NAHB’s Best in American Living Award (BALA) winners exemplify the best of the best in national design trends, as identified by the industry-leading BALA judging...
A recent NAHB special study shows the dramatic impact of the housing industry on revitalizing the economy
For the past decade, increasing numbers of people have moved to urban centers in search of employment. With fewer sites to support multifamily construction, supply...
A passionate team of Washington, D.C., designers and builders gives new life to the former Italian embassy Bellissima!
Opportunity Zones (OZs) are an economic development tool created by the federal government in the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. They offer opportunities for developers who understand the requirements and challenges.
How do you get millennials out of rentals and into the home buying market?
An Ohio urban infill project shows how housing can provide the foundation for good health and employment.
Lot shortages easy slightly, but remain a problem.
Three single-family builders embrace high-performance construction at the core of their business models, all in different ways, but all with great success. We talked to them about what’s working and why.
The iconic - yet evolving - style continues to captivate home buyers.
Best In American Living gold award winner Luminaira at Parasol Park showcases successful integration of affordable design into a market-rate neighborhood.
Value is not a dirty word. It is the key to giving home owners what they’re looking for while keeping the project viable for builders.
NAHB’s new report, “Diversifying Housing Options with Smaller Lots and Smaller Homes,” explores the issues involved in generating a greater mix of housing types and highlights successful efforts across the nation.
How do the rules of conventional neighborhood and home design apply to single-family built-for-rent homes? Or do they even apply at all?
Home buyers want more than house; they want a connection. Placemaking can help builders and developers create that for their buyers.
As contemporary architecture and modern design sweep the country, the demand for “daylighting” has re-emerged.
Do consumers know about natural hazard risks in their states? Are they willing to pay extra for a home to reduce damage from those hazards? NAHB-commissioned surveys asked home builders and consumers about resilient building practices.
A new NAHB report examines the issues involved in building a greater mix of housing types and provides best practices on regulatory and design options and barriers.
Laidley Cottage architect Karen Curtiss, principal of Red Dot Studio in San Francisco, shares the success story of the 2018 Best in American Living Remodel of the Year.
The key to creating a fresh, new, compelling plan with tight square footage and building footprint restrictions is to design for the way home buyers live today.
Net-zero building pioneer Anthony Maschmedt is the 2018 Best in Green ‘One to Watch’ Young Professional of the Year Award.
The design experts at Pella study three types of trends to stay ahead of consumer tastes and aesthetic preferences in the home.
In land development, the key is to find sites that hit the sweet spot of risk and reward. When evaluating a parcel, make sure to take into consideration the “site selection seven".
The drop zone is a staple in new home design, and it often is high on a buyer's "must-have" list. Design pros at Kay Green Design share tips for creating a drop zone for any size of home.
With the advent of new materials, it’s possible to affordably design and build infill housing that complements the architectural styles of historic neighborhoods.
Home buyers really like a wide range of green features, but have limits on how far they’ll go to pay for them, according to the 2019 edition of NAHB’s publication “What Home Buyers Really Want”.
The attendees of the NAHB Design Committee's annual Design Trends Roundtable at IBS share what's trending and where design is headed.
A group of Memphis nonprofits turned a massive abandoned building into a "vertical urban village" with apartments, as well as resources for the arts community, for education, and for health and wellness services.
The 2018 inductees to the NAHB’s Best in American Living Awards’ Hall of Fame have brought vision, innovation, leadership, and fearless execution to their work.
In his own home, a Florida-based designer strives to elevate the connection between the kitchen and home bar.
From energy efficiency and cooler temperatures to cleaner air and enhanced moods, urban green roofs offer myriad benefits.
This ancient building technique lends a grounded, organic aesthetic to architectural styles ranging from rustic to contemporary.
A new research effort from NAHB spotlights creative state and local solutions to the affordability crisis.
If you think a gourmet kitchen is a must-have for home buyers, think again. The features that matter most to them might surprise you.