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Small Builder, Big Advantage. Part 3: Executing a Quality Lifestyle

Meeting the lifestyle needs of a particular demographic when building a community can be a rigorous undertaking. It requires research, anticipation, and creativity to execute the right life style for the right market. Will homebuyers gravitate toward trails and open …

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Small Builder, Big Advantage. Part 2: Providing Market Differential

For prospective home buyers exploring the housing market, the journey can be a crowded and bumpy one. Whether they’re eyeing a new place to grow the family, pursuing a particular lifestyle, or searching for a forever-home, the new-build options can …

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Small Builder, Big Advantage. Part 1: Identifying the Market

It’s no secret that the new-home market is crowded and competitive, especially when it comes to a homebuyer population impacted by the drastically changing conditions—and rapidly shifting priorities—of a global pandemic. And sure, with so much demand, it might seem …

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How Can Architecture Encourage Health and Wellness?

Healthier homes have always been in style, but now they’ve become an imperative. Even before the pandemic, we spent 90 percent of our lives indoors and 65 percent of that inside our homes.  While genetics are indicators of health outcomes, they don’t tell …

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Leveraging Design for Cost Management in Home Building

Rising material costs in construction are impacting the homebuilding industry in significant ways. Labor shortages and supply chain disruptions have caused building material costs to soar. Lumber, in particular, has been hard hit. Soft lumber inventory shortages and increased demand …

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Adaptive Reuse Design Tips for Residential Developers

With the current volatility in the construction and real estate markets and the new administration’s ambitious commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, now is a good time to revisit adaptive reuse. Not only is adaptive reuse a more sustainable way of building, …

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Living room in a duplex, which is an example of a missing middle housing type

The Missing Middle: Creating More Attainable Housing Options

Denver is experiencing a critical shortage of attainable and affordable housing. Like many major metropolitans across the country, the city faces unsustainable rises in housing prices, putting homeownership out of reach for many. With ever-shrinking inventory levels, the pandemic has …

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10 Design Tips for Urban Infill Architecture

As you can tell from our work, we’re big fans of urban infill development. As architects and builders, we have an opportunity to become stewards of communities and enhance the living experiences of city dwellers. That said, infill projects come …

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Exterior Emphasis: 6 Tips for Creating Authentic Architecture

Authentic architecture creates memorable curb appeal and can distinguish your homes in a competitive market or master-planned community. It’s also what homebuyers want and will help you sell more homes faster. But what’s considered authentic architecture in our postmodern era? …

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Aging in Place Home Features for Remodels and New Construction

Interest in aging in place home design is more popular than ever before as the country’s maturing population is on the rise. Baby boomers, of which there are over 70 million, are well into their retirement years, and Gen Xers …

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Urban infill development site - Berkley Shores, Denver, CO

Choosing a Site for Urban Infill Development – Things to Consider

Many major metropolitan areas across the country face critical housing shortages that cause surging home prices and real concerns about affordability and quality of life. The unsustainability of suburban sprawl, coupled with land supply constraints, causes states and local governments …

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How Will COVID-19 Impact Single Family Home Design?

What will homebuyers be looking for post-COVID-19? With or without a pandemic, home design is always changing and evolving. Society, technology and the economy all influence the homes and communities we live in. As architects, it’s our job to stay …

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