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With its expansive line of contemporary design styles featuring clean sight lines with narrow profiles and generous glass proportions to enhance the outside view and provide maximum day lighting, The Lake Arrowhead Residence was a natural selection for the 2014 Red Diamond Achiever Award. Architect Bryan Jones was challenged with designing a contemporary style, energy […]

According to a survey from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), and as reported on by Realtor Mag, energy efficiency and bigger closets are gaining in popularity when it comes to desired features within new homes. The outdoor kitchen and two-story foyers are less of a selling point. Although fewer prospective buyers are looking […]

It’s a good time to be in the luxury home business. According to new housing data from the National Association of Realtors, sales of existing homes priced at over $1 million increased by 16 percent in October compared to the year before. The luxury market is now the hottest in the housing industry. It takes […]

5 Metros Where Homes are Becoming Less Affordable Fast BUILDER “It’s becoming more and more difficult for the average household to afford a home–especially in 5 metros BUILDER outlines here.” Return to the Fray: Real Estate Developers Adopt New Approaches New York Times “In a bear market, most developers are not inclined to hibernate like bears as […]

The Andrews Residence is a 1928 Clinker Brick Tudor style cottage sits just three blocks from the Atlantic Ocean. The owner of the home wanted to update the home while matching the charm that had existed for over 85 years. In order to match the architectural style and meet the performance requirements of a coastal […]

Yesterday, we took a look at the Brendle Group project–a beautiful Colorado commercial renovation designed by Greg Fisher of Greg D. Fisher, Architect. Greg has graciously agreed to share his thoughts on his project and the architectural/building industry. In his own words, here’s Greg: 1. Tell us why you decided to use Integrity in your […]

This commercial space located in Fort Collins, CO, had high goals for retrofitting and greening an existing building to reflect the values of a successful sustainability consulting firm while also adhering to a tight budget. Integrity windows provided the right glazing solution to achieve those goals and contributed significantly to the building earning LEED Gold […]

Last week we showed you the beautiful Arnold project by Deltec Homes. Today we have a Q&A with Joe Schlenk of Deltec. Take it away, Joe! 1. Tell us why you decided to use Integrity in your project. What drove your decision? Integrity was the logical choice; quality, service and performance were key factors. This […]

A (not-so-very) tall tale

September 20th, 2013

Here’s an interesting building factoid: Did you know that many of the world’s tallest buildings are tall in name only? Yes, they might measure at ultra-tall heights, but these skyscrapers have much less usable space than their exteriors would suggest. For instance, according to  Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, the Burj Kalifa in […]

A big building error

August 19th, 2013

Here’s another entry into the head-slappingly-silly-building-mistakes category: Say that you are a commercial builder. You’re heading up the project to build a new skyscraper. Sounds like an awesome challenge, right? But there are a lot of moving parts on a project like this — for instance (literally), the elevators. You can’t have a skyscraper without […]

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