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More stories about Cost-Effective Design

  • A Bridge From Two Flatcars

    Intelligent reuse allows an access driveway to cross a 38-foot span without damaging the stream below.

  • A|L Design Awards : Hodgdon Powder Facility

    Commendable Achievement, Whole Building | Entrant: Derek Porter Studio

  • Affordable Housing Design in 2020

    With an eye toward new technologies and advances in sustainable design, Affordable Housing Finance magazine challenged architects to use their imagination to envision what affordable housing will look like in the year 2020.

  • Getting Real About Energy Efficiency

    When it comes to the long-term energy performance of homes, there is little doubt — particularly after the recent spike in oil prices — that the marketplace is going to start expecting greater accountability and more sophisticated analysis.

  • Glued Wall Sheathing

    Q: Is it okay to glue OSB or plywood sheathing to the wall framing before fastening the sheathing with nails? It seems that this would be a simple and cost-effective way to add strength to a wall assembly while reducing air infiltration.

  • S.F.’s Latest Project Earns Early Praise

    SAN FRANCISCO—A newly completed affordable housing complex for seniors is being hailed as a prime example of environmentally sustainable design.

  • 2008 QAPs Push Green Policies

    Adopting green design features will be critical to winning low-income housing tax credits (LIHTCs) in many states in 2008.

  • Break Out of the Box

    It started in June 2001 with a survey asking neighbors and residents of Seattle’s High Point development which of seven housing types they preferred for the site.

  • Fairbanks Ridge Achieves Style andAffordability

    SAN DIEGO, CA. - Fairbanks Ridge Apartments is an affordable housing development integrated into an upscale master-planned community that includes million-dollar homes.

  • Gatehouse Mixes Supportive Housing with SmallBusiness

    BOSTON, MASS. - The new Gatehouse building isn’t just home to 14 recently homeless individuals or people at risk of becoming homeless.