Editor’s Note: May 2021

Dear Readers Online and in Print,

Month number five of 2021 is finally here, and we’re proud to present you with this month’s edition of Builder and Developer Magazine. This green-themed issue puts the limelight on high-performing homes and products, as well as sustainable design tactics.

In homebuilding news, one major point of emphasis in this issue is the big news coming out of powerhouse Tri Pointe Homes and their decision to unify their six homebuilding brands: Maracay Homes, Quadrant Homes, TRI Pointe Homes, Quadrant Homes, Winchester Homes and Trendmaker Homes.

Tri Pointe CEO Doug Bauer is also this month’s featured interview, filling us in on the motive behind the consolidation.

“A unified brand with its synergistic effect on efficiencies will be integral to continuing our organic growth efforts and optimizing our operations across the country in addition to facilitating greater national awareness for the company,” Bauer said.

Along with Tri Pointe, we’re also featuring powerhouse homebuilders Lennar and City Ventures to fill out this month’s lineup of green builders. 

In other news involving major firms making some big moves, KTGY CEO Tricia Esser broke down her firm’s decision to join forces with Simeone Deary Design Group.

“We believe experiential design can better be accomplished if done holistically by integrating both interior and architectural design from the beginning,” Esser wrote. “This theory was the motivation behind the recent union of KTGY Architecture + Planning and Simeone Deary Design Group.”

Additionally, we also have contributions from Chloe Chapman of Build It Green, where she breaks down the Green Point Rated certification. Meanwhile, Julia Malisos of WHA Architecture is back as well, introducing the purpose of green walls — an innovative and sustainable design tactic that’s beginning to make some noise in the industry.

While we head toward June, we continue to hold our ground as an industry to push for policymakers to step in and address the material supply crisis. It’s our duty as builders, developers, designers and more to advocate for laws that will help us provide the country with the inventory we so desperately need, and at an affordable price.

As always, if you have any projects or news you’d like us to know about, don’t hesitate to reach out to me at brian@builder.media.


Brian Alvarado



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