Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, or more commonly referred to as LEED, is the most recognized and widely used green building rating system in the world. Adopted by the U.S. Green Building Council, the certification is available for almost every building type and sets the provisions for both an energy efficient and cost saving ..
Walcott Apartments is a new 5 story wood framed apartment structure built over a 2 1/2 story concrete parking garage. The building is considered Type III construction, this means the structural components are non-combustible materials, however current code allows for the use of fire retardant treated lumber. The project consists of 122 units with Studios, ..
August 17, 2021 When we consider amenities for designing multi-family complexes, the focus lies typically with the “indoor spaces,” but what about outdoor spaces? How to make the best use of the entire site to improve the quality of life of residents? The awkward patches of grass and filthy fenced-in gravel patches they call dog ..
March 2, 2021 As a proud member of the community and built environment we strive to make every project meet the standards of modern sustainable best practices. In the United States, LEED is a common gold standard that architecture firms aim to uphold in their projects hoping to protect the natural environment and reduce impact. ..
December 7, 2020 Sydney Grove As we begin to lockdown for a second time here in Colorado, I think about all the ways in which we could improve our environment in our homes for better health. Staying indoors for days on end is rare for my family, as it is for Coloradans, Americans and everyone ..
November 6, 2020Chris Walla Over the course of my career I’ve had the opportunity to attend numerous conferences and professional events. Most recently, the 2019 Autodesk University Conference in Las Vegas. In addition to that, there have been AIA conferences, International Builder’s Shows, the Greenbuild Conference and Expo, modular construction conferences, high performance design workshops, ..
November 9, 2020Eric Dillon So you’ve decided to build your dream home! This is an exciting and wonderful adventure and you will have several key decisions to make that will impact what kind of house you will have. One of the first decisions you will need to make is the site for your home. The ..
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. ..
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 ..
Your old jeans can now keep new homes warmer in the winter and help the environment. The Blue Jeans Go Green program from Cotton Inc. is partnering with denim retailers including Levi’s, Madewell, and American Eagle to recycle your old denim (in any form, shape, or size) into housing insulation for Habitat for Humanity and ..