My wife LOVES tableau building games like #Unfair, #Ex Libris, #Everdell and #Wingspan. We don't enjoy a lot of "take-that" in games. Thankfully in Unfair the "take that" cards usually have a better positive effect to use instead. Anyway she loves the building part of these, actually seeing your construction come together, whether it's a theme park, bookshelf, woodland city or bird sanctuary.
Any other games that scratch this itch? Preferably not too much heavier than these.