Multifamily Housing Academy
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  2 AIA LU/HSW; 7 AIA LU

The Multifamily Housing Academy focuses on multiunit housing and explores the concept of “home” as it relates not only to individual buildings but also with a view toward community connection. The courses here can be viewed specifically within the overall context of the cost, regulatory, site, and development constraints of a rapidly urbanizing world. As innovative design is tied deeply to affordability and, increasingly, concerns of resiliency, creative strategies are needed to address the multiple problems and obstacles that inhibit delivery of the massive amounts of new housing now needed across the United States and throughout the world.

Earn 9 AIA LU (2 AIA LU/HSW + 7 AIA LU).

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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
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