BUILD discovers the beauty of a city’s outdoor dining shelters
A Conversation with Nathan Torgelson, Director of the Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections+
BUILD interviews the Commander in Chief of Seattle's Building Department
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...
Frogs in Slowly Boiling Water: Building Permitting in Seattle+
BUILD compares permitting in Seattle with significant events
City Building Departments: Inequality, Segregation, and the Homeless Crisis—Culpability and Accountability+
BUILD calls out building departments on their culpability
The Sweet Spot of Development+
BUILD discusses the optimal permitting path for small developments
City vs. State+
BUILD calls out a resource wasting overlap of our governing bodies
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
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.
Defining a Construction Budget; The 2014 Cheat Sheet+
BUILD breaks down the construction and project costs for a healthy economy with an update to the Construction Budget Cheat...
Something is Very Wrong+
BUILD sounds the alarm bell on over-regulation, excessive permit fees, and general bureaucratic embellishment.
The Paperless Age, A Love Letter+
BUILD thanks the DPD for a quantum leap in submitting permits.