Today, there is a growing but unmet demand for affordable housing within neighborhoods that have been out of reach to most. Through innovative design, ADUs and DADUs allow builders to deliver clever, green solutions to this market. We will discuss unique design challenges of this project type and point out common pitfalls to avoid.
Mike Hinrichsen has been a real estate broker for 16 years at Lake & Company Real Estate, located near Green Lake in North Seattle. He also co-owns and operates Seattle Design & Construction. Mike has been involved in all aspects of the building and design of homes since he was a teenager. In 2013, he finished construction of his own 800-square-foot detached accessory dwelling unit (DADU) in Maple Leaf. He has assisted clients who have built DADUs and is an advocate for these clever green structures.
With over 26 years of building experience, Rob leads HyBrid Architecture’s Design & Development Studio. His leadership in the firm is built on fostering a collaborative environment—bringing builders, designers, and developers together. Rob’s focus at every level of construction is to foster the growth of urbanism through affordable, sustainable, and livable strategies.
Providing a voice for local educators, artists, and community-minded voices is a huge staple in Rob’s belief that a great community starts with people. He is a founding member of Architects Without Borders—Seattle, a former chair of the Capitol Hill Design Review Board, and former adjunct professor at the Cornish College for the Arts.
Aliesha Ruiz recently joined the Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties as the Seattle government affairs manager. Aliesha relocated to Seattle from the “Land of Enchantment,” also known as New Mexico, where she lobbied for both the public and private sectors. She began her career in government affairs by managing special projects and initiatives while serving under the New Mexico Attorney General.