• Hanley Wood Appoints Katie Gerfen to Editor of ARCHITECT, BUILDER, CUSTOM HOME and Residential Architect

    Hanley Wood, the premier information, media, event, and strategic marketing services company serving the residential, commercial design and construction industries, has announced that Katie Gerfen has been promoted to serve as Editor of four prominent media brands: ARCHITECT, BUILDER, CUSTOM HOME...

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    Architect Drew Mandel and builders Marcus and Robert Passier rose to the challenge, satisfying their clients’ thoroughly contemporary program—and meeting a stack of 21st-century regulations—while leaving the urban fabric even stronger than they found it.

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    Ahead of KBIS 2015 next week, look at previous Watermark Award-winning baths with beautiful views and unique details.

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    Take a look at the past two years' Watermark Award winning kitchens!


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    Christopher Lloyd (1922-2006) was born and raised at Great Dixter, a rambling, 15th century manor house in Northiam, East Sussex.

    CUSTOM HOME February 20, 2015

  • A Shore Thing

    Shoring isn't particularly glamorous, but the folks over at Build LLC offer tips on why shoring is so important and how to use it effectively.

    CUSTOM HOME February 11, 2015

  • How Architects Can Find More Time and Make More Money

    On the second anniversary of his relaunch, an architect shares insights on doing business.

    CUSTOM HOME January 09, 2015

  • Anywhere But Here

    The Freedom Tower, the replacement for the World Trade Center, opened last month and not everyone was happy about it. On November 29, 2014, New York Times critic Michael Kimmelman wrote, “It could have been anywhere, which New York isn’t.”

    CUSTOM HOME December 19, 2014

  • The Passing of An Era: Sunset Magazine's Campus Sold

    Blogger Dan Gregory had the scoop weeks before Sunset magazine's Menlo Park property sold to Embarcadero Capital Partners. Here's the backstory of this landmark property.

    CUSTOM HOME December 15, 2014



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