Monday, August 29, 2011

2011 BAR & BALA Awards

Admissions for the HBA BAR Awards are due for entry August 31, 2011 and Godden|Sudik Architects is pleased to be submitting numerous awards in many different categories this year in addition to submitting several homes for the 2011 BALA Awards (due for entry September 1). Many talented individuals throughout the design and building industry contributed to making these projects a success.

Monday, August 22, 2011

NAHB 55+ Market Survey Data Indicate Growing Optimism for Rental Sector

NAHB members in the 55+ housing market are significantly more optimistic about production and demand for multifamily rental units than they are for sales of single-family homes or multifamily condos, according to results of NAHB’s latest 55+ Housing Market Index (55+ HMI) survey. 

All of the components measuring production and demand for 55+ multifamily rental units increased significantly quarter over quarter. In comparison, the 55+ HMIs for single-family units and multifamily condos were largely unchanged with small increases from 12 to 13 and from 7 to 8, respectively.  These are fairly low numbers, as the 55+ HMIs are on a scale of 0 to 100, where a number below 50 indicates that more NAHB members report conditions in the 55+ market as poor than good.

National Association of Home Builders

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

2011 EcoHome Design Awards

The various styles awarded for the 2011 EcoHome Design Awards are a great example of how you can be "green" no matter which architectural style you desire. Designs range everywhere from contemporary  to traditional to rustic. 

Eco Home Magazine

Monday, August 15, 2011

Verona: Active Adult Living

Godden|Sudik Architects  is pleased to announce that the model homes for Verona Community, located in Highlands Ranch, CO, are now open. Verona features low-maintenance traditional Tuscan style homes for the active adult priced from the high $200s to the mid $400s. Two collections are offered at Verona  and the first to open is the "Villas" which features two walkout units with main floor master suites and one multi-level plan which features an upper level master suite. All units provide outdoor living space which captures the views of the surrounding High Line Canal. The "Manors" features luxury kitchens and upgraded master suites and  is set to begin construction in late 2011.

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Thursday, August 11, 2011

Digital Image Catalog

As architects, we spend numerous hours learning about different styles and design concepts. Recognizing and identifying the small details is not the easiest task. At G|S we have found that a digital database of images for our clients to browse through is a priceless resource. We have accumulated many images from our own projects at Godden|Sudik Architects, some of which have been featured in Colorado Homes and Lifestyles Magazine, but realize that clients might desire certain details that we have not digitally cataloged yet. For this reason, we love Luxe Magazines online site that lets browsers filter by style, space, color, interior spaces, exterior spaces and location. There is a plethora of beautifully photographed designs available to aid in the design process and we encourage all to go and take a look and grab a few ideas for their own home.