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The Solution to the Missing Middle+

BUILD discovers that the solution to missing middle housing relies on five key strategies.

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12 June, 2024
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Race, Religion and Real Estate: A Conversation with Donald King+

BUILD sits down with Donald King to discuss his Nehemiah Initiative, community-driven design, gentrification, and the importance of the Black...

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20 May, 2024

Understanding the Divided City: An Interview with Wendy Pullan, Centre for Urban Conflicts Research+

[Beirut Tanks photo by Craig Larkin] In spring 2016, BUILD visited Cambridge University where we spoke with Wendy Pullan, director...

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16 April, 2024
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Garden Unit Walkups: 7 Design Strategies for Developers, Owners, and Investors+

BUILD reviews the five most important architectural considerations for the design of garden unit walkup apartments.

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26 March, 2024
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The Shop Around the Corner: A Conversation with Scott Crawford and Hank Butitta+

Earlier this winter, BUILD visited the LMN Shop in Seattle’s Pioneer Square where we sat down with Scott Crawford and Hank...

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5 March, 2024
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The Optimized Building+

BUILD picks apart a recent project for keys to improve the efficiency of rentable area

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21 February, 2024
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Architecture and Agency; An Interview with Farshid Moussavi, FMA, Part 1+

BUILD visits with Farshid Moussavi at her London office to discuss design agency, style, and the architect as interrogator.

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6 February, 2024
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Defining a Construction Budget: The 2024 Cheat Sheet+

BUILD breaks down the construction and project costs for a challenging economy with an update to our Construction Budget...

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22 January, 2024
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Creating Communities That Last: An Interview with Lake Union Partners, Part 1+

When it comes to community commentary, it’s more often about social issues than actual development. The most frequent issue raised...

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8 January, 2024

The Development Advantages of Architecting Early: Part 2 – Feasibility+

BUILD reviews five key advantages of bringing an architect on board early to multi-family and mixed-use projects.

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12 December, 2023
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Circumstances, Expectations and Trust: An Interview with Peter Bohlin and Ray Calabro, Part 1+

BUILD sits down with Peter Bohlin and Ray Calabro of BCJ to discuss their process of designing everything from art...

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6 December, 2023
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The Development Advantages of Architecting Early, Part 1: Land Research and Acquisition+

BUILD reviews 5 reasons to bring an architect on board early in the land research and acquisition phase

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30 November, 2023
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The Craft of Tropical Modernism: An Interview with Mark de Reus, Part 1+

BUILD talks with Mark de Reus about the design strategies of tropical modernism, the challenges of thatched roofs, and why...

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7 November, 2023

Cities Need Smaller Buildings+

BUILD reviews the merits of small buildings through the lens of a recently completed project.

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24 October, 2023
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Thank You, Seattle City Council+

BUILD expresses its gratitude for Council Bill 120587

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10 August, 2023
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How to Predict the Future with Energy Modeling+

Like many of us in the design and construction industries, we at BUILD have been thinking about how to create...

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11 July, 2023
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Scandinavian Modernism: A Conversation with Gert Wingårdh / PART TWO+

BUILD and Gert Wingårdh discuss design, clients' happiness, and what it means to be a maximalist. We hope you enjoy...

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27 June, 2023
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reBUILDing Ecology: Episode #1: people, salmon and agriculture on the Sammamish River+

Build is actively thinking about how our industry impacts ecology. While reducing the environmental impact of our buildings is critical,...

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13 June, 2023
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The Art and Architecture of Baroque Scandinavian Modernism: Interview with Gert Wingårdh, Part 1+

Back in 2014, BUILD met with Swedish architect Gert Wingårdh at his Stockholm headquarters to discuss his impressive roster of...

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16 May, 2023
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Density Doesn’t Have to be Scary+

BUILD discusses the challenges and opportunities of increased density in our single family neighborhoods.

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1 May, 2023
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Living Large with a Small Footprint+

BUILD establishes a new model for the modern cottage

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18 April, 2023
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Outsmarting BIM+

Three Strategies BUILD Employees Use to Avoid the BIM Trap

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14 March, 2023
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Through the Lens of Architecture: An Interview with Laurie Hawkinson, SMU + U Architects+

BUILD talks with architect and Columbia professor Laurie Hawkinson about getting public projects, working with different types of clients, and...

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20 February, 2023
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Town & Country+

BUILD unveils a new model of home

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6 February, 2023
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The Delight in Finding Extraordinary Design+

BUILD discusses the pleasure of stumbling upon extraordinary design.

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1 January, 2023
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Solar Technology for Housing+

BUILD reviews solar technology at three scales of housing

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19 December, 2022
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Designing the Whole Idea; An Interview with AvroKO+

BUILD visits with AvroKO and discusses the continuity of design, self-propelled projects, and why it’s important to glue things down...

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7 December, 2022