Image of One Steuart Lane from the San Francisco Bay

SOM’s One Steuart Lane faces the San Francisco Bay with stacked massing and travertine

ArchitectSOM Facade ManufacturerEnclos Campolonghi Spa MK Metal NorthGlass Facade ConsultantCurtainwall Design Consultants Structural EngineerSOM General ContractorSwinerton Builders LocationSan Francisco Date2021 SystemCustom unitized curtain wall ProductsCampolonghi Spa Roman Travertine NorthGlass laminated and insulated glass units Downtown San Francisco is undergoing an incredible spate of development, especially on sites abutting the waterfront with much-coveted views of the Bay

image of the building at sunset, the Hans Rosling Center, clad in glass fins

The Hans Rosling Center’s glass and aluminum fins embody the university’s health initiative

ArchitectThe Miller Hull Partnership Facade ManufacturerElicc Group Facade InstallerElicc Group Civil and Structural EngineerKPFF Consulting Engineers General ContractorLease Crutcher Lewis LocationSeattle DateOctober 2020 System36″ Glass fins and 8″ aluminum fins on unitized curtain wall system ProductsCurtainwall and exterior shading by Elicc Group, precast concrete by Northwest Precast, stonework by J&S Masonry, Inc. Located between the University

close up of the ribbed bronze fins of facade on the northeastern campus

Show-stopping bronze fins breathe life into Northeastern University’s science complex

The only thing taller than the glowing, curved fins of the six-story Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex building is its list of awards. Northeastern University’s new academic and research center, designed by Payette, has won over ten major awards since its design phase—most recently the 2021 AIA Architecture Award and 2021 AIA Regional & Urban Design Award. The building

exterior photograph of a contemporary New York luxury residential building with large bay windows

The bulbous bay windows of the Lantern House illuminate NYC’s High Line

New York City’s High Line is no stranger to development. Since first opening in 2009, the elevated railway–turned–public park has spurred a building frenzy on Manhattan’s Far West Side, much of it architecturally meager. Straddling the High Line today—several years after its third and final stretch was inaugurated—are gleaming glass stalactites, anonymous in their bearing

light gray trespa panels of folding slatted facade

Archi-Tectonics wraps a SoHo addition to an urban townhouse with new climate skin

While flashy residential additions are nothing new to the New York neighborhood of SoHo, the 3D “climate skin” wrapping Archi-Tectonics’ 8-story townhouse at 512 Greenwich Street introduces a fresh face to the cast iron-dominated historic district. The firm added a 4-story addition to an existing building and united the single-family home with a deep black and

Vancouver House, a twisting cantilevered tower

The matte stainless steel facade of Vancouver House highlights twisting innovation

Architectural collaborations often arise from networking or crossing paths on site. In this case, it was by chance that Bjarke Ingels met Ian Gillespie, owner of Canada’s leading luxury development company Westbank, at a lecture series where the award-winning firm DIALOG Design was also in attendance. BIG worked with DIALOG and James K.M. Cheng Architects to produce a 497-foot-tall tower with

image from the building from the bottom up

Adjaye Associates’ 130 Williams re-enchants the Lower Manhattan skyline

More than a century ago, urban reformers warning of the perils of congestion and unregulated development pointed to Lower Manhattan as Exhibit A. That the great monuments of the era—notably, the Woolworth Building—appeared to stand aloof from this cacophony even as they contributed to it only hardened calls for change. Later developments attest to the consequences: Skyscrapers,

The national aquarium in baltimore, with a jutting triangular glass topper

Baltimore’s National Aquarium will make its iconic glass pyramid bird safe

In keeping with its conservation mission, the National Aquarium in Baltimore has announced plans to make all of the glass in its buildings “bird safe.” The institution is planning to replace all 684 panes in the glass pyramid that covers its Upland Tropical Rain Forest exhibit after several panes shattered, indicating the existing glass is reaching the end of its expected

image of partial section of the facade

Studio Gang crowns St. Louis with a new crystalline residential tower

Though it’s been open for less than a year, One Hundred, a 36-story residential tower in St. Louis’s Central West End neighborhood, carries itself like a city landmark. Designed by celebrated Chicago architecture firm Studio Gang, the building peacocks along Kings-highway Boulevard, its tiered, faceted profile evoking a giant crystalline headdress. ManufacturerLorin Industries Architect Facade ConsultantStudio NYL Structural EngineerMagnusson

Rendering of the Metropolitan Museum of Art window wall

With Eamon Roche in agreement, LPC approves new glass wall for New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art

Should New York’s Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) support a proposal that continues a 40-year-old design approach by an esteemed architect, even though it’s not what environmentally-sensitive architects would propose today? That was the question was raised during the June 2 LPC hearing, as panel members discussed whether to approve a new south-facing glass wall for

aerial shot of the oval shaped thatched roof and surrounding two smaller buildings

The passive house Fass School employs local materials for an active facade

Awarded the 2021 AIA Award for Architecture in late April, the Senegalese Fass School and Teacher’s Residences is the first in its region of over 110 villages to provide secular education alongside traditional Quranic teaching. The project, completed in 2019, was designed by Toshiko Mori Architect (TMA) for the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation and nonprofit group Le Korsa. The oval-shaped main building

sinuous concrete form of the open terrace facing the water

The concrete Cloudscape of Haikou elevates sinuous form for coastal pavilion

The Cloudscape of Haikou opened on April 21st, 2021, welcoming users and park visitors from the coastal city of Haikou, China, to the intimate library and waystation. Commissioned by the city’s Tourism and Culture Investment Holding Group, the sinuous concrete Cloudscape is the first of 16 coastal pavilions that will be built to rejuvenate the public space along

a corner shot showing the two story poured concrete arches at the mechanical, or "skyview", level and the north herringbone concrete wall

180 East 88th highlights craftsmanship with a waterfall of hand-laid Kolumba brick

New York’s Upper East Side neighborhood is home to an eclectic range of scale and style largely thanks to its early history; a few blocks from the marble and limestone chateaus sprinkling Park Avenue are the brick and stone Neo-Federal and Georgian townhomes from the late 19th century. As nesting ground for some of the most expensive housing in Manhattan,

3 cranes installing the aluminum panels of the structure

Tom Wiscombe Architecture’s Sunset Spectacular harnesses aerospace engineering for a 21st-century billboard

Los Angeles’s Sunset Strip is a charming hodgepodge where buildings old and new jostle for space with palm trees and rotating billboards. Adding to this riotous scene is a new urban marker every bit as attention-grabbing as Hollywood blockbusters and architectural kitsch. At 67 feet tall, the West Hollywood Sunset Spectacular is somewhere between a