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Blog2019-11-21T11:15:30-06:00

Memel, South Africa: What Else Can Happen When You’re Building Homes

In 2012, Caddis Collaborative was hired to design a cohousing project in Memel, South Africa, and cohousing-inspired dwellings in the nearby black township of Zamani. Bryan Bowen, principal and architect at Caddis, got right down to business. He traveled to Memel and Zamani several times and became immersed in [...]

Trauma-Informed Design: Inclusive Buildings for All

Trauma-informed health care takes into account an individual’s past history and current circumstances when providing care in hospitals, treatment facilities, and social services. Now architects are designing housing and other buildings to provide a sense of physical and emotional safety to those who are vulnerable. Trauma-informed design, as it’s called, [...]

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Listening to Residents: Community Engagement as Part of Good Design

Good community engagement means drawing folks out to be heard – before putting pencil to paper. Using fun and effective tools in addition to lightly facilitated open dialogue yields great results. Each planning process differs, but here’s one recent example of Caddis’s approach to community engagement. For a project we’re [...]

Bryan Bowen Wins Green Building Leadership Award

Caddis Collaborative is delighted to announce that principal architect Bryan Bowen has won the Colorado Green Building Guild’s Leadership Initiative Award for 2019. The award is given to a CGBG member who has shown exceptional and noteworthy commitment to advancing the craft of green building and has led or encouraged [...]

Woodward Park City Featured in SketchUp Blog

  Kelly Siu was recently interviewed by Michelle White at SketchUp to discuss how we used the program to model Woodward Park City. Some topic covered are: How our office uses SketchUp Incorporating the SketchUp model into a video to help foster good community engagement How SketchUp [...]

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Woodward Park City

Update January 11, 2018: Woodward Park City, was approved unanimously Tuesday night by Summit County! The 52,000 SF year-round action sports recreation center and training facility will be built at Gorgoza Park, UT. Designed to accommodate people at all skill levels, Woodward Park City will include both indoor and outdoor [...]

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Rocky Mountain Ecodharma Retreat Center

Congratulations to Rocky Mountain Ecodharma Retreat Center on the unanimous approval by Boulder County Commissioners of their Limited Impact Special Review (LISR). This approval recognizes RMERC as the next of a natural progression of historic uses of Community Significance on a beautiful parcel of land off the Peak to Peak [...]

Affordable Housing: Radio Story with KGNU

KGNU, a community radio station for the Boulder area, recently talked to Bryan Bowen about the housing crisis in ski towns. Curious about some of the solutions to address affordable housing in places such as Aspen? Listen to the clip below!  

Affordable Housing in Ski Towns and Possible Solutions

According to the latest market data, the median listing price for a home in Aspen, CO is just north of $1 million dollars. The median household income is $72,336 (meaning that the average home goes for about 14 years times the average annual salary!). Given the disparity between home value [...]

2015 AIA Architect of the Year: Bryan Bowen

Our Chapter of the American Institute of Architects has honored Bryan as the Architect of the year. Here are the comments from the awards ceremony: "Bryan is a founding partner of Caddis, PC, an innovative firm in Boulder, Colorado. Caddis is providing leadership on new ideas about housing and sustainability. [...]

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Cohousing Featured on NPR

  *The featured photograph was taken at Silver Sage Cohousing community located in the Holiday neighborhood in Boulder, CO. Cohousing is in the news! Morning Edition featured a story on cohousing on Feb. 16th, 2015; however, NPR left out all of the wonderful cohousing communities in the United States. [...]

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Houzz Spotlights NZE Home

Our Fraser, CO Net  Zero Energy home was featured on Houzz today. This project was a 5,232 sf year-round residence in an extremely harsh environment. Passive and active building technologies with real time monitoring devices; including, daylighting and passive solar heating and cooling strategies -- grid-tied and all electric, but uses no [...]

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HUD Highlights Cinema Court

One of Caddis' many afforadable housing projects, Cinema Court was recently highlighted on HUD's website. * Cinema Court was completed before the firm name change, hence why Bryan Bowen Architects, p.c. is mentioned in the article. [Source: HUD User] Moab, Utah is the gateway to some of the most iconic [...]