Re: announcement - design cds
From: mdutton (
Date: Fri, 22 Nov 2002 19:34:04 -0700 (MST)
Sounds wonderful....we have a big education job to do here in Northern Alberta, 
Canada.  Let us know when the presentations are available and how to order...
Maggie Dutton,
H.O.M.E.S. Housing Ourselves Made Easy Society

----- Original Message -----
From: "Laura Fitch, A.I.A." <lfitch [at]>
Date: Friday, November 22, 2002 1:32 pm
Subject: [C-L]_announcement - design cds

> We would like to announce the upcoming availability of power point 
> presentations / slide shows on the following topics.  These shows 
> are 
> packed with artfully arranged images from cohousing communities 
> across 
> the country, as well as informational text and design tips.  They 
> are 
> suitable for viewing by individuals or small groups around a lap 
> top, or 
> projection to a larger group.  Parts 1 and 2 will be available 
> within a 
> few weeks, the others will follow shortly.
> Part 1:  What is Cohousing?
>   This presentation is designed to help you market the idea of 
> cohousing to perspective new members.  It shows the people side of 
> cohousing and what it is like to live in community.
> Part 2:  Cohousing Site Design
>    This presentation includes a walk through all the important 
> site 
> design features (from parking to quiet meditative spots), as well 
> as a 
> tour of a dozen or so built communities.
> Part 3:  Common House Design
>    This slide show takes you room by room through a common house, 
> illustrated with solutions to all the issues from cohousing 
> communities 
> across the country.  It is packed with information about great 
> rooms and 
> kitchens, as well as laundries and mail rooms.
> Part 4:  Cohousing Unit Design
>    This presentation looks first at the exterior massing of units 
> and 
> how they are connected or not to each other and the greater 
> community. 
> Then it moves into the private home.  It looks at important 
> issues such 
> as wheelchair accessibility, open floor plans, and natural lighting.
> Part 5:  Affordability, Sustainable Design, and Product Selection:
>    This slide show will help you balance your many goals when it 
> comes 
> to actually picking products with which to build your community.
> Please contact us now if you are interested in hearing more about 
> these 
> slide shows.  We intend to make them available through the 
> cohousing 
> network store in the near future.
> Thank you,
> Laura Fitch, resident of Pioneer Valley Cohousing and cohousing 
> architect
> -- 
> Laura Fitch, A.I.A.
> Principal Architect
> 110 Pulpit Hill Rd.
> Amherst, MA  01002
> 413-549-5799
> 413-549-7918 (fax)
> lfitch [at]
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