The Big Small House

Class Description

The increasing cost of housing and the need for dwellings that include the low to mid-income population, including adults, young people and homeless, is a major concern in Seattle’s metropolitan area.  A few months ago, the City approved codes and regulations for facilitating the construction of attached dwelling units ADU, and detached dwelling units DADU.

In contrast to other workshops and lectures offered in Seattle and Portland, this course will be focused on how to design an ADU-DADU; the understanding of codes, regulations and the construction process. Classes will include: lectures, slide presentations, a workshop and guest lecturers.

Back to class safely – While we do hope to continue our in-person learning, please note that this learning experience may need to evolve to an online or hybrid learning platform based on the safety regulations and recommendations by the city and state.

Program Continuing Education

Instructor Javier Gómez Alvarez-Tostado


Fall registration is either full or closed at this time. Winter registration opens on October 15th.

  • Fall: September 24th to November 12th
    • Thursdays, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
  • Spring: March 25th to May 13th
    • Thursdays, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Ages 18+

Discipline Interior Architecture

Price $720 for 8 sessions

Dress Requirements

There are no dress requirements for this course.

Location: Main Cornish Campus, 1000 Lenora St, Seattle, WA, 98121

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