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The cost-sheet was created after seeing many shifting and shifty budget conversations. Subsequently, we decided to take the topic of construction costs head-on. Lately, we’ve been having ever-more informed conversations about construction costs with current and potential clients. Escalating construction costs and protracted permitting timelines amongst most building departments in our area have made the […]

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2016 MFA / LIHTC Project Award

We are pleased to announce that WAMO Studio received the highest score for the 2016 MFA awards for Tierra Montosa.  This project will provide much needed affordable housing in the city of Taos; 44 rehab units and 26 new units which have been designed to Passive House standards.  We have also preserved space for the […]

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VolksHouse 3

Here is the glimpse of our next Passivehouse project, Volkshouse 3, in Flagstaff, Arizona. This project will be 6 rental units about 10 minutes south of downtown Flagstaff. The walls and floors, including the installation of the windows, will be manufactured off-site to Passivehouse standards and using certified components. This project is aiming to be […]

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Volks House 2.0 makes its way past weather delays!

After weather delays, we’re back on Volks House 2.0. This is our next Passive House in the series of Volkshouses. We have completed the retaining walls as the site has quite bit of slope! The retaining walls are located outside of the thermal envelope to eliminate any thermal bridges.

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The Next Generation of Passive House

VolksHouse 3 The Next Generation of Passive House After building several certified passive houses, WAMO Studio is beginning construction of the first panelized passive house in the Southwest.  One of the objectives in designing this house in a more traditional Southwest style is to demonstrate that the Passive House science of construction does not dictate […]

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WAMO 1st Place Winner – Multi-family Passivehouse

2013 Design Competition Winner and the Highest Scored Project In conjunction with the competitive low income housing tax credit round, MFA conducts an independently juried design competition.  Projects selected by the design competition jury are awarded additional Project Selection Criteria points in accordance with the 2013 Qualified Allocation Plan.  While recognizing the good design cannot […]

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