About HKC

Housing Knowledge Community


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.

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Local & State Chapters

Local and State Chapters


Connect with local components that have specific Housing related initiatives or subcommittees and join a network of successful local groups from which to draw ideas and inspiration.

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Webinar Series

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.
 At this time, the archived webinars are not available for on-demand CE credit.

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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.

AIA Home Design Trends Survey

Making Finding Emerging Trends Easier
Each quarter, the AIA Home Design Trends Survey highlights a different area of home trends and includes the same business conditions questions for tracking purposes. This Q1 report covers “Home and Property Design” - find and track these important trends in home design.
See the survey here.

2015 Housing Awards Programs

2015 AIA Housing and HUD Secretary's Awards!
See the 2015 Housing Award Recipients.


​Call for Entries Now Closed.


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
>> 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

Latest Blogs

  • Katherine R. Williams AIA

    Housing Knowledge Community China trip - #6

    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

  • Katherine R. Williams AIA

    Housing Knowledge Community China trip - #5

    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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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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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

  • Jared E. Banks AIA

    2015 CRAN Symposium Registration is open

    Posted in: Housing Knowledge Community

    Just a reminder to everyone that Symposium registration is open. Here are the details: http://network.aia.org/cran/home/symposium/2015/ Note that there are various discounts if you are an EP,...

  • Jared E. Banks AIA

    RE: Message about Jared E. Banks

    Posted in: Housing Knowledge Community

    We had to temporarily take down the link to the book submission process as we work out some remaining details. Once it's back up, I suggest selecting whatever climate you feel is most appropriate for...

  • Eugenio S. Aburto AIA

    Message about Jared E. Banks

    Posted in: Housing Knowledge Community

    I found an interesting message about AIA/CRAN, of publishing architectural work. I try to answer, but my computer no communicate. I have something to publish, but the topics covered by doesn't say...