September 2015 Table of Contents

Editor's Notes
The Myth of the Millennial Victim BUILDER The Myth of the Millennial Victim

GenY adults are buying later because they want more and better and they want to 'skip ahead,' not because they're stuck. BUILDER editorial director John McManus comments. Read more

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2015 New Home Sales Projected to Increase BUILDER 2015 New Home Sales Projected to Increase

Second-quarter data shows improvement year over year in most markets Read more

Four Ways Katrina Changed Community Planning for the Better BUILDER Four Ways Katrina Changed Community Planning for the Better

It’s not always possible -- or wise -- to keep building homes and businesses exactly where and how they have always been built, says BUILDER blogger Sarene Marshall. Read more

Easy Entry into Home Technology BUILDER Easy Entry into Home Technology

Knowing how to make homes “smart” can be a challenge. Here, Hanley Wood products guru Lauren Hunter provides five easy-entry options into the high-tech home world. Read more

Virtually There: Builders Embrace Digital Tours to Delight and Entice Buyers BUILDER Virtually There: Builders Embrace Digital Tours to Delight and Entice Buyers

Builders who embrace the latest in virtual home tour capabilities can set themselves apart—and win over potential buyers. Here, BUILDER's Laura McNulty looks at the success of some early adopters. Read more

Details Matter: Four Layouts with the Right Touches Builder Details Matter: Four Layouts with the Right Touches

It's the little things that matter in these new home plans. Standout details here include well-placed closets, benches where you need them, and strategic hallways that buffer bedrooms from public view. Read more

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Taking the Reins: What's Next for Alan Laing and Orleans Homes Builder Taking the Reins: What's Next for Alan Laing and Orleans Homes

In the past year, Laing has found himself in the middle of two mergers and acquisitions. BUILDER's Les Shaver looks at his role in these keys sales and what's next for Orleans. Read more

The Believer: KB's McGibney Keeps the Faith in Inspirada BUILDER The Believer: KB's McGibney Keeps the Faith in Inspirada

Through the ups and downs of the Great Recession, Rob McGibney never lost faith in Inspirada. Read more

2015 Builder's Choice & Custom Hone Design Awards
2015 Builder's Choice & Custom Home Design Awards BUILDER 2015 Builder's Choice & Custom Home Design Awards

Craftsmanship has always been the name of the game in residential design, and that is evident nowhere more so than in the winners of this year’s Builder’s Choice & Custom Home Design Awards, our annual showcase of the best residential projects from around the country. Read more

San Diego Apartments Make the Most of Indoor/Outdoor Living BUILDER San Diego Apartments Make the Most of Indoor/Outdoor Living

Jonathan Segal's North Parker was developed as affordable housing to replace urban blight that previously occupied the site. Read more

Pump Station Combines Flood Control with High Design BUILDER Pump Station Combines Flood Control with High Design

The station contains $5.5 million worth of infrastructure in a 2,040-square-foot structure that helps to control the increasingly frequent 100- and 500-year flood events that happen in the area. Read more

Art Studio Melds Contemporary and Traditional BUILDER Art Studio Melds Contemporary and Traditional

In Rhode Island, along the bend of the Narragansett Bay, an artistic couple sought a freestanding studio that would allow them to practice their craft in a space close to, yet separate from, home. If that space also could accommodate guests, all the better. Read more

Asymmetrical Pavilion Provides a Stylish Place for a Cigarette Break BUILDER Asymmetrical Pavilion Provides a Stylish Place for a Cigarette Break

As if nicotine addiction isn't punishment enough, smokers often are spatially ostracized to satiate their habit. The 275-square-foot Corinthian Gardens Smokers' Shelter seeks a more elegant solution. Read more

Creston Avenue Residences Puts a New Spin on Apartment Living BUILDER Creston Avenue Residences Puts a New Spin on Apartment Living

The 10-story Creston Avenue Residence reinterprets the typical Bronx, N.Y., apartment building to provide 66 studio, one- and two-bedroom affordable and supportive living units. Read more

Light-Filled Master Bath Is a Secluded Getaway BUILDER Light-Filled Master Bath Is a Secluded Getaway

For this Chicago-area master bath, architects at Studio Dwell pulled off one of the most difficult tricks in bathroom design: maximizing natural light while maintaining privacy. Read more

Resilient Modular Home Stands Ready for Storms BUILDER Resilient Modular Home Stands Ready for Storms

This 1,550-square-foot home was developed for Brad Pitt's Make It Right initiative in New Orleans' Hurricane Katrina-ravaged Lower Ninth Ward. The three prefabricated modules were transported to the site and installed in a single day. Read more

Modern Spec Home Stands Out from Its Neighbors BUILDER Modern Spec Home Stands Out from Its Neighbors

This striking mid-century modern spec home in an Austin, Texas, subdivision stands out—just enough—from its traditional neighbors. Read more

Aspen Home Responds to Its Breathtaking Site BUILDER Aspen Home Responds to Its Breathtaking Site

Sited on a steeply sloped plot on prestigious Red Mountain, the Aspen Residence in Aspen, Colo., is surrounded by panoramic vistas: To the west lie views of the town, to the south, swathes of as-yet undeveloped, heavily wooded landscape Read more

Restrained Kitchen Encompasses Three Linear Elements BUILDER Restrained Kitchen Encompasses Three Linear Elements

Treacy & Eagleburger Architects designed this 403-square-foot kitchen, which provides a link between two existing apartments that have been combined into a new 3,500-square-foot unit. Read more

Riverview House Kitchen Makes the Connection BUILDER Riverview House Kitchen Makes the Connection

Located in the cantilevered portion of the second floor of the Riverview House in Wayne, Ill., this kitchen is an exercise in streamlined restraint. Read more

2015 Marvin Design Awards
2015 Marvin Hall of Fame Award Winners BUILDER 2015 Marvin Hall of Fame Award Winners

These four design pros share the rare ability to translate home buyers’ wants into beautiful homes and communities. Read more

2015 Marvin Design Awards: David Lake and Ted Flato BUILDER 2015 Marvin Design Awards: David Lake and Ted Flato

The famed Texas architects explore the relationship between architecture and landscape. Read more

2015 Marvin Design Awards: Manny Gonzalez BUILDER 2015 Marvin Design Awards: Manny Gonzalez

KTGY senior partner predicts a transformation in the way houses are built. Read more

2015 Marvin Design Awards: Teri Slavik-Tsuyuki BUILDER 2015 Marvin Design Awards: Teri Slavik-Tsuyuki

Under Teri Slavik-Tsuyuki's marketing leadership, Newland Communities zeroes in on its target audiences. Read more

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IBS Registration Opens, and a Call for Nominations BUILDER IBS Registration Opens, and a Call for Nominations

September offers NAHB members an early-bird discount on IBS registration and the chance to nominate one of your peers for Associate of the Year. Read more

The National Green Building Standard Rolls Out New Incentives BUILDER The National Green Building Standard Rolls Out New Incentives

The National Green Building Standard continues to be enhanced, and here, we highlight some of the most recently approved incentives available for NGBS-certified projects across the country. Read more

Remodeling Sector Rocks and Rolls BUILDER Remodeling Sector Rocks and Rolls

As the housing market recovers, it’s also breathing new life into the remodeling market, which is expected to grow about 3% to 4% per year as more existing homes are sold, writes NAHB Chief Economist David Crowe. Read more

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