How to Design and Construct Accessory Dwelling Units
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Wednesday, May 11, 2022
12:30 – 2:30 pm CDT
Defining accessory dwelling units
History of accessory dwelling units (ADUs)
Benefits and drawbacks
Ownership and occupancy
Land use and permitting issues
Economics of ADUs
Types of ADUs
Complying with building codes and standards
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2.0 HSW CE Hours
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.20 CEUs (Building)
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Carrie Shores Diller
Principal Architect and Co-Founder
Principal at both Inspired ADUs and Larson Shores Architecture and Interiors, Ms. Shores Diller is dedicated to timeless architectural and design excellence rooted in a sense of place and purpose. She is a licensed architect, LEED AP, and Cerr Specialist who received her master’s degree in architecture from UC Berkeley, where she met her business partner Josh Larson. Ms. Shores Diller’s fierce commitment to ADUs and aging in community began when she, herself, faced serious spinal problems. She realized, firsthand, that her home was fighting rather than supporting her. The wisdom gained from her 10-year battle for wellness and personal independence opened her eyes to the environmental needs of the disabled and elderly and informs every Inspired ADU. Ms. Shores Diller is an integral member of Berkeley’s ADU Task Force and the Casita Coalition, helping to educate homeowners and move legislation along. In addition, she works as the Northern California instructor for Kol Peterson and Earth Advantage’s ADU Specialists program. Today Inspired ADUs has built and or designed over 120 ADUs in the Bay Area. Millie, our modular ADU with nine configurations, will be available in late Spring, early Summer of 2022.
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Course Title: How to Design and Construct Accessory Dwelling Units
Delivery Method: Live Online
Course Description: This course examines design and construction considerations for accessory dwelling units (ADUs). Topics include the history of ADUs, benefits and drawbacks for owners and occupants, land use permitting issues, types of ADUs, and complying with building codes and standards.
Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to define what is and is not an ADU, and identify various types of units.
Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to discuss and reference benefits and drawbacks when determining whether or not to pursue building an accessory dwelling unit.
Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to comply with all applicable building codes and standards when designing and constructing an ADU.
Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to navigate issues related to land use, permitting, ownership and occupancy of ADUs.
LUs: 2.0 LU Type: LU|HSWs.
Prerequisites: Familiarity with residential design concepts
Advance Preparation: None
Program Level: Intermediate
Course Expiration Date: 03/04/2025
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