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Project • By BIG - Bjarke Ingels GroupIndividual Buildings


The Heights Building opens as a cascade of green terraces fanning from a central axis, addressing the academic needs of Arlington’s two county-wide school programs while forming a vertical community within its dense urban context. Located along Arlington’s Rosslyn-Ballston corridor, The Heights merges two existing secondary schools – the H-B Woodlawn Program and the Eunice Kennedy Shriver Program – into a new 180,000sf building to accommodate an expected enrollment of up to 775 students. Working closely with Arlington Public Schools (APS), WRAP (West Rosslyn Area Plan) and the Arlington community, the design supports both H-B Woodlawn’s visual and performing arts-focused curricula and Shriver’s extens... More

Project • By YKK AP America Inc.Offices

Bob Evans Farms Corporate Headquarters

When Bob Evans Farms, Inc., announced plans to break ground on its new corporate headquarters campus, the company wanted to mesh the familiar roots of the brand with the latest in energy-efficient design. Located in New Albany, Ohio, the campus is home to three corporate buildings, housing the corporate headquarters, training facilities, and shipping for the national family restaurant chain and refrigerated food producer. In an effort to create a rural look in line with the brand’s image, M+A Architects developed a design utilizing stone, glass and an iconic metal barn-style roof that honored a farmer’s day. “Bob Evans has such a strong brand, so the design started with the grain silo. By including the prominent loo... More

Project • By iGuzziniStreets

Le Albere. Renovation work on the former Michelin

The new “Le Albere” district, designed by RPBW, stretches for an area of 11 hectares along the banks of the river Adige. It includes around 300 flats, 30,000 m² of office and shop space, squares, roads, pedestrian and cycle paths, as well as a network of canals, 5 hectares of public park, a multi-purpose centre and the MUSE Science Museum. The entire project has been designed to ensure environmental sustainability, environmental friendliness and energy savings. A trigeneration (combined cooling, heat and power) plant, specially developed for Dolomiti Energia, has been installed to supply the whole complex with hot and cold fluids. The residential and service industry buildings have a passive energy design with low energy consu... More

Project • By Magnusson Architecture and Planning, PCResidential Landscape

St. Augustine Terrace

Magnusson Architecture + Planning (MAP) will debut St. Augustine Terrace, a new mid-rise building that will provide 112 units of affordable housing for low-income families in the Bronx. The project was commissioned by The Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York and built on the site of the former St. Augustine’s Church in the heart of the Morrisania neighborhood.   The design was inspired by the notion that a house of worship is a beacon of light in its community. From that idea came 13 floors of large, fully glazed elevator lobbies which provide spectacular views by day and then become a glowing tower by night.   “The beacon of light idea is a visual representation of the client’s mission,” s... More

Project • By Pascall+WatsonCinemas

Aloft Hotel, City Centre Deira

The cinema-themed hotel is the first of its kind in the United Arab Emirates.   Located in the historic heart of Dubai, the Aloft City Centre Deira, brings a fresh approach to the traditional hotel landscape offering a lively in-hotel social scene, a vibrant interior design palette and fully integrated technology.   The 304 bedroom four-star facility is the Middle East’s first cinema-themed hotel, featuring a climate-controlled rooftop cinema and several bespoke suites specifically designed around movie-related topics such as Hollywood, Bollywood and super-heroes.   With direct connectivity to the Deira City Centre shopping mall, the facility introduces six unique dining concepts to the local area and offers busin... More

Project • By Moore Ruble Yudell ArchitectsUniversities

Tepper Quad Project

An Interconnected HUB The Tepper Quad Project is an interconnected HUB for creativity, collaboration and innovation that represents Carnegie Mellon University’s future vision as: A place of confluence An ecology of active learning, research and resources A 3-dimensional network of community building spaces New Center of Campus The Tepper School of Business moves from the edge of campus to a new center that interconnects all seven campus colleges and promotes an enhanced ecosystem of cross-campus collaboration bringing people, ideas and resources together. Transforming an existing parking lot, the site is located at the intersection of campus and city. The Quad visually connects to the historic campus core seamlessly incorpor... More

Project • By SGAUniversities

Vanderbilt University - Peabody College

Partnered with local Nashville firm and ‘Architect of Record’ Centric Architecture, SGA’s Higher Ed Group leads the process as ‘Design Architect’ on 71,000 SF of renovations and additions for the Peabody College of Education at Vanderbilt University. Working closely with Peabody College’s administration, faculty and staff, and with Vanderbilt University’s Campus Planning Department, SGA guided the programming, concept and development efforts, providing academic design expertise that reimagines Peabody’s teaching and learning environment.Project scope includes 55,000 SF of renovations to two existing 1912-era Beaux Arts academic buildings, and repurposing existing spaces for classroom and administrative use. Challenges for the project seekin... More

Project • By SGAOffices


SGA converted a former Verizon warehouse into Linx, a 185,000 square foot LEED Gold certified campus for science and technology companies. The façade, coined “fun industrial,” features hanging screens, custom still frames in mesh, vertical fins, corrugated metal, and a color-changing material called Alucobond Spectra. Exterior courtyards and a dramatic multi-story atrium provide a rich setting for collaboration. The bold and innovative design offers highly flexible and efficient research space in concert with a unique array of on-site amenities including a bike room, manicured patios, courtyards, and Bocce courts. More

Project • By SGAOffices

Alewife Research Center (The ARC)

As a “gateway” to West Cambridge’s life sciences corridor, The Alewife Research Center (ARC) offers 220,000 square feet of highly flexible and efficient research space at 35 Cambridgepark Drive. LEED Gold certified, and directly adjacent to the MTBA’s Alewife station, this transit oriented development provides a unique ground floor retail experience supported by an active and pedestrian focused public realm. An urban pocket park fosters active outdoor uses and a series of bicycle amenities encourages connections to the region’s bicycle network. More

Project • By HEDUniversities

Los Angeles City College Student Union

The new Student Union at Los Angeles City College is a multi-story landmark celebrating diversity and community; a flagship facility that is sustainable, timeless and celebratory of the campus’ Hollywood history and legacy. The program supports these goals by including an extensive range of services, organizations and multi-use interior and exterior spaces for student and community activities and interaction. The project has been delivered through integrated Building Information Modeling (BIM). This is one of the first LACCD buildings to utilize BIM design-build modeling. The project was honored with a Los Angeles Architectural Award in 2014, and a Western Pacific Region Excellence Award in 2011 from the Design-Build Institute of Ameri... More

Project • By SGAOffices

50 60 Binney Street

SGA is revolutionizing how buildings are designed and built. By integrating the design, development, and construction teams, Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) enables SGA to complete projects on schedule and under budget. SGA is incorporating the project delivery method on the firm’s most expensive and complex architecture and interior design commissions, highlighted by 50+60 Binney Street, the gateway to the Alexandria Center at Kendall Square (ACKS), a 2.6 million square foot urban science and technology campus in the heart of Cambridge, MA’s Kendall Square.Totaling 900,000 square feet, 50+60 Binney Street, two 10-story, state-of-the-art hybrid laboratory-office buildings were built for Alexandria Real Estate Equities (ARE), the large... More

Project • By Behnisch ArchitektenOffices

adidas World of Sports ARENA

The adidas ARENA forms a distinctive landmark on the adidas World of Sports campus in Herzogenaurach. The new office and reception building marks the campus’s main entrance, welcoming visitors to the adidas group’s World of Sports headquarters and lending it a strong visual identity. The ARENA’s architecture is both functional and expressive, its sculptural shape emphasizing the passion for sports that adidas represents. A floor area of 52,000 square meters provides nearly 2,000 employees with modern and sustainable workspace organized on flexible, organic principles.The architectural idea behind the ARENA building is predicated on a finely balanced interplay between transparency, landscape, and a modern concept of work based on communicati... More

Project • By ERA ArchitectsOffices

Garanti BBVA Bank Technology Campus

Located between major highways of Istanbul, D-100 and TEM, in the proximity of Sabiha Gökçen Airport in Pendik, Istanbul, the project transforms an old industrial chemical factory land into a technology company campus for one of the most dynamic Turkish banks.Inspired by the natural topography around the site and the desire of creating a clear contrast to the surroundings’ unorganized urban fabric, a crystal volume as the main working environment is lying gently over several artificial hills sheltering various functions such as two 600 and 200 seats auditoriums, educational meeting spaces, cafeterias, lounges on bridges, data center and many other functions. With approximately 142,000 sqm total built area and 51,000 sqm site are, the campus... More

Project • By HEDOffices

Ford Research and Innovation Center

Furthering its resolution to become “the leader in connectivity, mobility, autonomous vehicles, the customer experience, and data and analytics,” Ford has deepened its investment in Palo Alto, renovating two previously vacant buildings to significantly expand its existing Research and Innovation Center. Flexible and collaborative, the redesign reflects the unique ecosystem of Silicon Valley itself—dynamic. Relationship-based. Future-focused, and driven.With its opening, the newly expanded Research and Innovation Center doubled Ford’s Palo Alto workforce, and created more than five times the square footage of the original campus. Today, it stands as yet another powerful signifier of Ford’s commitment to advance—and lead—the smart mobility ma... More

Project • By Setter ArchitectsOffices

Energy Company

The offices of the Energy compnay are located in Herzliya Hills. They spread over 8 floors and 13,000 square meters. The main inspiration for the design was the gas platform: its geometry, its materiality and color scheme, and the feeling one has standing on it. In effect, the concept was created for the exposed ceilings of the project. All the ceilings were painted in a deep blue, simulating the sea, under them are galvanized pipes and below all suspended mesh ceilings that resemble the floor of the platform. The gaze created by looking up at the ceilings of the corridors, imitates what you see when looking down while standing on the platform. All these are accompanied by a long, twisting tubular lighting fixture, which hints at the y... More