Raising the Bar

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The Building Blocks of A Forward Thinking City+

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

Read More+ 3 months ago
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Black Lives Matter: Complicity and Accountability+

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

Read More+ 3 months ago
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Design Guide for the Home Office+

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

Read More+ 6 months ago
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The Sweet Spot of Development+

BUILD discusses the optimal permitting path for small developments

Read More+ 7 months ago
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City vs. State+

BUILD calls out a resource wasting overlap of our governing bodies

Read More+ 10 months ago
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Limitations as Design Opportunities+

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

Read More+ 11 months ago

Why Seattle’s Small Multi-Family Buildings and the Firms That Create Them are on the Endangered Species List+

BUILD explains the expensive and time-consuming process of entitling and permitting multifamily projects in Seattle

Read More+ 1 year ago
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The Design, Construction, and Lifestyle of Papali Wailea; an Interview with Ed Weinstein, Part 2+

BUILD talks with Ed Weinstein about what made the Papali Wailea project a success despite all the challenges.

Read More+ 2 years ago
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How the Maker Movement Fails+

After a trip to NYC, BUILD notices a blind spot in the maker movement.

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Defining a Construction Budget; The 2019 Cheat Sheet+

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

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The DNA of Planned Communities+

BUILD studies 3 planned communities and gets to their essential DNA.

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Architecture as Urban Puzzle Piece+

BUILD reviews their latest multi-family project and the complexities of getting it realized.

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Why Seattle’s New Early Community Outreach Requirement Will Actually Damage the City+

BUILD explains why Seattle's new Early Community Outreach Requirement is a terrible layer of bureaucracy for a city in...

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A BUILD Shift+

BUILD shares the latest shift in their mission, their work, and their identity.

Read More+ 3 years ago
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The Park Modern Turns 10+

The Park Modern building gets its 10-year performance review.

Read More+ 3 years ago
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Open Letter to the Mayor+

BUILD offers up some important facts, experience, and perspective to Seattle's new mayor

Read More+ 3 years ago
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Seattle’s Housing Crisis: Encouraging Better Development+

BUILD gathers some well-informed feedback from a community of experts on the future of Seattle's development.

Read More+ 3 years ago
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Representing the Real, A New Year’s Resolution+

BUILD resolves to represent the unsung design heroes in 2017.


Read More+ 4 years ago

Public Art That Does a Lot with a Little+

BUILD’s shares their picks for public art in Seattle worth tracking down.

Read More+ 4 years ago

Projects That Give Back+

BUILD reviews the First Central Station development and demonstrates how large scale projects can benefit cities and communities.

Read More+ 4 years ago
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Working At Cross Purposes; Seattle’s Affordability Crisis+

BUILD takes a serious look at Seattle's housing crisis and makes a bold proposal.

Read More+ 4 years ago

Starvitecture is the New Starchitecture+

There are Architects. There are Starchitects. Then there are Starvitects.

Read More+ 5 years ago
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Affordability and Livability is in Our Hands+

BUILD discusses affordability, livability, density, and the real solution.

Read More+ 5 years ago
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What Seattle Can Learn From San Francisco: An Interview with Architect Jim Zack+

BUILD talks with Jim Zack about the urban planning and permitting lessons that San Francisco can offer.

Read More+ 5 years ago
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Urban Development Strategies: Design & Permitting+

BUILD unpacks the lessons learned from developing, designing, building, and occupying their very own project. (Part 2)

Read More+ 5 years ago
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Urban Development Strategies: Planning & Programming+

BUILD unpacks the lessons learned from developing, designing, building, and occupying their very own project. (Part 1)

Read More+ 5 years ago
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The Significance of Local Craftsmanship+

BUILD puts their money where there mouth is and gets a new road bike.

Read More+ 5 years ago

Rezoning as a Community Benefit+

BUILD discusses the benefits of rezoning on an upcoming mixed-use project.

Read More+ 5 years ago
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An Open Letter to Building Departments+

BUILD expresses concerns on the building permit process.

Read More+ 6 years ago