AIA|DC Panel Discussion, May 6 at 6pm

Panel Discussion: Value and Design Excellence in Supportive Affordable Housing

Join us tonight at the District Architecture Center as AIA|DC hosts a panel discussion on value and design excellence in supportive affordable housing.

When: Wednesday, May 6, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Where: District Architecture Center, 421 7th Street NW, Washington, DC 20004

Price: $10 for students & Assoc. AIA members; $15 for AIA & DAC members; $35 for non-members

Credits: 2.0 HSW|LUs

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La Casa Supportive Housing, by Studio Twenty Seven Architecture with Leo A Daly. Photo by Anice Hoachlander/ Hoachlander Davis Photography
La Casa Supportive Housing, by Studio Twenty Seven Architecture with Leo A Daly. Photo by Anice Hoachlander/ Hoachlander Davis Photography

Homelessness in DC increased from 2013 to 2014 by 13%, a far greater figure than eight other surrounding jurisdictions. So, what can architects do to help? In response to this crisis, AIA|DC is launching an initiative to address ongoing homelessness in the district through permanent supportive housing solutions.

Join AIA|DC for a panel discussion and exploration of three case studies by DC firms Studio27 and Sorg Architects, and LA-based Koning Eizenberg Architecture that combine affordability, supportive programming, and great design. Studio27 just won an AIA Honor Award for a local project co-designed with Leo A Daly, La Casa Supportive Housing.

Participants will learn how different firms used unique problem solving skills to address one of DC’s primary humanitarian and design problems. The discussion will include an overview of how architects can improve housing for underserved populations, how low-cost materials and techniques can be transposed to other types of projects, and how affordable housing can add value to our neighborhoods through aesthetically exciting and stimulating design.

Organized by: AIA|DC Shelter With An Agenda Committee

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