Form a Team. Create a Plan. Make a Real-World Impact.
Announcing the Final Four Teams for the 2021 IAH Competition.
Team #218 - University of Michigan and Harvard University
Team #228 - Pratt Institute and New York University
Team #230 - Columbia University
Team #246 - University of Michigan
All submitted proposals were evaluated by a panel of industry experts in a blind review.
Thank you to all of the teams that participated in Phase I of this competition, and congratulations to our four finalists!
|Competition launch; registration opens; guidelines and criteria announced||09-14-2020|
|Deadline for teams to register: Noon Eastern Standard Time||11-02-2020|
|Detailed Program Site and Housing Authority announced||11-03-2020|
|Deadline for teams to submit Phase I: Noon Eastern Standard Time||01-25-2021|
|Finalists announced; Phase II released*||02-12-2021|
|Virtual site visit for finalists||03-11 and 03-12-2021|
|Phase II submissions due||04-12-2021|
|Virtual final presentations and awards ceremony||04-14-21|
Guests are invited to attend HUD's 2021 Innovation in Affordable Housing Final Presentations and Awards Ceremony on April 14, 2021 at 1:00 pm EDT.
Register in advance to attend the event: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_aVHbOI7BS5KSomey1sXC-Q
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing a unique link and information on how to view the event.
Transforming our Communities
The need for quality, affordable housing has never been greater. At its best, housing can help strengthen the social and physical fabric of communities and neighborhoods. It is the hope of HUD and PD&R that by initiating and funding this competition, a new generation will advance the design and production of livable and sustainable housing for low- and moderate-income people through research and innovation.
Making it Actionable
The IAH competition has been designed to replicate a real-life approach. Multi-disciplinary teams comprised of graduate students in architecture, planning and policy, finance and other areas will be asked to address social, economic, and environmental issues in responding to a specific housing problem developed by an actual public housing agency (PHA).
PD&R works with a PHA that owns and operates a site designated for the affordable housing design issue. PD&R works with the PHA to develop the necessary project briefing materials, including a comprehensive problem statement; background information on the project; community information; and relevant existing design proposals. More information for PHAs is available here.