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Our 2017 webinar series

Our partnerships are what make this series possible. Our partners include the Open Architecture Collaborative, a mission aligned international network of interdisciplinary professionals working to make architecture and design services more accessible in their local communities and EDI International, a global architecture, interior design and planning firm. We look forward to growing our resource library together.


Upcoming webinar:

February Webinar: The ∆T90 House: Net Positive, Nearly Passive


Past webinars:

Webinar archive



 

Research Grant Final Report:
2016 AIA Innovation and Practice in House Design


Congratulations to Tricia Stuth, AIA and Ted Shelton, FAIA for their winning propsal, Leveraging Existing Custom Fabrication Abilities in the Design of Small Affordable Houses.

Project narrative: Calling on custom fabrication abilities widely available in the timber home and roof truss manufacturing industries, this research explores their potential for architectural expression and space making in small, inexpensive, light wood framed houses.

Read the full report.
Read the full proposal.


They will continue to work and document new developments in a blog.

Ongoing work includes:
  • Interoperability experiments with a truss manufacturer to see how easily their software talks to Revit and/or Sketchup. (in process)
  • Several upcoming blog posts on lessons learned at the SBC convention (in process)
  • Development of our selected house design and, working with a component manufacturer, creation of an associated DD set of drawings



About the grant:

The AIA Small Project Practitioners (SPP) and Housing Knowledge Community (HKC) are proud to offer the 2016 AIA Innovation and Practice in Housing Design Research Grant. This grant will fund one design professional to conduct research on a topic related to residential design on a small scale or by small firms.

Latest Resources

 

A'17 | AIA Conference on Architecture 2017
April 27-29, Orlando

 

Join Housing Knowledge Community in Orlando. Register early and save.

  • WE306 - Healthy Communities and Housing: Lessons from the Field
    April 26 | 1-5pm | 3.75 LU/HSW/RIBA | Learn More
    Panels will address health impact assessments in housing, high-performance housing in southern climates, and community development efforts in distinct Florida cities. Hear from several experts, including a local multifamily housing practitioner, and discuss projects and ideas with peers.

  • EV311 -  The Best in AIA Housing Design Awards Reception
    April 26 | 6:30-8:30pm | Orlando Museum of Art | Learn More
    Celebrate the 2017 Housing and HUD Secretary's Award recipients and their remarkable achievements in affordable housing design, neighborhood design, and accessibility, as selected by AIA and the US Department of Housing and Urban Development.*This event takes place of CAFM Reception.

Explore the conference schedule with 500+ sessions by clicking here.

 

2016 Housing Awards Book

2016 AIA Housing Awards and AIA/HUD Secretary's Awards

Support independent publishing: Buy this book on Lulu.

The Housing Awards program, now in its 16th 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.


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

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Latest Blogs

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