News + Events


East Bay Cohousing Bus Tours


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January 2016 Co-housing Tour with San Francisco Long Range Planning Staff



We periodically publish an email newsletter about our work and topics in the areas of design and co-housing.

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Bay Area News Group, July 2016

Spectacular Oakland mid-century hillside home is open, spacious and move-in ready by Monica Lander

Peninsula Press, March 2016

Long-awaited $29 million Paly Arts Center scheduled to open next school year by Bella Wilcox

The Atlantic Magazine, February 2016

Little Homes in Big Backyards: San Francisco’s Housing Solution? by Alana Semuels

Yes Magazine (republished in Daily Kos)

June, 2012 (April, 2013 in Daily Kos)

Life is Easier with Friends Next Door by Sven Eberlein featuring quotes by Brad Gunkel, Karen Hester and others.

Cohousing Magazine

Fall, 2008

Making cohousing affordable: Strategies and successes, part 2 of 3 by Brad Gunkel

Cohousing Magazine

Spring, 2008

Twenty Years Later: The State of Cohousing in America by Brad Gunkel

Senior Cohousing: A Community Approach to Independent Living

Author: Charles Durrett
Ten Speed Press, 2005

Universal Design Appendix by Brad Gunkel

Honors + Awards

2010 Pacific Coast Builders Conference Golden Nugget Award – Best Affordable Housing under 30 Dwelling Units per Acre

Petaluma Avenue Homes

2010 Affordable Housing Finance magazine Readers’ Choice Finalist

Petaluma Avenue Homes

2009 AIA/AAHSA – Award of Merit for affordable senior housing

Silver Sage Village

2008 National Association of Homebuilders – Best of 50+ Housing Silver Award

Silver Sage Village

2006 Design Award from Berkeley Design Advocates

Sacramento Senior Homes – recognized for excellence in design and sensitivity to community needs.

2006 Pacific Coast Builders Conference Golden Nugget Finalist

Sacramento Senior Homes – recognized for excellence in design and sensitivity to community needs.