The faculty advisors (see link at left), mentors
(see link at left), and development organizations (see link
at left) are valuable resources, and students shouldn't hesitate
to benefit from their expertise. Teams can also contact the student
coordinating committee, Tobi Goldberg
of the Federal
Home Loan Bank of Boston, or Carol Marine
of CHAPA as questions arise.
In addition, students should
be sure to take advantage of the following Affordable-Housing
Design and Development Workshops and reference materials.
Affordable-Housing Design and Development
Sources of Affordable Housing Finance and Innovative, Meaningful, & Efficient Design
On March 7, 2017, David Aiken, project manager at the Planning Office of Urban Affairs, and Aeron Hodges, senior designer at Stantec Architecture, addressed the student teams and discussed the relationship between financial feasibility and sustainable design.
View the presentations:
Recommended Reference Materials
For more information on affordable housing, please read the State
of the Nation's Housing, a report published by the Joint
Center for Housing Studies.
Through its Civic Initiative for New England, the
Boston Society for Architects (BSA) explores the challenges
of growth and sprawl in New England. On the BSA's Web
site, you can find research, public forums, design charettes,
summaries of current and past reports, and event listings.
For information on community development, visit the American
Planning Association's Web site.
Other Helpful Resources
Bruner Award for Urban Excellence
of comprehensive design approaches.
and Community Development KnowledgePlex (www.knowledgeplex.org)
architecture and design industry news and "hot topics".
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