Date: Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Time: 2:45 – 4:00pm

Modernizing Design Guidelines: The Rise of Contemporary Residential Architecture

The rise of transitional design – a blending of traditional and modern styles that gives a fresh take on familiar forms – is mainstreaming contemporary-styled homes as it moves from the interior to the exterior.  Between 2014-2015, the AIA Home Design Trends Survey charted a seven-percent increase in both the popularity of contemporary-styled homes and of simpler exterior detailing, but most municipal design guidelines pre-date these trends – inadvertently creating conflict between what is allowed and buyer preference trends.  Panelists will discuss these trends, show examples, and provide strategies for municipal leaders to modernize design guidelines without compromising the character of their cities.

Moderator: Ryan White, Senior Associate and Senior Designer, Dahlin Group Architecture Planning

Speakers: Rob Williams, Chairman of the Planning Commission and Chairs the Design Review Board, City of San Juan Capistrano | Garrett Hinds, Director of Architecture, Trumark Homes