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.

Announcements

Webinar: Design Principles for Smaller Dwelling Units (HKC1501)
June 1, 2015 | 12:00pm EDT
Speaker: Michael Fifield, FAIA
Moderator: Steve Schreiber, FAIA

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Webinar: Within Formal Cities: Learning from
Informal Communities in South America
(HKC1502)
June 29, 2015 | 1:00pm EDT
Speakers: Brian Gaudio, Abe Drechsler
Moderator: Tom Burns

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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
>> 2015 Recipients: Housing
>> 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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Join Housing KC at AIA Convention

Small Project Practitioners + Custom Residential Architects Network + Housing Knowledge Community Reception
Thursday, May 14 | 6:00-8:00 PM

For the past several decades, architects have abandoned the Design Build delivery method because the AIA considered it unethical and a conflict of interest for the architect. This is no longer the case. Now the time is right for more emerging professionals and small practitioners to join the ranks of those who have been practicing as Design Build with great success. This workshop brings mature companies to enlighten young professionals to the merits of Design Build as a profitable delivery method. Design Build project delivery is cutting edge because we dare to reposition residential architects as leaders in the burgeoning custom home industry, and bring quality design to the forefront of communities on a local as well as national level.

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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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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

    Project Profile: Two families, one house

    Posted in: Housing Knowledge Community

    In every issue of the CRAN Chronicle we highlight a project from a member. In this issue Dawn Zuber AIA shares her experience working on the same house for two different families for over more than...

  • Jared E. Banks AIA

    CRAN Chronicle Q2 - 2015

    Posted in: Housing Knowledge Community

    Check out the latest issue of the AIA CRAN Chronicle. We'd dubbed this issue our Recycling Issue. Check out the articles, learn about CRAN events at the AIA National Convention, and maybe, just maybe...

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    RE: Wood flooring, Teak, maintainence of

    Posted in: Housing Knowledge Community

    Hi folks --- While I've never used teak flooring, if I had the need / opportunity, I'd definitely start w/ nautical sources. Check Navy manuals, yacht builders, and especially yacht rehab. / restoration...