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Designing and Building Your Dream Home

Tuesdays 1pm-2pm

If you are a homeowner, real estate investor, prospective homeowner or otherwise have an interest in all things building, Designing and Building Your Dream Home is for you!

Tune in on Tuesdays at 1 p.m. as the show’s host, K.T., keeps the conversation lively and entertaining. K.T. is the Director of Sales & Marketing for a well-known architectural product manufacturer.

Prior to this position, K.T. founded four industry-leading firms including two information technology firms; one specializing in the creation of web-based process management tools for Fortune 100 corporations and one that specialized in building predictive modeling applications for federal agencies. He also founded a real estate development firm that spearheaded the restoration and redevelopment of an historic seaport communities’ downtown waterfront, as well as organizing and founding a community bank.

K.T. currently serves on the Executive Committee of the American Institute of Architects Custom Residential Architects Network (AIA CRAN). Additionally, he serves as co-chair of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Leading Supplier’s Council, and as Trustee for both the NAHB Remodelers Council and the NAHB Custom Builders Committee.

encore: What To Look For When Choosing Your Windows And Doors
Guest: Eve Guilbaud, Architectural Manager, Loewen Windows and Doors Which windows and doors you choose for your home will probably be one of the most important decisions your make in the design of your custom home. Among other considerations, this decision will impact how much outdoor noise and heat penetrates into your home - as well as how much it costs to keep your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer. My guest, Eve Guilbaud, Architectural Manager at Loewen Windows and Doors; walks us through which raw materials make for the best window and doors, and why. She also discusses how to identify custom windows and doors created by artisan craftsmen; versus windows and doors manufactured for a mass audience. Don’t make your choice based on brochures and internet images alone. To get the highest quality products, Eve teaches us what questions to ask a window and door manufacturer, and why these questions are important.
Building Custom Homes in and around Scottsdale, AZ
Our guest is Lindsay Cullum-Colwell, AIA, Managing Principal of Cullum Homes. Lindsay is a second-generation builder, who brings a unique perspective to the field of custom home building in that she is both a builder and a licensed architect. Lindsay discusses how Cullum Homes manages subcontractor relationships to produce better results for her clients, how participation in a peer review group (NAHB Builder 20 Clubs) benefits both the builder and the homeowner, and how including high-performance products in the homes Cullum builds (like Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF) and Energy Recovery Ventilators (ERV)); remove dust from the home, improve indoor air quality and eliminate outdoor noise from entering the home. Cullum Homes is recognized as one of the premier custom home builders in the US, being named custom home builder of the year in 2018 by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). Lindsay has served as both Executive Committee member and as past president of the AIA’s National Custom Residential Architects Network
encore: The Advantages of Design/Build
In this episode, residential architect, Carrie Anderson AIA, who currently serves on the Board of Directors of AIA Seattle; describes the advantages to be gained by having your custom home designed and built by the same company.  She also discusses the most cost-effective things the builder can do to lower your homes ongoing monthly heating and cooling expenditures.