This ADU Event includes a FREE full-day instructional WORKSHOP for homeowners to learn everything there is to know about building an ADU and an opportunity to meet with ADU vendors to discuss your project and make connections for services and information to get your project started.

Open to homeowners from the greater Bay Area!

The ADU WORKSHOP (9:00am – 1:00pm) will address the following questions:

  • Can I build an ADU on my site?
  • How do I obtain a permit build an ADU?
  • How do I hire a builder and manage construction?
  • How do I pay for an ADU?
  • I’m a landlord, now what?

Meet Our Panelist:

Carrie Shores Owner and Principal, Larson/Shores Architects and Interiorsand Inspired Independence
David J. Klein Founder and CEO, Modern Empathy
Steve Vallejos President and Project Developer, Valley Home Development
Pam Dorr Director of Affordable Housing for the Blocks Program, Soup
Monica Rodriguez Insurance Agent, Lic. #0F00209, Farmers Insurance
James Gordon VP Sales and Finance, Valley Home Development
Rebecca Gallardo Real Estate Professional, Intero Realtor
Vianey Nava Program Manager, ADU, Housing Trust Silicon Valley

For the ADU Workshop agenda (subject to change), click here.

Check-in for WORKSHOP will begin at 8:00am so we can begin promptly at 9:00am.

There will be free on-site parking. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided.

To attend the ADU WORKSHOP, you must register through Eventbrite AND complete the registration questions. Per our funding requirements, we are required to collect demographic information and track your progress.

In preparation for the ADU WORKSHOP, please complete the Homework Assignment. If you live in San Jose, click here and if you live in Sunnyvale, click here.

This ADU WORKSHOP is a requirement for eligibility for financial assistance through Housing Trust Silicon Valley, please make sure to check-in and check-out.

Due to limited space, only ONE PERSON PER HOUSEHOLD may attend the ADU WORKSHOP ONLY once. If you are looking for a review of the attendance eligibility workshop material, please watch our one hour video (this is not a substitute for workshop attendance).

August 17th
9:00AM - 1:00PM
Orchard Pavilion, Sunnyvale Senior Center 550 East Remington Drive Sunnyvale, CA 94087