Author Biographies :: Ross Chapin

Ross Chapin

Ross Chapin, FAIA, is an architect based on Whidbey Island, WA and author of Pocket Neighborhoods: Creating Small Scale Community in a Large Scale World (Taunton Press). Over the last 15 years, Ross has designed and partnered in developing six pocket neighborhoods in the Puget Sound region—small groupings of homes around a shared commons—and has designed dozens of communities for developers across the U.S., Canada and the UK.

Articles by this Author…

Building Blocks for Vibrant and Resilient Communities

Posted on June 17, 2015 in Stories

Interview with architect, community planner and author Ross Chapin on the power of neighborhood design to build and strengthen community.… read more »

Making Space for Community

Posted on June 16, 2015 in Stories

John, Peter and architect, community planner and author Ross Chapin, the leader in defining and designing pocket neighborhoods, talk about how scale and design impact the quality of our conversations, relationships and our sense of community.… read more »

10 Ways to Create Community Where You Live

Posted on June 21, 2012 in Posts

How to build community here and now—because neighborhoods are more than houses in proximity.… read more »