Caterpillar vs Butterfly: Placitas Sage Cohousing (Breakout Session)

Presented by Bryan Bowen, Caddis

Session Description

“It’s the end of the world, said the caterpillar.”

“It’s just the beginning, said the butterfly.”

Placitas Sage Cohousing, in Placitas, New Mexico, aspires to be an arts focused seniors community in the foothills of the Sandia Mountains on a beautiful semi-rural site. We'll share our challenges, process, sparks of genius, fears, and anything else we can offer to help other forming communities take the plunge. Members of this forming community will be on hand as well as the architect.

Placitas Sage intends to be a net-zero energy and EPS Water Wise community.

About the Presenter/s

Bryan is a principal architect at Caddis, PC. Caddis serves our clients in the design of cohousing and other innovative sustainable communities, ski resorts, single family homes, net-zero homes, affordable housing, and mixed-use/commercial projects, while preserving our human-scale, more whimsical work. Bryan is the Chair of the City of Boulder's Planning Board and site on the Design Advisory Board, and spent a year as the ex-officio representative to Landmarks Board. He has also taught green building at Naropa University and has founded a combined for/non-profit building sustainable communities in South Africa with Steven Ablondi. Bryan and his family live in Wild Sage Cohousing, in the award winning Holiday Neighborhood.

Bryan will be joined by Placitas Sage members Joyce Thompson and Jan Kenney.

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