McCamant & Durrett Architects (www.cohousingco.com) (MDA) is an architecture and consulting firm with offices in Nevada City, California. The firm is well known nationally and internationally for the design of cohousing communities and sustainable design. Since 1987, MDA has provided complete architectural services and it is the go-to firm for groups who are serious about creating high quality cohousing communities on time and on budget. No one in North America has more experience at helping cohousing groups (and their budget) reach their potential.
MDA’s primary concern is people, their environment, their community, and the quality of their lives. The firm works closely with their clients through a unique participatory design process that allows them to build the community, not brick by brick, but decision by decision. The firm sees and enhances opportunities to create community, beautiful houses, and sustainability with every project. MDA pays close attention to the unique and specific requirements for each culture, subculture or group, climate, and region.
Charles is the co-chair of the Aging Better Together conference, the author of Senior Cohousing: A Community Approach to Independent Living (http://www.newsociety.com/Books/S/The-Senior-Cohousing-Handbook-2nd-Edition), which is available in English and Spanish. He is considered the prime expert for senior cohousing in North America.
McCamant & Durrett Architects offers:
• Complete architectural services
• Customized and participatory design process
• Cohousing design for affordable & senior communities
• Sustainable and energy efficient designs
• An architecture exchange program
A sampling of the cohousing communities designed MDA (in collaboration with the community residents):
• Mountain View Cohousing (Mountain View, CA)
• Quimper Village (Port Townsend, WA)
• Silver Sage Village (Boulder, CO)
• Shepherd Village (Shepherdstown, WV)
• Wolf Creek Lodge (Grass Valley, CA)
• Belfast Cohousing & Ecovillage (Belfast, ME)
• Bellingham Cohousing (Bellingham, WA)
• Cotati Cohousing (Cotati, CA)
• Doyle Street Cohousing (Emeryville, CA)
• East Lake Commons Cohousing (Decatur, GA)
• Fair Oaks Ecohousing (Sacramento, CA)
• Fresno Cohousing (Fresno, CA)
• Nevada City Cohousing (Nevada City, CA)
• Sonora Cohousing (Fresno, CA)
• Windsong Cohousing (Vancouver, BC)
See our full project list here: http://www.cohousingco.com/complete-projects-list/
We are located in the beautiful foothills of the Sierra Nevada.
McCamant & Durrett Architects
The Cohousing Company
241 B Commercial Street
Nevada City, CA 95959
lindy [dot] sexton [at] cohousingco [dot] com