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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.

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.


AIA Housing Awards
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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

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.  
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Peer to Peer Network

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.

Latest Discussions

  • Attached a Manual about building affordable houses, with the plus of such houses resist natural disasters. I hope architects will look at this Manual, and make comments to have a base for discussing,...

  • AIA SPP Small Project Design Competition 2016 Pop-Up Project: Tactical Urbanism – Creating Place APPLICATIONS DUE FEBRUARY 12, 2016, 4:59 PM EST The AIA Small Project Practitioners...

  • Using an EEM to install energy efficiency up front means that while paying the same or less each month to the mortgage rather than to the utility bill, that money, instead of going “up the chimney”...

Latest Blogs

  • Posted in: Housing Knowledge Community

    Update #4 from the field in China [Paul Okamoto squeezes in one last sketch from the roof terrace on the morning of our departure from Xizhou] We bid farewell to the Linden Centre on... more

  • Posted in: Housing Knowledge Community

    Update 3 below: ------------- Friday was a big day for our 21 person delegation as we trekked to Dali University for introductions, presentations, and discussion with the staff and students... more

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