Talk + Tour: Habitat in Diamond Heights<< All Events
Talk + Tour: Habitat in Diamond Heights
Join us for a discussion and tour at 36 Amber Drive, eight new townhouses by Habitat for Humanity in San Francisco's Diamond Heights neighborhood. These homes are exclusively for low-income families, offering 100% affordable ownership. Families contribute substantial effort in the construction of their homes through the Habitat model, ensuring a hands-on and fulfilling homeownership experience.
A brief presentation will cover elements of the tour including an overview of the project, design elements and creative process.
Project Architect: Kerman Morris Architects | Developer: Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco
Maureen Sedonaen is the Chief Executive Officer of Habitat Greater San Francisco, serving Marin, San Mateo, and San Francisco Counties. Over the last 7 years, she has overseen incredible pipeline growth and increased mission impact across the organization as they build, preserve, finance and advocate for affordable homeownership. An inspiring and strategic leader with an extraordinarily successful history leading in both the non-profit and social impact private sector, Maureen has served in executive leadership roles for over 3 decades. She was the Founder, President, and CEO of the Youth Leadership Institute. In that role she worked with hundreds of communities, foundations, and organizations throughout the U.S. and internationally on effective and transformative youth leadership, philanthropy, civic engagement, and hundreds of successful policy initiatives.
About Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco builds homes and sustains affordable homeownership opportunities for families in Marin, San Francisco, and San Mateo counties. Our values focus on building partnerships, equity, stability, and legacy.
Elizabeth (“Biz”) Kerman-Morris, AIA/LEED AP founded Kerman Morris Architects (KMA) after graduating in Architecture from UC Berkeley, designing housing for multiple architecture firms, and acting as SF Heritage's staff architect renovating homes for low-income seniors under a CDBG grant.. Biz leads KMA’s design studio, working closely with staff to craft functional and beautiful units and welcoming common spaces, with a focus on the end user’s experience of “home.” Biz is an active member of YIMBY and HAC, and a supporter of "Housing for All, Anytime, Everywhere."
Edward (“Toby”) Morris, AIA/LEED AP holds dual master’s degrees from UC Berkeley in City Planning/Housing Development and Architecture. His research included assessing the development capacity SF Bay Area non-profit developers to address the critical affordable housing demand. Toby joined Biz in 1994, working on SRO rehabilitations. As Managing Principal at KMA, Toby has escorted countless projects through SF Planning Department’s labyrinth of review, neighborhood input, and Commission approvals.
About Kerman Morris Architects
KMA is a small LBE/WBE architectural firm with 27 years of experience designing and developing housing in San Francisco. With projects ranging from single-family additions to market-rate mixed-use multi-family projects with inclusionary housing, to 100% affordable family, senior and SRO projects, the firm principals take pride in crafting infill projects in San Francisco’s vibrant neighborhoods that contribute positively to the local culture and the aesthetic characteristics of the setting. 36 Amber Drive is KMA’s first collaboration with Habitat for Humanity Greater SF.
Tabatha Petersen is the Staging Director with Green Couch and comes with over 15 years of experience in residential and multi-family real estate. She provides a wealth of expertise across many sectors and is a multi-talented professional skilled in design, sales, business development and marketing. She has represented a portfolio of over $1 billion in luxury residential properties across major cities such as San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, and Seattle. Tabatha earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship from San Francisco State University and is currently working toward a MIRM Designation from the National Association of Home Builders.
About Green Couch
Green Couch provides partial and full staging projects in the SF Bay Area, Los Angeles and Southern California. With a warehouse full of chic furniture, carefully curated artwork and accessories, Green Couch is known for their contemporary-classic, art-forward staging style.