Design vs Build

Design vs Build

9 Episodes

Design vs. Build is a series that explores the differences in how the Architect and the Builder see a project as it moves from an idea to the construction phase and then a finished structure. Each episode features a different residential or commercial project with interviews from architects, designers, project managers, and more as they walk you through the project from their point of view.

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Design vs Build
  • Burke Museum

    Episode 9

    The Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture is the oldest public museum in Washington State with a collection of over 18 million artifacts and specimens, ranging from totem poles and gemstones to dinosaur fossils. The problem was the visitors never got to experience the artifacts because they...

  • The Minne Stuga

    Episode 8

    Tucked away in the northern woods of Minnesota just off the coast of Lake Superior (about as close to Canada as you can get) sits a quaint A-frame cabin called The Minne Stuga. This cabin is more than a summer home or vacation rental, it was thoughtfully designed to help the owners and others dis...

  • Woodinville Whiskey Co

    In 2009, Brett Carlile and Orlin Sorensen took a lengthy business plan plus a small business loan and started Woodinville Whiskey Co. The challenge was to create a better bourbon outside of Kentucky. Now, they are distributed across the country and have received countless awards and accolades. Th...

  • Pier 26

    Completed in 2020, the design and construction process of Pier 26 actually happened over a span of 20 years. As part of the Hudson River Park Trust, the vision behind Pier 26 was to create an educational pier that provided both usable outdoor space and ecological areas for studying the Hudson Riv...

  • Morris Island Residence

    It all started with a morning bike ride. That’s when Patrick Haydon passed by the perfect house for his family’s summer home. Originally considered a tear down, Patrick saw the potential in the Morris Island home and convinced his wife Leigh Ann they could take on this project with a new baby on ...

  • The Wood Screen House

    Homeowners and Newlyweds Dan & Mary were looking to purchase a new home to start their life together. After a year of searching, Dan convinced Mary that the lot of her current home had everything they needed and they could tear down her 1975 Tudor and build their dream home in its place. Mary put...

  • The Fulshear House

    Set in the midst of an expansive pecan orchard. From a forty-foot steel and glass bridge to cement trucks flipping over at 3am, see what it took to design, plan and build The Fulshear House.

    Designer/Developer: David Wersebe
    Project Manager: Santiago Macedo, Opaz LLC
    Structural Engineer: Shanno...

  • The Harland West Hollywood

    "Office Untitled is an up-and-coming LA firm quickly making a name for itself with the recent completion of a 37 unit ultra-luxurious condo project on the border of West Hollywood and Beverly Hills. Built by veteran commercial contractor MATT Construction, the project is 115,000 square feet, has ...

  • Theatre Squared

    "Tucked away in the rolling hills of Northwest Arkansas is a world-class theatre dedicated to creating in-house productions for an intimate and inclusive environment. When it came time to expand, they landed a once-in-a-lifetime grant from the Walton Family Foundation, giving them the opportunity...