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  • Renovation: Construction Begins on Buffalo's Richardson Olmsted Complex

    The design and construction team for the renovation of the historic Richardson Olmsted Complex in Buffalo, N.Y., broke ground today. The project's first phase will turn a portion of the former insane asylum campus into a hotel and events space.

  • New Design for Peter Zumthor's LACMA

    Addressing concerns from groups worried about the future of the nearby La Brea Tar Pits, the Swiss architect's amorphous design for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art slides away from them and across Wilshire Boulevard.

  • Architecture and Construction Are Beginning to Dig Out from the Recession

    Looking back over the past 10 years of jobs data, the construction and architecture sectors of the economy are both still well below their peak employment numbers. They are finally starting to pull up from their nadir, but there's a long way to go to reclaim the ground lost in the Great Recession.

  • Construction Added 122,000 Jobs in 2013

    Looking over the numbers from the last job report of last year, the construction sector of the economy had wildly mixed months of job growth, the only constant in the industry being residential work.

  • Architecture and Engineering Added 38,300 Jobs in 2013

    Compared to the rest of the economy, the architectural and engineering services sector did well, adding jobs in all but one month for 2013.

  • Architecture Billings Continue to Grow

    The AIA released October’s billings numbers with the usual positive news. The design industry has now seen growth for 14 of the last 15 months.

  • Billings Index Continue to Show Recovery for Architecture

    For the fifth month in a row, and for eight of the past nine months, the latest Architecture Billings Index (released in mid-October by the American Institute of Architects) shows growth in demand for the design and construction industry. All regions and sectors also report more billings, yet again.

  • September: 148,000 Jobs Added, Including in Architecture and Contstruction

    According to the U.S. Labor Department in their belated monthly employment report, the United States economy added an underperforming 148,000 jobs in September, underneath even the bottom end of expert's expectations. Architects and engineers gained 800 jobs, and the construction industry added 20...

  • ADP: Economy Adds Jobs in September, but Pace Is Still Slow

    According to payroll company ADP and their partner Moody’s Analytics, the U.S. economy added 166,000 jobs in September. The construction industry added 16,000 jobs and the professional/business services sector added 27,000 jobs.

  • Growth Has Become the Norm, as Architecture Billings Speed Up in August

    For nearly the entire past year, the Architecture Billings Index has shown growth in demand for the design and construction industry, signaling a design industry whose footing is on much more stable ground than in the recent past.