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.
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.
They will continue to work and document new developments in a blog.
Read the full proposal.
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.