When materials like concrete are constrained to prevent volume changes, large internal forces and stresses develop. Therefore, it is important for architects and engineers to work together to avoid inappropriately constraining building materials.
Seattle-based firm LMN Architects has completed the Plant Sciences Building at Washington State University (WSU) in Pullman, Washington. The latest addition to the V. Lane Rawlins Research and Education Complex, the $66-million building was funded by the Washington State Legislature.
Construction is progressing on what will become Miami’s deepest, most expensive underground parking garage. Reaching nearly 15 m (50 ft) and three stories below sea level, the 9290-m2 (100,000-sf), 236-car garage for the Una Residences condominium will cost $25 million to build.