The Home Matters initiative is opening registration today, December 2nd for its Re-defining Home: A Design Challenge on affordable housing. Multidisciplinary teams are invited to submit designs that go beyond the idea of shelter and “animate the connections between housing and other important social factors of community life.” Features and services in each proposal should speak to the following values: health, education, individual success, public safety, and a strong economy, ensuring that “every American lives in a safe, nurturing environment with access to education, healthcare, public spaces and community services.” A total of $18,000 will be awarded to the three final projects. Submissions are due May 1st, 2015.
The challenge is an 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 register for the challenge, online at HomeMattersAmerica.com.