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Built by Blue Sound Construction, designed by MaKe Design, photos by Alex Hayden
  • BDR Holdings: Sonata at Columbia Station

    Posted on Nov 7, 2019 in:
    • Case Studies
    This new 91-unit transit-oriented development is certified both Built Green 4-Star and National Green Building Standard (NGBS) Bronze level. Committed to building green, BDR Holdings’ Sonata building obtained 535 points on the multifamily checklist—135 points over the required 400 points for 4-Star.
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  • C4Digs Construction: Single-Family Craftsman

    Posted on Sep 30, 2019 in:
    • Case Studies
    By saving the magnificent evergreen tree in the front yard and designing the house like the neighboring 100+-year-old Craftsman houses, rather than the prevailing modern style, the house fits perfectly into the neighborhood.
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  • Lopez Community Land Trust: Salish Way Cottages

    Posted on Aug 2, 2019 in:
    • Case Studies
    Lopez Community Land Trust has been a leader in creating affordable net zero housing since 2009, when their award-winning Common Ground community was built. This project added three cottages next door to Common Ground and hit a soaring 871 points with 5-Star Net Zero certification.
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