Accessory Dwelling Unit Handbook
OpenScope Studio was hired by the San Francisco Planning Department to create a handbook laying out the process for adding dwelling units (or ADUs, also known as in-law apartments) to buildings in San Francisco. We researched the most common housing types in the city and developed prototype ADUs to test out a variety of scenarios that building owners will come across. The handbook looked at design issues, planning and building code challenges and the financial implications for building owners to help people decide whether or not adding an accessory unit is appropriate for their situation. A PDF of the handbook is available at the SF Planning site, and OpenScope has recently been hired to assist with the creation of an updated edition due in 2018.