Habitat Charrette

Between 2007 and 2010, the Community Design Center will facilitate the design of two new accessible Habitat for Humanity houses in Avondale. DAAP students generated design ideas through a sponsored competition, with winning projects to be developed through the CDC. Construction of the first house by other UC students begins Fall 2008 and is facilitated by the UC Center for Community Engagement.The CCE has sponsored and built one Habitat house each year since 2003, when the UC program was initiated by two UC students. See http://www.uc.edu/sas/habitat/History.html for more information on the CCE Habitat Program.

On September 28, 2007, judging for a Design Competition was held at the College of DAAP. Twelve students competed for two $1000 prizes and the opportunity to execute their designs. The intent of the competition was to promote innovative design strategies for accessibility and sustainability in affordable single family housing. Jurors included Heather Stugill - UC Accessibility consultant, Jim Postell - Architect and Interior Design Professor, and Bob Edgecomb - Construction Manager for Habitat for Humanity Cincinnati Chapter. The Comptetion was organized by the Community Design Center with assistance from Lisa Sandlin and Michaele Pride of the School of Architecture and Interior Design.

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