Multifamily Housing, Community Design, and Neighborhood Revitalization: Lessons from Chicago
Wednesday, June 25 | 8:30 AM-5:30 PM | Fee: $350 | Earn 9.0 AIA HSW LUs + GBCI + RIBA
This daylong session will focus on the development and revitalization of public housing in Chicago, including the infamous Cabrini-Green housing development, as an extended case study of urban transformation and change. Architecture and design have been critical components both of the perceived social failures of high-rise public housing and of the hoped-for successes of the redeveloped neighborhoods. Chicago's public housing has undergone perhaps the most extreme redevelopment, and certainly at the largest scale. The failures as well as the successes have been studied in detail over the past decades, and so it is an excellent place to learn about community redevelopment and change. Additionally, because of Chicago's architectural history, it is also an excellent place to study the role of design and specifically modern design in making successful, diverse communities.
Small Project Practitioners + Custom Residential Architects Network + Housing Knowledge Community Reception
Thursday, June 26 | 6:00-8:00 PM
For the past several decades, architects have abandoned the Design Build delivery method because the AIA considered it unethical and a conflict of interest for the architect. This is no longer the case. Now the time is right for more emerging professionals and small practitioners to join the ranks of those who have been practicing as Design Build with great success. This workshop brings mature companies to enlighten young professionals to the merits of Design Build as a profitable delivery method. Design Build project delivery is cutting edge because we dare to reposition residential architects as leaders in the burgeoning custom home industry, and bring quality design to the forefront of communities on a local as well as national level.
Best in Housing: 2014 Awards Celebration
Friday, June 27 | 11:30 AM-1:00 PM | Fee: $0 - Free to attend
Join the 2014 recipients of the AIA Housing Awards, AIA/HUD Secretary's Awards, and residential architect Design Awards as we honor and celebrate excellence in housing and community design.
Powering a New Generation: Exploring Energy-generating Affordable Housing
Friday, June 27 | 6:00-7:00 PM | Earn 1.0 AIA HSW LUs + GCBI + RIBA
Exploring aged public housing in a new light provides creative solutions for designers to redvelop, repurpose, and reuse buildings. The seminar will discuss Langston Dwellings, a D.C.'s first public housing project and opportunities for energy-generating solutions.
The Best of 2014: AIA Housing Award Winners
Saturday, June 28 | 7:00-8:00 AM
The AIA gives out awards each year in housing design. It is important that architects learn the nuances of what makes the award-winning projects stand out. This presentation will go beyond the photos and portray to audience the details that made each project an award winner. Audience members will learn techniques that they can apply to their own housing designs to increase design quality. Additionally, memebers of the award jury will share what deisgn characteristics stood out for them when they examined the submissions.