McCamant & Durrett Architects
A Full Service Architectural Firm
The Cohousing Company is a full-service architectural
firm founded by Kathryn McCamant and Charles
Durrett, the award-winning
California architects credited with bringing the cohousing concept
to the U.S. McCamant & Durrett Architects can
save your cohousing group endless hassles, and wasted development
money. Trust the leading experts who "wrote the
book" on cohousing. Check out the list of cohousing communities we've worked with.
Architectural Services & Resources
McCamant & Durrett Architects offers workshops for cohousing groups
to help determine the feasibility of a site, establish design priorities,
build group consensus, determine what the community needs in a
common house, and overall plan for project success. cohousing workshops
The Definitive Senior Cohousing Presentation
Great for getting a group started near you. This slide show
is a wonderful introduction to show healthy, educated, and
proactive adults who want to live in a social and environmentally
vibrant community just how to go about joining or creating
a cohousing project. more info
Aging Successfully - Senior Cohousing Study Group 1 Guide
Geared directly to professionals and others interested in
facilitating workshops with seniors to help them discover
the realities and possibilities of aging in place. more info
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Cohousing in the News
"Vancouver embraces its first co-housing project"
The Globe and Mail, April 19, 2013
"The concept, which also involves residents managing and maintaining their own co-housing communities, was imported to North America by California-based architect Charles Durrett in the mid-80s."
Read the full article here.
Senior Cohousing: Making it Happen
Study Group 1 Workshop
Oct 7-11, 2013
Nevada City, CA
Learn more about intergenerational and senior cohousing with the newly
released Creating Cohousing and The Senior Cohousing Handbook. For
additional information please go to our resources page.
Learn about our Group Discount!
Creating Cohousing: Building Sustainable Communities
Introducing the new cohousing "bible" with many new North American case
studies, design principles and sustainable design practices. More info on the book and a special Group Discount!