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February 2021
Volume: 44 Issue: 2 10.61 MB (application/pdf) Updated: February 18th, 2021

On The Cover: Change in Demand:
Single-family home sales continue to outpace starts as builders and buyers navigate the 'Suburban Shift'

January 2021
Volume: 44 Issue: 1 9.99 MB (application/pdf) Updated: January 20th, 2021

On The Cover:

Panoramic Views: This Colorado Mountain Home With Japanese Design Influences Takes Full Advantage Of Its Hillside Site

November / December 2020
Volume: 43 Issue: 11 13.48 MB (application/pdf) Updated: December 8th, 2020

On The Cover: Community Builder
FivePoint Holdings' Emile Haddad, recipient of the Legends Award in October during the Future Place virtual conference, is challenging people to think more holistically about housing. By Lydia Lee

October 2020
Volume: 43 Issue: 10 12.82 MB (application/pdf) Updated: October 17th, 2020

On The Cover: How Builder 100 and Next 100 First are navigating the continual shifts in materials supply and pricing, consumer demand, skilled labor availability, and more.

September 2020
Volume: 43 Issue: 9 17.64 MB (application/pdf) Updated: September 26th, 2020

On The Cover:
RISING: The Continental in San Diego is The 2020 Project of The Year, one of 16 winners in our annual Design awards program

August 2020
Volume: 43 Issue: 8 16.76 MB (application/pdf) Updated: August 5th, 2020

On The Cover: Market Bifurcation
High-end second homes are in demand right now, but the degree of sector impact varies by location.
By Joe Bousquin

July 2020
Volume: 43 Issue: 7 14.00 MB (application/pdf) Updated: July 20th, 2020

On The Cover: Beach Builds

June 2020
Volume: 43 Issue: 6 10.34 MB (application/pdf) Updated: July 20th, 2020

On The Cover: Regional Influences

May 2020
Volume: 43 Issue: 5 21.76 MB (application/pdf) Updated: July 20th, 2020

On The Cover: Guiding Light: During these uncertain times, Taylor Morrison's Sheryl Palmer leads her team forward as she always has: with heart.

April 2020
Volume: 43 Issue: 4 19.24 MB (application/pdf) Updated: April 21st, 2020

On The Cover:
Shades of Home: The use of gray for exteriors and interiors may be winding down, while pops of color are trending hot.

March 2020
Volume: 43 Issue: 3 11.91 MB (application/pdf) Updated: April 7th, 2020

On The Cover: Sonoran Sanctuary "This desert home in Arizona took design cues from the area's native Saguaro Cactus.

February 2020
Volume: 43 Issue: 2 16.62 MB (application/pdf) Updated: February 23rd, 2020

On The Cover:
Game of Chance
Given the rising number of single-family built-to-rent homes, rent control policies impact the single-family market as well as multifamily. By Joe Bousquin

January 2020
Volume: 43 Issue: 1 29.69 MB (application/pdf) Updated: February 1st, 2020

On The Cover:
Living in Balance: Japanese-inspired design and building processes come to the US via Chowa -- our latest concept home.

December 2019
Volume: 42 Issue: 12 15.52 MB (application/pdf) Updated: January 10th, 2020

On The Cover:
What Lies Ahead: Industry experts reflect and expand on their vision 2020 predictions about sustainability in housing.

November 2019
Volume: 42 Issue: 11 19.66 MB (application/pdf) Updated: January 10th, 2020

On The Cover:
The A-List: Salt Lake City based Garbett Homes earns honors for its modern, sustainable designs.

October 2019
Volume: 42 Issue: 10 21.62 MB (application/pdf) Updated: October 30th, 2019

On The Cover:
Renewed Purpose: A rundown Virginia barn is reborn as a forever home for two architects

September 2019
Volume: 42 Issue: 9 29.39 MB (application/pdf) Updated: September 17th, 2019

2019 Builder's Choice & Custom Home Design Awards

In our latest awards program, 16 winning projects represent some of the best residential design work being constructed today.

Our jurors praised function in smaller footprints, use of innovative building materials, and remodels that respect existing architecture.

By Symone Garvett, Edward Keegan, Mary Salmonsen, and Vincent Salandro

August 2019
Volume: 42 Issue: 8 15.11 MB (application/pdf) Updated: August 17th, 2019

On The Cover:
Outdoor Oasis: Trend studies show that homeowner demand for outdoor kitchens is on the rise across the country.

July 2019
Volume: 42 Issue: 7 25.07 MB (application/pdf) Updated: July 14th, 2019

On The Cover:
West Coast Wonders:
Award-winning residential projects honored for their innovative design, planning, and development

Talking Trash:
What happens to the tons of construction waste from job sites?

June 2019
Volume: 42 Issue: 6 24.92 MB (application/pdf) Updated: June 22nd, 2019

On The Cover:
Among the Trees:
The design for this duplex project in Texas was driven and inspired by the property's established live Oaks

Local Leaders:
The top 50 new-home markets

Power Source:
The heat is on when it comes to choosing electric vs gas systems and appliances

May 2019
Volume: 42 Issue: 5 35.09 MB (application/pdf) Updated: May 9th, 2019

On The Cover
Inside Kevin Clayton's bold bid for his firm to crash the rising barriers to homeownership

April 2019
Volume: 42 Issue: 4 22.91 MB (application/pdf) Updated: April 19th, 2019

On The Cover:

Wood, stone, and natural-looking engineered products are dominating the new-home construction market

March 2019
Volume: 42 Issue: 3 19.83 MB (application/pdf) Updated: March 21st, 2019

As interest in the sport wanes, some golf-centric projects are thriving while others are being reimagined

February 2019
Volume: 42 Issue: 2 40.01 MB (application/pdf) Updated: March 22nd, 2019

Build Well, Live Well
The Builder KB home Projekt's True Beauty Is In its function as a healthy, flexible, and connected Residence

January 2019
Volume: 42 Issue: 1 21.54 MB (application/pdf) Updated: March 15th, 2019


Smart Moves In
Widespread adoption of home technology has made connectivity an affordable, expected standard in new-home construction
By Joe Bousquin

December 2018
Volume: 41 Issue: 12 30.06 MB (application/pdf) Updated: January 24th, 2019

ON THE COVER: Driven by Science: Five young building scientists bring new ideas and fresh ways of thinking to the industry's biggest challenges.

November 2018
Volume: 41 Issue: 11 20.35 MB (application/pdf) Updated: January 24th, 2019


Pushing Boundaries
BUILDER recognizes people and organizations on the cutting edge of residential construction.
By Joe Bousquin, Edward Keegan, and Robyn Griggs Lawrence

October 2018
Volume: 41 Issue: 10 16.75 MB (application/pdf) Updated: October 19th, 2018

Vote for Housing: Keeping the American Dream Alive

September 2018
Volume: 41 Issue: 9 31.97 MB (application/pdf) Updated: October 19th, 2018

Next Level: Eleven award-winning projects that elevate residential design

August 2018
Volume: 41 Issue: 8 25.19 MB (application/pdf) Updated: August 23rd, 2018

On The Cover:

The Square Foot Pricing Mystery: How Home Builders answer-or-don't-the question of how much a house will cost to build.

July 2018
Volume: 41 Issue: 7 21.19 MB (application/pdf) Updated: July 17th, 2018

Summer Classics: 5 Award-winning projects that elevate the design of homes and communities.

June 2018
Volume: 41 Issue: 6 24.83 MB (application/pdf) Updated: June 21st, 2018

In Trucks We Trust: A roundup of the latest hardworking Pickups that are at home on and off the job site.

May 2018
Volume: 41 Issue: 5 44.02 MB (application/pdf) Updated: June 10th, 2018

On The Cover:
POWER PLAY: Coming off the biggest deal in home building history, Stuart Miller and his team position Lennar for future success

April 2018
Volume: 41 Issue: 4 25.15 MB (application/pdf) Updated: June 10th, 2018

On The Cover:

March 2018
Volume: 41 Issue: 3 57.75 MB (application/pdf) Updated: June 10th, 2018

On The Cover:
Best-Laid Plans: How builders, architects and designers find balance between tried-and-true floor plans and those that push the envelope.

February 2018
Volume: 41 Issue: 2 25.75 MB (application/pdf) Updated: June 10th, 2018

On The Cover:
IN THE BALANCE: Creative lending, labor, and land strategies to help not-so-big builders keep pace with the publics

January 2018
Volume: 41 Issue: 1 37.67 MB (application/pdf) Updated: June 10th, 2018

On The Cover:
Housing's Renewal: Meritage Homes takes healthy, multigenerational living to a new level with our 2018 concept home

December 2017
Volume: 40 Issue: 12 16.45 MB (application/pdf) Updated: June 10th, 2018

On The Cover:

November 2017
Volume: 40 Issue: 11 22.68 MB (application/pdf) Updated: June 10th, 2018

On The Cover:
GREEN MACHINES: Three prefab houses that use off-site building techniques to their advantage

October 2017
Volume: 40 Issue: 10 60.21 MB (application/pdf) Updated: June 10th, 2018

On The Cover:

September 2017
Volume: 40 Issue: 9 29.62 MB (application/pdf) Updated: June 10th, 2018

On The Cover:
BEST IN CLASS: 19 Winning Projects from The Builder's Choice & Custom Home Design Awards

August 2017
Volume: 40 Issue: 8 25.69 MB (application/pdf) Updated: June 10th, 2018

On The Cover:

July 2017
Volume: 40 Issue: 7 24.10 MB (application/pdf) Updated: June 10th, 2018

On The Cover:
Gold Standards: Three projects that push the envelope on production, custom, and multifamily housing.

June 2017
Volume: 40 Issue: 6 34.74 MB (application/pdf) Updated: June 14th, 2017

On The Cover:
Local Leaders: How Builders Leverage Scale in Markets Across the U.S.

Outer Limits: Design pushes the edges of livability well beyond the box

May 2017
Volume: 40 Issue: 5 45.07 MB (application/pdf) Updated: June 14th, 2017

On The Cover:
Builder 100

Builder of the Year: D.R. Horton: Why America's Largest Builder Ranks Second to None

The Builder 100's Most Productive Firms

April 2017
Volume: 40 Issue: 4 38.46 MB (application/pdf) Updated: May 8th, 2017

On the Cover:
Products We Love -- 75+ Editor-picked products to help Builders construct better homes.

Sales: The shift from 'upsetting' to 'up serving' and why it matters.

March 2017
Volume: 40 Issue: 3 27.92 MB (application/pdf) Updated: May 8th, 2017

On The Cover:

The Punch List: 17 Industry Trends Builders Can Use Today To Improve Tomorrow

Un-Common Spaces: What's New in Amenity Design

February 2017
Volume: 40 Issue: 2 27.45 MB (application/pdf) Updated: March 6th, 2017

On The Cover:
Common Callbacks: Preventative measures, avoidable defects

January 2017
Volume: 40 Issue: 1 40.11 MB (application/pdf) Updated: March 6th, 2017

On The Cover:
The NEXT Adventure Home: Clermont, FL

Tough Enough? State-of-the-art techniques can help new homes stand up to flood, wind, and fire.

The Hub: How kitchens can radiate warmth, congeniality, and comfort

December 2016
Volume: 39 Issue: 12 27.59 MB (application/pdf) Updated: March 6th, 2017

On The Cover:
The Healthy Home: The Next Big Thing in Home Improvement

November 2016
Volume: 39 Issue: 11 37.97 MB (application/pdf) Updated: November 22nd, 2016

On The Cover:

Delta Blues

Louisiana builders dig out in the wake of the flood

October 2016
Volume: 39 Issue: 10 88.30 MB (application/pdf) Updated: November 22nd, 2016

On The Cover:

2016 Hanley Award Winners

Path to the Future:
KB Home's Goal: Make Sustainable More Attainable

September 2016
Volume: 39 Issue: 9 79.12 MB (application/pdf) Updated: November 22nd, 2016

On The Cover:

Jury Duty: Our own Builders Choice & Custom Home Design Awards gallery

August 2016
Volume: 39 Issue: 8 55.87 MB (application/pdf) Updated: August 15th, 2016

On The Cover:
Sea Worthy: Gorgeous Waterfront Houses Showcase Resilient Design

Roots Rock: As the climate gets warmer, landscaping needs to get smarter

July 2016
Volume: 39 Issue: 7 48.64 MB (application/pdf) Updated: August 15th, 2016

On The Cover:
Nowhere to Hide: How to beat the job site heat as the mercury rises

Living Spaces: Great indoor/outdoor ideas from the Gold Nugget Awards

Broad Appeal: Boomers are moving in on millennial housing stock

June 2016
Volume: 39 Issue: 6 54.15 MB (application/pdf) Updated: June 7th, 2016

Local Leaders Issue

This is why the Standouts STAND OUT!

May 2016
Volume: 39 Issue: 5 53.53 MB (application/pdf) Updated: June 7th, 2016

100th Issue

Celebrating Excellence in Home Building

April 2016
Volume: 39 Issue: 4 53.53 MB (application/pdf) Updated: June 7th, 2016

The Product Issue // Plus: The 2016 Brand Use Study

March 2016
Volume: 39 Issue: 3 53.71 MB (application/pdf) Updated: March 13th, 2016

On The Cover:
Strong Roots: Reimagining the Farmhouse

February 2016
Volume: 39 Issue: 2 50.07 MB (application/pdf) Updated: February 9th, 2016

Modular Mojo
How factory design and engineering give traditional builders a run for their money.

January 2016
Volume: 39 Issue: 1 0.98 MB (application/pdf) Updated: February 9th, 2016

Show Time!
We asked and Millennials have spoken. Here are their responsive homes.

December 2015
Volume: 38 Issue: 12 32.39 MB (application/pdf) Updated: December 10th, 2015

Giving Back

Here's how home builders across the country pay it forward

November 2015
Volume: 38 Issue: 11 58.85 MB (application/pdf) Updated: December 10th, 2015

The Unity Home: The Inside Story

How our Greenbuild show home came to be, and how it could serve as a model of a better way to build

October 2015
Volume: 38 Issue: 10 71.19 MB (application/pdf) Updated: November 9th, 2015


The new generation of post-recession buyers value connectivity. Find out how three master plans meet those needs.

Housing's recovery is in sight. But local fees, rules, and NIMBYs threaten to halt any momentum -- specifically at the lower price bands -- before the market can fully return.

September 2015
Volume: 38 Issue: 9 80.16 MB (application/pdf) Updated: November 9th, 2015


2015 Builder's Choice & Custom Home Design Awards:
A focus on craftsmanship and attention to detail won over this year's jury, and it shows in the thoughtful designs of this year's winners, which range from a multifamily hipster paradise in San diego to a traditional artist's studio in rhode island.

Lean In:
This year's Wm S. marvin Hall of Fame for design excellence award honorees share the rare ability to translate home buyers' wants into beautiful homes and communities.

August 2015
Volume: 38 Issue: 8 52.59 MB (application/pdf) Updated: November 9th, 2015


As the homeownership rate creeps lower, a number of builders are testing rentals.

Five winners of this year's Gold Nugget Awards show off the best in vacation home design.

July 2015
Volume: 38 Issue: 7 37.84 MB (application/pdf) Updated: November 9th, 2015


As the recovery plays out, labor has become the No. 1 pain point in the building industry. BUILDER's special report explains what needs to happen before things can really get better.

June 2015
Volume: 38 Issue: 6 55.36 MB (application/pdf) Updated: November 9th, 2015


BUILDER takes a deep dive into 12 key housing markets to see how 2015's new-home offerings compare to the past few years.

Visiting a model or design center typically is the first chance for a buyer to see all of the layouts and products that a builder has to offer. These five strategies will help boost home sales.

As Standard Pacific marks its 50th year in business, timeless value and new resolve propel it forward.

May 2015
Volume: 38 Issue: 5 79.79 MB (application/pdf) Updated: November 9th, 2015


Meritage Homes and Oakwood Homes use innovative, data-based solutions to scale the BUILDER 100 list.

TRI Pointe Group -- our builder of the year -- sees itself as home building's "next generation."

2015 Hearthstone BUILDER Humanitarian Award recipient Dan Ryan improves lives in the U.S. and abroad.

April 2015
Volume: 38 Issue: 4 54.78 MB (application/pdf) Updated: November 9th, 2015


Known Quantity:
Our annual roundup of what product brands builders know best and use most.

Time-Saving Products:
If you'd like to shorten your construction timelines, consider using these products to save time on the jobsite.

AD Index

March 2015
Volume: 38 Issue: 3 45.73 MB (application/pdf) Updated: November 9th, 2015

Are New Starter Homes History?
For the past decade, the number of new-home sales under $200,000 has shrunk each year. Will this home ultimately become extinct?

Where Supply Meets Demand:
Exclusive BUILDEr research indicates that these five up-and- coming cities will be some of the most lucrative areas in the country for home builders in the next few years.

Fringe Benefits:
Home buyers can find an urban lifestyle in the 'burbs, outside of "the city," but how far out is too far out for builders in need of lots?

February 2015
Volume: 38 Issue: 2 49.47 MB (application/pdf) Updated: November 9th, 2015


Sweet Dreams are Made of This:
Just in time for the spring selling season, check out these innovative marketing strategies from large and small builders across the country.

Chain of Demand:
As home buyers return at the lower levels, all segments of new housing should improve this spring.

January 2015
Volume: 38 Issue: 1 87.41 MB (application/pdf) Updated: November 9th, 2015

Outside the Box:
This year's new american Home is focused on providing takeaways for production builders at every price point.

Millennial Fact or Fiction:
Builder evaluates some of the most prevalent contentions about millennial behavior and their implications on housing.

Core Curriculum:
Amid rising construction costs, builders are trying to construct affordable homes for debt-strapped entry-level buyers.

Target Practice:
Scaling down the home to fit an entry-level budget is difficult, but builders can find savings with smart planning.