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The AIA Housing Knowledge Community tracks housing issues and develops relationships with industry stakeholders to encourage and promote safe, attractive, accessible, and affordable housing for all Americans.

Winner Announced: 2016 AIA Innovation and Practice in House Design

Congratulations to Tricia Stuth, AIA and Ted Shelton, FAIA for their propsal, Leveraging Existing Custom Fabrication Abilities in the Design of Small Affordable Houses. The research finding's final report will be posted once it is available.

Project narrative: Calling on custom fabrication abilities widely available in the timber home and roof truss manufacturing industries, this research explores their potential for architectural expression and space making in small, inexpensive, light wood framed houses.


We thank everyone for their participation!

 

About the grant:

The AIA Small Project Practitioners (SPP) and Housing Knowledge Community (HKC) are proud to offer the 2016 AIA Innovation and Practice in Housing Design Research Grant. This grant will fund one design professional to conduct research on a topic related to residential design on a small scale or by small firms.

 

 

Winners Announced: 2016 AIA Housing Awards



The AIA Housing and Custom Residential Knowledge Community established this awards program to emphasize the importance of good housing as a necessity of life, a sanctuary for the human spirit, and a valuable national resource.

The categories are (1) One- and Two-Family Custom Residences, (2) One- and Two-Family Production Homes, (3) Multifamily Housing, and (4) Specialized Housing.

This year there were 10 award recipients.
Check out the unique projects here >>



 

Research Grant: 2016 AIA Innovation and Practice in House Design


Application Deadline: CLOSED


Thank you to all those that submitted!

The AIA Small Project Practitioners (SPP) and Housing Knowledge Community (HKC) are proud to offer the 2016 AIA Innovation and Practice in Housing Design Research Grant. This grant will fund one design professional to conduct research on a topic related to residential design on a small scale or by small firms.

  • The Researcher will have the opportunity to undertake comprehensive professional research on residential and housing design in practice.
  • The Researcher’s completed work will be published on AIA websites.
  • The Researcher will be funded in the amount of $7,000 which may be used for time and/or materials.
  • The Researcher may receive funding to present research findings at the 2017 AIA National Convention in Orlando, FL.

See 2014 Grant Recipient's Project



Submissions Closed: 2016 Housing Awards Programs

We are no longer accepting entries for the 2016 AIA Housing Awards and the AIA/HUD Secretary's Awards!

Thank you to those who participated! We will announce the winners early next year.


See the 2015 Housing Award Recipients and the 2015 AIA/HUD Award Recipients.

Research Webinar Series

The AIA Housing Knowledge Community explored the ways that architects use research to enhance the health, safety, social, economic and environmental performance of buildings as well as the experiences of housing residents. View the series. At this time, the webinars are not available for on-demand CE credit.


Awards

AIA Housing Awards
AIA/HUD Secretary Awards
>> 2016 Recipients: Housing and HUD (TBA)
>> 2015 Recipients: Housing and HUD
>> 2014 Recipients: Housing and HUD
>> 2013 Recipients: Housing and HUD
>> 2012 Recipients: Housing and HUD
>> 2011 Recipients: Housing and HUD
>> 2010 Recipients: Housing and HUD

Best in American Living Awards

Show You’re Green Archive: Design Advisor for past award recipients in case study format and 2009 Show How You Re-Green: Green Housing Awards Program information.

Latest Resources







HKC at the AIA Convention 2016

Join the Housing Knowledge Community at this year's AIA Convention in Philadelphia, May 19-21.

  • WE115 - Housing, Community Development and Design: Case Studies from Philadelphia
    May 18 | 8AM-12PM | 3.75 LUs/RIBA | Philadelphia Convention Center | Learn More
    This workshop examines the role of innovative design in housing and community development, focusing on case studies from Convention city Philadelphia and including comparative examples from other cities. Discussion topics will focus on adaptive reuse, sustainable building performance and collaborative affordable housing design. Presenters include licensed architects, community developers, building scientists and other allied professionals.

  • EV313 - The Best in Housing Design: AIA and HUD Housing Awards
    May 20 | 6:30-8:30PM | Philadelphia History Museum | Learn More
    Celebrate the 2016 Housing and HUD Secretary's Award recipients, chosen yearly by AIA and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Learn more about their remarkable achievements in affordable housing design, neighborhood design, and accessibility at this ceremony and reception.

Explore the convention schedule with 500+ sessions by clicking here.


 

ACSA / AIA HOUSING & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP

AVENUES OF EXCHANGE: Tools for Shaping Stronger Conversations among Professionals, Researchers and Communities

March 16-17, Seattle WA

Housing Awards Book

2015 AIA Housing Awards and AIA/HUD Secretary's Awards

 
  The Housing Awards program, now in its 15th year, was established to recognize the best in housing design and promote the importance of good housing as a necessity of life, a sanctuary for the human spirit and a  valuable national resource. The AIA/HUD Secretary's Awards recognizes excellence in affordable housing architecture, neighborhood design, participatory design, and accessibility. 
The esteemed jury of architects, educators, and writers recognized 10 projects for AIA Housing Awards and 4 projects for the AIA/HUD Secretary's Awards from a very competitive pool of entries.  This publication celebrates and is part of our ongoing effort to document this good work.  
Support independent publishing: Buy this book on Lulu.

 
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The AIA Peer Network is a program developed for the architectural profession and its leaders who recognize the need to sharpen skills, share experiences, offer advice, and learn from peers better ways to run a successful business. Members help each other tackle the day-to-day complexities of working in a time when the architecture industry is faced with many difficult challenges. Network members will share experiences and hard lessons learned over the years.


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