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APPROVED! The Architect’s Role in Affordable Housing (Part 2)

Case Study #2: Clark Commons Workforce Housing, Buena Park Maintaining open and two-way communication between project partners, community constituents and City representatives is critical in affordable housing projects. Design solutions should respond to input from not only the developer/client, but also … Continue reading

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APPROVED! The Architect’s Role in Affordable Housing

Case Study #1: Holt Family Apartments in Pomona Regardless of the evidence available demonstrating the benefits of quality affordable housing to a neighborhood, many people still perceive affordable housing as a harbinger of crime and property devaluation. Thus, the evolution … Continue reading

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Reflections on 2014 International Builders’ Show Part 1: How to Be the #1 Selling Community Every Time!

The first workshop I attended at last week’s International Builder’s show was “Understanding & Utilizing Competitive Market Analysis” by Mike Benshoof. Mike summarized his research process and how he used the data to help builders with communities that are struggling … Continue reading