Start a chapter in your area:
CORA is a grassroots organization that is a meeting place and resource for individuals with an interest in better home design and construction. Its members include architects, landscape architects, builders, and interior designers. The most vibrant aspect of CORA is its chapters. Active chapters do a lot to move design in a positive direction. Right now, various chapters are working to change zoning ordinances in their area, educating the public about residential design, holding workshops and seminars for their members, and acting as a contact point and resource for their members. They truly are the wheels that keep the goals of CORA alive and moving. There is no overseeing national component that mandates what chapters must do or sets limits on the kind of members who may join, and there are no dues or requirements other than an interest in furthering good residential design. Each chapter can address the issues most valid in their region or to their members. (It is nice, though, if people can just send a little summary from time to time as to what the chapter has been up to so that we can share this with all CORA members - it's always great to be able see what's happening all across the country.)
Past meeting topics include:
- How well is your contract written?
- What has been lost in current practice regarding the quality of place, setting or climate?
- Mayberry Modernism – North Carolina’s Modernist Legacy
- Green Building Workshop
- Evolution of the American Home Plan
- Passive Heating & Cooling- managing energy in Microclimates & Buildings
In the Contact section of this website, you may fill out the form and indicate that you're interested in starting a chapter in your area. If you think it would be helpful, we can put you in touch with a couple of people who have started very active chapters and who would be glad to share their experiences in setting up their own chapter.