Urban living is becoming more desirable and more attractive. Townhome communities are looking to redefine the urban living experience with brand new unique amenities. New townhome communities are popping up everywhere because people are wanting to downsize, or enjoy the idea of low outdoor maintenance, or the idea of having many neighbors to socialize with. ..
Our very own Lily Wenbao shares her perspective on placemaking in architecture. To make a place a Place Lily Wenbao “…Not every “place” (with a lowercase p) is a “Place” (with a capital P). More specifically, not every “place” in the city is so important to the public health, safety, and welfare that the city ..
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 ..
With the dawn of a new decade, comes a new Consumer Electronics Show, or CES. The annual CES means new gadgets that continue to push the boundary of what a home can be. While CES has a vast selection of new products, the standouts this year showcase sustainability, conservation, and efficiency. One of the top ..
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. ..
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 ..
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 ..
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 ..
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 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 ..