Godden Sudik Blog

Housing Attainability: Residential Design Strategies to Keep Costs Down
Godden | Sudik Architects - Friday, January 31, 2020

Our very own Paul Brady discusses architectural design strategies for homes like split-levels, kitchen enhancements, and cutting cost on materials at this year’s IBS Attainability Panel. With home prices and costs rising, residential attainability is one of today’s most talked-about issues in our industry. In this session, three forward-thinking residential architects and a leading housing ..

How To Remodel Your Basement Before Selling
Godden | Sudik Architects - Wednesday, January 22, 2020

To remain competitive in today’s housing market, homeowners often seek ways to update or upgrade their houses to make them stand out in the mix. When was the last time you gave your basement area some thought? Let’s take a look at how remodeling your basement can add value when it comes time to sell. ..

The Benefits of Bluebeam
Godden | Sudik Architects - Tuesday, January 28, 2020

When it comes to the process of designing a new house or community, the collaboration between the architect, owner, and engineers is essential. More frequently, digital documentation is taking the place of printed sets during the design phases. Bluebeam software grants the user the ability to review, compare, and red-line the drawing sets all within ..

Architectural Design for Crime Prevention
Godden | Sudik Architects - Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Architecture is not designed with the intention to allow for crime to occur in or around it, yet it is the backdrop where all crime occurs. Whether it happens on a street, in a home, or in public building these spaces were all designed by someone concerned with function and flow. We often consider what ..

Amenity Options? In This Economy?
Godden | Sudik Architects - Tuesday, December 17, 2019

The amenity arms race has always been a driving factor in multifamily housing projects. While location and pricing remain the central focus in a potential resident’s list of requirements when searching for a new home, not far behind are the considerations over the potential amenities offered within the development. The latest trends in amenities focus ..

Defensible Space: Protecting Your Home From Wildfires
Godden | Sudik Architects - Tuesday, November 12, 2019

More Colorado Homes at Risk for Wildfires As we move into winter, many Colorado homeowners are breathing a sigh of relief as what has come to be known as “wildfire season” begins to slow with the additional snow and moisture in the forecast. While foothills real estate has grown increasingly popular in Colorado for its ..

CAD vs. BIM: A Digital Drafting Debate
Godden | Sudik Architects - Tuesday, November 19, 2019

CAD vs. BIM Architectural drawings have come a long way from the traditional blueprints of the past. No longer tied to hand-drafting, nowadays firms are predominantly utilizing two forms of digital drafting to produce construction drawings — CAD (computer-aided design) and BIM (building information modeling) programs. Determining which program works best for you and your ..

What Makes an Architect?
Godden | Sudik Architects - Monday, October 28, 2019

Qualifications To Become an Architect There is a common misconception surrounding the architectural field. Many assume that working for an architectural firm — or even within the field — gives claim to the title of “architect.” However, in order to be considered an architect in the United States, you must be licensed in at least ..

Designing with Your Pets in Mind
Godden | Sudik Architects - Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Pet Design Trends When you’re building a new home, you need to consider all members of your family, including the family pet. According to a national pet owners survey, 68% of U.S. households have a four-legged friend at home. While designing a home to suit your needs may be stressful, incorporating your furry friend into ..

Transparency Breeds Collaboration
Godden | Sudik Architects - Thursday, October 10, 2019

The spring of 2017 was an exciting time at Godden Sudik Architects as the studio moved into a new office in the Denver Tech Center. The most prominent feature of the new office was the shared spaces and transparency that have helped to improve collaboration between our teams. The shared spaces include an integrated kitchen ..