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The Business of the Building Code+

BUILD analyzes and presents 50 years of building code metrics.

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31 May, 2021

The Importance of a Feasibility Study—Single-Family Residence Edition+

BUILD explains how the feasibility study can navigate the complexities of searching for and buying property.

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10 May, 2021
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Resuscitating the Built Environment Post-COVID-19+

Important people weigh-in about the best ways the City and building department can support the design and construction industries as...

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29 March, 2021

Frogs in Slowly Boiling Water: Building Permitting in Seattle+

BUILD compares permitting in Seattle with significant events

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15 March, 2021
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Believing in Architecture+

BUILD sits down with Master Architect Billie Tsien to discuss the American Folk Art Museum and the Barnes Foundation in...

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8 March, 2021
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Neighborhoods that Fire on all Cylinders+

BUILD interviews superhero developer and urbanist, Liz Dunn

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25 January, 2021

On the Radar – 2021!+

Team BUILD gives the scoop on the books, shows, resources, and other good stuff that has been providing design inspiration...

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12 January, 2021
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Modular Construction + Senior Housing+

BUILD interviews master architect Gordon Walker on the nature of senior housing.

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14 December, 2020
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A Responsive Architecture+

BUILD photographs and discusses the components of Pacific Northwest regionalism

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23 November, 2020
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People, Nature, and the Balance of Poiesis: An Interview with Stein Halvorsen+

BUILD heads to Norway to speak with master architect, Stein Halvorsen.

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19 October, 2020

Reading the Architectural Photo+

BUILD covers five types of architectural photos and what makes them distinct

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28 September, 2020

Case Study House 2016, Phase 2+

BUILD reviews the hardscapes of the CSH2016 project

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10 August, 2020
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Architecture Against All Odds+

The heroic efforts and achievements of master architect, Paul Revere Williams

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27 July, 2020
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The Building Blocks of A Forward Thinking City+

BUILD documents a handful of projects that are saving the urban fabric

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13 July, 2020
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An Architect, A Book, and an Opportunity+

BUILD promotes a new book on the work of Paul Kirk

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6 July, 2020

Norma Merrick Sklarek: A Gentle and Indomitable Force+

BUILD covers the work of architectural hero, Norma Merrick Sklarek

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29 June, 2020
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Black Lives Matter: Complicity and Accountability+

BUILD calls out its own complicity and accountability with a commitment to course correction

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22 June, 2020

A Design Student’s Guide to the Pandemic+

BUILD expands on ten ideas to turn pandemic lemons into lemonade

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12 May, 2020
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Two Critical Questions for Important People+

BUILD reaches out to their heroes for insight on our changing society

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28 April, 2020
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Design Guide for the Home Office+

BUILD covers design ideas for the work-from-home lifestyle

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14 April, 2020
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The Sweet Spot of Development+

BUILD discusses the optimal permitting path for small developments

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17 March, 2020
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There’s No Such Thing as a Single Family Lot Anymore in Seattle+

BUILD discusses the new paradigm of land ownership in Seattle

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17 February, 2020

The Future is Community+

BUILD concludes that creating, fostering, and maintaining community will be a dominant design focus in the next decade.

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14 January, 2020
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City vs. State+

BUILD calls out a resource wasting overlap of our governing bodies

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17 December, 2019
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Paring Down to the Essence+

BUILD documents the specifications and finishes for a strikingly minimal residence

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26 November, 2019
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Limitations as Design Opportunities+

BUILD illustrates how thoughtful architecture can turn challenging land-use codes into a harmonious building

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6 November, 2019
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The Ted Smith Primer, 5 Important Works+

BUILD heads to San Diego to hunt the projects of Ted Smith

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15 October, 2019