A Free Standard ADU Plan for the City of Los Angeles
Lehrer Architects, in collaboration with the City of Los Angeles, proudly presents the innovative “YOU ADU” – a cutting-edge, single-bedroom Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) now available for free download. Our design embodies a commitment to accessibility, affordability, and seamless permitting, all while promoting a sense of community and good placemaking.
The “YOU ADU” boasts a flexible layout that accommodates multiple orientations, and its most distinctive feature is its clever configuration, which optimizes open spaces and fosters a sense of privacy between the main house, garden, and ADU. Embracing sustainability, the all-electric, solar-ready setup incorporates a strategic cutout that enhances both interior and exterior spaces, fostering an engaging indoor/outdoor living experience and revitalizing previously neglected yard areas.
This project represents an expansion of our continuum of housing solutions, aimed at tackling Los Angeles’ housing crisis while integrating with existing houses and neighborhoods. As the first free, pre-approved Standard ADU Plan available to all Angelenos, the “YOU ADU” sets a new standard for accessible and community-oriented housing solutions.
The YOU ADU is a free, pre-approved Standard ADU Plan available to all Angelenos and can be found here:
Anywhere in Los Angeles, CA,
City of Los Angeles and its citizens
Lehrer Architects LA with Kadre Architects
455 square Feet
The cost of Construction is estimated between $100-130K