2008

1st Place Sang Eun Lee Rhode Island School of Design
2nd Place Gabrielle Marcoux McGill University
3rd Place Jason Tsironis McGill University
3rd Place Walter Zesk Rhode Island School of Design
Citation Tiffany Dang Woodbury University
Merit Ryan Wilmes University of Arkansas
Merit Luat Duong University of Arizona
Merit Vuk Krcmar-Grkavac McGill University
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Intergenerational Center
for the City of Los Angeles

Monica Ponce de Leon, Author

Issues of character and identity have been at the forefront of the re-definition of publicly funded housing. The fact remains that affordable housing does not address the heterogeneity of the groups that is intended to serve. This problem has been compounded by changes in the structure of the American family. As a result domestic arrangements, building morphologies and unit configurations traditionally used in affordable projects have proven to fail in serving a wide range of communities.

Issues of program shall be understood as intimately linked with issues of character, and as a test case for what affordable housing might look like in the future.

Participating Schools:

Boston Architectural College

Cooper Union

McGill University

Miami University (Ohio)

Rhode Island School of Design

Southern California Institute of Architecture

University of Arkansas

University of Arizona

University of Cincinnati

University of Illinois - Chicago

University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Woodbury University