The Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) is pleased to announce The Sustainable Home: Habitat for Humanity Student Design Competition for the 2011-2012 academic year. Administered by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) and sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and The Vinyl Institute (VI), the program is to engage young professionals in Habitat for Humanity’s effort to eliminate poverty housing by advancing the design of simple, decent, healthy, and affordable homes. Participants are strongly encourages to work in teams on the project. A separate prize for the best use of vinyl building materials will be awarded and vinyl building products and systems should be used in the design of The Sustainable Home whenever possible (required for the Vinyl Award).
One of Habitat’s priorities is to improve the sustainability of the communities in which it works by supporting the development and delivery of innovative, sustainable building solutions. These efforts will minimize the negative impact of residential sector construction on the environment, reduce the energy and resource consumption of neighborhoods, and increase the economic sustainability of low-income families.
To improve the sustainability of communities by supporting the development and delivery of innovative, building solutions.
To engage young professionals in the pursuit of affordable sustainable housing.
Four competition-derived sustainable case studies that will be made available to North American Habitat affiliates.
A reduction in the impact of residential sector construction on the environment and an increase in the economic sustainability of low-income households.
- Michael Bell, Columbia University
- Pam Dorr, HERO Housing, Habitat for Humanity, Hale County, Alabama
- Nick Mancusi, American Institute of Architecture Students
- Timothy E.G. McDonald, Onion Flats
- Rick Sundberg, Sundberg Kennedy Ly-Au Young Architects
The Sustainable Home Competition Program (PDF)
The Sustainable Home Competition Poster (PDF)