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Cityscape is published three times a year by the Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R) of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

  • Volume 19, Number 1
  • Managing Editor: Mark D. Shroder
  • Associate Editor: Michelle P. Matuga

2016 AIA/HUD Secretary’s Housing and Urban Development Design Awards

Rachelle L. Levitt, compiler
Director, Research Utilization Division, HUD Office of Policy Development and Research

Regina Gray, compiler
Social science analyst, HUD Affordable Housing Research and Technology Division

Excellence in Affordable Housing Design Award
David Baker Architects: Lakeside Senior Apartments, Oakland, California

Community-Informed Design Award
Collaboration of builders and architects: Texas Disaster Recovery—Round 2, Houston, Texas

Alan J. Rothman Housing Accessibility Award
FabCab: Port Townsend Residence, Port Townsend, Washington

Creating Community Connection Award
Private-public-nonprofit partnership: Dorchester Art-Housing Collaborative, Chicago, Illinois

Affordable Design
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development sponsors or cosponsors three annual competitions for innovation in affordable design. This Cityscape department reports on the competitions and their winners. Each competition seeks to identify and develop new, forward-looking planning and design solutions for expanding or preserving affordable housing. Professional jurors determine the outcome of these competitions.

The Jury
Jamie Blosser, American Institute of Architects (Chair), Atkin Olshin Schade Architects, Santa Fe, New Mexico; Ariella Cohen, Editor-in-Chief, Next City, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Kevin Harris, Fellow, American Institute of Architects (FAIA), Kevin Harris Architect, LLC, Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Rachelle L. Levitt, Director, Research Utilization Division, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Washington, D.C.; David Lee, FAIA, Stull and Lee, Inc., Roxbury Crossing, Massachusetts; Lynn M. Ross, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Policy Development, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Washington, D.C.; Suman Sorg, FAIA, Sorg & Associates, P.S., Washington, D.C.

The views expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official positions or policies of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development or the U.S. government.

Since 1999, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has partnered with the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Housing and Custom Residential Community Knowledge Community to sponsor four awards that promote innovative approaches to affordable housing design, community-based housing development, participatory planning and design, and accessibility. This year’s recipients were recognized for their efforts to encourage durable housing design without sacrificing affordability. Each award recipient made a valuable contribution to the knowledge and understanding of how and why design matters and responded to the needs of a thriving community and also to the families who live in them.

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