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AFFORDABLE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT COMPETITION
 
Architectural rendering of AlmaViva, first-place winner of the 2014 competition. AlmaViva provides 33 rental units — mostly two- and three-bedroom apartments — for very low-income and extremely low-income families. The new construction and historic rehabilitation will restore the streetscape along the neighborhood's traditional commercial corridor. A neighborhood education center, bike shop and cycling advocacy center, and an early childhood day care center will help meet community needs.


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 15th annual Affordable Housing Development Competition begins February 2015.

2014 Winners:

First Place: AlmaViva, Lawrence, Massachusetts. A student team from Boston University, Harvard University, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology collaborated with the nonprofit Lawrence Community Works.

Second Place: Xin-50, Boston, Massachusetts. A student team from Harvard University and Northeastern University collaborated with the nonprofit Asian Community Development Corporation.

Third Place: Jackson Spring, Boston, Massachusetts. A student team from Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology collaborated with the nonprofit The Community Builders.

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)

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Multimedia
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Sponsors' Web Sites

Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston

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Boston Society of Architects/AIA

CHAPA

ICON architecture, inc.