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.

Join Housing KC at AIA Convention

Earn up to 7.50 AIA HSW LU at the day-long pre-convention workshop or enjoy an evening with your peers in an intimate setting at a local venue for a Knowledge Community networking reception.

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2015 Housing Awards Programs

Call for Entries Now Closed: 2015 AIA Housing and HUD Secretary's Awards!


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 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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Announcements

Habitat III U.S. National Committee Talking Points

The AIA Housing Knowledge Community serves on behalf of the AIA on the UN Habitat III
subcommittee for Education and Outreach. This important convention happens onlyonce
every 20 years, serving to help shape the international agenda on urbanization and issues of equity.

AIA Innovation and Practice in House Design – Research Grant

Congratulations to the 2014 grant recipient Alison Steele for her proposed research that will be a comprehensive investigation into the design and development of accessory dwelling units (ADUs), with an emphasis on lowering the cost of construction.

The AIA Small Project Practitioners (SPP) and Housing Knowledge Community (HKC) are proud to offer the 2014 AIA Innovation and Practice in Housing Design Research Grant. This grant will fund one emerging professional (defined below) to conduct research on residential design practice in small architectural firms or a topic of direct applicability to these firms. Applicants are encouraged to research emerging approaches to the professional practice of architecture.

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!


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

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    How "One Plus Five" Wood Buildings Shape American Cities

    Posted in: Housing Knowledge Community

    Nobody would for one minute mistake a car or an airplane from 1955 for one from today. Everything, from technology to style is just too different. By contrast, enter a new house or an apartment and...

  • Eugenio S. Aburto AIA

    RE: Tiny Houses as a solution to the affordable housing crisis.

    Posted in: Housing Knowledge Community

    I think to build affordable housing, is not the size the factor, but the construction process. I have done prefabrication, which can lower the cost a lot by using machinery, the constrain is the market,...

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    RE: Tiny Houses as a solution to the affordable housing crisis.

    Posted in: Housing Knowledge Community

    Vancouver, BC has a robust growth of alley-way tiny houses following the change of zoning laws in some areas of Vancouver and North Vancouver. It really can work. I'd like to see more of it was a way...