Advisory Council

Bryan Bowen

Bryan Bowen is an architect, cohousing nerd, and lover of community-based sustainable design. Bryan grew up in a passive solar home in an artists’ community at the foothills of the Sandia Mountains of New Mexico. He graduated from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA with minors in art and anthropology in 1995, and has been a practicing architect for about 25 years. Clients comment on his ability to distill the chaos of development and construction in a logical and insightful way, creating a bubble of calm around their process.

Caddis Collaborative was founded by Bryan in 2002. Caddis is a multidisciplinary design collaborative that explores ways of living more lightly upon our earth in beautiful, healthy environments. A leader in sustainable design, Passive House, net-zero homes, urban infill, and livable communities, Caddis applies sophisticated design and creative solutions to every project. Caddis has become a well-respected national cohousing expert, creating beautiful, innovative, highly functioning communities.

Bryan has lived in Wild Sage Cohousing in Boulder with his wife and two boys since 2004. His home and EV’s electricity are provided 100% by the sun, and his family tries hard to keep a light footprint. Bryan loves life in cohousing and revels in the simple benefits of community – friends right outside the front door, casual interactions, great food, a rich life for his kiddos, but mostly happy hours and time in the wood shop.  Website