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 (Erik Bonnett, AIA) and Louisville, KY (Mathilde Berthe, Designer).
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.
MATHILDE BERTHE is a graduate architect from ENSA Normandie School in France. Her background in Cohousing design includes working at The Cohousing Company/McCamant and Durrett Architects, who introduced the concept of Cohousing in America. She also helped develop a cooperative that aims to facilitate the emergence of Cohousing projects in France, called Habitat & Partage. Between France and the USA, she has visited and contributed to many communities exploring the relationship between design and the social structure of communities. While living at Les Hérisons in Prades de Lez (FR), for example, she contributed to the auto-construction phase - engaging with straw-bale construction while living with the residents. She is experienced in designing workshops and giving public presentations inspired by her diverse experiences.