From CORA member Curtis B. Wayne:

his new book

The Shape of Things that Work: The Fourth Architecture


The Basic Rights & Rules of Dwelling




From founding CORA counselor Allan Shope:

 Read his weekly architectural journal entries detailing preparations to build his new home,

and stay tuned as we follow his journey! 

The Design and Construction of the Oak Hill Road House

Journal Entry 1: Land Ownership vs. Stewardship

Journal Entry 2: Selecting and Replacing a Black Walnut Tree

Journal Entry 3: Ten Chairs - a Maker's Journey

Journal Entry 4: Tuning a Door

Journal Entry 5: A Very Big Bowl

Journal Entry 6: Granite Monoliths

Journal Entry 7: Architecture as a Non-Visual Experience

Journal Entry 8: Globalization and the Demise of Vernacular Identity

Journal Entry 9: Wood

Journal Entry 10: Architectural Sustainability: The Challenge of Change



CORA is the only national organization dedicated to all aspects of building better homes for more people. Not restricted to architects or people with design training, CORA is open to any and all who have a passion for creating houses that respond to clients, sites, art and science.

This is a bottom-up, crowd-sourced, open-ended group networking together to share what works, what doesn’t, what sparks an outcry, what deserves revelation. Some have called CORA "Occupy Architecture," others have found it to be an alternative to the AIA.

CORA is a viral connection - not your mother’s (or father’s) professional organization. It is what anyone makes of it. Nationally formed chapters focus on issues and ideas. They have flourished and started anew since the birth of CORA.

What do you want CORA to be? CORA leads by listening.