1996 Poster
1996 Competition

House as Home/Profit or Place

1996 Competition Overview

Each year approximately one million new single family houses are built in this country. Of those built, very few are designed with a particular owner, program or site in mind, and architects are only minimally involved. Most are production houses bought from plan services or modified in-house by a developer or contractor from a set of stock plans. The American suburbs and countryside are increasingly filled with examples of these houses that are not homes at all but commodities of the marketplace.

This design problem has two premises. The first is that architects can help make not just better houses, but homes. The second is that the house design problem, for many years neglected by academic institutions, is a valuable tool for the training of architects in our diverse and complex American culture.

Jury

Jeremiah Eck

Jury Chair & Program Author
Architect, Boston, MA

Leslie Gill

Architect
New York, NY

Laura Hartman

Fernau & Hartman Architects
Berkeley, CA

Witold Rybcynski

Martin and Maggie Meyerson Professor of Urbanism
University of Pennsylvania

Mark Hutker

Lyceum Fellowship Committee
Architect, Martha's Vineyard, MA

1996 Winners

1996 Poster
2nd Place

Krists Karklins

University of Cincinnati

3rd Place
3rd Place

David Whitehead

University of Cincinnati

Citation
Citation

Yu Duk So

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Merit
Merit

Ryan Harper

University of Cincinnati

Merit
Merit

Umang N. Shah

Rhode Island School of Design

Merit
Merit

Aimee Conrardy

University of Cincinnati