High Design for Low Income-Housing
New models are transforming affordable and low-income housing into cutting-edge architecture.
Until the 1980s, the US Department of Housing and Urban Development built almost all low-income affordable housing in the country. The resulting fortress-like structures were cheaply built and soulless.
Today, more and more architects are striving to create affordable housing that incorporates creative social programming, cutting-edge forms and materials, sustainable design and a keen sense of aesthetic. Join us for this session to learn about new models that are transforming affordable and low-income housing into cutting-edge architecture.
As you'll discover, good design can be a cornerstone of thriving homes and communities—no matter what the occupants' incomes.
- See how design excellence in affordable housing incorporates the latest innovations in design, materials, and building techniques, and has yielded encouraging alternatives that create substantial assets for both residents and their communities.
- Learn that higher design quality may be the most cost-effective strategy available today to improve the quality, asset value, and acceptance of affordable housing.
- Find out how good design not only is about aesthetics, but also contributes directly to the quality and livability of a development.
- Discover that the design excellence of America's architects is increasingly leading to affordable housing that is durable, environmentally sensitive, comfortable, attractive, and economical.
Founder, David Baker ArchitectsDavid Baker, FAIA, is the founding principal of David Baker Architects, a progressive firm based in...
AIA, LEED ap, NCARB
Principal, Brooks + ScarpaJeffrey E. Huber, AIA, LEED ap, NCARB is an Assistant Professor at Florida Atlantic University...
Principal, Brooks + ScarpaLawrence Scarpa is the recipient of the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum Award in...
Vice President of Design, Enterprise Community PartnersKatherine W. Swenson is a nationally recognized design leader, researcher, writer and educator....