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Making the Ordinary Extraordinary; An Interview with Will Bruder+

BUILD sits down with Master Architect, Will Bruder, to discuss pragmatism, the poetics of design, and learning to love the...

Read More+ 7 days ago
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The Business of the Building Code+

BUILD analyzes and presents 50 years of building code metrics.

Read More+ 2 months ago
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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.

Read More+ 3 months ago
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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...

Read More+ 4 months ago
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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...

Read More+ 5 months ago
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Neighborhoods that Fire on all Cylinders+

BUILD interviews superhero developer and urbanist, Liz Dunn

Read More+ 6 months ago

On the Radar – 2021!+

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

Read More+ 7 months ago
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Modular Construction + Senior Housing+

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

Read More+ 8 months ago
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A Responsive Architecture+

BUILD photographs and discusses the components of Pacific Northwest regionalism

Read More+ 8 months ago

Case Study House 2016, Phase 2+

BUILD reviews the hardscapes of the CSH2016 project

Read More+ 12 months ago

A Design Student’s Guide to the Pandemic+

BUILD expands on ten ideas to turn pandemic lemons into lemonade

Read More+ 1 year ago
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Design Guide for the Home Office+

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

Read More+ 1 year ago
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The Sweet Spot of Development+

BUILD discusses the optimal permitting path for small developments

Read More+ 1 year 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+ 2 years ago
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City vs. State+

BUILD calls out a resource wasting overlap of our governing bodies

Read More+ 2 years ago
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Paring Down to the Essence+

BUILD documents the specifications and finishes for a strikingly minimal residence

Read More+ 2 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

Read More+ 2 years 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+ 2 years 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+ 2 years 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+ 2 years ago
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BUILD Status Report+

The scoop at BUILD on the 20-year mark

Read More+ 2 years ago
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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

Read More+ 2 years 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.

Read More+ 2 years 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+ 3 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+ 3 years ago