Studio Co+Hab is an architecture firm focused on innovative and sustainably-built environments such as cohousing and other intentional communities. We offer full-service architectural design to our cohousing clients and are experienced in facilitating a participatory workshop process that empowers forming communities to articulate and realize their unique vision. We work across North America and worldwide with offices in Bozeman, MT and Louisville, KY.
Our core values are:
We believe great design is achieved with an integrated and cooperative team. That means facilitating processes to engage our clients in design and working closely with other designers, engineers, builders, and developers to identify and realize the best ideas.
We see design as an opportunity to accelerate our clients' goals and aspirations. Because objects and spaces can be tools to empower their users, we believe design can and should play an important role in addressing issues of climate, justice, and community.
We see every project as unique and important. With each project we ask, "What more can be accomplished than just getting it built?" We seek to unlock new potential for individuals, communities, and the world within the context of budget and timeline.
ERIK BONNETT is a registered architect with deep expertise in sustainability and participatory design. His experience includes facilitating integrated design of groundbreaking LEED and net zero carbon projects, while at Rocky Mountain Institute. His work focuses on integrating the economic, environmental, and social components of sustainability with a focus on equity and empowerment. Erik taught sustainability from an interdisciplinary perspective at Montana State University and has published research on cost optimization of energy efficiency. He has worked to design and also found cohousing communities across the United States at Studio Co+Hab and previously at The Cohousing Company/McCamant and Durrett Architects. He is passionate about collaborating with clients who possess a strong mission, be they intentional communities, individuals, or NGOs.