Location: United States, specific location to be announced
Categories: Housing, Student competition
1st Prize: 20,000$
Registration deadline: November 02, 2020 12:00 AM
Submission deadline: April 12, 2021, 12:00 AM
Organizers: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Summary: HUD PD&R invites teams from accredited educational institutions in the United States to participate in its Innovation in Affordable Housing Student Design and Planning Competition. Teams must be comprised of students enrolled in a graduate degree program.
Description: The need for quality, affordable housing has never been greater. At its best, housing can help strengthen the social and physical fabric of communities and neighbourhoods. It is the hope of HUD and PD&R that by initiating and funding this competition, a new generation will advance the design and production of livable and sustainable housing for low- and moderate-income people through research and innovation.
The IAH competition has been designed to replicate a real-life approach. Multi-disciplinary teams comprised of graduate students in architecture, planning and policy, finance and other areas will be asked to address social, economic, and environmental issues in responding to a specific housing problem developed by an actual public housing agency (PHA).
This competition is designed to encourage research and innovation in affordable housing, to raise practitioner and future practitioner capacity, and to foster cross-cutting team-work within the design and community development process. The IAH will join the suite of annual PD&R awards for community planning, historic preservation, and affordable housing design.
Download the information related to this competition here.