413-549-5799 - 110 Pulpit Hill Road, Amherst, MA 01002

Two Echo Community Center

Fitch Architecture & Community Design (formerly Kraus Fitch Architects) provided programming, and full architectural services on a tight budget through construction of the Two Echo Cohousing Common House.

Completed in 2005, the Two Echo community is somewhat unique in the cohousing world as it was a “lot development model” with a set-aside space for a future common house. It was anticipated that there would be sufficient funds for the common house design and construction after the sale of 17 of 22 lots however inflation had decreased the purchasing power of these funds.

We worked with the group (many of whom had been living in the site for five years) to program, design, and ultimately build the common house within the very tight budget.