Boyce Thompson is the author of three award-winning books. His latest work, Designing for Disaster, published by Schiffer, identifies best practices in resilient home design. It received a gold prize from the Independent Book Publishers. Anatomy of a Great Home (Schiffer Publishing 2018), his second book, identifies the common elements of award-winning residential architecture, breaking them down into concept that anyone can put to use. His first book, The New New Home, published by The Taunton Press, demystifies new technology in home construction. It was named book of the year by the National Association of Real Estate Editors.
Thompson has spent more spent more than 40 years writing about housing. He began his career as a writer for publications as diverse as The Washington Post, Governing, Practical Homeowner, Venture, and Changing Times. He is the founding editor of business titles such as Residential Architect, Digital Home, ProSales, Big Builder, Developer, and ihousing magazines. He directed the editorial content of Multifamily Executive, Affordable Housing Finance, and Apartment Finance Today magazines.
For 17 years, Thompson served as editorial director of Builder magazine, the flagship magazine for the residential construction industry. In 2010, Builder was named the best business magazine in America by the Association for Business Publication Editors. While at Builder, Thompson built a series of show homes that demonstrated cutting-edge concepts — homes that produced more electricity than they consumed, inner-city homes that provided space to both live and work, modular homes built with recycled materials, and suburban tract homes re-engineered to optimize construction efficiency.
From 2016 to 2020, Thompson toured an interactive exhibit of smart home products to consumer home shows. Each year, he would introduce home owners throughout the country to the latest life-changing products, including personal robots, voice-activated appliances, and construction innovations. He would appear on television and give speeches in conjunction with these appearances.
In 2008, Thompson received the Crain Award from American Business Media for a lifetime of achievement in business media. In 2010, he was inducted into the Hall of Fame by Min magazine, a magazine for publication professionals. Thompson holds a BA in English from Northwestern University and a Masters degree in Journalism from the University of Missouri.
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