How to Bring Children’s Library Design Into the 21st Century

Stepping into the Jackie and Harold Spielman Children’s Library at Port Washington Public Library in New York is like reaching a destination. The immersive environment inspires kids of any age with playful design, bold colors and an interactive landscape of learning. (Library entrance: From the moment children approach the Jackie and Harold Spielm..

2 Ceiling Acoustic Solutions to Consider

Since undergoing the open concept revolution, today’s offices tend to be vast spaces ripe for collaboration and flexibility. They’re also prone to uncomfortable noise levels. Acoustics continue to be top of mind for facilities managers and tenants—how do you create a sought-after space that’s also not distracting? (Photo courtesy of Kirei) “About..

3 Editor’s Choice Product Innovations Winners for Your Commercial Building

Product Innovations, BUILDINGS’ annual award program, showcases the most innovative interiors products of the year. The awards are open to any company exhibiting at NeoCon and evaluated by the BUILDINGS editorial team, which selects finalists based on dependable performance, durable construction, ease of maintenance and what sets them apart from ot..

Imaginative Art for Children’s Hospitals Brings Comforts

Years ago, Diane Brown was undergoing a CT scan at a hospital—and the experience was frightening. “I wanted to get out of the room,” she says. “The only way out was my imagination. So, I imagined a painting going across the ceiling.” The imagery occupied her mind and brought comfort. Afterward, Brown wanted to do the same for other people—bring pea..

Real Time Insights Can Drive Better Capital Planning

Building managers, whether they’re with development companies, corporations or in the public sector, are generally locked into capital planning exercises that are conducted annually, or even much less often, sometimes just once every three to five years. Why is it done so seldom? Because thorough and realistic capital planning is no trivial matter...

EDspaces Classroom Designs Showcase Trends in Educational Settings

Six modern classroom designs will be featured at the Education Market Association's educational facilities expo, EDspaces. Attendees will be able to experience the spaces, each with a different focus, at the Oct. 23-25 event in Milwaukee. At EDspaces more than 50 educational sessions will take place. These six trendy classroom settings will gi..

World’s Largest Underwater Restaurant Open for Business

Why eat somewhere that has a view of the ocean when you can now eat IN the ocean? (Jellyfish photo: Aequorea Victoria, also known as Crystal Jellyfish, as seen through the vertical window between the mezzanine and seabed level.) At the southernmost point of the Norwegian coastline by the village of Båly, renowned Norwegian architectural and design..

3 Ways to Create a Memorable Stadium Experience

In the commercial interior design space, sports and entertainment venues is an emerging market. These venues have been around almost as long as civilization, but recent economic opportunities and advancing technologies have sparked revitalization in this market that are giving fans and players an entirely new experience. There’s been an overall s..

8 Commercial Interior Products: Grand Prize Winners

These 8 products stood out as Grand Prize winners. BUILDINGS editors found these products to fill a special need for building owners and facility managers. You can find the Editor’s Choice and Merit Award winners. 8 Grand Prize Winners 1. BOTANICA | Snowsound | Acoustics BOTANICA is a leaf-shaped acoustic panel held by a chrome metal support that..

27 Award-Winning Interior Products for Your Commercial Building

Product Innovations, BUILDINGS’ annual award program, showcases the most innovative interiors products of the year. The awards are open to any company exhibiting at NeoCon and evaluated by the BUILDINGS editorial team, which selects finalists based on dependable performance, durable construction, ease of maintenance and what sets them apart from ot..

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