The Innovation in Affordable Housing Student Design and Planning Competition (IAH), currently in its tenth year, is a HUD initiative to encourage research and innovation in affordable housing, to raise practitioner and future practitioner capacity, and to foster cross-cutting teamwork within design and community development processes. The IAH competition has been designed to replicate a real-life approach. Multidisciplinary teams composed of graduate students in architecture, planning and policy, finance, and other areas have been asked to address social, economic, environmental, design, financial, and construction issues while designing a new development for mixed-income residents on a site in Chicago, Illinois, as identified by the Chicago Housing Authority.
On April 12, four student finalist teams, representing the University of Maryland, College Park; the University of Texas, Austin; the University of Illinois, Chicago; and Harvard University will present their final projects as part of a live webcast. The jury will deliberate before the winner and runner-up are announced at the conclusion of the event.
This is a unique opportunity to hear innovative student ideas in response to a real-world issue. We hope you can join us in person or via webcast on April 12.