Series 2

01 Episode: Laneway Housing with Jake Fry

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On this episode of 2 Designers & A Podcast, we’ll talk with Jake Fry, the founder of award-winning firm, SmallWorks Studios and Laneway Housing Inc., about the impact and benefits of laneway housing on the environment, as well as current and future trends of small-scale buildings.

About the Guest

As a strong advocate for laneway housing, Jake Fry established award-winning firm, Smallworks Studios and Laneway Housing Inc. in Vancouver in 2005. He successfully built the company from the ground up and gathered a dedicated team that is committed to sustainability, innovation, and providing affordable housing options for single families. Jake is also a co-founder of a non-profit society, SmallHousing BC, and was named Ernst & Young’s (EY) Entrepreneur of the Year in Manufacturing in 2014.  

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Smallworks, laneway housing, affordable housing, sustainable design


Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design (FAAD)

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Solano, M. & Santilli, M. (Hosts). (2022). 2 designers & a podcast [Audio podcast]. Sheridan College.


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