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Workforce Housing Case Study

Rising rents make it critical (and a great investment) to pursue more workforce housing starts. Read More

Must-Haves for Designing Detached Affordable Homes

You can still achieve an affordable detached product for buyers with all their needs. Read More

The Inspiration Behind Design

Designer Ed Binkley discusses his approach to design and what he's learned over the years. Read More

Single Family For Rent Revisted

NAHB data shows a continued uptick in the single family built for rent market. Read More

Design Chat: Hand Rendering vs. Computer Rendering

Both types of artwork have a place in our industry now and well into the future. Read More

Efficient Designs for a Small Footprint

Great designs for smaller homes start at the site and require careful room by room planning. Read More

BSB Design Takes Home Two Grand Aurora Awards

On Friday, August 2, BSB Design took home two Grand Awards at the SEBC Aurora Awards! Read More

Strategic Retooling to Focus on Buyers

We encourage builders to look at their best-selling plans to see if they can get even better. Read More

A Foundation For QA/QC: National Director of Multifamily Standards

Mark Lane, NCARB, now leads BSB Design's QA/QC efforts nationwide. Read More

Enticing Buyers With Transitional Design

Distinctive design, functional lifestyle layouts and compelling price points will captivate buyers. Read More

Dream (Town)Homes for First Time Buyers

More and more Millennial buyers are seeking attached residences that live and feel great. Read More

Our Vegas Trifecta - 2019 IBS Recap Part 2

Part two of our 2019 IBS recap features insight from two more BSB Design industry veterans. Read More

Charlotte Multifamily Market Review

Charlotte is a top relocation destination that will need 70,000+ new housing units by 2030. Read More

Interface Student Housing Conference Recap

A few of our student housing experts recap the 2019 Interface Student Housing Conference. Read More

Built for Rent Single Family Homes

Builders are introducing new detached rental products that redefine the path to homeownership. Read More

Designing Affordable Homes on Expensive Land

High land costs continue to make affordability a challenge for both builders and homeowners. Read More

BSB Design Wins Big at The McSam Awards

The 40th McSam Award Ceremony in Dallas, TX, resulted in three wins for BSB Design. Read More

New Paradigms for Attainable Housing

All buyers can benefit from design concepts that reduce labor, direct costs and cycle times. Read More

BSB Design Wins 5 Awards at Tampa Parade of Homes

Check out photos from the ceremony as well as the award-winning designs. Read More

Great Design Starts with Parking

Parking design is one of the most important elements of project success. Read More

Our Vegas Trifecta - 2019 IBS Recap Part 1

BSB Design's attendees are excited to share highlights from their experience at IBS. Read More

Changing the Way We View Homelessness

Our solution is a 384 sq. ft. home that rents for 30% of residents' average monthly fixed income. Read More

Second Round of BSB Academy Members Announced!

Twelve employees were selected for Tier 2 of BSB Design's Leadership Academy Boot Camp. Read More

Benefits of a Preliminary Zoning Analysis

Since time is money, developers should use preliminary zoning analyses to speed things up. Read More

2018 In Review

Check out these 2018 award-winning projects from across the country! Read More

Meet Our Dallas Team

For over 30 years, we've perfected the balance between design, service and client profitability. Read More

Design Challenge: Runner Up Designs

Our latest design challenge led employees to create an affordable housing solution for under $2,500. Read More

BSB Design Challenge: Winners Announced!

Our internal design challenge winner developed an affordable housing solution for under $2,500. Read More

BSB Design Recieves Four Silver Award Honors from The Nationals

NAHB has announced Silver Award Winners for The Nationals new home sales and marketing awards. Read More

Trendsetting Infill Projects for Every Buyer

These trendy projects speak to first-time homebuyers, move-up families and single professionals. Read More

Make the Most of Mergers and Acquisitions

M&A activity in the home building industry has occurred at a frenetic pace in recent years. Read More

Strong Sales Start at the Street

Allocating time and money to an amazing streetscape adds community value that increases sales. Read More

Volume 8 of Inspire is Here!

This year's showcase of our recently completed projects will inspire anyone who loves great design. Read More

Renovations that Will Make Your Sales Skyrocket

Even the most respected and well-designed structures benefit from updates that add value. Read More

Custom Feel for Production Builds

Building production homes with a customized feel while meeting budget requires strategic design. Read More

Making Modern Work with Suburban Multifamily Design

The clean look and unique individuality of modern design is well-suited for apartment communities. Read More

Four Projects that Prove Design is in the Details

Protecting the budget for design elements goes a long way, especially in for-rent properties. Read More

Overcoming Lot Size Roadblocks

Many narrow lot problems can be solved by committing to design details that will bolster success. Read More

Designing Communal Spaces for the Young Renter

As they shop rental products, these renters seek opportunities to socialize via shared amenities. Read More

Winning 55+ Buyers

To satisfy this growing market, design homes and communities with features they actually want. Read More

Are Accessory Dwelling Units Worth the Investment?

Affordable ADUs can add additional income and increase the value of a buyer's initial investment. Read More

Indoor/Outdoor Living Spaces that Impress

Outdoor living should function like indoor entertaining space, regardless of project type or buyer. Read More

Balancing High Design with Lower Costs

Achieving the original design vision while staying within budget generates the highest ROI. Read More

Student Housing: Current Market

The NMHC Student Housing Conference sparked our review of the current student housing market. Read More

Making Healthy Lifestyle Choices in Design

Making informed choices about the materials we source in new construction begins with design. Read More

2019 National Multifamily Housing Council: Our Experts Recap Their Experts

We want to share a few gems from the treasure trove of information we gathered over three days. Read More

Townhomes on the Rise

Especially for Boomers and Millennials, attached housing is becoming a preferred option. Read More

Modern Vacation Resort Underway in Central Florida

Approval of conceptual design for Spectrum Resort Clubhouse means work is underway in Reunion, FL. Read More

A Design Challenge that Will Change Affordable Housing

BSB Design has challenged employees to develop innovative family homes for under $2,500. Read More

BSB Design Townhomes First to Sell Out in Phase One

At The Grove at Shoal Creek, buyers love the Juniper's creative floor plans and enticing elevation. Read More

Smaller, Smarter Designs that Sell

Smaller, well-designed homes on smaller lots are the fastest way to crack the code of affordability. Read More

How Technology Impacts Architecture

From hand-drawn plans to 3D modeling technology, architecture evolves with new technology. Read More

Meet Our Tampa Team!

Since 1988, our Florida staff has been creating innovative, timeless architecture and land planning. Read More

Finding Success with Modern Prairie Elevations

The clean, minimalist look of the modern prairie style is successful for Midwest builders. Read More

The Benefits of Multigenerational Living

Multigenerational living creates close family bonds, but design must encourage privacy, too. Read More

Boomers vs. Millennials: What's the Difference?

Their differences manifest in a variety of priorities and preferences, especially in housing. Read More

Designs that Appeal to Baby Boomers and Millennials

These generations live vastly different lives, but they want similar design elements in their homes. Read More

Project Alert: Burlington Station

The groundbreaking was held in early 2017 for Burlington Station, a new project in Downers Grove. Read More

5 Trends to Ace Student Housing Amenities

Our Director of Commercial and Hospitality Design has five ways to impact student housing amenities. Read More

There's No Box Here

Our wide range of projects creates a wide path for innovation, pushing us to design for the future. Read More

Overcoming Design and Build Issues

We enjoy a good challenge. Take a look at some solutions to a few roadblocks we face regularly. Read More

55+ Designs: How to Please a Diverse Clientele

New 55+ projects must respond to buyers - and the entire community fabric of the surrounding area. Read More

Infill Sensitivities

Infill projects can be challenging, especially in historically significant or iconic surroundings. Read More

Not Your Average Clubhouse

Great communities start with amazing amenities, anchored by clubhouses that make residents proud. Read More

Team Beta

Winners of our Plan Duel competition combined work and relaxation in their design, dubbed Beta Zone. Read More

The Kool-Aid Kids

This team's Innovation Lab design centered on zones for collaboration, innovation and demonstration. Read More

Breakthrough Solutions by Innovation

By going beyond the technology, glitz and glamour, this team focused on the actual innovators. Read More

How BSB Design is Changing the Game

This competition challenged employees to design an Innovation Lab for our corporate headquarters. Read More