For the past 15 years, the cohousing conference has felt like a family reunion – seeing old friends as well as a time to meet new ones.
This year was even more special because it was in Portland, OR – a location where we have a built community and active cohousing projects.
I ran into a former colleague, Stephanie Gilliam – an architect with whom I had worked more than 2 decades ago at SOM in Chicago, who has since been working in the film industry.
We had three of our staff and 5 community members attend the conference. Mike and I co-presented several conference sessions – with collaborators from around North America. I hosted a workshop for architects who wanted to work in cohousing, as well as a workshop on how to design the Common House.
Schemata hosted several events for our current and past cohousing clients – fun to see so many of them together all in one room. We had many long-time friends come up after touring