In an effort to ensure that “every American lives in a safe, nurturing environment with access to education, healthcare, public spaces and community services,” the Home Matters initiative is inviting multidisciplinary teams to respond to the Design Challenge on affordable housing. Design submissions should go beyond housing and “animate the connections between housing and other important social factors of community life” including health, education, individual success, public safety, and economics. A total of $18,000 will be awarded to three final projects. Registration for the Design Challenge opens December 2nd and submissions are due May 1st, 2015.
The challenge is part of a larger, ten-year initiative between eleven design organizations–AIA Austin, AIA Chicago, AIA Los Angeles, AIA New Orleans, American Architecture Foundation, Autodesk Foundation, Enterprise Community Partners, Public Architecture, SPUR, and Urban Land Institute.
Click here to learn more and submit your interest, online at HomeMattersAmerica.com.