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AIA Colorado Legacy Project Builds LEED Platinum Habitat for Humanity Home

In 2011, the Denver chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) partnered with CAD-1, Inc. to administer a design-build competition for a home that would be built for Blue Spruce Habitat for Humanity in Kittredge, Colorado. The winning design of a duplex was submitted by Molly Blakley, Assoc. AIA; Alan Ford, AIA; Kathy Ford, AIA; and Matt Weaver, Assoc. AIA, with Alan Ford Architects P.C. as the Architect of Record.


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Everitt and Schilling Tile Brings Old World Craftsmanship to Modern Sustainability

As German-Russian craftsmen who left their homes in Russia to migrate to America and become farmers, the Schilling family and its history are integral to the passion for tile installation craftsmanship that Luke Schilling brings to Everitt and Schilling Tile. Aaron Everitt has roots in the lumber business as far back as the Oklahoma land rush and now manages the family’s development and homebuilding company. Luke and Aaron have joined forces to create a unique and sustainable wall covering from repurposed and reclaimed wood.


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Blu® Homes Partners with Maui Contractor Cutting Edge Development to Bring Prefab Homes to Hawaii

Award-winning architecturally designed prefab houses from Blu® Homes are now available in the Hawai‘i, thanks to their newly-formed partnership with Cutting Edge Development, the first of many partnerships in the works to expand into the Hawai‘i market. […]

By |August 15th, 2013|Categories: Prefab|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments
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Multi-Generational Retirement Home Combines Sustainability with Accessibility

When young Alex Finnell was challenged by his parents to design an “age in place” home for them and his 95-year old grandmother, he set about helping them to achieve their goal of living in their own home late into their retirement years while being as safe, independent, and comfortable as possible.


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Zero Home is First in Utah to Receive DOE Challenge Home Status

Designed by KTGY Group Architecture + Planning, the Zero Home is located in Garbett Home’s Bellasol community that is part of Rosecrest, a master-planned community in which Garbett has seventeen lots and an option for an additional fifteen lots. Smarthome technologies are provided by Vivint in partnership with Garbett Homes to bring affordable green living to more Americans.


By |August 14th, 2013|Categories: Energy Efficiency|3 Comments
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Halls Ridge Knoll Guest House Sets High Standards for 2013 AIA Housing Awards


Designed by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, the Halls Ridge Knoll Guest House has won the 2013 American Institute of Architects (AIA) Housing Award in the One and Two Family Custom category.

With details of glass, timber, and stone that is responsive to the surrounding hillside, this guesthouse is one element in a vacation retreat that is located on a former cattle ranch in the Santa Lucia Preserve near Carmel, California. Additional structures on the retreat include the main residence and a workshop.



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