Featured Projects

Showcasing the impact of collaboration between homeowners and registered architects to help craft beautiful, relevant and innovative solutions for the housing needs across all sectors of our society. Attendance is worth 1.5 LUs.

Nallie's Nest

Architecture Firm: Kerstin Hellmann Architecture

Though intended for Rohan’s mother’s use & lovingly named Nallie’s Nest, the cottage quickly showed versatility. Amidst the devastating Santa Cruz fire, Gina’s father lost his home & was able to recover at the Nest.  

Canyon Road Bridge House

Architecture Firm: Arkin Tilt

Perched on a wooded hillside overlooking Santa Fe and the distant Sangre de Cristo Mountains, the home both physically bridges across a restored dry arroyo and metaphorically bridges past and present: traditional pueblo features with high performance building systems; modern spaces with rich local materials. 

Liberty Bank Building

Architecture Firm: Mithun

This project builds upon the legacy of Liberty Bank, the first African-American-owned bank in the Pacific Northwest established in response to redlining and disinvestment in Central Seattle. The design is inspired by Afrocentric design principles, the facade’s patterns and bold colors reflect the way individual stories form a collective expression.

Youth Spirit Artworks Tiny House Empowerment Village

Architects: University of San Francisco & Prof. Seth Wachtel

The tiny houses are each placed in quadrants, creating mini communities within the larger community. There are multiple shared community spaces at the Village, including our community Yurt, our Kitchen/Dining Yurt, and outdoor community spaces.


Architecture Firm: NSW Arkitektur

The Bergene Chocolate Factory has been transformed with a great diversity on many levels – a functional mix, a richness of forms, additions and extensions, a wide variety of material use supporting flexible and affordable housing. The new and the old appear with the desired contrasts.

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