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The Custom Residential Architects Network (CRAN®) Knowledge Community develops knowledge and information to benefit architects who are engaged in, or who are interested in learning more about, custom residential practice. CRAN® presents information and facilitates the exchange of knowledge and expertise to promote the professional development of its members via discussion forums, national symposia and conventions, publications, and local activities.

CRAN Symposium

The next CRAN Symposium is scheduled for September 8-11, 2022 in Chicago, IL. Registration will open early July 2022.

Earn free HSW: Decade plus of The AIA Housing and HUD Awards Webinar

  • 1.  Earn free HSW: Decade plus of The AIA Housing and HUD Awards Webinar

    Posted 01-04-2018 03:00 PM

    Webinar: A decade plus of The AIA Housing and HUD Awards

    How has housing design changed and improved over the last decade? The AIA Housing and Community Development Network Knowledge Community has been awarding projects that are excellent examples of housing design for over 15 years. This session will present early research of the trends of those projects as an introduction to a discussion with participants regarding what makes good housing design.

    January 8 | 12-1pm ET | 1 HSW | Register >

    Katherine Williams, AIA, NOMA, LEED AP is a licensed architect in Northern Virginia. She has had a varied career path from traditional architecture firms to community development to managing commercial construction projects. She has served as chair of the AIA Housing and Community Development Network KC advisory group, was the NOMA magazine editor for five years, and was an Enterprise Rose Architectural Fellow in San Francisco. She was a 2016 recipient of the AIA Virginia Emerging Professionals award. Her projects can be found at

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Participants will be to describe housing design trends over the last 15 years and discuss insights from initial research
    2. Participants will be able to describe the characteristics of innovative housing design strategies and design principles through a variety of examples and case studies.
    3. Participants will be able to identify practice strategies to develop innovative project design and construction.
    4. Participants will learn about the process for submitting for AIA Housing And HUD awards.

    Akanksha Singh
    Specialist, Knowledge Communities
    The American Institute of Architects
    Washington DC