Voices

Donald Powers

Donald Powers's Posts

Beyond the Lot Line Beyond the Lot Line

As builders leverage the value of amenity-rich master planned communities, a finely tuned trade-off takes place between what's inside and outside the homes. Read more

Posted on:
For Homes That Look Solid, Entablature Is A Must For Homes That Look Solid, Entablature Is A Must

In traditional homes, solidity is telegraphed by the space between the window heads and the roofline called entablature (cornice, frieze, and architrave). It holds the roof up, it transfers the loads, and it's what distinguishes solid-looking homes from flimsy ones. Here, Don Powers shows production builders how to up their game by including this subtle but essential part of the exterior. Read more

Posted on:
Alternatives to the Pork Chop Eave Return Alternatives to the Pork Chop Eave Return

The pork chop return may be easy to build, but it's clunky, out of proportion, and shouts cookie cutter. There's a better way, and architect Don Powers shows three alternatives. Read more

Posted on:
A Rhode Island custom builder never loses sight of his goals A Rhode Island custom builder never loses sight of his goals

Rhode Island custom builder Jacob Talbot has kept his business alive by staying focused. Read more

Posted on:
San Juan Passage San Juan Passage

Anacortes, Wash. Read more

Posted on:
BUILDER Local Housing Data
Watch BUILDER videos
Close X