Home Building 360: For Architects, Downturn is All About Survival
Architecture firms have laid off workers, closed offices, and filed for bankruptcy protection as their builder clients have cut back or failed.
Designer, developer and homeowner Sean Bell works around multiple obstacles to design a bathroom for a Seattle home.
Nothing worth doing is easy, right? Well, the limitations of this Seattle infill site would daunt most mortals: The steep urban lot is deemed a “critical area” in danger of mudslides. Its southern exposures—crucial to passive-solar benefits—face a freeway.