Tag: BALA

Why Streets Matter

Filed in Construction Industry, Land Development by on September 16, 2014 0 Comments
Why Streets Matter

Beyond vehicular access, residential streets are meant to be public settings for social activity, the framework for pedestrian and bicycle circulation, and the space that provides a visual setting and entryway to homes. Therefore, residential streets should be designed in a way that compliments and enhances their multiple functions. Learn more in this post from Land Use 101.

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Mixed-Use is Here to Stay

Mixed-Use is Here to Stay

The Great Recession of 2007-2009 created a great shift in housing demand and future development trends. As the industry rebounds, developers must consider emerging trends in community development and design, the regulatory and financial fields, consumer preferences and market trends, and innovative strategies to finance and build the successful projects of tomorrow, and mixed-use development is positioned to become a driver in reshaping communities.

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Three Great Reasons to Enter the BALA Competition

Filed in Awards, Design by on August 27, 2014 0 Comments

Thinking about submitting an application for the Best in American Living Award, but unsure whether you should go for it or not? Well, wonder no more. Here’s what former winners have to say about why it’s a good move for you and your business.

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Webinar to Discuss Water and Landscape Trends

Filed in Design, Education, Land Development by on August 22, 2014 0 Comments
Webinar to Discuss Water and Landscape Trends

A webinar featuring top water and landscape architecture trends is scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 27 from 2-3 p.m. ET. Jared Carlon of Norris Design will be the principal speaker.

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Deadline for Best in American Living Awards Fast Approaching

Filed in Awards, Design by on August 15, 2014 0 Comments

A lot has changed in the 30 years since the Best in American Living Awards began redefining design excellence for the entire residential building industry. But some things remain the same.

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LID System Promotes Well-Being of Community

Filed in Land Development by on May 15, 2014 0 Comments
LID System Promotes Well-Being of Community

Inglenook is the first project in the city of Carmel, Ind. to use a Low Impact Development (LID) integrated stormwater management system, which exceeded the city’s standards and requirements and now stands as a model for similar systems in the city.

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Best in American Living: Read about the Latest Design Trends

Filed in Awards, Design, Education, Home Building, Housing Trends by on April 25, 2014 0 Comments
Best in American Living: Read about the Latest Design Trends

Spring is here, a time for the bright and fresh—including a brand new, trends-themed issue of Best in American Living.

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American Craftsman in Southern California Named Home of the Year

Filed in Awards by on February 6, 2014 0 Comments
American Craftsman in Southern California Named Home of the Year

NAHB has named a house in San Diego as Home of the Year in the 2013 Best in American Living Awards (BALA). The American Craftsman house was designed by IS Architecture of La Jolla, Calif., and built by Hill Construction Company of San Diego. Located in the Mission Hills community, one of the oldest and best […]

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