Firm Profile

McCamant & Durrett Architects is an architecture and consulting firm with offices in Nevada City, California. Principal Architect Charles Durrett has become well known nationally and internationally for the design of cohousing communities, childcare facilities, pedestrian-friendly town planning, sustainable design and development consulting. Since 1987 the firm has provided complete architectural services for a wide range of clients.

In 1988, McCamant and Durrett introduced cohousing to the English speaking world with their seminal book “Cohousing: A Contemporary Approach to Housing Ourselves“. Their most recent book “Creating Cohousing: Building Sustainable Communities” was released in 2011.

McCamant & Durrett Architects has adapted its cohousing design experience to affordable housing developments and senior neighborhoods. Other projects have included custom strawbale homes, mixed-use developments, town planning, commercial projects, and childcare centers.  The firm seeks opportunities to create community, and sustainability with every project.

McCamant & Durrett’s primary concern is people, their environment and the quality of their lives. The firm works closely with their clients through a unique participatory design process that allows them to build the community, not brick by brick, but decision by decision. A leader in sustainable design, McCamant & Durrett Architects helps clients integrate the energy efficiencies and building systems that make their project sustainable and affordable.