The need for quality, affordable housing has never been greater. At its best, housing can help strengthen the social and physical fabric of communities and neighborhoods. The 2021 Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Student Design and Planning Competition seeks to inspire a new generation of graduate students to advance the design and production of livable and sustainable housing for low- and moderate-income people through research and innovation.
The competition has been designed to replicate a real-life approach. Multi-disciplinary teams comprised of graduate students in architecture, planning and policy, finance and other areas will be asked to address social, economic, and environmental issues in responding to a specific housing problem developed by an actual Public Housing Agency (PHA).
Registration for the 2021 competition will open on September 14, 2020.