Common House Design (Laura Fitch)

This half day pre-conference intensive (Friday, May 19, from 12:30-4:00pm) requires an additional fee of $65. You may register for this intensive separately without registering for the full conference. If you have already registered for the conference, you can register again for any intensive.

Presented by Laura Fitch

Intensive Description

The Common House is the heart of every cohousing community. How can you design your common house to enhance your community? What spaces should you include? What spaces can be combined to achieve economy? What will your kitchen and dining room feel like? How will kids and adults enjoy the building simultaneously?

This workshop will answer these and many other questions. We'll take you on a virtual tour of many successful common houses, and point out what works about them. Most importantly, we will help you with a hands-on exercise that will allow you to start thinking about special relationships and design!

About the Presenters

Laura Fitch, founder of Fitch Architecture and Community Design, is a 24-year resident of Pioneer Valley Cohousing. Through good decision-making process, Laura has helped over 2-dozen cohousing communities across the US and Canada build green and sustainable communities.

Fitch received the Boston Architectural College’s “2006 Distinguished Alumni Award”, which states: “because of you, Laura, many people have found more neighborly and sustainable ways to live. Through your work, our world is a better place.”

Additional Information

This pre-conference intensive offered on Friday, May 19, from 12:30pm - 4:00pm requires an additional fee of $65. You may register for this intensive separately without registering for the full conference. For those who have already registered for the conference, you can add this by registering again and only signing up for this intensive.

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