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  • Healthiest Housing Markets for 2011

    The BUILDER Market Health Index points to much better prospects for 2011.

  • logsdon restroom, des moines, iowa

    The wet spaces become a piece of sculpture ... something completely different ... it speaks to a broader view of what you can do in a bath," were some of the praises showered on the renovated bath (the only bathroom) in this 1,500-square-foot home.

  • iowa state university's interlock house

  • reinventing the pattern book

    Edward M. Binkley, AIA, of BSB Design; Charles Lazor of Lazor Office; and Russell Versaci, AIA, of Russell Versaci Architecture share how their respective firms are formulating new ways of delivering affordable housing using some of the elements of the pattern book approach.

  • substance

    The first time Paul Mankins, FAIA, LEED AP, saw his firm's future office space, he couldn't believe his luck. The former 1920s car dealership in Des Moines, Iowa, had 15-foot ceilings, beautifully preserved wood trusses, exposed brick walls, and views in three directions.

  • my own private iowa

    Paul Mankins, FAIA, LEED AP, connected artistically with the owner of this Des Moines, Iowa, loft right from the start. In fact, his first thought about how to approach the long, narrow shell and its panoramic skyline views resonated perfectly with the ow

  • moen pool and guesthouse, des moines, iowa

    This simple but elegant guesthouse gazes across a pool to the owner's eco-conscious house, designed in the 1970s by Ray D. Crites, FAIA, a well-known Iowa architect. The main house is about 120 feet lon

  • Announcing the Winners of RADA 2008!

    The ninth annual residential architect Design Awards received more than 1,300 entries in 15 categories. Just 36 projects were singled out for accolades, making RADA the most competitive residential architecture awards program in the country. The jury comprised six distinguished architects...