Thursday, April 8, 2010

Affordable Housing Design Competition

Earlier this week I attended the kick-off event for the Southern California Chapter of the The Institute of Classical Architecture & Classical America (ICA&CA-SCC) and Habitat for Humanity 2010 Multifamily Housing Design Competition, hosted by Waterworks in their beautiful West Hollywood showroom. Last years' competition was for single family housing, 25 teams submitted designs and the winners were announced at a gala event on July 16th at Waterworks. This year promises to be even better with the award ceremony and gala reception at Janus et Cie's showroom in West Hollywood. The winners will have their designs published in a pattern book to be distributed by Habitat for Humanity.
The goal for this competition has been to inspire neighborly, affordable, sustainable, housing projects to be built by Habitat for Humanity volunteers. This is a way for the many talented designers and architects in our community to reach out and help provide a well designed, aesthetically pleasing solution to the critical need of safe and decent housing for families in Southern California.

You can see some of the winners from last years competition here

About the ICA&CA-SCC
The ICA&CA is the leading national non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the practice and appreciation of the classical tradition in architecture and the allied arts. The organization fulfills its mission through four program areas: education, publications, awards and advocacy.

The Southern California Chapter regularly produces unique events, home tours, lectures, continuing education courses and discussions with architects, authors and designers committed to advancing the institute's core values.
For more information, visit

About Habitat for Humanityof Greater Los Angeles
Habitat For Humanity Of Greater Los Angeles strives to eliminate poverty housing through advocacy, education and partnership with families in need to build simple, decent affordable housing. Since 1990, HFH GLA has built and renovated nearly 500 homes locally and worldwide, transforming the lives of hundreds of individuals.
For more information, visit

If you are interested in participating or sponsoring this competition please send me an email here.

Firoozeh Khorrami


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