Raising the Bar

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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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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...

Read More+ 6 months ago
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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...

Read More+ 6 months ago
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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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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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Living Large with a Small Footprint+

BUILD establishes a new model for the modern cottage

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Town & Country+

BUILD unveils a new model of home

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Solar Technology for Housing+

BUILD reviews solar technology at three scales of housing

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The Worthwhile Challenge of Small Multi-Family Buildings+

BUILD praises small multi-family buildings and the teams that develop them.

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The Life and Death of Architecture in the Media+

BUILD calls attention to the shrinking coverage of architecture in newspapers and magazines.

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Faith, Mindfulness and Dignity; The Work and Process of Studio Mumbai+

BUILD speaks with the wise and insightful Bijoy Jain of Studio Mumbai whose practice integrates architects and skilled craftspeople to...

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Ten Design Lessons from Paul Kirk and the Puget Sound School+

BUILD discusses ten important lessons learned from Pacific Northwest Mid-Century Modern Masters

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The Business of the Building Code+

BUILD analyzes and presents 50 years of building code metrics.

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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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Frogs in Slowly Boiling Water: Building Permitting in Seattle+

BUILD compares permitting in Seattle with significant events

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Modular Construction + Senior Housing+

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

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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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Black Lives Matter: Complicity and Accountability+

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

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Design Guide for the Home Office+

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

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The Sweet Spot of Development+

BUILD discusses the optimal permitting path for small developments

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City vs. State+

BUILD calls out a resource wasting overlap of our governing bodies

Read More+ 5 years ago
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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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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

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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+ 5 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.

Read More+ 5 years ago