City Builder: An Immigrant’s Values and the American Dream

When Tien Ha’s family moved to Washington state, he was 13 years old. His father Chu had been a lieutenant in the U.S.-backed South Vietnamese army and then imprisoned as a P.O.W. for seven years. An agreement with the U.S. government granted Chu and his family the right to immigrate legally to the United States. […]

City Builder: Giving Back as a Way of Life

Mark Huber of Huber’s Custom Building has been building homes in the City of Seattle for over 35 years. His is a family business, employing his wife and daughter full-time, and a hand-picked team of sub-contractors who he has specially vetted to meet his high standards of excellence and workmanship. Huber’s focus is on Four-Star […]

City Builder: Dwell Development Builds Smart, Efficient, and Affordable

Columbia City’s neighborhood blog, Columbia City Source, recently featured a video highlighting the ongoing work the Dwell Development is doing in the neighborhood, building energy efficient and affordable homes. We’ve featured Dwell’s work on passivhaus before and highlighted their unique approach to building housing. Dwell is partnering with the Seattle Housing Authority. Here’s more background […]