Architecture as Urban Puzzle Piece

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The first thing a passerby might notice about the 602 Flats building, recently completed at the corner of 12th Ave East & East Mercer on Seattle’s Capitol Hill, is one of two forty-foot tall green walls or the solar panel rain screen system. These systems are an uncommon f..

S2V 2018

[From left to right: Aaron Freedman, Pete Nelson, Brian Boram, David Branson, Albert Shum, Aaron Pambianco, Mark Carson, Greg Plaunt, John Reynolds, Peter Gray, Kevin Eckert, Sweet Tea Smith]

As we do each August for the past 8 years, BUILD LLC and friends departed from our Seattle office and pedal..

A BUILD Shift

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From the earliest days, BUILD has operated with the clear intention of being generalists in an increasingly specialized world and working within a framework of adaptability and agility, with a focus on action. We are a service-based company with the primary goal of championing..

The Park Modern Turns 10

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The University District’s mixed-use Park Modern building recently turned ten years old, and the project offers a wealth of knowledge in Seattle’s current real estate market. Having weathered a decade’s worth of gray winters, a great recession, and the daily wear and tear of an ..

Open Letter to the Mayor

Dear Mayor Durkan,

We welcome you to office and admire your direct and candid comments regarding the issues of affordable housing and homelessness shared during your campaign. Your initiatives reflect the concerns of the community at large and your position resonates with many in the community. As ..

Curbless Shower Guide

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Kicking off the first post for the new year, we’re diving right into a technical post with our BUILD Manual series. For this fourth edition, we’re covering our curbless shower detail. We’ve fine-tuned this detail over many years, and we’ve implemented it regularly with great re..

Seattle’s Housing Crisis: Encouraging Better Development

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Seattle is currently experiencing unprecedented population growth along with record setting development. This is challenging the city’s growth management and it’s bringing city zoning and building code decisions to the forefront of the discussion. As architects and Seattleites ..

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