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  • In 2009, Shane Gring co-founded BOULD, a Denver-based non-profit that pairs design professionalsseeking LEED accreditation with Habitat for Humanity projects in their areas that can provide the requisite hours for LEED project experience. In 2012, BOULD received a Huffington Post IGNITEgood Millennial Impact Challenge, which recognized his success in meeting a need for the accreditation marketplace as well as the advocacy design community.

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    Social entrepreneurship in a recovering economy.

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    The Advocate

    Defining evidence-based design.

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    Home Matters

    Given the importance of the home in society, one would expect single-family residential design to be the subject of intense academic research.



  • Clients for Life

    Nearly half of all residential architects' business comes from repeat customers, so relationships with past clients shouldn't be left to chance.


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    With this 99-unit adaptive reuse project, David Hacin, FAIA, set out to announce the rebirth of an entire neighborhood.


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    Newton House, Newton, Mass.

    A quietly stunning pool house frames the landscape.

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    The Shed, Springfield, Mo.

    “Simple.” “Direct.” “Minimal.” “Beautifully proportioned.” The jury’s enthusiasm for The Shed was as clear and straightforward as the building itself.


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  • 2013 RADA / Renovation / Grand Award: 100K Houses, Philadelphia / Interface Studio Architects

    100K Houses, Philadelphia

    Interface Studio Architects' modern, sustainable prototypes for single-family housing.

  • 2013 RADA / Custom / More Than 3,000 Square Feet / Merit Award: Bridge House, Kent, Conn / Joeb Moore & Partners Architects

    Bridge House, Kent, Conn.

    Inspired by a wood-covered bridge spanning the nearby falls, this house springs from a rolling hill. Joeb Moore, AIA, organized it as two L-shaped pieces that lock together.

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    Hall House, Duluth, Minn.

    Rooted in ledge rock and floating beyond its old footprint, this house evokes Italian hill town construction. “We’re building on top of the ruins of the previous culture, magnifying the things they built that could be kept permanent,” says David Salmela, FAIA.

  • 2013 RADA / Custom / More Than 3,000 Square Feet / Merit Award: Sagaponack, Sagaponack, N.Y. / Bates Masi Architects

    Sagaponack, Sagaponack, N.Y.

    Simplicity and clarity rule the day at a waterfront home by Bates Masi Architects.

  • 2013 RADA / Custom / More Than 3,000 Square Feet / Grand Award: Studio Sitges, Sitges, Spain / Olson Kundig Architects

    Studio Sitges, Sitges, Spain

    The RADA judges were unanimous in their regard for this live/work residence on Spain’s Mediterranean coast, which they called both “muscular” and “poetic.”

  • 2013 RADA / Custom Home/3,000 Square Feet or Less / Grand Award: Barrio Historico House, Tucson, Ariz. / HK Associates

    Barrio Historico House, Tucson, Ariz.

    HK Associates puts a contemporary spin on a traditional desert building type.

  • 2013 RADA / Custom / More Than 3,000 Square Feet / Merit Award: Kicking Horse Residence, Golden, British Columbia / Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

    Kicking Horse Residence, Golden, B.C.

    Kicking Horse Residence is a purpose-built base for alpine adventures that balances rugged practicality with casual elegance.

  • 2013 RADA / Custom Home/3,000 Square Feet or Less / Merit Award: Skyline Residence, Bend, Ore. / Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

    Skyline Residence, Bend, Ore.

    Skyline Residence was designed as a guest house, but its first job was to provide a temporary living space on the owners’ remote property while their main house was under construction. The arrangement has had multiple benefits, says architect Robert Miller, FAIA, “because the owners are learning...

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    Flynn Mews House, Dublin

    Lorcan O'Herlihy knits a minimalist house into Dublin's complex historic fabric.

  • 2013 RADA / Single-Family Housing / Merit Award: 125 Haus, Park City, Utah / AJR Atelier J¶rg Rgemer

    125 Haus, Park City, Utah

    In designing this test house, which is also his family home, architect Jörg Rügemer set the bar extremely high—and moderately low.


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