Bringing Design Home

In the Winter of 2017, Design Develop Construct (DDC) Journal spoke to Architect & Developer Alex Barrett of Barrett Design in Brooklyn, NY. They spoke about Alex’s frustrations with the typical architecture role and how he has taken more initiative in developing his own work, as well as the latest...

Architect & Developer Books

I’m often asked by architects what books they should be reading when interested getting into development. The truth is there wasn’t anything specific for both an Architect & Developer until I wrote Architect & Developer: A Guide to Self-Initiating Projects {more info}. To really understand the real estate industry, you have...

Architect & Developer Blogs

There are a few Architects & Developers that are documenting their daily process of self-initiating projects.   Mike Benkert, AIA Architect & Developer Mike Benkert started a blog that documents his process of developing projects in urban Cincinnati, OH. He gives weekly updates on the process of design, development, and construction...

Guerrilla Development Launches Second Crowdfunding Campaign

 Kevin Cavenaugh of Guerrilla Development in Portland, OR has launched his second crowdfunding campaign. He was able to raise $300,000 in less than 72 hours! Kevin’s second crowdfunding campaign, Jolene’s First Cousin!, took a new approach to social impact crowdfunding to prove that people are willing to invest in...

Interview: Jose de la Cruz of JdlC Studio

In June 2017, I spoke with Architect & Developer Jose de la Cruz of JdlC Studio in Houston, TX. Jose de la Cruz: Well you know it really started because I was looking at my student loans and thinking they were too high. I am sitting here paying rent on...

Architects and Developers in Conversation

  In March of 2016, the AIA New York chapter hosted a panel event entitled “Architects and Developers in Conversation.” The panel included Architect & Developer Peter Guthrie of DDG. Peter has some great quotes in here about the value of design and the hustle involved in being an Architect...

Podcast Interview with Jim Zack of Zack de Vito Architecture

Mark R. LePage at the EntreArchitect podcast recently interviewed Architect & Developer Jim Zack of Zack de Vito Architecture in San Francisco, CA. Listen to the podcast and see show notes at entrearchitect.com. See more about Placetailor at zackdevito.com. http://www.architectanddeveloper.com/media/audio/EntreArchitect/EA102RisksandRewardswithArchitectDeveloperJimZack.mp3 Discover more podcasts on the Architect & Developer Podcasts page.

Crowdfunded bridge in Rotterdam opens

One of the first projects to be successfully built using crowdfunding as a financial mechanism is Luchtsingel, a 400m long pedestrian bridge in Rotterdam. The project began as an idea by the architecture firm ZUS {www.zus.cc} in 2011. As part of the International Architecture Biënnale Rotterdam (IABR), ZUS, also the...

Interview: Gregg Pasquarelli of SHoP

In the Fall of 2013, I sat down with Gregg Pasquarelli (SHoP), Brad Cloepfil (Allied Works), Paul Lewis (Lewis.Tsurumaki.Lewis Architects), Dan Wood (Work.AC), and Stephen Cassell (Architecture Research Office). I wanted to understand and document how each of them formed their respective offices. I was after the nitty gritty details...

When the Dog Catches the Bumper: An Interview with Jared Della Valle

In March 2013, BUILD interviewed Jared Della Valle in a two-part special. Jared Della Valle is the CEO and president of Alloy, LLC, an architecture and development company in Brooklyn, NY. BUILD is an industrious architecture company based in Seattle, WA. See the first part of the interview at arcadenw.org and the...

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