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Community Planning in a Post-COVID World

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Community Planning in a Post-COVID World

What will residential communities look like after the COVID-19 pandemic subsides? Although sweeping changes aren’t likely, here’s what architects, planners and developers believe we’ll see.

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BALA Application Deadline Extended

Filed in Awards, Design by on August 23, 2021 0 Comments
BALA Application Deadline Extended

The Best in American Living Awards (BALA) — the building industry’s premier residential design awards program, spotlighting the most creative and talented building industry professionals — is now accepting applications through Sept. 10, 2021.

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L.A.’s New ADU Program Offers Flexibility and Style

L.A.’s New ADU Program Offers Flexibility and Style

Recognizing the growing popularity of accessory dwelling units (ADUs) in Los Angeles and their potential to alleviate the shortage of affordable housing, Mayor Eric Garcetti and the Los Angeles Department of Building Safety recently announced a new program that aims to simplify the permitting process and put attractively designed ADUs in back yards.

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2021 Solar Decathlon Design Challenge Highlights Creative, High-Performance Building Solutions

Filed in Design, Sustainability and Green Building by on April 23, 2021 0 Comments
2021 Solar Decathlon Design Challenge Highlights Creative, High-Performance Building Solutions

The 2021 Solar Decathlon Design Challenge — a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) collegiate competition that tasks students with designing low-carbon, high-performance buildings powered by renewable energy — marked the competition’s 19th year, with the first ever Virtual Village on the National Mall featuring nine builds with 3D renderings, diagrams and videos for each university’s project.

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Are Your Kitchens Peppered with the Latest Trends?

Filed in Design, Education, IBS by on April 14, 2021 3 Comments
Are Your Kitchens Peppered with the Latest Trends?

Learn how to design show-stopper kitchens during the upcoming webinar, “The 2021 Kitchen: Floor Plans, Finishes & Design Details that Make a Kitchen Pop,” on Wednesday, April 21, from 2–3 p.m. ET.

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4 Ways to Create Communities That Work

Filed in Design, Education by on April 6, 2021 0 Comments
4 Ways to Create Communities That Work

Top design professionals have addressed growing home buyer trends in the wake of this past year as part of the ongoing Design Bites series. Use their tips to help create an eye-catching community that lives as well as it looks.

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How to Get Quick, Simple Design Tips Each Month

Filed in Design, Education by on January 13, 2021 1 Comment
How to Get Quick, Simple Design Tips Each Month

Design Bites are new monthly, bite-sized presentations that pack a punch in content, without bogging down your calendar. In 15 minutes — the time it takes to enjoy your morning coffee — speakers share design ideas, how-tos, trends and more.

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3 Design Trends to ‘Fall’ in Love With

Filed in Design by on November 27, 2020 0 Comments
3 Design Trends to ‘Fall’ in Love With

During the fall season, the trend toward design that elicits feelings of warmth and comfort is prevalent.

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Inspiring More Women to Join the Building Trades

Inspiring More Women to Join the Building Trades

The number of women employed in the construction industry grew substantially last year, rising to around 1.2 million and surpassing the peak of pre-recession employment levels. Recruiting and training more females in the skilled trades can help the industry address its labor shortage.

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How Stringent Design Regulations Restrict Housing Affordability and Choice

How Stringent Design Regulations Restrict Housing Affordability and Choice

Housing affordability has long been at the forefront of housing policy and attention. Recent land use trends provide additional development methods to make the residential development and regulation process more efficient, but some localities are moving in the opposite direction by enacting burdensome residential design standards that go well past good design principles. NAHB’s Residential Design Standards: How Stringent Regulations Restrict Affordability and Choice report addresses this issue and explores other alternatives.

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