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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 ...


Tampa Housing Authority Fires Builder

Allegations of “poor project management” and “ridiculous” change orders have led the Tampa Housing Authority to fire the builder in charge of a $25.6 million apartment project, according to ...


Concrete Repair Code Sets Standards

Highlighting the need for consistent practices in concrete repair, the American Concrete Institute has published what it calls “a major milestone” in the industry: A new code that focuses on...


Merger Targets Water Infrastructure

Engineering, consulting, and design services firm Stantec is planning to extend its worldwide reach in water resources infrastructure with the acquisition of MWH Global Inc.


Contest Calls On Interior Design Students

Interior design students with ideas about how offices of the future might look are invited to participate in a new scholarship contest organized by Benjamin Moore and the American Society of...


Olympic Stadium Design Lacks Flame

The Tokyo Olympic Stadium has sparked media attention once again.


Rising Stars: AIA Honors 12 Young Architects

With an eye toward the future of the profession, the American Institute of Architects has selected 12 individuals who have exhibited leadership and made an impact on the industry early in th...


New Line to Protect High-Traffic Spaces

Wolf-Gordon, a New York-based design company, has announced the upcoming release of a collection of wall protection products made for high-traffic commercial interiors.


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.


Aim of Design to Dignify War Casualties

Described by its designer as a “place of remembrance,” the Mausoleum of the Martyrdom of Polish Villages is nearing the end of its construction phases.


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.


Guide Covers Reinforced Concrete Design

The American Concrete Institute has released a new publication for concrete industry professionals.


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.


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.


ZHA Bows Out of Olympic Stadium Bid

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


‘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...


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...


Zaha Hadid Bridge Wins in Taiwan

Coming hot on the heels of the news that Japan plans to scrap Zaha Hadid’s Olympic stadium, a win for Zaha Hadid Architects: the firm has placed first in an international competition to desi...


Weather Study to Aid Building Design

What may be the longest-range weather forecast ever predicted will be used to help building designers better create structures that are able to withstand Mother Nature’s fluctuating changes.


Artist Sees Recycled Beauty in Trash

COPENHAGEN, DENMARK--Sometimes one man’s pile of scrap wood is another man’s “Happy Mountain.”


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.


‘Unauthorized’ Mural Roils Dublin Vote

DUBLIN—A giant, apparently unpermitted, public mural of two men embracing has stoked the fire raging around Ireland's upcoming marriage-equality referendum.


Thanking Vets, One Mural at a Time

For the third time in his career, a New York painter will tour the U.S., painting waving American flags on buildings across the country.


$118M Gift Funds MIT Real Estate Lab

A China-focused real estate entrepreneurship lab that promotes social responsibility will arise at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology from a $118 million gift by a Hong Kong developer...


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.


Public Garden’s Loos Lead the Land

In the battle of the bathrooms, the lush thrones of Longwood Gardens outside Philadelphia now wear the crown.


Gehry Flips Off Critics in Spain

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


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.


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.


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...


Cracks Plague ’05 Holocaust Memorial

Severe cracks have been discovered in thousands of concrete slabs that make up the nine-year-old Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe in Berlin.


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.


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.


Stone Made of Urine, Sand and Bacteria

Someday, our buildings may be constructed from stones made of urine, sand and bacteria.


Design Choices Affect Our Germs

The mix of bacteria living around us—on our desks, our bodies, our computers—is influenced by the design of our buildings, according to a new study.


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?


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...


New ‘Un-wallpaper’ Designs Roll Out

From Woodgrain to Fields of Flowers, Rollerwall LLC has introduced more than 90 new “un-wallpaper” patterns for its roller design wallprinting system.


Architects Call for Design-Build Reform

U.S. architects are calling on lawmakers to reform the federal government’s design-build contracting process.


DOE Honors Housing Leaders

Dozens of contractors, researchers, national laboratories and building science organizations across America have been awarded Housing Innovation Awards by the U.S. Department of Energy for a...


Artists Hope to Turn Slum into Art

Dutch artists want to turn an entire hillside slum in Rio de Janeiro into a monumental piece of urban art—and they are asking for your help.


Designer Dollhouses Hit Auction Block

Ever dreamed of owning your very own Zaha Hadid creation? Well, that dream could become a reality ... on a small scale, at least.


3 Designs Made to Combat Disaster

Three unique dwellings designed to help survivors of natural disasters feel safe again in New York City, New Orleans and Joplin, MO, have won top honors in a rebuilding design competition.


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 (...


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.


Bidding Challenges Focus of New Bills

Two new bills target the barriers that small businesses face in bidding for government contracts.


New Bills Target Bidding Barriers

Two new bills aim to streamline the construction contracting process for federal projects.


Artist Snags Strangers’ DNA to Create

Some describe a New York artist's 3D printing art as cool; others say it’s creepy—but it is sure to make one stop and think.


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...


Coatings to Reach Dizzying Heights

Designers of tomorrow's tall buildings will demand more efficient and innovative processes from the coatings industry.


Design Contest Focuses on Warsaw Icon

A newly launched design contest seeks to revitalize the landmark rotunda building in Warsaw, Poland.


Design Elements to Satisfy Taste Buds

Designers looking for an edible element to incorporate into their creations might consider a hardtack table, chocolate chair, grains sofa, or candy coffee table.


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...


Study: Women See Color Better

Guys who are weighing a choice between Brewski Burnish and Sandy Suds for their next man-cave paint job may want to run the swatches by a woman.


Firms to Pay $21M for O’Hare Problems

Walsh Construction of Chicago and six other contractors will pony up a total of $21 million to settle years of litigation with that city over problems with a terminal facade project at O'Har...


Architect to Pay $1.9M in Airport Case

A Chicago architect and design firm will share in a $21 million tab being shouldered by seven contractors to settle years of litigation over a terminal project at O'Hare International Airpor...


Wright Inspires Project with Purr-pose

Architecture buffs and cat lovers, unite! Florida Southern College, which boasts the largest collection of Frank Lloyd Wright-designed buildings in existence, will now feature six more struc...


Barbie Breaks Ground on Building Career

While Barbie has yet to give up her pink heels and silk for work boots and flannel, the blonde bombshell has broken ground in the construction toy arena.


 
 
   

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