Who we are

LiveWell Cohousing is owned and managed by Gary Morrison.  Gary has over 20 years of experience in the real estate sector, and often collaborates with partners on projects – trying to match each project with the right team.  The best fit.  We combine personal values, community, flexible design, and sustainable building practices and principles to help make your project a success.

For a PDF information package on on how to launch your cohousing community please email info@livewellcohousing.ca.  Also dig around on our site – hope it helps.

Gary Morrison

DSC_0810Gary works as an adviser and coach to new communities to help them launch their projects.  He has over 20 years of experience working in real estate development and finance.  Gary aims to ensure the business side of community and cohousing development is not overlooked.  His experience allows projects to move forward effectively – reducing risks and ensuring focus.

Gary also helps public sector agencies move their real estate development projects forward – including municipalities, health authorities, post-secondary institutions and various provincial agencies. He has lots of “blue chip” corporate training, but prefers to focus on smaller ventures and initiatives – sharing his experience to help new projects move forward.

 

 

Trusted Advisers

Charles Durrett

Charles Durret

LiveWell Cohousing is proud to collaborate with Charles Durrett of McCamant & Durrett Architects for envisioning, planning, design and the Principle Architect role of our cohousing projects.  Chuck’s experience is second-to-none in cohousing projects.

 Highlights

  • Charles Durrett, with his wife Kathryn McCamant, introduced the concept of cohousing to the U.S. with their book Cohousing: A Contemporary Approach to Housing Ourselves. They coined the word “cohousing” for which they are credited in the Oxford English Dictionary. Charles recently authored, Senior Cohousing: A Community Approach to Independent Living-The Handbook.
  • Charles has designed over fifty cohousing communities in the United States and Canada, including Muir Commons, the first cohousing community in North America.
  • Charles’ career as an architect has led him into the areas of urban design, town planning, and community development. He says, “Beauty is a key part of our job. People preserve, protect, maintain, and revitalize what they love. They love what is beautiful.”

Note on some projects Chuck will often collaborate with a local design/architectural group to ensure local conditions are fully contemplated in all work.

Source Facilitation

Source-Logo_250yWe rely on leading facilitators like the source Facilitation Collective to help us and groups move the community forward.  More info on Source can be found at this link.

 

 

Project Management

LiveWell Cohousing works with a number of leading project management companies as well as individual project management team members – matching the right team with each cohousing community.