Panel Discussion: Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU’s) from Concept to Completion
The AIA East Bay will be hosting a moderated discussion of Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) for the benefit of a public audience including homeowners and other interested parties. This event is open to all – so come with your questions and learn how you can design, build, and use ADUs!
ADUs are a second living unit added to an existing single-family property. ADUs can be behind, attached to, inside of, above, or below an existing home. Since ADUs do not require you to buy a new plot of land, they can be relatively affordable way to create a new home. When done right, an ADU can fit seamlessly into the surrounding neighborhood while providing invaluable housing that is flexible enough to serve your needs and the needs of others! To learn more information about ADUs in your area, please click here.
This will be a lively panel discussion with experts from all phases of process from planning, design, permitting, building and financier represented. It will be a highly interactive event will feature extensive Q&A from the audience. Everyone Must Register In Advance as we expect a sell out of this popular event.
Meet the Panel Members:
Host: Winston Win
Winston Win is a licensed architect (CA) with a portfolio encompassing residential and commercial projects, primarily in the San Francisco Bay Area. This work includes renovation, historic preservation, tenant improvement and new construction work requiring city, county, state and federal approvals in multiple jurisdictions. A recognized leader in the architectural community, he is a current board member at AIA East Bay and at AIA California. He is also the most-recent past president of AIA East Bay.
Moderator: Devi Dutta-Choudhury
Devi Dutta-Choudhury is a licensed architect (CA) with Masters Degrees in Architecture from both UCLA and Tulane University. She founded her own studio Devi Dutta Architecture Inc. in 2008 as a response to a growing need for architecture that was both modern and casual, affordable and accessible.
Architect: Tyler Kobick
Tyler is a licensed architect (CA, WV) and licensed contractor (CA, WV) with a focus in stereotomic construction, rural architecture, custom, inventive fabrication, and ecological design. He holds two degrees in architecture, a B.S Arch from the University of Cincinnati, and a March from Dalhousie University, in Halifax, CA. He is currently principal of a 18-person architecture and construction studio, Design Draw Build Inc, and lives in Oakland, CA.
Contractor: Chris Mellor
Mellor founded Mellor Remodeling and has been thoughtfully transforming homes for the past 27 years. His team has worked on many homes in the East Bay, especially in the Berkeley and the neighboring cities. The architecture, local building codes, historical construction methods, the topography and climate all make for a great fit for the talents of Mellor Remodeling.
Public official: Darin Ranalletti
Darin Ranelletti is City of Oakland’s first policy director for housing security. . Ranelletti had previously worked in the Planning and Building Department for the City of Oakland for fifteen years, including as its interim director. In that position, he coordinated out a range of activities related to permitting and planning.
Client/Resident: Madeline Moore
Madeline was born and raised in Providence, Rhode Island. She came to California in 1957 and had a wonderful marriage and daughter. Madeline worked at a UC for 34 years. Now retired, she currently lives in a beautiful Casita in a converted garage behind her daughter