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Aging in Place - design for the long view

Aging in Place - design for the long view

Recently we have found ourselves working on projects that are explicitly designed for aging in place.  These are houses with  single-floor plans, adaptable kitchens, and a load of other simple, functional solutions to allow folks to stay in their houses as long as possible. 

In the studio: new house project in Portland, Oregon

In the studio: new house project in Portland, Oregon

We have been engaged on the design of a new house in Portland, Oregon by returning clients who have relocated to that city.  The project includes an ADU, an accessory dwelling unit, which is located to the front of the structure.  The family's portion of the house is toward the rear of the property and surrounds the garden.

South Boulder renovation and addition

South Boulder renovation and addition

Construction is well under way on a complete renovation and second story addition to a simple South Boulder ranch house. The original house is a simple, 1,200 sf, single-story rectangular box with a simple, single gabled roof.