Including affordable housing in mixed-used developments is becoming immensely popular. And it’s not just the typical development with retail on the ground floor and multifamily units above.
With buildings accounting for 39 percent of CO2 emissions in the United States, the commercial building industry has much to do in terms of mitigating future risks and adapting to changes in the environment already taking place.
The Internet of Things (IoT) has many sectors ripe for disruption. The retail environment is no exception, and operators are taking notice.
Designing a building on a tight budget is nothing new to architects, builders and designers. Coupled with declining enrollment and technological advances, college and university campuses and residences are finding innovative ways to attract students and keep costs down.
Summer is here, and many of us would far rather be outside enjoying the season’s benefits rather than spending our days in the office. Architects, designers, building operators and developers are all keenly aware that amenities drive occupant and tenant satisfaction, so having well-designed outdoor living spaces in a commercial office building is a huge plus.
Enter biophilic design: The incorporating of natural elements such as plant life, lighting, natural air flow and views of nature into the built environment.
With raging wildfires becoming a summertime norm, along with increased tornadic activity and ferocity of storms, resilient building design has never been more important.