Can Empty Office Buildings Become Good Housing?

It seems like a brilliant idea. Remedy the Bay Area’s perennial housing problem, a puzzle that has defied solutions for decades, while finding a new use for office buildings abandoned by the post-pandemic work-from-home trend. But what features make a building a viable candidate for conversion? Our Office-to-Housing Study addresses this big, essential question.

Can Empty Office Buildings Become Good Housing?

Balancing Progress and Cost: The Challenge of Specific Plans in Urban Development

Beyond Buildings: Impactful Solutions for Sustainable Urban Development

Engaging Resilient Communities

Resilience Hubs: Design solutions that help communities flourish

SERA Housing Principal Gauri Rajbaidya selected for governor's housing council

What do we mean by evolved design?

Our values: What SERA believes

The first annual DIGGY Awards!

New leaders at SERA in 2023

SERA and Just: The intersection of diversity and inclusion

Tipsu Palach Park: The gift of outdoor gathering

Addressing the climate crisis with embodied carbon benchmarking

Caring for the planet, and ourselves

SERA Academy: Why emerging professionals love SERA

Fostering creativity in the SLAB

SERA at Galleria: Professional development through human experience

The future is bright with AR and VR technologies

Erin Reome and resilience

SERA’s Offices: One firm’s answer to the big workplace question

Interview with Trevor Parham, Founder of Oakstop, an Oakland-based co-working space that centers communities of color

The Galleria: Celebrating SERA's New Space

SERA’s Tim Smith awarded FAICP Fellowship

SERA Celebrates New Leaders in Portland and Oakland!

Q&A With Natasha Koiv: Principal for 36 Years, retiring in 2022

Collaborative climate solutions start with carbon benchmarking

Previewing SERA’s New Galleria Headquarters (with Renderings!)

Back to the future: How we chose a longtime project as our new Portland HQ

Combating climate change: A study of embodied carbon

SERA and OBBF: Partnering with Our Oakland Neighbors

Design Through the Lens of Biomimicry

Can a Broken Urban Park Be Fixed? Portland’s O’Bryant Square: Part 3

Can a Broken Urban Park Be Fixed? Portland’s O’Bryant Square: Part 2

Can a Broken Urban Park Be Fixed? Portland’s O’Bryant Square: Part 1

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