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Shaping Place by Duda Paine Architects

This new compilation of buildings spans diverse typologies to illustrate how the firm’s early ideas on public space, outdoor environments, evolving working and learning models, and contextual sensitivity are universal to creating meaningful archit...

November 09, 2021 - by commARCH

Page & Turnbull Tapped for Adaptive Reuse of California’s Historic Burlingame Post Office

National historic preservation firm merges historic post office’s cultural past with present-day polish in a new project with KSH Architects.

November 04, 2021 - by commARCH

Engaging Lighting Design Draws Visitors into Eclectic Downtown Apartment Complex

The project envisions a community that attracts residents to their surrounding with an extensive range of amenities and affordable rents suited for individuals seeking the ultimate “live work play” lifestyle.

November 01, 2021 - by commARCH

How PDR Cultivates Innovation in Design and Business | cA Weekly 10/21 - Full Transcript

In this episode, commARCH has a dialogue with Lauri Goodman Lampson, President and CEO at PDR, and Larry Lander, Principal at PDR, to discuss PDR’s focus on deep client relationships and their aims for the future of architecture.


October 29, 2021 - by commARCH

Masonite Defendr™ Door System

The Defendr™ Door System is designed to impede attacks inside buildings, providing valuable time for security personnel and law enforcement officers to respond.

October 28, 2021 - by commARCH

Banker Wire Now Offering Flexible Mesh Systems for Architectural Applications

The flexible mesh systems provide more creative freedom, allowing for movement and long, uninterrupted expanses.

October 28, 2021 - by commARCH

Atlas Homewares Introduces New Collection and New Finish to its Roster of Hardware Offerings

Sweetbriar Lane is a reinvention of the Sutton Place collection. While Sutton Place is a metropolitan classic, Sweetbriar Lane is more refined and favors a tailored look.

October 27, 2021 - by commARCH

Case Study: Hotel Has Instant Heritage

The fusion of contemporary and traditional decorative elements from a broad range of styles results in an overall effect of a design that has evolved over time, recreating history in an instant.

October 27, 2021 - by commARCH

New Products from Nora Lighting's AC Opal LED Surface Mount Series

These new lighting options have contributed to the decrease of energy consumption and they are pleasant to the eyes due to the uniform distribution of their illumination.

October 26, 2021 - by commARCH

Stunning Lines and Dots Depict Interconnectivity

Ripple, a global currency exchange, wanted to use lighting design to represent how financial transactions could be transmitted safely and directly between banks and financial instutions.

October 25, 2021 - by commARCH

High Rise Debuts in Downtown Maryland With Iconic Metal Façade

Given its height, the design team was required to develop unique engineering criteria to meet inherent wind load and movement requirements.

October 25, 2021 - by commARCH

Technical Glass Products Builds Solution to Revitalize Fairleigh Dickinson University's Animation Lab - Interview Transcript

To refresh a 1960s-era building serving as Fairleigh Dickinson University's Animation Lab, campus leaders and collaborators NK Architects reached out to Technical Glass Products, who worked to develop a bespoke glass solution to the highly specifi...


October 19, 2021 - by commARCH

NK Architects and Fairleigh Dickinson University Collaborate on Reimagined Animation Lab - Interview Transcript

To refresh a 1960s-era building serving as Fairleigh Dickinson University's Animation Lab, campus leaders turned to NK Architects, who envisioned a multi-functional, open space that inspired creativity and fostered collaboration among students. We...


October 18, 2021 - by commARCH

Adaptive Reuse of a Turn-of the-Century Military Fort Bridges Past and Future

Preserving the past of these historic structures means celebrating the markings of time and work in an interior character that inspires artists and makers who will occupy these spaces.

October 13, 2021 - by commARCH

DiversiFoam Acquisition: A Natural Fit From a Geographic, Technical, and Cultural Perspective

Kingspan and DiversiFoam share the same vision and passion for the environment. Both strongly uphold the principles to reduce, reuse, and recycle waste in their operations.

October 06, 2021 - by commARCH

Studio Lilica Introduces Outdoor Lighting Series

The Lotus pendants are constructed of lightweight, perforated aluminum with a powder-coat finish, lending a cool vibe and a warm glow to outdoor spaces.

October 05, 2021 - by commARCH

Fil Doux Textiles Bursts Into Outdoor Market Segment with Collection of Premium, Sustainably-Minded Outdoor Fabrics

Fil Doux Textiles is thrilled to announce its entrance into the outdoor segment with the debut of a 16-pattern, 19-color textile collection.

October 05, 2021 - by commARCH

Growing and going public, biotech company reveals headquarters redesign, expansion (Dyer Brown)

National workplace strategy experts Dyer Brown recently completed a headquarters expansion for Valo, the latest product of an ongoing collaboration that began when the company signed its first lease in 2017, for a team of fewer than a dozen employ...

October 05, 2021 - by commARCH

LATICRETE Launches New Special Edition Grout Color Options to the PERMACOLORⓇ Select AnyColor™️ Line

LATICRETE has launched a refreshed selection of special edition grout colors to the PERMACOLORⓇ Select AnyColor™ line.

October 01, 2021 - by commARCH

Sloan Expands Connected Product Offering to Include G2® and ECOS® Flushometers

Sloan has expanded its existing lineup of connected products to include G2 and ECOS Flushometers.

October 01, 2021 - by commARCH

With Structures by Buro Happold, Behnisch Architekten-Designed Harvard Science and Engineering Complex Redefines Scientific Scholarship

Buro Happold announces the firm's completed work for an innovative, highly sustainable science and engineering complex for Harvard University.

October 01, 2021 - by commARCH

Academy Museum of Motion Pictures Opens to Public, Sept. 30

Inviting the world into an unparalleled experience of the arts, sciences, artists, and social impact of moviemaking, the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures will open its doors to the public this Thursday, September 30.

October 01, 2021 - by commARCH

A Well-being Refuge: Pininfarina Presents “The Cave”

Exploring the interconnections between physical and mental well-being and the built environment, Pininfarina elaborates on the role of architecture through a space inspired by a cavern, intended as human’s ancestral refuge, a place that fosters me...

October 01, 2021 - by commARCH

Japanese-Inspired Sculptural Installation Brings New Life to a Historic Seattle Building

LightArt was tasked by Nelson Worldwide, an award-winning creative design firm, with creating an inspiring and symbolic sculpture to hang in the building's entry — a welcoming symbol to employees, clients, and guests.

September 30, 2021 - by commARCH

Jersey City To Get Nation's First Municipal Secure Bike Parking

The city is teaming up with Oonee to bring 30 secure bike storage stations to Jersey City, making it the first city in the nation to implement a municipal secure, bike parking system.

September 30, 2021 - by commARCH

Kaynemaile’s ‘WonderCool’ greets visitors at Dubai World Expo 2020

The first spectacle of architectural design to be encountered by the expected 25 million visitors to Dubai World Expo is the soaring kinetic shade canopy over the visitor arrivals hall.

September 30, 2021 - by commARCH

CertainTeed Releases InsulPure – The Latest Advancement in Insulation

In response to the industry’s need for high-performance fiberglass insulation that offers less dust and an easier installation, CertainTeed has introduced InsulPure Building Insulation.

September 30, 2021 - by commARCH

Indigenous Themes Conveyed through Illumination at First Nations Resort

Whitecap Dakota First Nation has created a destination resort like no other in Saskatchewan (Canada).

September 28, 2021 - by commARCH

New Wilsonart® HPL Stone Collection Empowers Crossover Between Residential and Commercial Design

The new collection is designed to offer surfaces that seamlessly enhance all types of environments and create comfortable and inviting spaces.

September 28, 2021 - by commARCH

New textile samples solution Mercato Place unveils during NeoCon 2021

As an online platform at, Mercato Place is designed to be an elegant, enjoyable and easy-to-use solution for exploring by material or brand, with additional filters to further refine selections.

September 28, 2021 - by commARCH

Multi-Office Rebranding and Expansion Project Focuses on Cohesive Design Aesthetic

DMG’s main focus for this expansion project was to rethink ARA's established branding in order to provide a cohesive aesthetic and incorporate new materials that are greener and more resilient with a longer life-span for the five existing ARA off...

September 27, 2021 - by commARCH

Striking Black and White Healthcare Office Design by GTM Architects

The firm used elements appropriate for a hospitality project by creating a lounge-like atmosphere while balancing the need for both practical and functional design.

September 27, 2021 - by commARCH

Wilsonart Announces New Thinscape®️ Designs

Wilsonart is helping homeowners infuse these emotions into their home décor by introducing the first new additions to their THINSCAPE® Performance Tops, the brand’s popular line of European-inspired, ultra-thin countertops.

September 24, 2021 - by commARCH

Midland Door Solutions Offers Architectural Doors

The doors are for use in a wide range of buildings, such as barns, hotels, offices, restaurants, stadiums, storefronts, and high-end homes.

September 24, 2021 - by commARCH

Lorin Anodized Aluminum is an Architect’s Dream When Used for Roofing

Lorin Industries, Inc. announced the ClearMatt® Architectural Class I finish and its full line of anodized aluminum for use with roofing products.

September 24, 2021 - by commARCH

TAT Announces Scholarship for Architecture Students, at Boston's Wentworth Institute of Technology

Known as “The Architectural Team Endowed Scholarship,” this need-based scholarship for students pursuing degrees in Wentworth’s School of Architecture & Design intends to build a pipeline into professional practice for underrepresented students, d...

September 24, 2021 - by commARCH

Svigals + Partners’ Architect Alana Konefal: With Licensure to Lead Prominent Building Organization

Alana Konefal, AIA has been named President Elect of the Connecticut Building Congress, a group that fosters collaboration among building professionals to advance the construction industry.

September 22, 2021 - by commARCH

Ole Wanscher's T-Chair Given New Lease of Life at Carl Hansen & Son

The chair's T-shaped backrest, which has given the chair its nickname, and beautifully carpentry transitions that embody both classic and modern lines that give the chair a light and elegant appearance.

September 22, 2021 - by commARCH

Studio Other Announces Cassie Stepanek Has Been Promoted To Design & Client Experience Director

In her new role Stepanek will focus on national growth while developing this new department for Studio Other.

September 22, 2021 - by commARCH

What do people actually want from the buildings of the future?

Survey shows what people are looking for in buildings of the future.

September 22, 2021 - by commARCH

Carl Hansen & Son Presents the Flexible Embrace Sofa

Carl Hansen & Son and EOOS present the Embrace Sofa – a flexible, modular sofa with a distinctive wooden frame that unites a stringent geometric expression with flexible, unrivaled comfort and craftsmanship.

September 20, 2021 - by commARCH

Grass America Announces the Nexis Hinge System

Grass America announces the Nexis series offering a vast selection of hinges and specialty hinges that meet any application requirement.

September 20, 2021 - by commARCH

Polaris Taps NELSON Worldwide to Reconceptualize Minnesota HQ With Upgraded Office, Showroom, and Retail Store

Having worked with NELSON on office renovations across the country, Polaris tapped the firm to reconceptualize their headquarters and create a space that hones employee well-being, elevates brand identity, and emphasizes company culture.

September 16, 2021 - by commARCH

Johnson Controls Joins Digital Twin Consortium

Johnson Controls joins a collaborative organization that pools resources in the development of digital twin technology, allowing the group to stay on top of the latest technological advances and help influence standards for adoption.

September 16, 2021 - by commARCH

TPG Architecture Preserves Newsday’s Strong Legacy with State-Of-The-Art HQ

For Newsday’s new 125,000 RSF office location in Melville, New York, TPG Architecture was tasked with full design, strategy, and change management services that accommodate their staff of 783 employees.

September 16, 2021 - by commARCH

S9 Architecture creates gridded façade for 111 Varick tower in Manhattan

American firm S9 Architecture has completed a tall residential building in a post-industrial New York neighbourhood, incorporating design elements that "pay homage to the past".

September 16, 2021 - by commARCH

15 Green Products for Architects and Designers

From acoustical ceiling baffles to bird-safe glass, 15 products were selected from 75 products entered in ARCHITECT's first-ever Sustainable Product Call.

September 15, 2021 - by commARCH

Vitro Architectural Glass launches VacuMax™ Vacuum Insulating Glass (VIG)

Vitro Architectural Glass (formerly PPG Glass) has announced the launch of VacuMax™ Vacuum Insulating Glass (VIG). VacuMax™ VIG units integrate into traditional and advanced glazing systems to deliver extraordinary R-values and exceptional insulat...

September 15, 2021 - by commARCH

Architecture Firm AO Appoints New Principal to Lead Mixed-Use Studio

Pearl comes to AO with more than 23 years of architecture and commercial real estate development experience with a vision to further advance AO’s mixed-use capabilities and presence nationwide, including the growing sectors of retail repositioning...

September 15, 2021 - by commARCH

Leviton Launches Contractor Connect, A New Online Portal for Busy Electrical Contractors

Contractor Connect features a host of educational resources, videos, customer support, expert points of view and the latest content on Leviton products to help contractors where and when they need it most.

September 15, 2021 - by commARCH