February 8, 2016, 5am PST
A 1980 law protecting pedestrians from falling debris has spawned a labyrinth of sidewalk sheds: the covered walkways that often support scaffolding. Many of these "temporary" structures linger for years.
Crain's New York Business
February 7, 2016, 1pm PST
Last month N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo proposed that Empire Station replace Penn Station, but many challenging parts, e.g., the Hudson River Tunnels, moving Madison Square Garden, could derail it. A related piece delves into the prior ARC tunnel project.
February 4, 2016, 6am PST
The Terraces, a mixed-use project in Charlottesville, Virginia, adopts a design that reflects its historic downtown surroundings. Oliver Kuttner, the developer, says that "breaking up" large buildings can make them more palatable on street level.
February 2, 2016, 10am PST
A new crop of developers are delivering fine-grained urbanism. Ben Brown checks into their boot camp and provides an update on the movement.
February 2, 2016, 6am PST
Cuba and its capital city of Havana are experiencing several, simultaneous revolutions. The opportunity for residents is also an opportunity for developers and architects, as well as a challenge for planners.
January 31, 2016, 7am PST
Take a tour of the changes coming the to the Transbay District in San Francisco.
January 26, 2016, 9am PST
At a building industry trade show held last week, the new trend was for houses constructed with extra space for renters or extended family. In other words, depreciation comes standard.
January 26, 2016, 8am PST
A heated political battle over funding for the Washington State Building Code Council shows how legislated mandates for energy efficiency must also fund regulators to back them up.
January 26, 2016, 6am PST
Revisiting a collected effort to reshape one of the world's most famous cities after a catastrophic disaster.
January 24, 2016, 1pm PST
The new record for skyscrapers built in a year brakes the record set by the previous year. The record is expected to be set again next year.
January 23, 2016, 9am PST
Detroit's most iconic building, the Renaissance Center, will soon get a major upgrade.
January 22, 2016, 11am PST
These days, Big Data is the topic at hand, but Arup's Vincent Lee says data analysis can only go so far. He uses his work on the New York Rising Community Reconstruction Program to illustrate why a "human element" is crucial to finding solutions.
January 21, 2016, 10am PST
Architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne describes an L.A. in flux, at once beholden to its postwar image and pushing in a new direction. The city, he says, faces existential questions on a scale unmatched elsewhere in the nation.
The Architect's Newspaper
January 19, 2016, 8am PST
One writer's view of the modern city goes negative. If our environment affects our happiness, surely we're all suffering from depression.
January 16, 2016, 5am PST
Maybe not so much, according to an article in the Globe and Mail.
January 15, 2016, 6am PST
With the historic climate agreement reached in Paris at COP21, what implications will it have on the architecture, engineering and design industries? Doggerel spoke to U.S. Green Building Council Chair-elect Fiona Cousins for her perspective.
January 14, 2016, 10am PST
SoHo, a Manhattan neighborhood full of luxury apartments and a median income of $111,000/year, must accept a new facility that includes a garage for sanitation trucks. Why, and how will it test the city's commitment to infrastructure design?
January 13, 2016, 12pm PST
The awarding of the Pritzker Prize to the 48-year-old Alejandro Aravena sends a strong signal about the architecture world's focus on social responsibility.
January 11, 2016, 1pm PST
The Washington Post performs a sort of reverse archaeology: looking skyward to the heights of building for a record of the country's economic fortunes.
The Washington Post - Wonkblog
January 4, 2016, 1pm PST
Federal regulators might have killed a proposal that would have built the tallest skyscraper on the West Coast in the city of Seattle.
Puget Sound Business Journal