The City of Albany is advancing legislation to allow tandem parking for accessory dwelling units. Tandem parking is the parking of two cars in a row as opposed to two cars side by side.
One project that may benefit is a music studio being designed in Albany for Ellen Hershey, an avid flutist with plans for garden concerts in the home she has owned for nearly 50 years. She is excited about the potential to make this more than a music studio, and to have the opportunity to use the new space as a small home for her son to move into.
New Avenue is excited to announce that Christopher Sullivan is the lead architect. Chris joined New Avenue’s distributed team of independent architects last December, and has already has accepted ten projects. Ellen is happy with the process, stating “Chris is designing such a nice cottage that I might just move in myself and rent out the main house! “
New Avenue is a tech startup that makes it easier for homeowners to complete remodels or add accessory dwellings. The company promotes transparency and accountability in the remodeling and building industry, and partners with small local design firms and general contractors that have an established track record of providing the highest standard of service. With over 1,900 clients initiating projects, New Avenue’s success has prompted the company to launch a recruitment effort for architects that are committed to their shared goal of designing and developing accessory dwellings.
Kevin Casey, CEO and Founder of New Avenue, said, “Chris’s passion for our mission to help homeowners build accessory dwellings is evident through his interactions with his clients. We are excited to have Chris as a member of our team of architects.”
“As an architect and design partner to New Avenue, my objective is to provide solutions to the changing way we live. Because we are living longer and because living expenses are increasing, the challenge is to provide safe, secure and comfortable spaces for people to thrive” said Sullivan. He further describes how New Avenue offers the opportunity to work with a variety of clients with a variety of family structures, who are looking to modify their current living situations to suit older and younger generations within the family unit.
Sullivan received his bachelor of architecture at University of Detroit Mercy and his master’s degree of architecture from University of California, Berkeley. Previously he was project manager for Construction Management West and a project architect for Tom Eliot Fish. In 2012 Sullivan started his own practice, which he continues to run while contracting with New Avenue.
New Avenue continues to actively recruit architects. If you are an architect or designer and are interested in learning more, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.newavenuehomes.com/BecomeAPartner.
For more information about New Avenue’s architect partners, visit www.newavenuehomes.com/architects.