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Project • By OPN ArchitectsCommunity Centres

Johnson County Emergency Services

As a public building in a transitional urban area, the goal for the Ambulance Service and Medical Examiner Facility was to create a highly functional, sustainable, and pragmatic building that is also a space where employees in high-stress jobs can relax, socialize, and connect with nature. Surrounded by a railroad, convenience store, and a storage facility on three of the sides and a mundane parking ramp across the street, the challenge was to create an oasis in a banal context. Main Street Studio Main Street Studio The two-story, 34,000-square-foot facility needed to efficiently house multiple user groups — the medical examiner, county facilities personnel, EMTs, and six ambulances — in a way that clearly demonstrate... More

NewsNews • 4 Oct 2023

Perkins+Will unveil a volumetrically dynamic design for 799 Broadway in New York

Perkins+Will has unveiled its design for 799 Broadway, a 12-storey next-generation office building co-developed by Normandy Real Estate Partners and Columbia Property Trust in New York. The 160,000-square-foot building reinvents the classic NYC loft building with contemporary materials, systems, and technology, while the sculptural massing responds to zoning setback regulations. The result is a human-scale expression with meaningful connections to the outdoors.  Caption Located in the vibrant Manhattan neighbourhood of Greenwich Village, the innovative office concept meets the needs of tomorrow’s tech and creative workforce by offering open, flexible workspace for creative and collaborative tenants, which is not always... More

Project • By ikon.5 architectsLibraries

Charleston Branch | New York Public Library

New York Public Library needed to provide a public library to an underserved community in Staten Island which had no library for access to digital information, books, or gathering spaces. Jeffrey Totaro Jeffrey Totaro Jeffrey Totaro Inspired by the cultural connections to its site in Charleston Staten Island, a century old craftsmen community known for brick and terra cotta manufacturing, the 10,000-square-foot library is conceived as a stylized brick vessel for information and community gathering. The exterior is clad in a textured roman brick whose non-standard composition highlights and pays homage to the former crafted manufacturing traditions of this community. Openings in the brick facades are created by removing the b... More

NewsNews • 9 Aug 2023

RAMSA completes a sensitive modernization and expansion of a historic Charlotte Courthouse

In Charlotte, North Carolina, Robert A.M. Stern Architects (RAMSA) has completed a sensitive modernization and addition to the historic Charles R. Jonas Federal Building & Courthouse. The new 8-storey wing, which contains new courtrooms, chambers, and support spaces, rises behind the existing century-old Courthouse and serves as an inspiring example of how significant and historic civic infrastructure can be modernized to maintain a distinct character and presence. Francis Dzikowski (OTTO) Constructed in 1918 before a tripling in size in 1933, the Jonas Courthouse required significant upgrades to meet the needs of a 21st-century courthouse. These upgrades include replacing ageing building systems, improving energy efficiency,... More

Project • By HacinOffices

BioMed Realty Offices

Hacin's design team worked with BioMed Realty, a leading provider of real estate solutions for the life science and technology industries, on the interior and architecture of their East Coast headquarters, due for completion in 2022. Originally hired by BMR to renovate existing space in a nearby office building, Hacin went on to assist them in relocating their growing Cambridge presence to the recently completed 314 Main Street, located at the intersection of innovation in Kendall Square, at the gateway to MIT. Hacin designed the vacant, open 14th floor as a warm, organic and inviting workspace with natural materials and welcoming amenities. Trent Bell Photography Trent Bell Photography The offices of BioMed Realty, a portfolio c... More

NewsNews • 9 May 2023

Perkins&Will complete the dramatically twisting York University School of Continuing Studies

In Toronto, Perkins&Will have completed a dramatic landmark building for The York University School of Continuing Studies at the school's Keele Campus. The architects explain the building's twisting architecture symbolizes the institution's twist on the traditional mission of continuing studies by connecting employers and talent directly through its programs.  Photo by Perkins&Will After nine years of planning, the six-story, 120,000 square-foot, 50-classroom building is designed to meet the post-pandemic needs of students with an inclusive, accessible, and sustainable design that fosters learning while helping to fill Canada's labour market gaps.   Once dispersed across York's campus, the school's programs are... More

Project • By SCBOffices

320 N Sangamon

320 N Sangamon is a modern take on the traditional loft-style building in Chicago’s Fulton Market. The 13-story speculative office and life science building features floor plates between 23,000 and 26,000 square feet with lofty ceiling heights and exposed concrete.  Darris Lee Harris Photography Darris Lee Harris Photography The building features two exterior expressions. The brick, loft-style façade reinterprets the industrial character of the neighborhood with faceted precast panels and large protruding bay windows that create depth found in traditional brick buildings. A narrow volume of fritted glass is carved into the brick façade, visually connecting the ground level to the top floor amenity space o... More

Project • By SCBApartments


Hub50House is a striking addition to The Hub on Causeway, a mixed-use, multi-phased development. Capitalizing on its height and views of the Charles River and downtown Boston, the 380,000-square-foot, 38-story tower elegantly steps outward on the site’s north side to maximize the number units with views to the city. The diversity of uses within The Hub on Causeway is echoed in the diversity of unit types offered in the residential tower’s 440 apartments, ranging from “metro” units to three-bedroom residences. With floor-to-ceiling glazing in each unit, the design brings a unique urban living experience to downtown Boston. Steve Hall Steve Hall To differentiate the residential tower from the larger project,... More

Project • By Borgos PieperHotels

Hotel Radisson Collection Magdalena Plaza 5*

Bringing back the palm trees: an elegant new hotel and public square in the heart of Seville Borgos Pieper has completed a new five-star Radisson Collection hotel and transformed Plaza de la Magdalena in the historic centre of Seville. The LEED Gold project has entirely reinvented two buildings, which together define the western edge of the square: ‘Magdalena’, a former 1960s glass-fronted department store, and ‘Rioja’, a smaller office building bordering Calle Rioja. Magdalena had once been the site of the Hotel Paris, an ornate hotel fronted by palm trees – the fashionable place to be seen at the end of the nineteenth century. The design seeks to restore a some of this lost glamour, creating a stylish new de... More

Project • By Dziuba ArchitekciOffices

Villa Metro Business House

The Villa Metro is An office building located in Mokotów at the intersection of Warsaw's communication arteries within the large communication and interchange hub, which consists of: metro station for Line I, bus terminus, tram terminus and P+R facilities. The building is directly adjacent to the entrances to the “Wilanowska” metro station rebuilt as part of same investment. Marcin Mularczyk Marcin Mularczyk The designers of the project had a difficult task. The building was planned on a small corner plot with irregular shape, partly occupying the area where the original southern entrance to the metro station was located. The main design assumption was to soften and unify the building body determined by the di... More

Project • By Seth Powers PhotographyOffices

Ningbo Guohua Financial Tower

Guohua Financial Tower, a 45-story office high-rise and adjacent four-story mixed-use podium, is set to rise in Ningbo, China. As a model of simplicity, sustainability, and urban connectivity, the complex propels the evolution of a dynamic central business district in the port city. Seth Powers Seth Powers Situated along a prominent east-west boulevard in East New Town, the site’s new public spaces are organized to draw tenants and visitors from all directions. A plaza features highly visible public art, and the low-rise building’s primary functional spaces are lifted to create an inviting open-air courtyard whose light-filled terraces, waterfalls, and serene reflecting pool demand attention. A spacious glass atrium d... More

Project • By Skidmore, Owings & Merrill SOMAirports

Kansas City International Airport New Terminal

The new terminal at Kansas City International Airport (KCI)—designed, planned, and engineered by SOM with Clark | Weitz | Clarkson (CWC) and a team of consultants largely led by women—is a state-of-the-art travel hub that transforms the existing airport. This 1.1-million-square-foot building replaces the original, overcrowded terminals, built in 1972, with a single 39-gate complex designed to expand to 50 gates in the future. The project significantly increases passenger capacity, and reimagines the travel experience, embodying the region's rich culture and elevating the airport into a place that is inclusive and accessible to all. Lucas Blair Simpson © SOM The I-shaped building encompasses two levels: the upper for d... More

Project • By Duracryl Flooring SystemsShops

Adidas Halo

The high importance of sustainability for Adidas is also reflected in several design decisions for the store. The installation of sustainable terrazzo, eco-friendly infill work and a reused sports hall floor paved the way for the achieved LEED Gold certification. We are proud to have contributed to the Adidas flagship store Berlin with our sustainable biobased Durabella terrazzo. Adidas More

Project • By KANVASwimming Pools

Rosemont Aquatic Center

Inaugurated in 1951, and designed by architect Jean-Julien Perreault, the Rosemont Centre is located in the heart of a dynamic and diversified neighbourhood. It offers a program housing a library, a community centre, and a swimming pool. Integrating with the original Rosemont Centre, the new Rosemont Aquatic Centre offers a contemporary and respectful expansion that includes a semi-Olympic pool, an acclimatization pool, and multifunctional rooms. The diversity of activities and the high density of the surrounding population make the site a cultural, recreational, and sports venue, anchored in the daily life of citizens of the neighbourhood and of the greater Montreal area. Maxime Brouillet Maxime Brouillet The architecture unde... More

NewsNews • 2 Feb 2023

LMN Architects complete $2 billion Seattle Convention Center expansion

LMN Architects have completed the USD 2 billion statement expansion to the Seattle Convention Center. Government and city officials hope the new building can create more activity in the city core by enlivening a downtown business district that has recently declined in traffic due to the pandemic, which resulted in hybrid work policies and safety concerns. Greater Dog Architects Called the Summit, the 1.5 million square foot complex is considered North America's first vertical Convention Center. It includes a staggering 573 770 square feet of event space, a 58 000 square foot column-free and divisible ballroom, 348 450 square feet of exhibit space, a 140 700 square foot lobby space, and a 14 000 square foot Garden terrace. The conven... More