The competition is designed to focus a new generation of thinkers on the availability and affordability of housing in Massachusetts and the role of housing density in addressing issues of sprawl and community vitality.
This year’s competition matches graduate students from two or more schools with faculty advisors, development professionals, and mentors in architecture and finance. Over a two-month period, each team will produce an affordable housing development plan tailored to a specific site.
Several members of Shepley’s staff are design mentors for the 2011 competition. The firm will also host the team presentations and awards ceremony at an event in Shepley Bulfinch’s office in early May.
Fellow sponsors include the Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston; The Boston Society of Architects/AIA; Kevin P Martin & Associates, PC; ICON architecture; and the Citizens’ Housing and Planning Association (CHAPA).