Introducing the Newly Redesigned

Welcome to your newly redesigned The new site is designed with better organization to make it easier to quickly find the information that matters most to you. It's a site designed to help residential architects and custom home builders get more of what they need from Residential Design & Build magazine.

Every feature article and column from current and past issues of Residential Design & Build magazine is on the site, each of which is written to help you:

  • Learn what your competitors are doing to improve their design or home building business.
  • Discover how your peers are improving their skills and broadening their professional horizons.

Along with all the latest design trends and new product informationyou expect, is a place to connect with other professionals and exchange ideas. On our new site, you'll be able to:

  • Interact with other RDB readers by posting your thoughts and opinions in the RDB Forums.
  • Take the opinion poll. Results are published in each issue of the magazine.
  • Get industry news – updated several times a week.
  • Enter the 2007 Excellence Awards online, or download an application. In addition to the business awards categories, we’ve added a design competition for 2007.
  • Submit one of your projects for possible publication in the magazine.
  • Sign up for e-newsletters.
  • Send a letter directly to the editor.
  • Read the current issue.
  • Browse archived issues for past articles and product information.
  • Keep tabs on columnist Joe Dellanno's blog, in which he takes you on the dirty jobs he must do to clean up after people in his design/build world. provides you with the information you need to make your company a custom home success story. Make sure you take the time to visit our new site. We’re sure that you’ll want visit again and again.


Rob Heselbarth,
Editor, Residential Design & Build magazine