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Amy Albert

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Amy Albert


Amy Albert is editor-in-chief of Professional Builder magazine. Previously, she worked as chief editor of Custom Home and design editor at Builder. Amy came to writing about building by way of food journalism, as kitchen design editor at Bon Appetit and before that, at Fine Cooking, where she shot, edited, and wrote stories on kitchen design. She studied art history with an emphasis on architecture and urban design at the University of Pennsylvania, has served on several design juries, and is a recipient of the 2017 Jesse H. Neal Award for excellence in journalism. 

Safety and Ethics of Smart Home Technology

An increase in calls linked to domestic abuse via smart home technology highlights the need for consumer and manufacturer awareness

House Review

How to Avoid Monotony in Production Homes

Beware: Many of today’s buyers can spot cookie-cutter homes faster than you can say “1950s Levittown” 


Can Homes Age With Us?

Finding out whether our homes can remain livable means getting personal and asking what kind of places we’d like to grow old in

Wanted: Workable Housing Solutions

In San Francisco and Atlanta, viable alternatives include a reimagining of the once-common boarding house

Next Steps for Disaster Resilience and Rebuilding

The dream for disaster recovery is kit homes that can be assembled by two mid-level trades

Beginners and Boomers: Fact and Fiction for Home Builders

Clear commonalities and definite differences exist between the groups that bookend the buyer spectrum

The Nationals

Big Emotion at the 2018 Nationals

Leveraging the intense feelings surrounding the most highly charged purchase that most of us will ever make

On Innovation and Disruption

The state of modular home building, what buyers crave most, HVAC best practices, our first foray into augmented reality, and more

Innovative Financing for Affordable Housing

Nontraditional sources and incentives offer feasible ways to enrich the nation's supply of affordable and workforce housing 


On Aging Well, and How Builders Can Help

As Americans get older, we want to remain in our homes without feeling isolated. Home builders are increasingly taking steps to meet these needs


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