Author: mdicecco

design, housing, planning

suburban affordability


No Comments

Two words that don’t go together. The challenge: maintain suburban single family land use patterns, General Plan circulation, public works road widths and conservation easements, while providing homes that are affordable within one of the most expensive areas of the country for housing. The solution: provide 3 different detached housing options: small scale small lot single family

Read More

design, house, housing, planning, Uncategorized

shorewalk success


No Comments

Always great to see when collaborators/clients/friends are successful. Great too when we get to help them succeed. In this case it is Shorewalk, a single family home community we designed with McCarthy Companies. Fortunately for us, it is located in a master planned community RiverPark that we’ve been involved with since its inception with RiverPark

Read More

design, house, Uncategorized

silverlake progress


No Comments

After  a public hearing in downtown Los Angeles, I took a quick trip to check up on the progress of the Silverlake houses. The first house, sold after the foundation was poured, is completed and occupied. It was interesting to see from the outside how another team of architect and homeowner finished what we started.

Read More

housing, Uncategorized

Camino Esperanza progress


No Comments

Our Camino Esperanza project for Cabrillo Economic Development Corp. is coming out of the ground. It is an 100% affordable rental project for seniors. The project includes thirty 500 square foot units, a manager’s unit and a community building. Due to its location within a rural part of Simi Valley, the buildings are all one

Read More

housing, Uncategorized

Shorewalk


No Comments

Our friends at McCarthy Homes put together this video of one of their latest projects, the Shorewalk Collection. We are honored to be the architects on their team. Also cool is that the video shows that Shorewalk is located in another one of our projects, RiverPark. Very proud of that one too.

Read More

Uncategorized

Nathan


No Comments

Nathan York has joined our team. Nathan is a Simi Valley local from a construction family. He has a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Woodbury University. He interned and was employed at renowned JohnsonFain in Los Angeles. His position there allowed him to work on smaller projects such as individual houses up to large mixed

Read More

Uncategorized

two in silverlake


No Comments

While I was in downtown Los Angeles attending a symposium, I took the time to stop by the construction of two custom hillside houses we designed in Silverlake. The two are part of a trio of houses for three lots in a row with views of the Los Angeles skyline. We are always excited to see our

Read More

Uncategorized

mashup


No Comments

A recent article by Bill Fulton about an emerging urban form. In it he sees a future of pedestrian friendly, higher density, mixed use communities many urban planners have been working toward. The twist here though, is that this new form includes single family housing and the automobile, the two things that most thought were incompatible

Read More