• Home Inspection

    A zero-sum game in Miami.

  • Reach for the Sun

    A guide to understanding photovoltaic systems for residential applications.

  • Who Else but Architects?

    Cities everywhere are changing and we need to be the agents of change.

  • Woolen Mammoths

    What ties spaces together better than a good rug?

  • Learning from Loss in Three Storm-Battered Cities

    An ideas competition launched at the Clinton Global Initiative calls for better design to reduce damage caused by natural disasters. Those rebuilding in New Orleans, New York, and Joplin, Mo., can enter for the chance to win $10,000 and a spot in the ideas portfolio.

  • The B House, designed by Julie Snow Architects, occupies a corner lot in a single-family neighborhood of Minneapolis.

    Urban and Suburban Infill Projects

    Infill lots give clients the dual advantage of great location with the space and amenities of a custom house.

  • In 2009, Shane Gring co-founded BOULD, a Denver-based non-profit that pairs design professionalsseeking LEED accreditation with Habitat for Humanity projects in their areas that can provide the requisite hours for LEED project experience. In 2012, BOULD received a Huffington Post IGNITEgood Millennial Impact Challenge, which recognized his success in meeting a need for the accreditation marketplace as well as the advocacy design community.

    A Bould Approach

    Social entrepreneurship in a recovering economy.

  • Kirk Hamilton

    The Advocate

    Defining evidence-based design.

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    Home Matters

    Given the importance of the home in society, one would expect single-family residential design to be the subject of intense academic research.

  • Teak Shower Seats, MTI Baths

    Teak fold-down shower seats are naturally resistant to fungi, mold, and mildew.

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    Dollars for Density

    Strategies for growth and wellbeing.

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    Best Intentions

    Client needs at school, work, and home.

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    Imagine Tile's Wine Corks

    For a whimsical take on tile, see Imagine Tile's wine-cork pattern.

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    Three Points

    An architect's role in the new marketplace.

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    Adaptive Reuse: Lantern House

    An architect couple transforms an old stable into a home for themselves.

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    Research in Motion

    Advancing building performance.

  • Brand Elements

    Notes on names.

  • The 34-unit, mixed-use buildings rainscreen system consists of wood half-rounds and full rounds. Their curvature lends an even more dynamic quality to the undulating façade.


    A San Francisco multifamily building abstracts the city's traditional bay windows.