Monthly Archives: April 2013

UC Davis West Village Square: 2013 Green Dot Award winner!

There has been no shortage of praise for our work at UC Davis West Village Square – as the nation’s largest zero-net energy community, West Village Square’s list of green credentials is so impressive as to have made the project … Continue reading

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Small is the New Black – the fascination with Micro-flats Part II

Dogs that fit in your purse, urban parklets, and iPad minis… As we noted last week, small is back in vogue in a big way – and it’s even extending to the spaces we call home.  As the U.S. population … Continue reading

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Small is the New Black – the current fascination with Micro-flats

Small is cool again. The Fiat 500, “small bite” menus, micro-breweries… This cultural tendency toward the tiny has even extended to the multi-family development world, which is a-buzz this spring with discussions about Micro-Flats. Tiny dwelling units are turning up … Continue reading

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Retreat and Advance Part 2

At the wonderful Pier 32 Marina, the annual retreat continued with round 2 of the mini-PechaKuchas on “three things we should be considering about student housing”. The office was invited to come up with three slides to present in three … Continue reading

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