In January of this year I had the honor of participating in a design competition hosted by the City of Shaker Heights. Twelve teams submitted conceptual drawings for infill lots in the Moreland Heights neighborhood.
The city was looking for proposals that emphasize energy efficiency with net zero ready or passive design, that fit into traditional neighborhoods, and incorporate intergenerational accessibility. I partnered with Bliss & Company developers and builders to create a design based on the historic Cleveland Double. We provided an accessible home on the first floor for use by those wanting to age in place, and a larger two story unit above it. This design also works well for home based businesses and artists’ studios. Both units have open floor plans, with neighborhood-building front porches and plenty of natural light from the south facing windows. We are looking forward to the opportunity to build this home or similar ones as Northeast Ohio takes advantage of the opportunity to high performance homes with modern amenities on the open lots in our
established neighborhoods. You can see the floor plans and full description of the project here: Hallie and Bliss and Shaker Design Competition