September 16, 2009, 11am PDT
Work has been hard to find for many architects over the last year. But for architects doing federal work, the story is a bit different.
September 11, 2009, 10am PDT
Eight years after terrorists felled the World Trade Center towers in New York City, progress on rebuilding the site has been slow and mired in controversy.
August 24, 2009, 8am PDT
Denver is seeking to revise its zoning, shifting to a form-based code that more precisely dictates what type of buildings go where and what they should look like.
May 12, 2009, 9am PDT
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act has set aside $980 million for Community Development Block Grants, which will be split among 1,200 governments.
May 8, 2009, 7am PDT
With goals of LEED-certification and plans for reuse after the games, Vancouver's Olympic Village is being called a model for event-based sustainability.
April 10, 2009, 5am PDT
The number and average heights of skyscrapers erected in 2008 are the highest ever thanks to a “lag effect” in the market and a shift toward sustainability.
April 2, 2009, 10am PDT
The MacArthur Foundation has announced it will give $32 million in grants and loans to preserve and create affordable public housing through HUD, in addition to the $4 billion allotted to the agency from the stimulus bill.
April 2, 2009, 5am PDT
Ironically, buildings unable to get funded for preservation due to a recession can also benefit from it: as development overall comes to a stop, so does the wrecking ball.
January 12, 2009, 11am PST
While the economic downturn is slowing many construction projects in Dubai, the city's 47-station light rail system is moving forward on schedule.
December 22, 2008, 7am PST
A building boom and increased competitiveness have contributed to a sixth-year rise in architects' salaries.
December 18, 2008, 6am PST
In New Orleans' Ninth Ward, Hurricane Katrina's devastation is painfully evident. But a philanthropic homebuilding effort led by actor Brad Pitt aims to help the neighborhood rebuild. The first homes in that effort have just completed construction.
December 5, 2008, 8am PST
UNESCO's World Heritage Committee has issued the UK a warning that it must start doing a better job of preserving its heritage sites. A number of development projects have gotten the green light without any consultation from the committee.
December 1, 2008, 1pm PST
A South American building boom can be credited for the steady demand for projects by American architecture firms.
October 30, 2008, 11am PDT
Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan, is reinventing itself as an increasingly wealthy and fast developing country through its architecture.
October 23, 2008, 7am PDT
A California-based architecture firm has been selected by a Sichuan planning department to rebuild the city of Dujiangyan after the deadly earthquake in the province earlier this year.
October 10, 2008, 5am PDT
Around Los Angeles' Skid Row, vertical farms have been installed on walls. Its project leaders note that it not only promotes locally grown foods, but it also beautifies areas that "would otherwise just be concrete and steel."
October 3, 2008, 10am PDT
The architecture studio that won The History Channel's City of the Future competition last year has gotten some help making its ideas possible.
June 1, 2008, 5am PDT
<p>Big box stores are following their customers into downtowns, and stores like Circuit City and Target are retooling for density.</p>
March 12, 2008, 2pm PDT
<p>A recent ruling that upholds the right of local communities to control overbuilding may prove to increase the crackdown on McMansions -- and demand for design professionals and architects.</p>
December 22, 2007, 1pm PST
<p>Plans to redevelop the Mississippi riverfront in New Orleans are being released, including more than 100 acres of parks and pathways.</p>