We Built It Together campaign

We built it together.

Our buildings are more than reflections of their place in time, a collection of readily available materials and architectural styles and regional influences. Each one also reflects thousands of decisions, problems solved and connections made by people. In every building is a story of the people who built it.

 

We consider ourselves fortunate to work in the construction industry. But construction is also lucky to have all of us, from developers and designers to builders, makers and consultants. Some of the smartest, most innovative and creative minds have chosen to work in this field. Just look at the artistic beauty and architectural variety of our buildings and the methods that have been developed to keep them functional over hundreds of years. Look at the technologies and scientific advancements that have vastly improved the levels of comfort and energy efficiency that today we expect from the spaces we inhabit.

 

We think it’s worth taking a closer look at some of the stories of buildings and the people who love to build them. We hope you find the profiles below relatable, inspiring, curious, innovative, provocative, and sharable! Browse through our profiles below. We will continue to add and grow to our collection each week.

What advice would you give to someone just entering this field? Share your answer and we'll feature it here! Just find our "We Built It Together" link in our bio.
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#WeBuiltItTogether #WBIT #WeBIT #RKHolmes #MasonryRestoration #MasonryCleaning #Construction #Retrofit #Restoration #YouUsTheProject
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Favorite project you've worked on? Imagine your answer featured here. Find our "We Built It Together" link in our bio to share your story.
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Stan Hernly of Hernly Associates has worked for years to identify the restoration needs of St. Luke AME Church in Lawrence, Kan., and connect it to federal, state and local grant money. Full story is in our link in bio.
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#WeBuiltItTogether #WBIT #WeBIT #HernlyAssociates #HistoricPreservation #HistoricRestoration #MasonryAnchors #Restabilize #ReAnchor #SecureFacades #SaveTheWall #Retrofit #Restoration #Rehabilitation #StLukeAME #LawrencePreservation #HeritageTrustFund #YouUsTheProject
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What's your biggest pride in your job? We'd love to hear your answer and feature you here! Just find the "We Built It Together" link in our bio.
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Also find our case study on how a Heritage Trust Fund Grant from the Kansas Historical Society helped restore St. Luke AME Church in Lawrence.
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#WeBuiltItTogether #WBIT #WeBIT #HistoricPreservation #HistoricRestoration #KansasHistoricalSociety #MasonryAnchors #Restabilize #ReAnchor #SecureFacades #SaveTheWall #Retrofit #Restoration #Rehabilitation #StLukeAME #HernlyAssociates #GKWRestoration #LawrencePreservation #HeritageTrustFund #YouUsTheProject
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What's your favorite thing about working in construction? We'd love to feature you and your answer here. Find our "We Built It Together" link in our bio.
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#WeBuiltItTogether #WBIT #WeBIT #CommercialMasonry #MasonryContractor #MasonryContracting #Masonry #WarfieldMasonry #MasonryConstruction #Craftsmanship #YouUsTheProject
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Your favorite thing about working in construction? Tell us! We'd love to feature you here. It's easy to get started. Just find the "We Built It Together" link in our bio.
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#WeBuiltItTogether #WBIT #WeBIT #HistoricPreservation #Restoration #WRRestoration #Craftsmen #Craftswomen #Craftsmanship #YouUsTheProject
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Do you have a Family of Construction? We'd love to hear from you! Visit our link in bio to share your story, and to read more about the Copenhavers' journey to making their custom home-building dream a reality.
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#WeBuiltItTogether #WBIT #WeBIT #CopeGrandHomes #CustomHomeBuilding #CharlestonSC #CustomBuild #LowCountry #CharlestonHomes #YouUsTheProject
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What has this industry done for you? We think there are so many people out there, like twin brothers Adam and Ben Copenhaver of CopeGrand Homes, who are real-life demonstrations of the advantages of choosing a career in construction. Will you be next? Share your story by finding the "We Built It Together" link in our bio.
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Also read more about the Copenhavers' journey to making their custom home-building dream a reality in our link in bio.
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#WeBuiltItTogether #WBIT #WeBIT #CopeGrandHomes #CustomHomeBuilding #CharlestonSC #CustomBuild #LowCountry #CharlestonHomes #YouUsTheProject
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What's your favorite project and why? We want to hear what you have to say! It's easy to participate. Get started by finding the "We Built It Together" link in our bio.

#WeBuiltItTogether #WBIT #WeBIT #HightJackson #DesignBuild #Architecture #Architect #YouUsTheProject
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What's the most rewarding part of your job? Share your answer to be featured here! Find our "We Built It Together" link in our bio.
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#WeBuiltItTogether #WBIT #WeBIT #ValcourtBuildingServices #BuildingMaintenance #BuildingRepair #BuildingEnvelope #ExteriorRestoration #YouUsTheProject
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What was the most important lesson you learned early on in your career? We'd love to hear your answer and feature it here. Just find our "We Built It Together" link in our bio.
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#WeBuiltItTogether #WBIT #WeBIT #SimpsonPlastering #SpecialtyContractor #YouUsTheProject
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What's the biggest change you've seen in your job since the beginning of your career? We'd love to hear your answer and feature it here. Just find our "We Built It Together" link in our bio.
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#WeBuiltItTogether #WBIT #WeBIT #BKVGroup #Architecture #ChicagoArchitecture #ChicagoArchitects #Specifiers #Specifier #YouUsTheProject
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Technical aspects, people aspects or business aspects... which is your favorite to focus on in this business? Share your answer to be featured here! It's easy. Just find the "We Built It Together" link in our bio.
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#WeBuiltItTogether #WBIT #WeBIT #GeorgeDAlan #DanCain #Waterproofing #WaterproofingContractor #SpecialtyContractor #YouUsTheProject
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What has been your greatest motivation in this industry? We'd love to share your answer here! Just find our "We Built It Together" link in our bio.
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#WeBuiltItTogether #WBIT #WeBIT #KaeseArchitecture #WomenInConstruction #Architecture #Preservation #NewYork #NYC #YouUsTheProject
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What was the most challenging time of your career? Share your answer to be featured here. Just find our "We Built It Together" link in our bio.
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"During my 38-year career, the biggest challenge of this industry and business was the specific event of the 2009 – 2012 great recession. The 2010 unemployment rate in my region, for the construction industry, reached 41%. This event would be better defined as an economic depression. As the fifth-generation owner of a contracting business that was founded in 1898, keeping the family business and employment for the staff of 200 was on the line. Many contractors did not survive this event. The collective strength of the full staff pulled the company through those very difficult times. As a result, for me, the greatest challenge of this business turned out the be the greatest accomplishment.” - Stacey Grund, Tatley Grund
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#WeBuiltItTogether #WBIT #WeBIT #TatleyGrund #BuildingScience #Remediation #Restoration #BuildingEnvelope #YouUsTheProject
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What's your specialty within construction? What else would you like to try? Share your answer with us to be featured here! Just find our "We Built It Together" link in our bio.
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#WeBuiltItTogether #WBIT #WeBIT #BuildingScience #RDH #BuildingEnvelope #BlowerDoorTest #YouUsTheProject
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What's the most challenging thing about your job? Tell us here: https://bit.ly/2IOJItS
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Read more about the challenges of building in extreme weather regions like Charleston, S.C. https://bit.ly/2INKF5E
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#WeBuiltItTogether #WBIT #WeBIT #KenHugginsArchitect #CharlestonSC #ExtremeWeather #Humidity #SouthCarolina #ExtremeClimate #YouUsTheProject
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What do you love most about working in construction? Tell us here: https://bit.ly/37bheF2
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#WeBuiltItTogether #WBIT #WeBIT #InternationalCodeCouncilEvaluationService #ICCES #YouUsTheProject
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It's a good feeling, isn't it? Share your favorite project with us! It's easy. Just find the "We Built It Together" link in our bio.
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You can also find a link there to the project Bonnie Boden worked on at Skyline College in San Bruno, Calif.
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#WeBuiltItTogether #WBIT #WeBIT #SkylineCollege #FloorSealTechnology #IntegralColorForOverlays #IntegralColor #ConcreteFlooring #PROSOCOProject #YouUsTheProject
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What change would you like to see in construction? Share your answer here to be featured!
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Don't miss our exclusive interview with Jonathan Arnold on the development of the world's largest Passive House, Second + Delaware in Kansas City, Mo. Link in bio.
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#WeBuiltItTogether #WBIT #WeBIT #SecondAndDelaware #ArnoldDevelopmentGroup #KCMO #KansasCity #MultiFamily #PassiveHouse #AirTightConstruction #AirBarrier #Ventilation #HVAC #FreshAir #RiverMarket #PROSOCOProject #WindowAssembly #COVID19 #GreenBuilding #YouUsTheProject
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What is your favorite project and why? We'd love to hear your answer and feature you here. Find out “We Built It Together” link in our bio to share your answer.
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Also find our story on about the new U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum in Colorado Springs, CO, in our link in bio.
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#WeBuiltItTogether #WBIT #WeBIT #ColoradoSprings #ColoradoArchitecture #RockyMountains #PikesPeak #ColoradoDesign #RocketSupply #YouUsTheProject #SLX100 #WaterRepellent #OilRepellent #HardSurfaceCare #Hardscapes #ProtectiveTreatment #OlympicAndParalympicMuseum #MountainArchitecture
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What will this industry look like in 10 years? We'd like to hear your thoughts and share them here. https://bit.ly/32CvDHn
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#WeBuiltItTogether #WBIT #WeBIT #JNLucas #Chicago #YouUsTheProject
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What do you think construction will look in 10 years? Share your answer to be featured here! Just find the "We Built It Together" link in our bio to participate.
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#WeBuiltItTogether #WBIT #WeBIT #BuildingEnvelope #AppliedBuildingSciences #BuildingEnvelopeConsulting #YouUsTheProject
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What advice would you give to someone just entering the construction business? We'd love to hear your answer and feature you here. Find our "We Built It Together" link in our bio.
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Adam Sgrenci is working to connect regenerative construction projects to millions in venture capital. Read his story in our link in bio.
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#WeBuiltItTogether #WBIT #WeBIT #Regeneration #RegenerativeConstruction #YouUsTheProject #CenterForInfrastructureAndSociety
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Do you remember being on your first project? What did you learn?
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Share your answer to be featured here! It's super easy. Just find our "We Built It Together link in our bio.
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#WeBuiltItTogether #WBIT #WeBIT #ERLongAssociates #Masonry #MasonryRestoration #Waterproofing #ConcreteRepair #YouUsTheProject
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Why did you decide to go into your construction specialty? Share your answer and we'll feature you here! It's easy to do. Just find the "We Built It Together" link in our bio.
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#WeBuiltItTogether #WBIT #WeBIT #TreanorHL #Masonry #MasonryRestoration #MasonryPreservation #YouUsTheProject
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What do you like the most about this industry? Tell us and we'll feature you here! It only takes a few minutes to share your story in our link in bio.
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#WeBuiltItTogether #WBIT #WeBIT #InnovativeConcreteProducts #Concrete #HardSurfaces #ConcreteFloors #YouUsTheProject
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Construction is a family business for many of us. Do you have family in construction? What did you learn from them? We'd love to hear your answers and feature you here! Visit our link in bio to share your story.
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#WeBuiltItTogether #WBIT #WeBIT #AngelusWaterproofing #Waterproofing #Restoration #YouUsTheProject
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Where has construction taken you? We'd like to hear your answer and feature you here. Visit our We Built It Together link in bio to share your story.
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#WeBuiltItTogether #WBIT #WeBIT #Concrete #FinishedConcrete #PolishedConcrete #ConcreteRestoration #YouUsTheProject
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What do you love most about the design-build process or working on a project team? We'd love to feature you and your answer here. Visit our link in bio to share your story.
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#WeBuiltItTogether #WBIT #WeBIT #PassiveHouse #Architects #DesignInspo #DesignPro #DesignBuild #YouUsTheProject
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Why do YOU love construction? We'd love to hear your answer and feature you here! Visit our link in bio to share your story.
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#WeBuiltItTogether #WBIT #WeBIT #CTSCement #ConcretePolishing #ConcreteContractor #ConcreteLife #FinishedConcrete #PolishedConcrete #YouUsTheProject
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If you could go back to the beginning of your career, what would you do differently? What advice would you give to yourself? We'd like to hear your answers and feature you here!
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Visit our link in bio to share your story.
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#WeBuiltItTogether #WBIT #WeBIT #PotomacSurfaces #ConcretePolishing #ConcreteContractor #ConcreteLife #FinishedConcrete #PolishedConcrete #YouUsTheProject
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Who influenced you the most in this industry? We'd love to hear your answer and feature you here! Visit our link in bio for more info.
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We Built It Together is a platform to celebrate and share the stories of the people making up this industry. Because in every building is a story of the people who built it.
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#WeBuiltItTogether #WBIT #WeBIT #YouUsTheProject #HumansOfConstruction #PeopleOfConstruction #AECCommunity #AEC #Construction #Contractor #Architect #Architecture #Design #MasonryCleaning #Masonry #MakeItLast #PROSOCOProject #GlobalArchitecturalMarketingGroup
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"Kids who end up in architecture have been denied the kind of tactile experience of doing much of anything." - Dan Rockhill, whose Studio 804 program at KU takes future architects outside the studio for a hands-on design-build experience. @studio804_20
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Want to be featured here? We'd love to hear YOUR story. Find the details in our link in bio. .
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#WeBuiltItTogether #WBIT #WeBIT #YouUsTheProject #HumansOfConstruction #PeopleOfConstruction #AECCommunity #AEC #Construction #Architecture #Design #Studio804 #Architects #MakeItLast #SustainableArchitecture #PROSOCOProject #KUArchitecture #FutureArchitects
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