design process

A Design Student’s Guide to the Pandemic+

BUILD expands on ten ideas to turn pandemic lemons into lemonade

Read More+ 2 months ago
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Design Guide for the Home Office+

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

Read More+ 3 months ago
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The Sweet Spot of Development+

BUILD discusses the optimal permitting path for small developments

Read More+ 4 months ago

The Future is Community+

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

Read More+ 6 months ago
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City vs. State+

BUILD calls out a resource wasting overlap of our governing bodies

Read More+ 7 months ago
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Paring Down to the Essence+

BUILD documents the specifications and finishes for a strikingly minimal residence

Read More+ 8 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+ 8 months ago
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The Ted Smith Primer, 5 Important Works+

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

Read More+ 9 months ago
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Inspiring, Educating, and Empowering Students for the Next Generation of Design: An Interview with Ruki Ravikumar, Part 1.+

BUILD interviews Ruki Ravikumar of the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum about all things design and education.

Read More+ 12 months ago
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Inspiring, Educating, and Empowering Students for the Next Generation of Design: An Interview with Ruki Ravikumar, Part 2.+

BUILD interviews Ruki Ravikumar of the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum about all things design and education.

Read More+ 1 year ago
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BUILD Status Report+

The scoop at BUILD on the 20-year mark

Read More+ 1 year 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+ 1 year 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+ 1 year ago
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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.

Read More+ 2 years ago
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Architecture as Urban Puzzle Piece+

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

Read More+ 2 years ago

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...

Read More+ 2 years ago
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The Park Modern Turns 10+

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

Read More+ 2 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+ 2 years ago
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Architectural Origins, Educations and Risks; A Conversation with Steven Holl and Ed Weinstein, Part 2+

BUILD interviews master architects Steven Holl and Ed Weinstein for ARCADE Magazine.

Read More+ 2 years ago

Curbless Shower Guide+

BUILD shares the next guide in their manual series: the curbless shower detail.

Read More+ 3 years ago

Header Alignment Guide+

BUILD’s guide to achieving alignment at windows, doors, and siding.

Read More+ 3 years ago

Flush Base Guide+

A step by step guide on the design and install of BUILD’s flush base detail 

Read More+ 3 years ago
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A Decade of the BUILD Blog+

A look back at the past decade of the BUILD Blog, and the toward the future ahead.

Read More+ 3 years ago
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Case Study 2017 Stairs+

BUILD reviews 5 stair conditions of the Case Study House 2017.

Read More+ 3 years ago
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Case Study House 2016 Exterior+

BUILD takes a technical look at the CSH2016 landscape and hardscape plan.

Read More+ 3 years ago
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Advanced Rainscreen Envelope Detailing+

BUILD pushes and pulls rainscreen detailing on the Pham Residence.

Read More+ 3 years ago