Multifamily Housing Academy
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  6 AIA LU/HSW; 2 AIA LU/Elective

A tight residential housing market underscores the need for a wide breadth of smart, accessible, sustainable, and high-performing multifamily projects. As the demand and desire for distinctive multifamily housing continues to expand, architects and designers are incorporating innovative practices, strategies, and material trends to create spaces that rise to the occasion both here and abroad. The Multifamily Housing Academy puts the spotlight on multifamily housing projects—from affordable and inclusive to high-end luxury, while also addressing aesthetics, labor, community, sustainability, resiliency, and connectivity.

Academy Courses
A Whole Systems Approach
Water management best Practices for healthy multifamily housing
Reinventing Multifamily Housing for a New Age
Atypical, innovative design solutions meet the moment

Academy Resources

Editorial Resources

City Mayors reports on and discusses urban development issues in developed and developing countries

Descriptions of housing designed by different architects in different historic periods, countries, and cities. Projects range in scale from single buildings to examples of large social housing projects containing thousands of dwellings.

Design strategies that can enhance any housing, whether affordable or market rate.

David Baker and Amit Price Patel

US Department of Housing and Urban Development’s annual Housing and Community Design Awards summaries.  Years 2000 – 2016.

Focuses on how design and policy affect the form, funding, and lived experience of housing

Susanne Schindler

This short document has a very simple aim. It draws together key research from the UK and abroad to show that investment in good design generates economic and social value.

A review of projects at the local architecture department. One half of the projects dealt with a dis-invested community in Baltimore with most of the design task involving housing. The other half of the projects were part of a design competition in a community in Los Angeles around a museum and a community center.

Klaus Philipsen, FAIA