Form a Team. Create a Plan. Make a Real-World Impact.
The second annual HUD Innovation in Affordable Housing Student Design and Planning Competition (IAH) challenges multi-disciplinary, graduate student teams to respond to a real life affordable housing design and planning issue. The competition is sponsored by HUD’s Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R).
2015 IAH Competition Updates:
All program details for the 2015 competition have been released!
- The housing authority and site location is...Houma-Terrebonne Housing Authority (HTHA) in Houma, Louisiana!
- The current site contains an eleven-story senior housing facility, with 300 dwelling units. Competitors may choose to either substantially rehabilitate or replace the existing structure, which was first completed in 1971.
The deadline for teams to submit the Phase I solution is February 9, 2015. All of the information needed for Phase I has been posted on the 2015 Competition Information page
Please note: Participants are not permitted to contact the housing authority directly. All questions should be sent to IAH2015@huduser.org.
Competition launch (problem & criteria released)
Deadline for teams to register
Phase I questions released (site and HA information)
Deadline for teams to submit Phase l solution
Finalists announced; Phase ll released
Site visit for finalists
Final jury and winners announced in DC (TBD)
$20,000 to the winning team
$10,000 to the runner up