Leveraging Design to Mitigate the Impacts of Increasing Extreme Temperatures

After more than 40 days of 100+ degree weather here in Austin, it goes without saying: It’s hot out here in Texas! But then again, it seems like it’s hot everywhere. According to data from the Copernicus Climate Change Service, we’ve just seen the hottest June and July on record. In the Arizona desert, century-old saguaro cactuses are collapsing and dying. In Palermo, Sicily, the local observatory reported its highest-recorded temperature since records began in 1791.

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New Build on The Block: Forge Craft & Foundation Communities Celebrate Completion of 110 Units of Affordable Housing at Zilker Studios in Austin

Witnessing someone walk through the doors to their new home for the first time is one of the most rewarding parts of our work. This rings true no matter what kind of project we’re building, but there’s something incredibly special about projects like Zilker Studios.

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