a historic bank that could be razed for th...


Border Wall Goes Pink

One recurring architectural theme of the current U.S. election cycle has been Republican candidate Donald J. Trump’s vision for a wide-ranging border wall, stretching across the country’s bo...


Library in Queens Set to Sparkle

The new Hunters Point Community Library in the New York City borough of Queens celebrated a milestone recently, when the builders of the steel-and-concrete structure celebrated its topping-o...


Tilting Tower Developer May Drill Deeper

The developer behind San Francisco’s famously sinking Millennium Tower has reportedly changed plans for another tower project in the same area, likely redesigning its foundation so that it’s...


Survey: Architects Back in the Black

According to a new survey from the American Institute of Architects, the architecture industry in the U.S. has nearly fully recovered from the recent recession, and firms have been able to r...


Dubai Breaks Ground on Record Tower

Seeking to maintain its spot in the sky-high record books, Dubai has started construction this week on what promises to be “the world’s tallest building when completed in 2020,” according to...


Midcentury Sites on Endangered List

Two bastions of midcentury modern architecture and design are among the 11 most endangered historic places in the U.S. as recently declared by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.


Ike Memorial Rework Gets Family Approval

More than a decade in the making, the Frank Gehry-designed Dwight D. Eisenhower memorial project looks to be back on track, as family of the late president have agreed on a design for the D....


RIBA Names Gold Medal Winner

Brazilian architect Paulo Mendes da Rocha has won the coveted 2017 Royal Gold Medal for architecture, the Royal Institute of British Architects announced.


Architect: Build Slow, Local

While so much focus in the world of architecture and construction centers on efficiency and speed, Boston-based architect Michael Murphy wants those in the industry to take a step back and c...


Stadium Roofs, Seats Find New Homes

If you find yourself waiting for a bus in Indianapolis, you might well be sitting in a seat that’s seen a lot of sports history—all due to the efforts of an organization started by a local a...


Finland Blocks Guggenheim Funding

A planned Guggenheim Museum in Helsinki is in jeopardy after one of Finland’s ruling parties has said it will refuse to commit government funding to the project.


U.K. Board Suspends Three Architects

Failing to control the costs of a project and building in breach of planning permissions and regulations have resulted in suspensions for three U.K. architects, according to authorities.


NJ Architect Killed in Fall

Federal and local authorities are investigating the falling death of a New Jersey architect in Midtown Manhattan on Thursday (Sept. 15) afternoon.


French Firm Touts Passive ‘Lego Homes’

A French company looking to make homebuilding quick, easy and eco-friendly has begun to expand internationally, building what some are calling a “real-life Lego home” in Spain.


London's 'Flower Tower' Design Revealed

Architecture firm HOK has unveiled renderings of the planned Spire London, set to become the tallest residential building in western Europe.


Institute Honors Specification Experts

The Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) bestowed a number of awards and honors upon leaders in the construction industry during a ceremony held Thursday (Sept. 8) at CONSTRUCT 2016 &...


Scottish Bridge Gets Unorthodox Paint Job

A bridge in Scotland just got a new coat of paint, but it wasn’t a standard job involving a crew of bridge painters and a three-coat system.


Thailand’s Tallest Tower Debuts

Do not adjust your screen: Thailand’s tallest building really does look like it’s missing a few pixels, but that’s the point.


Architect May Face Suit in 2013 Collapse

Philadelphia architect Plato A. Marinakos Jr. obtained immunity in order to testify against two contractors in the criminal case surrounding a deadly 2013 building collapse in Philadelphia, ...


Architecture Sketches Build a Following

Though most of today’s buildings are designed on the computer, a San Francisco architect’s hand-drawn sketches may make you long for the days of old.


Longest Glass Bridge Opens

A new bridge in China’s Hunan Provice has quite a view—if you look straight down.


LA Architect Takes on Detroit Hut Job

A Los Angeles architect is taking on a new project that might seem unexpected coming from a former Frank Gehry partner: Filling a largely vacant sector of Detroit with corrugated-steel “huts...


Architect Crafts ALS-Accessible Home

They say that things can change with the blink of an eye, but one architect has taken that concept to a new level, helping to create a home with features that can be controlled with simple f...


Sydney Opera House Slated for Renewal

One of the world’s most recognizable buildings is getting a renovation, to the tune of AU$202 million.


Group to Rebuild Frank Lloyd Wright Design

The Frank Lloyd Wright Revival Initiative has set out to rectify wrongs done to the legendary architect’s creations.


Architecture Takes Heavy Toll on Students

Mental health issues among students studying architecture are widespread in the United Kingdom, a new study suggests.


New Green Building System Reaches U.S.

Eyeing the 5.6 million existing buildings in the U.S. not currently covered by existing green building programs, the U.K.-based Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Metho...


Fire Hits Manhattan Landmark

A historic building in Lower Manhattan that has been home to some famous artists, and a canvas for others, was damaged by a fire Monday evening (Aug. 8).


Accusations Loom Over Architect's Contract

A New Mexico lawmaker is in hot water over what some are calling nepotism after he directed funds to a charter school that awarded his brother, an architect, a contract.


A Jewel that Was Once an Architect

The story of Mexican architect Luis Barragán’s legacy was strange enough already; after his death, his entire body of work was bought and seemingly squirreled away by a Swiss couple, who put...


California Luxury Condo Tower Sinking

It’s only eight years old, and home to some very wealthy and noted San Franciscans—and the Millennium Tower, sources say, is sinking faster than was ever anticipated.


Obama Library Location, Architects Set

The nonprofit Obama Foundation has announced that the Obama Presidential Center, which will open after President Barack Obama leaves office, will be located in Jackson Park, on Chicago’s Sou...


Reuse Makes for a Shipshape Pavilion

A rusted ship’s hull has found new life as an art exhibit and meditation space at South Korea's National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MMCA).


‘Pole’ Slashed by 54 Stories

What once was planned as a 72-story high-rise that would pierce the skyline west of Central London is looking more like an 18-story “floating cube” according to new, revised plans from archi...


Architect Accused of Copying Mansion Design

A federal lawsuit accuses a New Jersey architecture firm and New York couple of accessing copyrighted drawings of a New York mansion and planning a replica close by without the original home...


Architect, Builder Suicide Rates High

According to a new report issued by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, construction workers and architects appear in the top five on an unfortunate list: occupations with t...


Dry Rot Shutters Zoo Building

An iconic 55-year-old entrance to a California zoo will be repaired after dry rot was discovered in roof beams.


Academic Buildings Make the Grade

College and university campus designs reign supreme in this year’s list of the best buildings in the U.K., according to the Royal Institute of British Architects.


Grain Silo Gets 'Despicable' Paint Job

The long, flat stretches of road in rural Indiana can lead to driver fatigue, but if you’re cruising through Wells County and see a giant minion on the side of the road, don’t worry: You’re ...


AIA Elects New President, Officers

The American Institute of Architects elected new officers, including its 2018 president-elect, at its annual convention in Philadelphia earlier this month.


Design Demand ‘Modest,’ AIA Says

As thousands of architects, designers, business leaders and representatives converge this week in Philadelphia for the annual American Institute of Architects’ convention, the organization r...


Architects in the Cards

Maybe you can’t get your favorite architect on a trading card like your favorite baseball player, but thanks to an Italian artist, you can see them on playing cards.


Free Webinar Covers Retail Flooring

Selecting and specifying floor finishes for high volume retail buildings is the topic of a free upcoming webinar hosted by Durability + Design.


AIA Issues Guide to Materials Transparency

Materials transparency has become both necessary and beneficial, according to a new white paper from the American Institute of Architects (AIA).


Developers to Top Tower Height Record

Dubai developers say they are planning a building that will soar “a notch taller” than the world’s tallest building known as The Burj Khalifa.


RCI Names Document Winners, New Board

The professional association for roofing, waterproofing and building envelope consultants has named winners of its annual document competition as well as members of its 2016-17 board of dire...


Free Webinar: Why Permeance Matters

A free, two-part webinar series hosted by Durability + Design explores water vapor permeance of coating systems on building exteriors. Part one, held Feb. 24, defined permeance; part two, co...


Boat Design Coasts into First Place

A Houston-based architectural and public art firm came out on top in the recent San Antonio International River Barge Design Competition.


Skyscraper Slide Installed in Los Angeles

Soon visitors and residents of Los Angeles will be able to experience unparalleled views of the city.


BIG’s Stadium Design Features Moat

The future home of the Washington Redskins football team may have a moat. Well, that is if architect Bjarke Ingels’


Firm Brings New Meaning to ‘Blowing up a Bridge’

You’ll find a lot of photos of bridges on social media channels, including those that are awe-inspiring, under construction, being imploded or historically significant.


Olympic Stadium Design Lacks Flame

The Tokyo Olympic Stadium has sparked media attention once again.


Architect Survey Sees Gender, Race Gap

Most female architects in the U.S. feel that there remains a gender gap in the industry, but males in the profession are divided on the issue, a new report shows.


Metal Band Can Keep ‘Architects’ Name

Misuse of the title “architect” can result in some serious penalties in the UK, but one recent case suggests the profession’s regulatory body takes a more relaxed view when the title is used...


D+D Releases February Issue of In Depth

Durability + Design is pleased to announce the release of the February issue of D+D In Depth, the digital magazine geared toward specifiers and users of architectural coatings and related ma...


Color Selection Tools Made for Architects

The Sherwin-Williams Company has rolled out its new color selection system for architects, designers and specifiers.


Free Webinar Defines Permeance

Water vapor permeance of coatings systems on building exteriors is the topic of an upcoming free two-part webinar series hosted by Durability + Design.


D+D Launches Free Coatings Instruction

Opportunities abound for increasing your knowledge of coatings chemistry selection, performance and applications in 2016.


D+D Announces 2016 Webinar Program

Durability + Design, the leading publisher in architectural coatings technology, kicks off its ambitious 26-webinar series, offering free coatings education for specifiers and users, beginni...


Architects Approve Resiliency Order

U.S. architects are applauding a recent move by President Barack Obama to improve the nation’s resilience to earthquakes.


Design Selected for WWI Memorial

A 25-year-old architect-in-training based in Chicago and a veteran New York sculptor have designed the winning entry for the First World War memorial planned for Washington, D.C.


Paint Transforms T-shirts Into Sounds

Warning to parents: You might want to cover your ears. Textile designer Selina Reiterer and architect Constantinos Miltiadisin have developed T-shirts that turns kids into rock stars—and fos...


Houzz Says Remodelers See Green in 2016

U.S. home renovation and design companies forecast more widespread revenue and profit growth in 2016 than they experienced in 2015, a new survey suggests.


Contractor Sues Architects for Overruns

A general contractor who worked on a multi-million dollar renovation of a city-owned auditorium in Charleston, SC, has accused three design firms and a project management company of negligen...


Japan, ZHA Argue Stadium Copyrights

Zaha Hadid Architects and the Japanese government are at odds over payment and copyright issues for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics Stadium.


Architect Alejandro Aravena Receives Pritzker

A Chilean architect whose global body of work addresses key challenges humanity faces in 21st century has been selected as the 2016 Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureate.


Three Theatre Designs Take Honors

Sometimes theatres are designed to not only put on a show, but be a part of the show themselves—in terms of architecture and design, of course. Theatre arts venues in Chicago, Liverpool, U.K...


Mother of Dragons Skyscraper Proposed

With a nickname like “The Khaleesi,” Game of Thrones fans would expect dragons and gargoyles to jet out of the corners of a New York skyscraper.


Architect’s Bridges to Spur City Growth

Spanish neofuturist architect and structural engineer Santiago Calatrava has been commissioned to design a trio of bridges in the rapidly growing city of Huashan, China.


Group Balks at ‘Paddington Pole’ Height

London’s heritage group hopes an architect and developer who want to add another seven stories to a planned 65-story London skyscraper in an historic part of the city will change their tune,...


Civic-Minded Firm Wins AIA Award

A Seattle-based architecture firm best known for its design of transformative urban spaces has been honored by the American Institute of Architects.


Wailing Building Irks Brit Neighbors

It howls, it hums, it screams, and it’s been said to be “annoying the heck” out of the people who live near it.


Scott Brown, Venturi Win Joint Award

An architect who said she was left out of receiving a major architecture award that her equal-partner husband had won 24 years ago has finally received joint honors with her husband.


Financing Finale: Kingdom Tower to Rule

Step aside, Burj Khalifa, your 16-year reign as the world’s tallest structure may soon come to an end.


Unique Walking-Biking Bridge Proposed

A pedestrian-bicycle bridge in east London is expected to become the first draw bridge built across the Thames River in more than 120 years.


Suits Filed in Deadly Balcony Collapse

Managers of an apartment building in Berkeley, CA, knew mushrooms were growing in a rotten apartment deck weeks before it collapsed and killed six students, according to lawsuits filed Thurs...


Group Approves New LEED v4 Guidance

Ahead of its annual international conference and exposition, the U.S. Green Building Council has announced new guidance related to material ingredient disclosure requirements in the organiza...


Stacked Apartment Wins Building of Year

A “radical and alternative” apartment complex in Singapore has been crowned the “World Building of the Year,” according to World Architecture Festival judges.


Controversial Passport Honors Architects

Architects Elisabeth Scott and Sir Giles Gilbert Scott are among the prominent U.K. figures and landmarks featured in the country’s controversial new passport design.


Spec Tool Designed for Paint Projects

Sherwin-Williams has created a free specification writing tool to help create coatings specifications based on the unique criteria of each project.


ACI Issues Guide to Concrete Code

A new guide aims to help design professionals, contractors, building owners and concrete product manufacturers in the repair of concrete buildings.


Design Execs Fined for Unpaid Wages

Two directors of a global design firm have been found guilty and fined thousands of dollars for failing to pay workers in Hong Kong, authorities say.


Hadid Wins 2016 Royal Gold Medal

Dame Zaha Hadid, an architectural icon whose body of work spans more than three decades, has become the first woman to receive the top British architecture prize.


ZHA Bows Out of Olympic Stadium Bid

Zaha Hadid has given up her quest to design the Tokyo 2020 Olympics Stadium.


‘Flintstone House’ Listed at $4.2M

If you have $4.2 million to spare and dream to call a piece of Bedrock your home, the Flintstone House can be yours.


Architect Shows St. Louis Stadium Plans

A St. Louis-based international architect has revealed its plans for a new NFL stadium in its hometown—even though no one is sure if the city will have a team to play there by the time it is...


‘Talkie’ Tops UK List of Ugly Designs

A building that has been blamed for melting cars, knocking over people on the ground with its downdraughts and chided with nicknames such as “Walkie Scorchie” is also Britain’s ugliest build...


'The Pyramid' Puts Jerusalem at Odds

With a go-ahead from officials and ground broken for the site of a modern skyscraper in an ancient city, proponents and critics are at odds over both the shape and need of a “pyramid” in Jer...


Scrapped Stadium Design at Issue

Renowned architect Zaha Hadid is calling for Japanese government officials to reconsider her controversial, 252 billion yen ($1.9 billion) design for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics stadium.


Architects Hope for Real Minas Tirith

Let’s say that in the darkest depths of Mordor, you meet a girl so fair. So of course, you want to take her to the city of Minas Tirith where she will be protected by Elves, Dwarves, the Whi...


AIA Honors 9 School Designs that Rock

From Boston to Phoenix, nine education facilities across the U.S. have achieved “top of the class” status in terms of excellence in architecture, according to the American Institute of Archi...


Memorial Finalists Chosen Amid Concern

More than a century after the First World War began and after all the U.S. Veterans for that war have died, the commission in charge of building an honorable memorial has chosen five finalis...


Mentors Groom Future Workforce

A workforce development organization dedicated to leading young people to careers in architecture, construction and engineering is anticipating a boost in enrollment for its mentorship progr...


Architects See Salaries Rising

Architects are getting better salaries and salary increases than they were just a few years ago, but most professional Americans in other fields are still doing better.


‘Ribbon’ Hotel OK’d Amid Controversy

Bucking the recommendation of its own planning commission, the City of Edinburgh has approved a development that has become known as the “ribbon” hotel.


Robot Prints Houses One Wall at a Time

Billed as the world’s biggest free-form 3D printer, the machine can build walls like the body builds bones, is "prettier" than previous attempts at printing 10 houses in one day and is “more...


Top 10 Green Building Nations Named

For the second consecutive year, Canada, China and India lead the world in embracing the LEED green-building rating system outside of the U.S.


Computer Art ‘Completes’ Olympic Park

RIO DE JANEIRO--With less than a year before the Olympic torch arrives in Rio de Janeiro to kick off South America’s first attempt at hosting the Olympic Games, a newly released video may re...


Paris OKs 1st Skyscraper in 40 Years

PARIS--It took two votes, including one in private, but the French capital is about to get its first skyscraper in four decades.


Planning a Home Way Away from Home

WASHINGTON--Deep space, once popularly deemed "The Final Frontier," is now the next big residential market, according to NASA.


Mission: Design Housing for Deep Space

WASHINGTON--Outside-the-box thinkers are invited to participate in a new design competition that is out of this world.


Design Critique Tool Launched

NEW YORK CITY--A new messaging app aims to rid architects’ inboxes of endlessly confusing email chains.


Gender Gap Still Divides Architects

SAN FRANCISCO—Although women make up nearly half of graduates from U.S. architecture programs, they also remain underrepresented in the field, according to a new report.


Bipartisan Building Energy Law Signed

WASHINGTON, DC—A new U.S. law will hold commercial tenants to new energy usage standards and require more energy benchmarking for federally leased buildings.


Floating a Future for Homes in Harmony

LONDON—Here’s a fluid design for those looking for a home by the water…err, we mean, on the water.


USACE Shoulders V.A. Hospital Debacle

A billion dollars over budget and years behind schedule, the troubled Veterans Affairs hospital project outside Denver has a new overseer, as investigations into the boondoggle continue.


Budget-Busted VA Project Gets New Lead

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has officially handed over the reins of a troubled hospital construction project near Denver that is at the center of an internal investigation.


LEED Floats Credit for Worker Safety

The health and safety of a building's construction, operation and maintenance crews are at the heart of a new LEED credit being piloted by the U.S. Green Building Council.


Urban Treehouse Designed for Grown-Ups

Ever yearn to put down your roots in a tree? Well, in Turin, Italy, you can.


Stamp Honors Pioneering Architect

The life of the first African-American graduate of MIT and the first academically trained black architect has been honored with a U.S. postage stamp.


Building Brain Trust on Deck for Show

Building scientists, coatings experts and other leaders in building technology will headline the array of technical sessions, roundtables and special events planned for the second annual ...


Experts to Headline Coatings Conference

One of the U.S.'s foremost building scientists will kick off an array of technical sessions, roundtables and special events planned for the second annual Durability + Design Conference and E...


U.S. Architects Design a Higher Profile

Aiming to firm up their seat at the national table on design and building matters, U.S. architects are launching their first public awareness campaign of their profession and role.


'Architect' Claim Draws Record Fine

Calling yourself an architect when you are not is not just an empty boast in the UK; it's a crime that is now drawing a record fine, authorities say.


Poll: Schools Need to Get Real

Architecture schools in the UK are doing a poor job of preparing students for the real world and real architecture, a new poll concludes.


Women Architects Reporting More Bias

Three in four women architects in the UK—a higher percentage than ever—now report encountering discrimination on the job.


Architectural Mission Goes Bankrupt

A visionary nonprofit that for 15 years mounted architectural and design solutions to global problems has shut down and plans to file for bankruptcy.


Architecture for Humanity Shuts Down

A California-based nonprofit that mobilized 75,000 architects for disaster relief and architectural solutions to humanitarian problems has closed its doors over lack of funding.


NY Architect Files for Bankruptcy

A well-known, 109-year-old New York-based architecture firm has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, claiming it has failed to receive more than $2 million in fees from a Russian clie...


3 Bolts Fail on London’s New Tower

A number of large steel bolts on London’s tallest skyscraper will be replaced, after three bolts have fractured and fell from the building in just over two months, according to its developer...


Online Service Parts Center Launches

Building professionals can now access a single website to order parts for their projects.


UK Axes Architects in Dues Dustup

A row between British architects and their professional board has erupted for a second straight year, with hundreds of professionals finding themselves cast off the registry rolls.


Cladding Breaks Off New Hadid Design

An investigation is underway after a nearly 200-pound chunk of concrete cladding fell off the facade of a recently constructed Zaha Hadid-designed building in Vienna, Austria, according to r...


New Leader Takes the Helm at AIA

A Chinese-born Texas CEO has been inaugurated as the 2015 president of the American Institute of Architects—the fourth woman in history to lead the organization.


Sun to Set on a Happy Cultural Clash

Question: Why is a medieval Scottish castle clad entirely in a "bold and shocking" technicolor explosion of Brazilian street art? Answer: Why not?


VA Hospital Halted after JV Walks

Work has stopped and federal-level fur is flying over the shutdown of a massive Veterans Affairs hospital project near Denver, after mismanagement by the agency drove the contractor off the ...


AIA Honors Moshe Safdie, Ehrlich Firm

Architecture's highest honor of 2015 will recognize an Israeli-born Canadian-American whose "comprehensive and humane approach" has "touched millions of people and influenced generations of ...


New Patterns for Architectural Metals

Blending artisan and digital sensibilities, a California manufacturer has launched a line of patterned architectural metals called "Engravings."


Major Concrete Standard Gets Overhaul

Capping nearly a decade in development, the American Concrete Institute has updated its seminal structural concrete standard, now organized from an engineer's perspective.


Concrete Design Standard Reissued

The American Concrete Institute has released an updated structural concrete standard, reworked for the modern design and construction professional.


Architects Work Longer, Without Pay

Many architects in the UK are expected to work longer hours without pay, a new survey suggests.


Costuming Your Inner Starchitect

Need a last-minute look for your Halloween bash? How about pairing some thick-rimmed glasses and a black turtleneck? A swoopy dress and purple lipstick? Or perhaps a floral cardigan and whit...


USGBC Extends Phase-in for LEED v4

Conceding that the transition to LEED v4 will not be easy, the U.S. Green Building Council has extended the deadline for registering projects under the current LEED 2009 rating system.


Gehry Flips Off Critics in Spain

Renowned architect Frank Gehry has a middle finger for his critics, according to various reports.


Conference Taps Building Brain Trust

A three-day slate of the nation's top experts in coatings and building technology, hands-on workshops and courtroom fireworks will greet attendees at the second annual Durability + Design...


Ike Memorial Clears Last Design Hurdle

After languishing 15 years on the drawing boards, a national memorial to Dwight D. Eisenhower has an approved design.


Ike Memorial Clears Planning Panels

Despite scathing criticism, a controversial design for a national memorial to Dwight D. Eisenhower will go forward with approval from two key agencies.


Planning Panel Likes Ike Memorial

Stalled for years in controversy, a design for the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial has finally taken a critical step forward.


Recovery Reshapes Architect Firms

Business for U.S. architects has recovered to pre-recession levels, creating a new profile for the profession in the process, a new report suggests.


Urban Planning Takes Snarky Spin

What are S&M clowns, Brad Pitt, man caves, Asian boys on bicycles, and all-nude rooftop decks all doing in an urban planning exercise?


Shun Death-Chamber Projects, AIA Urged

Designing solitary confinement facilities, execution chambers and other "spaces for killing, torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment" should not be the work of American architects,...


Young Architects Design against Ebola

Could innovative architecture help slow the spread of the deadly Ebola virus? Yes, say students at Texas A&M's Master of Architecture program, who have developed a series of designs for port...


Incan Techniques Inspire Safer Columns

Taking a cue from ancient masons, an architectural design duo has turned out an ultra-modern column that is both seismically stable and 3D-printed.


OSHA Tightens Injury Reporting Rules

Architects, engineers and designers will get a break, but other building industry employers will face additional injury reporting requirements under new rules announced by the Occupational S...


U.S. Toughens Injury Reporting Regs

Sharpening its focus on severe injuries in the workplace, the U.S. will step up accident reporting requirements for employers as of Jan. 1.


Young Architects Deliver Class Project

Architecture students at the University of Kansas are building some major real-world experience while improving their school’s look and space.


Ike Memorial Plan Slims Down

The celebrity architect behind the controversial Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial has scaled down his much-criticized design, removing several massive ornamental structures and opening up the v...


Gehry Scales Down Ike Memorial

Two towering metal tapestries and two massive columns have disappeared in a newly revised design for the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial near the National Mall.


Ike Memorial Panned as ‘5-Star Folly’

After 15 years, $65 million in appropriations, and not a shovel of dirt turned, the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Commission can add a congressional oversight panel to its growing list of cr...


Panel Blasts Ike Memorial Cost, Snafus

After lavishing $41 million over a period longer than World War II, the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Commission has nothing to show, and much to answer for, its congressional overseers say.


5 Women in Architecture to be Honored

As women continue to expand their presence in architecture, a new award will recognize five at the top of their field.


Unsung, Rebels Architect Solutions

The words rebel and architect aren’t often paired, but a new documentary series showcases seven such individuals—including Pakistan’s first female architect—who are rethinking ...


Buildings Meet Healthy Skepticism

Green building is a fixture of our times, but the correlation between buildings and occupant health has proved a tougher sell—especially among the influential medical community, according to...


Smells Like Architectural Spirit

Architects worldwide have a new club, and admission is only $190. That’s what you’ll shell out for a 100 ml (3.4 ounce) bottle of "The Architects Club," a new cologne from architect-turned-f...


Contract Corruption Puts Kin in Prison

The Texas mayor who once boasted about the "barter system" for his town’s contract awards (“You know, my back is itching. Scratch it”) is headed to prison, along with his father and brothers...


BrIM Software Focuses on Steel

Bridge Information Modeling designed specifically for steel structures has a new option from Bentley Systems.


High-Stakes Decision is No Simple Call

Choosing a project delivery system for bridge or tunnel construction can be a multimillion-dollar decision. So which one is best?


Project Systems: 1 Size Doesn’t Fit All

Design-build may dominate the buzz in construction project delivery, but it is not the "best" system. Then again, neither are its chief alternatives: traditional design-bid-build and the les...


On a Journey to Build and Serve

A California construction expert with a global humanitarian mission is giving new meaning to the name “journeyman.”


To Europe, with LEGO Love

The architectural geniuses of Europe have gifted mankind with the world's greatest glass, stone and marble masterpieces, but there is one medium they have missed: LEGO bricks. Now, an Italia...


AIA Dampens ’14 Construction Outlook

The infamous winter of 2013-14 is now taking the blame for a reduction in nonresidential construction spending that will affect activity for the rest of the year.


Judge OKs Suit over Architects’ Plans

Major architectural firms may be held legally responsible to future occupants of their designs, even if the firm does not build the project or control the construction decisions, the Califor...


Architect’s Killer Gets 15 Years

A property manager who beat his well-known architect boss to death will spend 15 years to life in California state prison for the crime.


New Sessions Bring the Experts to You

Tighter buildings, tougher walls and savvier concrete work are the top topics of a new series of expert presentations now available for free viewing from Durability + Design.


6 Arrested in Indian Building Collapse

Six builders are under arrest, dozens of construction workers are dead, and others remain missing after the catastrophic collapse of a building under construction in Chennai, India.


Honoring a Fungus Towering Among Us

An organic building "that grows out of nothing but earth and returns to nothing but earth" has positioned its young architect on the doorstep of tomorrow's architecture.


China Aims for Twin Tower Record

Talk about high hopes: China has unveiled a new project that will include the world’s tallest pair of towers.


Experts Raise the Roof Technology

Cool roofs, green materials and power pigments top a new series of expert presentations now available for free viewing from Durability + Design.


World’s Tallest Towers Planned for China

The world’s tallest living wall, the world’s tallest kaleidoscope, and coatings designed to filter pollution are among the amenities planned for the world’s tallest towers, reports say.


Sound, Structures Blend in Art

What would it look like if hit songs by The Beatles, Amy Winehouse and Elvis Presley were buildings?


Building Show Presentations Now Live

Expert-led talks on decorative interiors, concrete, walls and coatings, standards and other building topics presented at D+D 2014 are now available for free online viewing.


Architect Pleads Guilty to Fraud

A 70-year-old California architect has admitted to workers’ compensation fraud, authorities have announced.


A Building Blitz to Make a Difference

SWAT teams of painters, contractors, engineers, designers, suppliers and other construction professionals are primed to put their skills into service for poor families in Chicago.


Blitz Build Set to Serve Chicago’s Kids

Architects, engineers and construction professionals are gathering gear and polishing plans for their fourth annual SWAT-team community building project on the eve of AIA’s National Conventi...


Urban Research Banks Against Beige

Could a blue bridge bring more cash to a city’s coffers than a brown bridge? New global research funded by AkzoNobel will put that notion to the test.


OMA, AkzoNobel Partner on Color Study

A new global study will focus on the role of color in economic development.


Architect Suit is All in the Family

When your name is part and parcel of your corporate identity, what do you do when a relative—your dad, say—gives the same name to your crosstown competitor?


Making the Grade against Disaster

School districts across the country are showing a new silhouette on their facilities, opting for more dome-shaped designs rather than those of traditional buildings, experts say.


Sounding a Smart Note in Cincy

CINCINNATI—Attention, architects, engineers, specifiers and contractors who do stupid things: Stay away from Joe Lstiburek. That goes double for the buildings you design and construct. Espec...


Building Technology Conference Begins

The nation’s building brain trust arrives in Cincinnati today to kick off D+D 2014, the first conference of its kind for the latest advances in building technology.


Study Compares Costs of Building Green

A new case-study examination of the top two green building rating systems has found the costs of LEED certification significantly higher than those of Green Globes.


Ballpark Dons a Retro Birthday Look

Cubbie Blue (bled by millions of Chicagoans worldwide) has gone green in honor of Wrigley Field’s 100th birthday.


Starchitect Nets $500K for Unused Ideas

A famous architect was paid a half-million dollars for unsolicited design ideas for two large bridge projects, a new report says.


Worker Guilty in Architect’s Killing

An employee has been convicted of second-degree murder in the April 2013 beating death of internationally known architect Graham Downes.


Firms Report Booting Out the Boss

The number of U.S. design firms that are ousting their principals is on the rise, a new market survey finds.


PPG Retools in New Push for the Pros

Most of the U.S. purchasing power for architectural paints and coatings is now in the hands of contractors, specifiers and other professionals—a new reality that has PPG Industries rebrandin...


Judges Named in Student Design Contest

Three prominent architects experienced in aesthetics and building performance will judge the first Student Design Competition at the D+D 2014 Conference and Exhibition next month in Cincinna...


PPG’s New Direction to Target Pros

PPG Industries plans to rebrand and revamp thousands of U.S. retail and distribution points to better reach the contractors, specifiers and other professionals who now buy most of its archit...


Building Show Beefs Up Experts, CEUs

From foundation to roof, an updated slate of technical presentations will address high-performance commercial construction issues at next month's premiere D+D 2014 show.


Building Show Program Updated

More than 35 national building industry experts are gearing up to present topics ranging from reflective roof coatings to the performance of air barriers at D+D 2014, set for May 20-22 in Ci...


Architects Begin 3D Printing a House

An enormous print job is underway in Amsterdam—where architects say they are using a giant 3D printer to build a 13-room traditional Dutch canal house.


Architect-Humanitarian Wins Pritzker

Shigeru Ban, an innovative Japanese architect known for his extensive humanitarian efforts, will receive the 2014 Pritzker Architecture Prize, one of the profession's highest honors.


Young Architect Plan: Aid for Service

Young architects have as much to offer their communities as new doctors, teachers and lawyers—and should be offered the same incentive to serve.


VA Hospital Exec Admits Contract Fraud

A former director of two Veterans Affairs hospitals has admitted taking nearly $400,000 in bribes and kickbacks to steer contracts to a nationwide design-build firm—apparently, just the begi...


Best Practices:
When the Color Makes the Paint Fail

Here’s a scenario known to frustrate all parties on a paint project—and although this incident involved new construction, the same problem can surface on a maintenance repaint.


Building Show to Offer AIA Credits

Professional architects will have the opportunity to earn continuing education credits at multiple presentations planned for the upcoming D+D 2014 Conference and Exhibition.


Color Cube Matches, Inspires, Explores

Product developers in Australia say they have created a tech tool to inspire designers and artists, match paint colors, and more.


Architects Paws for Pooch Projects

If cats can command Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired cribs, then surely dogs, too, deserve designer digs.


18 Young Architects Got Talent

Dedicated designers and avid volunteers across the U.S. top this year’s list of rising architecture stars, according to the American Institute of Architects.


Architect, Contractor Rhyme it Out

Can a good rap save a geeky rep ... or even settle scores on the project team?


Architect Indicted in Pay-to-Play

A Texas architect has been swept into a growing pay-to-play scandal involving bribes for school district and municipal construction contracts in the City of Progreso.


Survey: Sexism Rising in Architecture

Unequal pay and a lack of respect within the building community are among the gender inequality issues facing women in architecture and a new survey suggests those problems are far from over...


AIA Honors 26 Top Projects

A restored historic library in Missouri, a house nestled into a rock in Washington, and loft renovation in New York are among the cast of design triumphs accorded the American Institute of A...


Tiny Getaway Packs a Big View

With a picturesque backdrop of the Alps and sculpture-like surroundings, visitors to the Ufogel house in Austria might not mind its tight quarters.


Architect Jailed in Fireman’s Death

A German architect who designed and oversaw construction of a luxury residence where a veteran Los Angeles firefighter died in a 2011 blaze has been sentenced to one year in jail after plead...


New Cathedral Made of Cardboard Tubing

Japanese architect Shigeru Ban surely thinks outside the box when it comes to building materials. That is, unless the box is made of cardboard.


Third Woman to Serve as AIA President

Helene Combs Dreiling, FAIA, executive director of the Virginia Center for Architecture, has been inaugurated as the 2014 American Institute of Architects president.


Morgan Wins AIA Gold Medal

More than 50 years after her death, Julia Morgan, FAIA, has become the first woman to receive the architecture profession's highest honor.


Architect, School Chiefs Get Prison

A Georgia school construction corruption case has ended with prison sentences for two former school district officials and an architect, according to prosecutors.


Report Ties Building Products to Asthma

Paints, flooring, carpets, insulation and other building products formulated with asthma-causing chemicals should be avoided to slow the growing “epidemic” of the chronic inflammatory lung c...


Free Webinar to Focus on Commissioning

Building commissioning and its application to coatings will be the topic of a free upcoming D+D Education Series Webinar.


Scores Perish in Supermarket Collapse

At least 50 people were confirmed dead and hundreds were trapped when the roof of a crowded supermarket collapsed during the afternoon rush hour in the Latvian capital of Riga.


Best Practices:
A Recipe for Specification Success

The old cautionary proverb about too many cooks spoiling the broth is often unfortunately ignored in modern times, when a group of individually very talented professionals collaborates to wr...


New Building Show Opens Registration

Online registration has opened for D+D 2014, the first Durability + Design Conference and Exhibition, dedicated to building performance and aesthetics.


Registration Opens for ‘D+D 2014’ Show

Online registration has opened for “D+D 2014,” the first Durability + Design Conference and Exhibition, scheduled for May 20-22, 2014, in Cincinnati, OH.


Study: Construction Fraud ‘Endemic'

From graft to theft to shortcuts, fraud of every flavor is draining the global construction industry of hundreds of billlions of dollars each year, a new report warns.


Construction Fraud Tab: $860B

Money laundering, bid rigging, bribery and other types of fraud are now bleeding the global construction industry of about $860 billion a year—a tab that could nearly double by 2025, a new r...


Crumbling Capitol Dome to be Restored

Majestic from afar, but disintegrating from within, the U.S. Capitol Dome is about to undergo a critically needed $60 million restoration effort.


Rice U. to Study China’s New Towns

Architects and urban planners should think less about tearing down and more about building upon neighborhoods set by culture and history, according to officials at Rice University.


Capitol Dome to Get $60M Makeover

One of the most iconic symbols in America—the United States Capitol Dome—is set to undergo a two-year, $60 million facelift beginning in November.


Is the Problem the Paint or the Drywall?

A patchy or uneven texture on freshly painted new drywall might seem like the painter’s fault, but it’s often actually a drywall issue, and this can lead to great frustration for both the ar...


Kanye West Wants to be an Architect

You won’t hear it on Yeezus, but Kanye West is singing a new tune—this one, about his architectural aspirations.


Flex Marks the Spot for City Designs

Pop-up buildings and other temporary architecture, warehouse transformations, and group office space will be among the key design trends appearing in the American cities of tomorrow, the Am...


Boston Tops Energy Report Card

Boston, MA, is America’s most energy-efficient city, in terms of its efforts to slash energy usage and costs, according to a new report ranking 34 of the country’s largest cities.


Architect, Partner Killed in Terror Attack

A respected British-Australian architect and his pregnant partner were among dozens of victims killed in the weekend terrorist attack in Kenya, media outlets reported Monday (Sept. 23).


Best Practices: The Drywall Defect Trifecta

Ever hear this one? This paint inspector walks onto a jobsite and sees a drywall surface that’s just been meticulously painted with an intermediate coat of premium high-performance interior ...


New London Building is a Scorcher

The architect whose glass “death ray” hotel exterior was accused of melting cups and burning guests in Las Vegas is now building a high-rise that is reportedly searing cars and shops in Lond...


New Standard Offers Boon for BIM

The fast-growing Building Information Modeling community is moving toward a common language with a new standard designed to improve the consistency and precision of Building Information Mode...


Group Sets Building Modeling Standard

A national group of Building Information Modeling users has established a new reference standard designed to bring greater consistency, clarity and precision to Building Information Models (...


Architects Report Sluggish Salaries

U.S. architects say challenging business conditions continue to take a toll on their salaries.


Manmade Quake to Test Building Safety

Structural engineers from Johns Hopkins University plan to shake a two-story building with seismic forces comparable to those at the epicenter of the 1994 Northridge earthquake in Los Angele...


Greeks Nab Architect Wanted in Collapse

A British architect wanted in connection with the 2005 collapse of a residential tower in Pakistan that killed 78 people has been arrested in Greece, according to numerous reports.


Wausau Offers System for Sleek Facades

Wausau Window and Wall Systems Inc. has expanded its SuperWall Series to include a four-side silicone-glazed system to create dramatic facades and entrances.


Five School Designs Set Trends

Bold uses of color and finishes and an array of sustainable building technologies are featured in the latest round of educational and cultural project designs honored by the American Institu...


Out with the New(lar) at PPG

PPG Industries is shelving a new powder coating brand name that did not resonate with architects.


Worker to be Tried in Architect's Death

An employee charged in the April beating death of internationally known architect Graham Downes will stand trial in California, authorities say.


AIA Honors 12 Healing Designs

Projects in Atlanta, Chicago and Abu Dhabi are among 12 high-performing healthcare designs newly honored by the American Institute of Architects.


World’s Biggest Building Bows in China

An artificial beach with fake sunsets, a 14-screen iMAX theater, an Olympic-sized ice skating rink, and a Mediterranean village reconstruction are among the amenities housed in the largest b...


After Long LEED Time, ‘v4’ Approved

The U.S. Green Building Council’s controversial update to its green-building certification system has gained strong member approval, paving the way for an official launch this fall.


AIA Honors Architect Gantt

DENVER—Harvey B. Gantt, FAIA—a civil rights pioneer, public servant and award-winning architect—was presented the 2013 Whitney M. Young Jr. Award Friday (June 21) during the American Institu...


Building Journal Launches Conference

Building performance and aesthetics will take center stage at D+D 2014, the first annual conference and exhibit hosted by Durability + Design Magazine.


Pritzker Jury Denies Call for Award

The jury for the coveted Pritzker Architecture Prize says its 1991 decision to honor architect Robert Venturi with an award and not his equal partner and collaborator Denise Scott Brown will...


D+D to Present Conference, Exhibition

Durability + Design, a magazine focused on building performance and aesthetics, has announced the forthcoming launch of “D+D 2014,” The Durability + Design Conference and Exhibition, t...


Restoration, Color Top New D+D Issue

An elaborate restoration of a 1915 cathedral, bold uses of color in commercial architecture, and the coatings technology behind polysiloxanes are among the topics discussed in the latest iss...


CA Tightens School Project Oversight

California has cracked down on oversight and enforcement of school construction, in light of a state audit that found deficiencies in thousands of projects statewide.


Collapse Toll Rises; Contractor Probed

The death toll in a Philadelphia building collapse reached six on Thursday (June 6) as the search for survivors continued and questions arose about the contractor who had been demolishing th...


Directory, Specifying Top New D+D Issue

Expert advice on renovating historic structures, coatings removal, specifying coatings for commercial architecture and a brand-new painting contractor directory are all part of the new issue...


Push to Save Green Building Mandates

The energy efficiency of more than 400,000 U.S. buildings is at stake in a new Senate bill that critics are threatening to derail, hundreds of building industry firms are warning Congress.


Architect Dies after Fight with Worker

International architect Graham Downes has died from injuries suffered in an assault outside his California home, according to an announcement by his company.


Smart Window Coatings Get $3M Boost

Researchers are one step closer to developing a smart window coating that can respond to changing weather conditions by regulating the amount of visible light and heat permitted to enter a b...


Mall Principals Tied to ‘95 Collapse

Both the engineer and owner of the doomed Elliot Lake mall had similar connections to a Michigan mall that partially collapsed in 1995, the Elliot Lake Commission Inquiry learned last week.


Partner Seeks Share of Pritzker Prize

Just two weeks after Toyo Ito was named the 2013 recipient of the Pritzker Architecture Prize, a coalition of more than 4,000 is urging the organizers of the prestigious honor to retroactive...


Voting Open in AIA Host Hunt

Center stage at the American Institute of Architects 2013 National Convention is up for grabs in the AIA’s Architect Live contest.


Top Designs Contend in Global Race

Architect Zaha Hadid’s Galaxy Soho building in Beijing and MIT’s innovative non-stick ketchup bottle are just two of the 90 designs facing off in a worldwide competition billed as “the Oscar...


City Official Did Not Push Mall Repairs

Owners of the doomed Elliot Lake mall withheld two engineering reports from local officials detailing the structure's problems, but the city did not demand the reports or order repairs, the ...


Fate Uncertain: Gehry’s Design for Ike

Five years and tens of millions of dollars into the process, a controversial memorial to President Dwight D. Eisenhower may be headed back to the drawing board, sunk by an "unworkable" desig...


New Airport Sign Kills Boy, Crushes Mom

A 10-year-old Kansas boy was killed and his mother critically injured when a massive concrete and glass display board in a newly renovated airport terminal fell on four members of the family...


Architect Ito Awarded Pritzker Prize

Japanese architect Toyo Ito has been named the 2013 recipient of the Pritzker Architecture Prize, one of the profession's most prestigious honors.


Design Help from Robotic Lights

Drop your paint brush and grab a stylus. University of Tokyo scientists have developed an augmented reality-based system that enables users to “paint” a room via tablet.


Architect Answers in Collapse Probe

The hunt for responsibility in the deadly roof collapse at an Ontario mall continued this week with testimony from the architect who designed the structure more than three decades ago.


Surge Seen for Green Building Materials

Demand for recycled concrete, permeable pavement and other green building materials is expected to jump by 11 percent annually through 2017, hitting a record $86.6 billion, a new study proje...


Architect Pleads Guilty to Tax Fraud

A New Jersey-based architect has pleaded guilty to filing fraudulent tax returns on behalf of the architectural and engineering firm he owned and operated for more than 25 years.


After Newtown, Designing for Safety

America's schools can be designed for greater safety, but no design can prevent the risk of violent attack, a group of leading school architects says.


Concrete Group Polishes its Positions

LAS VEGAS—Developing technical standards for the selection and specification for polished concrete was high on the agenda this week at the 2013 World of Concrete in Las Vegas.


Architect Plans to 3D Print a Home

A Dutch architect has unveiled plans to construct a modern house with no beginning or end.


Architectural Coatings: All of the Above

Good looks or protection? What is the true purpose of a commercial architectural coating? The answer is "both," experts say, despite much of the industry's persistence in dividing coatings t...


Ready for Takeoff? Powder Coatings Put to Test at New Terminal

The new Terminal B concourse at the Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport in California, a LEED Silver-certified project designed by Fentress Architects, is the first “monumental” ...


 
 
   

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