ADUs are being added to existing homes more and more but how can they fit into new construction? Come see how two adjacent properties in an established Palo Alto neighborhood have been reimagined to bring both density and privacy to 6 new dwelling units. See how the property was designed to minimize paving and integrate with the local residential pattern. Hear about the design concept, project evolution, highlights, learnings, and other interesting details from the perspective of the architect, landscape architect, contractor, and the owner.
Heather Young, Heather Young Architects
Karan Bakshi, TKS Construction contractor
Participants will be able to engage with all parties of the Owner-Architect-Landscape Architect-Contractor team through an intimate guided tour of the property.
Through the tour, participants will be able to:
- Explore how integrating density into the fabric of an existing single family home neighborhood can help revitalize a community while still respecting existing patterns of form and massing. Discuss how the architect balanced the owner’s short and long-term development goals and managed changes to the project scope.
- Learn how ADUs and JADUs can be integrated into a single family home site design, and discover that density and privacy are not mutually exclusive.
- Identify the roles and responsibilities of the owner, architect, landscape architect, and contractor on a project. Recognize the importance of clear communication and effective collaboration between the owner, architect, and contractor during all phases of a project, including pre-design, design, construction, and post-construction.
- Explore use of application of various building materials and building construction methods including fiber cement siding, brick tile veneer, and custom finishes. Explain how factors such as durability, maintenance, environmental impact, performance, and aesthetics were taken into consideration during the materials selection process to create a cohesive design.
- Evaluate efficiencies in the building systems and technologies incorporated in the design of this all electric project, including the use of renewable energy systems (PVs).
1.5 LUs Pending
Street parking is available in the neighborhood and the address will be shared to registered attendees prior to the tour.
Coffee and pastries will be provided at the beginning of the tour, but no food or drink will be allowed inside the building.
No shoes allowed inside the building (socks ok, or please use booties which will be available on-site).
Please notice the date change. September 9, 2023
$15 for members
$20 for non-members
Free for students with valid ID
Many Thanks to our Event Sponsor