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Multifamily Housing Academy

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The Multifamily Housing Academy focuses on housing and explores the meaning of “home” in the early stages of the 21st century, specifically in the context of the cost, regulatory, site, and development constraints of a rapidly urbanizing world. Innovative design is critical to addressing the multiple problems and obstacles that inhibit delivery of the massive amounts of new housing now needed across the globe. The academy highlights multiple examples of such innovation across a wide range of housing typologies, and in the process provides practicing architects with a snapshot in time of effective, inspiring projects that can serve as models for successful projects in other venues.

Upon successful completion of the academy, participants will earn 8 AIA LUs: 7 general credit hours and 1 HSW hour, as well as a digital badge from Architectural Record recognizing and validating their accomplishment. Each course within the academy is accompanied by a quiz. Complete and pass each quiz to receive your credits, certificate of completion, and digital badge.

Academy Resources

Editorial Resources

Multiple reports, commentaries and other resources on urban housing.

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.

An article outlining 11 Strategies for Building Community with Affordable Housing.   Other housing resources also available through the website.

David Baker and Amit Price Patel

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

Architecture vs. Housing: The Case of Sugar Hill (Susanne Schindler) and other relevant articles on housing. 

Susanne Schindler

White paper on the value of good design, with references to studies reinforcing the value of well-designed housing.

Online article: The Changing Design of Urban Housing, by Klaus Philipsen.  Other housing resources also available through the site.

Klaus Philipsen