Ross Chapin

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Ross Chapin, AIA, is the principal of Ross Chapin Architects, located on Whidbey Island, north of Seattle. He has focused on sensibly sized custom residences, pocket neighborhood developments, and mixed-use projects since 1982. His partnerships with developers, city planners, and builders have created innovative housing and neighborhood prototypes that have received significant national attention and are shifting the way we think about our homes and communities. His projects have won numerous design awards, including the 2005, 2007, and 2009 AIA Housing awards, and have been published in Architectural Record, Builder magazine, The New York Times, Boston Globe, Fine Homebuilding, Metropolitan Home, This Old House, Sunset, and more than 25 books, including Creating the Not So Big House, Home By Design, Patterns of Home, The Good Green Home, The New Cottage Home, and Blueprint Small. Ross lectures on housing at conferences and universities throughout the country. Visit his website at

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Pocket Neighborhoods

Creating Small-Scale Community in a Large-Scale World
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Pocket Neighborhoods: Creating Small Scale Community in a Large Scale World by Whidbey Island architect Ross Chapin introduces an antidote to faceless, placeless sprawl—real neighborhoods of a scale and design where people can easily know one another; where empty nesters and single householders with far-f

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