Exterior photograph of citizens bank highlighting the sawtooth windows

Elkus Manfredi’s Citizens Bank headquarters zig-zags with ultra-high-performance concrete

The Citizens Bank Corporate Campus in Johnston, Rhode Island, is not a subtle complex—it’s composed of five sprawling buildings across a 123-acre site. Designed by Boston-based architectural practice Elkus Manfredi, the project serves as a new facility to accommodate approximately 3,000 financial services employees and all five buildings are predominantly clad with ultra-high-performance concrete and low-E glass laid over zig-zagging forms.

Images of Michael Volk and Olivier Sommerhalder, who will be at this year's Facades+ LA

Gensler’s Michael Volk and Olivier Sommerhalder discuss Facades+ LA and the trends reshaping their city

From November 14 to 15, Facades+ LA will bring regional, national, and international leaders of the AEC industry to Southern California for the fifth year in a row. Hosted by The Architect’s Newspaper and co-chaired by Gensler’s local office, the conference is split between a full-day symposium and a second day of hands-on workshops. Conference keynotes include MVRDV principal Fokke Moerel and Rojkind Arquitectos principal Michel Rojkind. Other participants at

People walking in front of the ROW DTLA, a series of adapted historic buildings

Rios Clementi Hale utilizes rolled steel and industrial detailing to activate historic ROW facades

Bringing new life to the historic Los Angeles Terminal Market, Rios Clementi Hale (RCH) designed ROW DTLA to reinterpret the industrial nature of the Southern Pacific Railroad’s major produce hub. Reimagining the site where goods were once unloaded from railroad cars and delivered across Southern California, the team designed new storefront systems for ROW that embraced the site’s historic character through

An intersecting steel X on the facade of The Mark tower

ZGF and Arup integrate form and structure with steel knuckles in The Mark

The Mark is a 750,000 SF, 48-story commercial office and hotel tower that’s reshaping the Seattle skyline, and designed to preserve the historic Jacobean-style Rainier Club and the nation’s oldest Byzantine-style church next door. Utilizing a compact footprint at ground level, the tower subtly slopes over the site’s existing structures before tapering back through a precise system of steel “knuckles” and triangulated building planes.

A sketch from the upcoming Facades+ Transitions Detailing Workshop

Architects and engineers will hone their skills during Facades+ L.A.’s Transitions Detailing Workshop

Facades+ Los Angeles, taking place on November 14 & 15, is a two-day conference hosted annually by The Architect’s Newspaper that highlights the region’s most prestigious projects and advancements in facade technology. The second day of the conference is devoted to eight workshops that will provide a unique opportunity to dive into in-depth dialogues and tutorials with

Rendering of the JFK towers within the Schuykill Yards context

PAU’s JFK Towers will stagger over Philadelphia’s Schuylkill Yards

Philadelphia’s Schuylkill Yards is undergoing a massive redevelopment by Brandywine Realty Estate that will bring half-a-dozen new buildings, totaling approximately six million square feet, into the center of the city. Practice for Architecture and Urbanism (PAU), is joining the fray with JFK Towers; a duo of cantilevering, offset mixed-use buildings clad in terra-cotta and aluminum. The

Facade detail of alternating rising and falling panels

Studio Gang’s first residential tower in New York ripples with scalloped concrete

Since rezoning under the tenure of Michael Bloomberg, Downtown Brooklyn has undergone a tremendous transformation from a relatively low-slung commercial district to a burgeoning neighborhood defined by row upon row of residential towers. 11 Hoyt, located on the southern boundary of the district, is another addition to the area set to be completed in 2020. The tower,

A view of a geometric array of EFTE panels at night, lit from behind with projections.

PARTISANS’ Building Raincoat could help Toronto keep a street culture year-round

Toronto is known for many great things. Its weather isn’t one of them. For the city’s architecture the question is: how can public, urban space be usable and comfortable throughout the year? The architecture collective PARTISANS thinks it might have an answer. Referencing the “maze of awnings…and glass arcades” that defined Toronto streets in the late 19th century,

Architectural terra-cotta is advancing in Buffalo, New York

Now in its fourth consecutive year, the Architectural Ceramic Assemblies Workshop (ACAW) has reached a new level of maturity. The annual conference, hosted in Buffalo, New York, counted a total of nine teams hailing from leading architectural and engineering firms across the country. For attendees, the gathering is an opportunity to part the veil behind the

Detail of 212 Stuart

Höweler + Yoon will plant fluted concrete in the center of Boston

Breaking ground later this year, 212 Stuart Street is located on the northern edge of Boston’s Bay Village Historic District between two very different contexts: a midrise commercial corridor and the 19th-century enclave of brick rowhouses. Architecture firm Höweler + Yoon was challenged with bridging these distinctive neighborhoods via a 20-story residential building that is

Detail of a vertically-striated facade panel in the Philadelphia Navy Yard

DIGSAU brings prefabricated concrete formwork to the Philadelphia Navy Yard

The Philadelphia Navy Yard, similar to other waterfront areas across the country, is undergoing a two-decades-long transformation from a declining industrial district to a burgeoning office park. A significant number of businesses have located to the adaptively reused warehouses, while others are opting for entirely new construction. 351 Rouse Street, which is the U.S Headquarters of medical

Headshot of Edward Peck

Edward Peck discusses enclosure technology and Facades+ Chicago

On September 27, The Architect’s Newspaper is returning to the Great Lakes for the sixth time to host Facades+ Chicago. The city is no stranger to architectural innovation, pioneering steel-frame construction, and the curtain walled skyscraper. The conference is, in effect, an appraisal of the most recent projects and research that keep Chicago ahead of the curve in architectural

Corner detail of the Mercantile Exchange lobby

Krueck + Sexton and Thornton Tomasetti bring undulating glass to Chicago’s Mercantile Exchange

Chicago’s Krueck + Sexton Architects, a practice founded in 1979, has established a particular niche in the design and implementation of complex glass facades. Their projects present a significant range in terms of location and scale, ranging from the multiplanar Spertus Institute on Michigan Boulevard to a slew of private residences and the restoration of Mies

Exterior of the Kellogg School of Management

Facades+ Toronto will dive into the trends of North America’s fastest growing construction market

On October 11, The Architect’s Newspaper is bringing Facades+ to Toronto for the first time to discuss the architectural trends and technology reshaping the city and region. Toronto’s KPMB, an architectural practice with a global reach, is co-chairing the conference. Panels for the morning symposium will discuss KPMB’s decades-long collaboration with Transsolar Klima Engineering, the proliferation of timber construction across Canada and

5G Studio Collaborative brings trapezoidal sintered stone to Dallas

Downtown Dallas is undergoing a remarkable process of development, ranging from new office towers to prestigious cultural facilities. 5G Studio Collaborative, an architecture and design firm founded in 2005, has consistently expanded its body of work within its home city over the last decade-and-a-half. Completed in 2018, the AC Marriott Hotel Dallas is another addition to that ensemble,

Detail of curtain wall module

Pei Cobb Freed’s One Dalton joins the Boston skyline with curved glass curtainwall

Rising from a triangular lot in Boston’s Back Bay, One Dalton is a 61-story, 706,000-square-foot residential tower designed by Pei Cobb Freed & Partners. Its gently curving triangular floorplan—a direct product of the unique site—is extruded vertically to create the building’s clean but dynamic glass form. The slightly bulging facades and the sheer size of