Growing Smaller: Design for the other scale

Three Case Studies
Nov 06 2015
1:00 pm
Concurrent Sessions

Ross Chapin

Ross Chapin Architects

David Posada

Portland State University, School of Architecture

Derin Williams

Shelter Wise, LLC

Michael Fifield

Fifield Architecture + Urban Design

Growing Smaller: Design for the other scale

One challenge of crafting both policies and designs for compact housing is assessing what works at smaller scales, and what doesn’t. How do we downsize or create compact, in-fill housing while maintaining a high quality of life? Going beyond “suggestions for small spaces,” this session shares an organized set of principles and design patterns that are critical for doing more with less space. This panel discussion will draw from research, post-occupancy evaluations, interviews, and lessons learned from three scales of small homes: tiny houses, ADU’s, and cottage clusters.

Moderator: David Posada, Portland State University, School of Architecture

Presenters:
Derin Williams, Shelter Wise, LLC
Michael Fifield, Fifield Architecture + Urban Design
Ross Chapin, Ross Chapin Architects