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Choose Love, Not Fear
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Choose Love, Not Fear

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Maybe it should be considered one of those bucket list experiences. However it is categorized, I was definitely honored to give the commencement address for the University of Colorado’s College of Environmental Design at the historic Macky Auditorium recently.
Podcast-Feature
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PODCAST: Architecture for Human Beings

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Keith Struthers and David Barrett talk organic architecture, the Hippie days, Buddhist sensibilities, and take a stab at defining deep listening. NaturalsCool is South Africa's up-and-coming producer of podcasts featuring innovative designers from around the world. In this 30 minute podcast you'll hear two like-minded architects groove on the essence of their creative practice.
Bluebell
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Daylight: Come to Life!

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On many mornings I sit in a café where daylight surrounds the lives that come and go. Caffeine serves as a temporary agent of our awakening; we are warmed inside by a quiet moment, conversations, a new day. I watch as the light dances beautifully across faces, subtle expressions revealing an inner response that might have been missed sitting in a darker corner.
Zoomerhouse
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Aging Gracefully for the Zoomy Boomer

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Last Spring I told you about Zoomerhouse, the “aging gracefully” home prototype in Boulder, Colorado that my wife Betzi and I were building. We are so proud to say our baby has been born. She’s a beauty.
The Curse of Houzz (and 5 ways to make it a blessing)
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The Curse of Houzz (and 5 ways to make it a blessing)

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Need ideas for your kitchen remodel? No problem. On Houzz.com you have access to four million colorful photos of interiors and exteriors. Simply filter on 15 different attributes including number of islands, kitchen shape, and even backsplash color.
Zoomer House
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Zoomerhouse is Underway!

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David Barrett and his wife, Betzi Barrett of Four Star Realty, are designing and developing a prototype for-sale “aging gracefully” home in Boulder, Colorado. This is the first in a series of posts documenting the principles, ideas, and practicalities of this exciting endeavor!
David Barrett

For David's a Jolly Good Fellow!

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by Maggie Flickinger David's 35-year practice, rooted in deep…
Western Art and Architecture Magazine
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David Barrett Named "One to Watch"

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by Maggie Flickinger The design publication Western Art…
Rise from the Ashes
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Loss and Opportunity: Four Homes Rise from the Ashes Part III

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by David Barrett, AIA The idea that design can be a part of…
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Loss & Opportunity: Four Homes Rising from the Ashes

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by David Barrett, AIA The idea that design can be a part of…