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Design Details: Above the Fray

In a densely populated Seattle neighbor­hood, two adjacent infill sites were developed: The Lookout and Shake Shacks




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Awards

Three Custom Homes Honored by Best in American Living Awards

These three custom homes stood out in the Best in American Living Awards for their site sensitivity and attention to detail

Leadership

Creating A No-Overtime Policy

Research across a number of professions has shown time and again that productivity and accuracy decrease when employees aren’t given sufficient time off to recharge.

Design

Coming Soon: The New American Remodel 2019

The 2019 New American Remodel will blend modern design with a farm-to-table lifestyle

Design

Clip-Together Building System Adapts to Regional Codes

A team from a German university has developed a clip-together wood structural system that can be adapted to regional building codes. ClipHut is…

Design

Backyard Bliss

A Chicagoland remodeler turns his bland backyard into an outdoor oasis

Design

Never Short On Space

Home prices are high, inventories are shallow, and personal savings are rising, which is leading everyone to say 2018 is the year of remodeling.…

Business

Show Me The Money

Use these tips to increase margins in 2019

Projects

Sixties Home Gets 21st Century Makeover

This flip of a 1960s home resulted in a “Sold” sign after only 10 days on the market, thanks to the complete floorplan makeover and design updates…

Backstory

Backstory: A Culture Of Now

Seattle-based Build LLC draws on Scandinavian influences to create modern homes that are functional and timeless

Best Practices

Resilient Design: Ready for Natural Disasters

Resilient design creates homes that can survive natural disasters and stay functional in the aftermath

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