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Passive House and Zero Carbon Building Infographic courtesy of Passive House Accelerator.

Building Green 101: The Fundamentals of Passive House Construction

Passive building is a set of design principles for achieving a precise level of energy efficiency while also creating comfortable indoor living spaces.


The rear exterior of Brick Modern House peeks through trees and foliage, showcasing a blend of iron spot brick and vertical wood siding.

Working With a Design-Build Architect: Everything You Need to Know

Designing and building a modern custom home is an enormous undertaking that often involves coordinating between several teams, from architects to engineers to contractors.


Executive Board Room - G BLOC LIVE + WORK Development, 841 E 64th ST, Indianapolis, IN 46220 - Broad Ripple North Village - Urban Infill - Indianapolis - Construction Manager, WERK | Building Modern, Derek Mills - PHANOMEN Design

Three Most Popular Construction Budget Types

Although many types of budgets exist, and many others can be customized by Owner and General Contractor, there are 3 basic types that come to mind.


Straight-on Exterior Facade Elevation - Modern Brick House, Indianapolis, Windcombe Neighborhood

How to Cut Costs in Luxury Custom Home Construction

Architects’ expertise in managing scope, quality, and time makes them vital for controlling costs in luxury, custom home construction.


Project Manager/Site Supervisor (New Team Member) - Lakeside Elevation - Lakeside Modern Cottage (H-LODGE) - Unionville, Indiana, Lake Lemon

Five Excellent Ways to Limit Change Orders in Modern Construction

As a homeowner, it’s essential to understand how to limit Change Orders in your modern residential construction project.


The open-concept kitchen and dining room features white oak cabinetry, open shelving, custom terrazzo flooring, white quartz countertops, and panel-ready appliances.

Navigating Project Success: 5 Important Details to Share With Your Architect

Creating custom spaces takes a lot of effort, but it’s like going on a trip; you need a roadmap to ensure success and that you’re not wandering around lost. 


Prairie Modern Kitchen Renovation with contrasting walnut, gold accents, and white quartz countertops located in Zionsville, Indiana

The Ultimate Home Maintenance Checklist: 10 Essential Tasks

Whether or not you believe your house is a machine that you operate (it is), there are systems within that require regular maintenance.


New renovation reinterprets 1980's cottage into new modern dwelling fitting in with neighborhood covenants, including new entry gallery, siding, glass overhead door, and standing seam metal roof - Modern Lakehouse Renovation - Clearwater

7 Must-Ask Questions for Engaging Your Architect

To maximize success in your design, it is essential to ask the right questions and have open communication with your architect.


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