Residential Design

VOL.2 2018

A business-to-business magazine focused on the collaborative process and talented work of residential architects and custom homebuilders.

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Images: Courtesy University of Washington choice. It is typically difficult to mimic the effect of a client on a project when outlining a competition program. The client, to the practicing architect, is the dynamic that often changes and most strongly influences the direction of the design solution. Most often the client, in such programs, is a static character defined by a laundry list of quantified wants to be satisfied. This program sought to give the students more reason to consider the client as real with needs reaching beyond the program specifics. From the submissions, the jurors selected first, second, and third place winners along with four honorable mentions. The winners are: First Place: Upper Squamish Research and Residence Student: Jesse Bird Faculty Sponsor: Sheryl Boyle School: Carleton University Second Place: The Dogtrot Duo Students: Shannen Martin, Sean Benson, Jabbar Cobbs, Kimberly Montgomery, & Emanuel Soito Faculty Sponsor: Michelle Pottorf School: Prairie View A&M University Third Place: Common Ground: Collective Living in Seattle, WA Student: Ariel Scholten Faculty Sponsors: Elizabeth Golden & Richard Mohler School: University of Washington Honorable Mention: The Battery House Students: Homa Ansari, Anmol Kollegal, & Timothy Massa Faculty Sponsor: Zui Ng School: University of Houston Honorable Mention: Affordable Housing for the 21st Century: A Housing Solution for Poverty in the Neglected Mississippi Delta Student: Zachary Henry Faculty Sponsor: Emily M. McGlohn School: Mississippi State University Honorable Mention: Sliding Canvas House: Transitional Home Student: Samantha Geibel Faculty Sponsor: Taiji Miyasaka School: Washington State University Honorable Mention: Revitalizing the Rural Student: Jacob Eble Faculty Sponsor: Mark Stephen Taylor School: University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign Well over three quarters of a million new homes are completed each year in this country. Most of these, as the competition text notes, are designed and built speculatively, devoid of specific client needs and independent of context. A smaller portion are designed by custom residential architects in conjunction with their clients. While each custom architect, designing one house for one client, one at a time, has less of a direct influence over the speculative housing market, our influence can still be a force for improving design rigor. New ideas, good ideas, are typically adopted and adapted and spread throughout the industry to benefit the many. There are plentiful avenues to allow these ideas to reach and influence the masses. Awards and competitions such as this are key among them. More details can be found at: The competition outline: http://www.acsa-arch.org/programs-events/competitions/ competition-archives/2016-2017-housing-competition The press release of the winners: http://www.acsa-arch.org/programs-events/competitions/com- petition-archives/2016-2017-housing-competition/winners The winning student, Jesse Bird, and his faculty sponsor, Sheryl Boyle, were to attend and be recognized at the CRAN Symposium in Miami. Unfortunately, that couldn't happen. The winning boards will be on display at AIA'18 in New York this June . . . . weather permitting.—Blake H. Held, AIA Top and above: Students from the University of Washington took on Seattle's housing crisis with a proposal for a cohousing complex. 31 VOL. 2, 2018 RESIDENTIALDESIGNMAGA ZINE.COM

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