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Date and Time:

November 9, 2021
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Virtual


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1 LU

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AIA San Mateo County

Design Opportunities in Small Footprints

This is a FREE event!!

ADUs (accessory dwelling units) represent a great way for our communities to add additional housing while not destroying neighborhood character or being out of scale with our typical 1-2 story single family neighborhoods.

Please join us in a virtual home-tour of three exemplary ADUs to see how these architects/designers tailored their designs to fit into their site and context.

1- Garage conversion ADU – Ogawa Fisher Architects

2- New-build ADU – Mayberry Workshop 

3- Prefab ADU – ABODU

Speakers,

Hiromi Ogawa, AIA

Principal, Ogawa Fisher Architects

Hiromi is the founder and co-principal of Ogawa Fisher Architects, based in Palo Alto, California. Her design practice is rooted in the belief that smart, thoughtful design comes from a personal, collaborative process, with a high standard of design goals.

In addition to her design practice, Hiromi has been an adjunct design professor at Portland State University and has also been a guest design critic at numerous institutions in Oregon and California. She has previously served on the board of the Urban League of Portland, and currently serves on the board of the San Mateo County chapter of the American Institute of Architects.

Company description: Ogawa Fisher Architects has extensive experience designing a variety of detail-oriented projects and managing them through construction. We are adept at navigating the complexities of local planning and building agencies, and we relish the challenge of exploring new sites and cities. With our full range of design and client services, you can relax and enjoy the experience, knowing that we are paying close attention to every detail from the first design sketch until you step into your newly completed space.

A multicultural client base inspires us to stay current with local and global trends, while never losing sight of the beauty of clean and timeless design. We find our inspiration in nature, art, music, good design, gorgeous objects, humor, fun, and delicious food.

Discussion Highlights,

  • How we thought about the location of the ADU on this property
  • How the ADU’s relationship to the main house was an important design factor: consistency in appearance, experience, views, circulation, etc.
  • How a compact space like a square garage can still feel spacious with the right layout and setting

Adam Mayberry, AIA

Managing Principal, Mayberry Workshop, LLC

After Graduating Cal Poly, SLO – Adam studied Architect as Developer under Jonathan Segal, FAIA / Ted Smith and Lloyd Russel, before working for Swenson and Studio Current in San Jose. Through his early career he focused on Pre-Design Feasibility and Entitlements for Multifamily housing, adding value to the development process by having an intimate knowledge of Zoning Ordinance and pro forma. Adam leveraged this expertise to develop a duplex of his own, taking this opportunity to start his Practice in 2016.

Company Description: Mayberry Workshop is community-based Architecture practice – focusing on housing Northern California through incremental urban infill projects

Discussion Highlights: Presenting on the value add Architects bring to ADUs for their clients

Anne Brask, 

Permitting Manager, ABODU

Anne Brask is an experienced urban planner who believes in work that makes cities more accessible through sustainable and thoughtful design. At Abodu, Anne focuses on building partnerships with cities to expedite permitting processes and help meet regional housing goals by getting more units on the ground, faster. Prior to working at Abodu, she was an urban planner at the San Francisco Planning Department and JUMP Bikes. She holds a Bachelors of Architecture from the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago. Anne sits on the Livable Cities Board of Directors in San Francisco and rides bikes in her spare time.

Company Description: Abodu builds well-designed, factory-built Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs), with projects lasting as few as 12 weeks from contract to installation. Abodu is based in Redwood City, CA and has completed dozens of projects in Northern California over the course of 2019 and 2020. We work closely with City partners to implement creative ways to expedite permitting and and reduce barriers for adding ADUs in their city. Our mission is to amaze homeowners with how beautiful our backyard homes are – and how easy adding space can be. We’ll help put a serious dent in the housing shortage, create value for homeowners and families, and forge a future where having a home in the backyard is the norm, not the exception.

Discussion Highlights,  Anne will introduce Abodu’s mission and overall process before choosing one project to dive into the details. She will walk through a San Jose project from start to finish, discussing the interest from the homeowner in adding an ADU, their custom design choices, permitting process, cost, how the ADU is being used now, and much more. 

Get Tickets
Date and Time:

November 9, 2021
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Add to Calendar

Location:

Virtual


Credits:

1 LU

Provider:

AIA San Mateo County