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AFFORDABLE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT COMPETITION
 
Architectural rendering of The Zakim House, first-place winner of the 2015 competition. The Zakim House proposes 150 new units of mixed-income housing for seniors on the Gosman Community Campus. The design is sensitive to the characteristics of the wooded
site and the accessibility needs of residents. View the proposal.


Prizes:
First place: $10,000
Second place: $6,000
Third Place: $3,000

Each award is shared equally between the student team and the developer.

What: The competition pairs teams of talented graduate students with affordable-housing organizations to develop innovative and comprehensive development proposals addressing the needs of these organizations.

Who: Graduate students interested in architecture, planning, finance, and policy.

Why: Gain real-world experience, make contacts, receive credit, and help critical housing projects get off the ground.

When: The 16th annual Affordable Housing Development Competition begins February 2016.

2015 Winners:

First Place: The Zakim House, Newton, Massachusetts. A student team from Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology collaborated with the nonprofit Jewish Community Housing for the Elderly.

Second Place: Morton Crossing, Boston, Massachusetts. A student team from the Boston Architectural College and Northeastern University collaborated with the nonprofit, Codman Square Neighborhood Development Corporation.

Third Place: Perennial Court, Malden, Massachusetts. A student team from Boston University and Harvard University collaborated with the nonprofit, Asian Community Development Corporation.

Honorable Mention: The Bridge at Jackson, Boston, MA. A student team from Harvard University and Wentworth Institution for Technology partnered with Urban Edge. 

Sponsored by: The Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston; Kevin P. Martin & Associates, P.C.; Boston Society of Architects/AIA; ICON architecture, inc.; and Citizens' Housing and Planning Association.

We welcome your interest and participation!

 

   
 
 
 
 

10 Years On
awards10 Years of the Affordable Housing Development Competition (video)

Articles
Read about the 2014 competition

Read about the 2013 competition

Read about the 2010 competition

More Articles about the competition

Multimedia
Affordable Housing Profiles

Sponsors' Web Sites

Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston

Kevin P. Martin & Associates, P.C.

Boston Society of Architects/AIA

CHAPA

ICON architecture, inc.