Courtyard Clusters: Living Small, Nestled in Community

Nov 06 2015
3:00 pm
Concurrent Sessions

Ross Chapin

Ross Chapin Architects

Eli Spevak.

Orange Splot, LLC

Mark Lakeman


Courtyard Clusters: Living Small, Nestled in Community

Traditional ‘cottage clusters’ and ‘pocket neighborhoods’ are resurfacing as a development type that attracts residents of all ages. The presenters will share lessons learned from over a decade of launching cluster communities of small homes in the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Following a quick introduction to community-oriented design strategies, they’ll dive deep into more advanced topics including: land use, legal and financial structures; mixed-income communities; ‘meeting-light’ design; creative development processes; and ways to successfully embed new communities within existing neighborhoods.

Mark Lakeman, Communitecture
Eli Spevak, Orange Splot, LLC
Ross Chapin, Ross Chapin Architects