The Innovation in Affordable Housing Student Design and Planning Competition(IAH) is a new HUD initiative to encourage research and innovation in affordable housing, to raise practitioner and future practitioner capacity, and to foster cross-cutting team-work within the design and community development process.
This competition is designed to encourage research and innovation in affordable housing, to raise practitioner and future practitioner capacity, and to foster cross-cutting team-work within the design and community development process. The IAH will join the suite of annual PD&R awards for community planning, historic preservation, and affordable housing design.
HUD PD&R invites teams from accredited educational institutions in the United States to participate in its Innovation in Affordable Housing Student Design and Planning Competition. Teams must be comprised of students enrolled in a graduate degree program.
01-06-2014 Competition launch; Phase I questions released
01-20-2014 Deadline for teams to register
02-10-2014 Deadline for teams to submit Phase I
02-24-2014 Finalists announced; Phase II questions released
03-12-2014 Site visit for finalists
05-06-2014 Final jury and winners announced in DC
$10,000 to the winning team
$ 5,000 to the runner up
The competition is open to students enrolled in a graduate program who meet these requirements:
Must work as part of a team, with a minimum of three members.
Each team must have members representing at least three disciplines that grant three different degrees, one of which must be a non-design-related discipline. (For example, a team could consist of one or more architecture students, one or more planning students, and one or more real estate finance or development students.)
Each team must work with one faculty advisor.
The teams must consist of 3-5 student members.
There is no limit to how many teams may be formed at a given college or university.
Students from different educational institutions may form a single team.
Submissions may be the product of work in a design studio or related class.
Students must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States of America.
Registration Deadline: Monday, January 20, 2014.
Submission Deadline: Monday, February 10, 2014.
Competition website: Visit website