AIA/HUD Secretary Awards recognize four outstanding housing projects

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The categories of the program\ninclude (1) Excellence in Affordable Housing Design (2) Creating Community\nConnection Award (3) Community-Informed Design Award and \n(4) Housing Accessibility - Alan J. Rothman Award. These awards demonstrate\nthat design matters, and the recipient projects offer examples of important\ndevelopments in the housing industry.\n"]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"\n\u201cEach of these developments are innovative housing opportunities offering\nseniors and families alike a place to thrive,\u201d said HUD Secretary Juli\u00e1n\nCastro. \u201cThese winners prove that affordable and accessible housing can become\npart of the fabric of any neighborhood and reinforce the principles of\ninclusiveness and opportunity.\u201d"]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"The descriptions below give a brief summary\nof the projects. You can learn more about these projects by clicking on the name\nof the project\/firm name. If you are interested in obtaining high resolution\nimages, please contact Matt Tinder at "],[0,[1],1,"mtinder@aia.org"],[0,[],0,".\n"]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"\n"],[0,[0,2],2,"Category One: Excellence in Affordable Housing"],[0,[],0," - Recognizing architecture that demonstrates\noverall excellence in terms of design in response to both the needs and\nconstraints of affordable housing.\n"]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"\n"],[0,[3,0],2,"Lakeside\nSenior Apartments; Oakland, CA\n"]]],[1,"p",[[0,[3,0],2,"David Baker Architects"],[0,[],0,"\n"]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"\nThe project is home to 91 very-low-income and special-needs homeless seniors,\nmany of whom have been displaced with the Bay Area\u2019s rapidly rising housing\ncosts. The building has extensive\non-site services and is designed to support independent living, with strong\ntransit connections to downtown Oakland and San Francisco and access to crucial\nretail offerings, including a pharmacy and grocery. The high-density housing\u2014138 units per\nacre\u2014provides indoor and outdoor community spaces at both the ground floor and\nupper levels. The central west-facing main courtyard opens visually toward the\nstreet and is warmed by afternoon sun. A rooftop suite of community spaces\noverlooks the lake, maximizing views for the most users. Designed with a complementary series of\nsustainable strategies, the building is pending LEED for Homes Mid-Rise\nPlatinum Certification.\n"]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"\n"],[0,[0,2],2,"Category Two: Creating Community Connection Award"],[0,[],0," - Recognizing projects that\nincorporate housing within other community amenities for the purpose of either\nrevitalization or planned growth.\n"]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"\n"],[0,[4,0],2,"Dorchester\nArt + Housing Collaborative (DA+HC); Chicago\n"]]],[1,"p",[[0,[4,0],2,"Landon Bone Baker Architects"]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"As a former Chicago Housing Authority project\nsitting vacant since 2007, the Dorchester Art + Housing Collaborative (DA+HC)\nstands as the cornerstone of the recently revitalized Greater Grand Crossing\nneighborhood. The project embodies a\nsuccessful collaboration between private, public, and non-profit sectors\ncommitted to transforming the neighborhood into a cultural incubator through\nthe reactivation of abandoned buildings and cultural foundations in the\nunder-invested neighborhood. The DA+HC features a rehabilitated block of 32 of\nthe original 36 two- and three-bedroom townhouse units that now provide\nmixed-income housing. Four of the center units were removed to create the focus\nof the development\u2014a 2200-square-foot Arts Center complete with a dance studio,\nwork and tech shops, and public meeting space, offering arts creation,\neducation, performance, and display space for people of all ages. "]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"\n"],[0,[0,2],2,"Category Three: Community-Informed Design Award"],[0,[],0," - Recognizing design that\nsupports physical communities as they rebuild social structures and relationships\nthat may have been weakened by outmigration, disinvestment, and the isolation\nof inner-city areas.\n"]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"\n"],[0,[5,0],2,"Disaster\nRecovery Round 2 (DR2); Houston "]]],[1,"p",[[0,[5,0],2,"\nbuildingcommunityWORKSHOP"],[0,[],0,"\n"]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"\nDisaster Recovery Round 2 (DR2) launched five years after Hurricane Ike\ndevastated the Texas Gulf Coast. The DR2 program sought to fill the remaining\ngap in home repair and replacement while offering homeowners choice in their\ndisaster recovery experience. DR2 was designed to bring together the expertise\nof local design architects and insight from residents directly affected by the\nstorm to build single-family, high-quality, cost-effective, sustainable\ndesigns. Through a series of community lead charrettes, the design team\ngathered contextual information for every affected neighborhood, including demographic\nresearch and documentation of neighborhood form and character. This approach\ncreated a collaborative relationship with the city, residents, and local\ndesigners ensuring the process supported local professionals as well as\nbenefited residents. Over 206 homeowners have met with the design team to\nselect the housing options that best meet their needs. "]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"\n\n"],[0,[0,2],2,"Category Four: Housing Accessibility | Alan J. Rothman Award"],[0,[],0," - Recognizing\nexemplary projects that demonstrate excellence in improving housing\naccessibility for people with disabilities.\n"]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"\n"],[0,[6,0],2,"Port\nTownsend Residence; Port Townsend, WA\n"]]],[1,"p",[[0,[6,0],2,"FabCab"],[0,[],0,"\n"]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"\n This house was\ndesigned to meet the homeowners\u0027 goal\n\n\n\nof creating a home\naccommodating to them both \u2013 he uses a power wheelchair whereas she does not.\nCareful site planning was essential to create a continuous accessible route\nfrom the street through the home to the terrace and onto the common garden\nspace. The attached carport accommodates\nthe wheelchair-accessible van with its ramp, creating a covered route from the\nfront entrance into the van. An open\nplan ensures easy circulation within a modest 1,325 sf footprint. The\ntelescoping pocket doors to the bedrooms also allow flexibility in how to use\nthe rooms and how connected they are to the living spaces. The entry door and sidelight feature vertical\nglazing to allow viewing of the external approach from any height. The kitchen\nand bathrooms are designed to facilitate use from both standing and seated\npositions. This project demonstrates that universal design and accessibility\nfeatures are compatible with a warm and modern aesthetic. "]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"\n\n"]]],[1,"p",[]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"The jury for the 2016 AIA\/HUD Secretary Awards includes: Jamie Blosser, AIA\n(Chair), Atkin Olshin Schade Architects; Ariella Cohen, Editor-in-Chief, Next\nCity; Kevin Harris, FAIA, Kevin Harris Architect, LLC; David Lee, FAIA, Stull\nand Lee, Inc.; Rachelle Levitt, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban\nDevelopment; Lynn M. Ross, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and\nSuman Sorg, FAIA, Sorg \u0026 Associates, P.C."]]],[1,"h3",[[0,[],0,"About The\nAmerican Institute of Architects\n"]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"Founded in 1857, the American Institute of Architects consistently works to\ncreate more valuable, healthy, secure, and sustainable buildings,\nneighborhoods, and communities. Through nearly 300 state and local chapters,\nthe AIA advocates for public policies that promote economic vitality and public\nwellbeing. Members adhere to a code of ethics and conduct to ensure the highest\nprofessional standards. The AIA provides members with tools and resources to\nassist them in their careers and business as well as engaging civic and\ngovernment leaders and the public to find solutions to pressing issues facing\nour communities, institutions, nation and world. Visit "],[0,[7],1,"www.aia.org"],[0,[],0,"."]]]]}
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AIA/HUD Secretary Awards recognizes the best affordable, specialized, and accessible housing projects
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