As people who design and build wood-framed houses, the sky-high lumber price is a legitimate concern to us because it has a direct impact on construction costs. Although do-it-yourself home improvement projects became popular during the pandemic, such consumer activity is not the main driving force of lumber prices.Read More >
Are you a student attending your first design expo? Here's how you can stand out, even if you don't have impressive credentials. This article mainly covers the architecture profession, but some of the advice applies to other design disciplines such as interior, graphic, animation, and industrial design.Read More >
What is a speedrun? It is nothing more than a race to complete a specific task. Racing driver Sir Lewis Hamilton does speedruns, as does a high school student who can complete Super Mario Brothers in under 300 seconds. Let's explore speedruns to improve efficiency in Revit.Read More >
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Overlay zoning districts are like bandages, quick fixes. They address afterthoughts, seldom foresight. When the general zoning codes do not quite apply, overlay districts append or amend development standards.
The egoist who talks nothing but a linear artistic vision, the employee of an alpha-seeking investor-developer; these descriptions suit some architects, but are despised by most. The variety of contributions by the people featured in Architects After Architecture proves there is more to care about in the built environment than stereotypes.Read More >
In 2019, Philadelphia City Council announced a major change to the 10-year tax abatement for residential development. The 20-year-old program that originally encouraged residential development in the city will drastically reduce incentives for new homeowners and developers—but now they don't go into effect until 2022. Here's what you need to know about the 10-year tax abatement changes and other development tax bills that recently passed.Read More >
The real estate development scene in Philadelphia remains active despite the coronavirus pandemic in 2020. No matter the neighborhood, construction can be seen on nearly every block. Our team has analyzed available data regarding properties, zoning, and permits to get a clearer picture of the state of development.Read More >