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The Builder Nuggets Podcast

Jun 6, 2023

The intersection of design, architecture, and affordability is where today’s guest likes to work. Seth Hart joins us to dive into some of the industry’s most challenging hurdles and shares his insight into how they might be overcome. His work with DTJ design has given him a unique perspective into community planning and the trends in one of the nation’s hottest housing markets - Denver. Join us as we explore the idea of attainability and what comes after shiplap.


Show highlights include:


  • 2:52 I got started in Southern California in the production housing world

  • 4:42 Environmental Design is all-encompassing

  • 6:38 I saw an opportunity to bring art and design into the production-building world

  • 11:21 It’s all about culture, culture, culture

  • 15:40 Community amenities are changing

  • 17:16 Communities are getting denser and denser

  • 20:52 I focus on density and attainability

  • 23:40 Without a great team there are no great projects

  • 25:17 Getting the input of all parties in the beginning is a great way to bring a project together

  • 27:09 Evoking some sense of emotion, love or hate, is very important in the design world

  • 33:02 Industry trends are very different depending on location and price point however high end finishes and sophistication is something that is popular across the board

  • 38:35 I am always excited about the next project - what’s next?

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