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.

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
>> 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 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 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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Announcements

Free Housing Webinar Series

Join AIA Housing Knowledge Community this fall with the free webinar series for AIA Continuing Education credits on various topics including research and public interest design.

Registration is now open!

Upcoming Events

  1. Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence (HKC Free Webinar)

    Monday, October 6, 2014, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Eastern Time (US & Canada))
    United States
  2. Get Connected - Multifamily Housing Site Design for Livability (Free HKC Webinar)

    Monday, November 3, 2014, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (Eastern Time (US & Canada))
    United States

2014 Housing Awards Book

2014 AIA Housing Awards and AIA/HUD Secretary's Awards

The Housing Awards program, now in its 14th 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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Latest Discussions

  • Mr. Geok Ser Lee, Intl. Assoc. AIA, LEED AP

    RE: 150 buildings lost - Los Angeles Times - 9/17/14

    Posted in: Housing Knowledge Community

    On Judith's remark, all material's unit rate drops given sufficient widespread use. The current price probably reflects the vicious cycle of limited usage in the building assembly that is largely confined...

  • Mr. Eugenio Aburto, AIA

    RE: 150 buildings lost - Los Angeles Times - 9/17/14

    Posted in: Housing Knowledge Community

    Regarding rammed earth construction, I like to show some, but sorry the roof is a thin CONCRETE slab on metal rafters filled with CONCRETE, fast and low cost, the metal takes the tension stress, concrete...

  • Mr. Eugenio Aburto, AIA

    RE: 150 buildings lost - Los Angeles Times - 9/17/14

    Posted in: Housing Knowledge Community