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Townhomes on The Rise

Imagine: The American Dream. What are you picturing- a white picket fence, beautiful large windows with window boxes, corbel detailing, 3-car attached front load garage? Maybe not anymore…Townhomes are on the rise for two specific segments: younger Baby Boomers and Millennials. At first glance, it’s odd to think Boomers and Millennials could have anything in…

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Smaller, Smarter Designs that Sell

Small homes with great design and functional floor plans can be built and sold for profit at attainable price points. But enticing millions of potential first-time homebuyers to make a purchase requires a new product approach. As price points decrease, design and spec level remain crucial. For many builders, the math just never seems to…

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Finding Success with Modern Prairie Elevations

When Midwest builders wanted to introduce an updated look to their portfolios, they found success with the clean, minimalist look of the modern prairie style. Buyers have immediately gravitated to the contemporary feel, which commonly includes low-pitched hip roofs, horizontal window elements, and earth-toned colors and accents. The result is an eye-catching elevation that feels…

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Overcoming Obstacles: The Blacksburg Project

The Blacksburg project, spanning back to 2006 is in the final stages of approval. It’s taken nearly 12 years with countless revisions and staying ahead of competing design proposals to get here. Now it’s time to reflect.  We spent some time with one of the main designers on the project, Jeremy White (pictured left),…

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Getting Approved is a Big Deal

Anyone in the architectural field knows how challenging it can be to get a project from paper to approved to vertical. The countless tweaks to get from an initial concept to a built project will likely never be seen. The work behind the scenes means long, challenging hours and, more often than not, a project…

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5 Trends to Ace Student Housing Amenities

“Intentional design should be focused through the belief that space is inextricably tied to use, place, and social custom.” – Mark Mitchell On February 13th and 14th, professionals in the student housing industry came together for NAA’s Campus Connex event covering student housing amenity trends. The event included a panel of four people: Chris Coleman…

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Scratch Starting From Scratch

Partnering with BUILDER and Meritage Homes, BSB Design has designed the reNEWable Living Home, a multigenerational home that interacts with its residents in many ways. BSB began with a Meritage Homes design that was already a proven success modified (and improved) from there. Using an existing successful floor plan helped us build on the old and…

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