This historic rehabilitation includes the 9-story Hotel Chisca, built in 1913, and an adjacent annex constructed in 1961. Hotel Chisca witnessed rock-n-roll history in 1954 when Elvis Presley’s song, “That’s All Right,” was broadcast from a second-floor radio studio. By the 1990s, however, the building was abandoned and in 2002, […]

A beautiful home is made better when it’s surrounded by a beautiful community, and crafting that connection is what our Best in American Living™ 2018 Fall Issue is about! Whether the development is new and energy-efficient (from one Alaska university’s study on building in cold climates, or from high-performing windows and doors)… […]

To be honest, this project that combined talents of a Texas HBA and local high school students was one of our absolute favorites! Casa Uber Alles, The Best in American Living Awards (BALA) Judges Discretionary Award winner for Educational Building Trades Program, is a Tiny House on the Fredericksburg, Texas, […]

By Adam Davidson Unlike the majority of industries that have changed over recent decades—mostly due to new technology—the processes for constructing a new home have not changed in more than 100 years—until now. Up until this point, residential builders have followed a standardized set of building practices in order to […]

By Deborah Myerson A Creative Happy Hour in Bloomington, Minnesota, hosts activities ranging from live salsa music and dance instruction, free hot chocolate and dessert table, to an interactive 3D mural. In Los Alamos, New Mexico, the monthly downtown “On Tap” series promoted by Creative Los Alamos engages participants over […]