Infill through Collaboration: Old Mill Cottages (1 LU)
Oct 25 2013
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
SF Design Center Gallery
101 Henry Adams Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Join Peter Englander of The Englander Building Company and Francis Gough from Francis Gough Architect Inc for a lecture about the successful development of Old Mill Cottages in Mill Valley. Recently recognized in Builder Magazine as an example of “infill done right” Peter will share with you the lessons learned in creating an infill community.
Old Mill Cottages
Zoned for four residences, the sale of the 50 foot by 130 foot lot initially raised concerns. Working with Francis Gough Architect, and incorporating input from the neighbors, the team redesigned the infill project to work in conjunction with the setting, creating a community that includes gardens and rear yard-accessed parking, and homes in the local Shingle-style vernacular with a connection to the street ultimately creating a community of (3) three-bedroom, 1,500 square-foot cottages and (1) one-bedroom, 500 square-foot affordable unit.
The architect and developer collaboration
Working with the Community (even when some don’t want you)
Fitting in, why design matters
Building in an infill location, some insight
What every architect, builder and designer can learn from the experience, do’s and don’ts
About Peter Englander and The Englander Building Company:
Peter is an award-winning and published builder who has been in the industry for over 25 years. In addition to the work on infill community development, he has worked from coast-to-coast on private estates, subdivisions, commercial projects, residential and commercial tenant finish projects, and historic restorations in a variety of architectural styles as a general contractor, developer, manager or owner's representative. The firm thrives on the team approach to projects, in the collaboration between owner, architect and builder, respecting the artistic vision of the team.
Peter provides service to clients with luxury projects in the greater San Francisco Bay Area, occasionally serving as his own client creating custom homes. He has completed over 200 projects worth over $300 million, with his mission to deliver a quality product, well managed, with a high level of personal service done in a personable way.
About Francis Gough
Francis is an architect with 30 years of experience in the SF Bay Area. He specializes in residential and light commercial buildings. Gough's services include all phases of design and construction, along with programming, feasibility studies and property analysis.