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Senior Cohousing in Brazil

Recently, I was tapped to be the keynote speaker for a one-day forum in Sao Paulo on housing for seniors! It helps to have a somewhat unique expertise – Cohousing.  While there may be one hundred and fifty or so built cohousing communities in the US, Brazil is just...

Sao Paulo Brazil

On a recent trip to Sao Paulo Brazil, a city of chronic traffic jams, I was introduced to old and new solutions that engage people in outdoor and indoor activity. Initially, I was shuffled by my host in his private car between meetings, a forum on senior housing (at...

The Elphie

As an architect, visiting a city like Hamburg, Germany requires very little pre-planning.  Simply walking the streets is a feast for me.  I knew I wanted to see the Elbphilharmonie, (the new Hamburg Philharmonic Hall), but I enjoyed the plaza underneath it more, and...

Fratelli’s Ristorante Italiano

Have you eaten at Fratelli’s Ristorante Italiano yet? Owners Joe Bowman and Brian Covel completely transformed a dismal basement commercial space into a beautiful, casual, fine dining destination. Fitch Architecture and Community Design enjoyed helping Joe and Brian...

Tiny House on the Move!

If you are going to help in the design of a tiny house, it is a good idea to stay involved through the initial drive (when the house is pulled off the construction site on its trailer) and possibly subsequent moves.   This past weekend,  I did just that!  My son's...

Indulging in my Cohousing Habit!

 (Photograph is Germantown Commons, Nashville, TN. Architecture by good friend Bryan Bowen) Being a "cohousing architect" Is especially rewarding during the bi-annual conference hosted by the Cohousing Association of The US (CohoUS). It's fun to share some of the...

Ready to dance!

This past fall and winter, we had the opportunity to work with the Smith College Dance Department to help them find a new home for their department offices. Since Smith is undergoing a major transformation of the Neilson Library, many departments are being moved to...

Welcome to our new website and our Blog – Architecture and Fitch

Our name has changed, the high quality of our service has not!   After 16 years of successful collaboration with Mary Kraus, she and I are choosing to independently focus on our preferred areas of interests; hence the establishment Fitch Architecture and...