July 22, 2019, 2pm PDT
On Tuesday night, the City Council of Berkeley, Calif., unanimously voted to ban natural gas infrastructure from new buildings starting next year, the first city in the U.S. to pass such an ordinance. Fifty cities in the state could be next.
February 19, 2019, 12pm PST
Much of the focus on decreasing carbon emissions is on the electrical grid and vehicles. But, buildings are a huge contributor, and California is leading the way in making electrification a priority.
October 6, 2017, 1pm PDT
Following Hurricane Harvey, Houston's City Hall became flooded with four feet of water, rendering the building's electrical and mechanical equipment useless. Restoring power back to City Hall quickly was crucial in aiding the recovery efforts.
September 21, 2017, 1pm PDT
The first WELL-certified buildings are now online, and the Urban Land Institute has examined the business propositions behind the system.
August 4, 2017, 9am PDT
The New York Times pays tribute to an American inventor, builder, and feminist who, more than anything, hated housework.
September 10, 2016, 1pm PDT
The Architectural Record celebrated its 125th anniversary by celebrating the field's most significant accomplishments over the same time period.
August 10, 2014, 1pm PDT
Jason Fargo follows the announcement that the FBI will soon set up shop outside of the infamous and despised J Edgar Hoover Building in Washington D.C. by listing six buildings that residents of cities "love to hate."
April 20, 2012, 1pm PDT
Moira Quinn takes a look at Charlotte, North Carolina, where businesses and local government have teamed up to keep office buildings green as the central business district grows.
December 27, 2011, 1pm PST
What's in a name? For some of New York City's buildings, a brand that reflects history, mood, and even geography. Joanne Kaufman takes us through the naming process for some of the city's newest buildings, and what they might mean to buyers.
September 29, 2011, 5am PDT
If cities are like ailing bodies, then building modernization is the key to their future health. It's time planners looked at buildings as ecological and economical assets, according to Gordon Gill.
June 10, 2011, 11am PDT
The early skyscrapers were inspired by the idea of turning steel train bridges on their sides. This episode of <em>99% Invisible</em> explains.
April 28, 2011, 7am PDT
Buildings in Seattle, including a school, are trying to remove themselves from the urban water grid. More could soon follow.
May 15, 2010, 1pm PDT
If cities want to curb energy use, they should focus on private buildings, according to this article.
January 29, 2010, 9am PST
This piece from <em>The New York Times</em> profiles architectural photographer Iwan Baan, whose style differs from the status quo to emphasize the urban and social context of the buildings he's photographing.
May 14, 2009, 5am PDT
Old buildings could be to blame for much of a city's energy waste. That's the case in New York, where officials are putting together a plan to retrofit older buildings to be less wasteful.
February 5, 2009, 5am PST
From Boston to Austin to L.A., more and more cities across the U.S. are making efforts to reduce their carbon emissions and environmental impact by instituting green building codes.
September 30, 2008, 7am PDT
<em>New York Times</em> architecture critic Nicolai Ouroussoff argues that some buildings make the city worse, and lists of some that need to be demolished. Included in his list are Penn Station, Madison Square Garden and Astor Place.