rendering of The Edgerly,
first-place winner of the 2013 competition. The Edgerly is an adaptive reuse of the historic Edgerly Education Center, an anchor for community education and youth development for more than 80 years. The LEED platinum certified initiative will provide 42 much needed affordable apartments and a flexible community space. Proposed by the Somerville Community Corporation team.
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 14th annual Affordable Housing Development Competition begins February 2014.
First Place: The Edgerly, Somerville, Massachusetts. A student team from Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology collaborated with the nonprofit Somerville Community Corporation.
Second Place: The Corsa, South Boston, Massachusetts. A student team from Harvard University, Boston University, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology collaborated with the nonprofit South Boston Neighborhood Development Corporation.
Third Place: LA355, Brighton, 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!