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The value of design in affordable housing

THE VALUE OF DESIGN IN AFFORDABLE HOUSING

Georgia Bizios, FAIA

Professor of Architecture

[email protected]


The value of design in affordable housing

Home Environments Design Initiative

Partnering with communities and nonprofits to improve the quality and sustainability of North Carolina’s affordable housing.


The value of design in affordable housing

  • Benefits of Sustainable Design

  • Environmental – Conserves natural resources and reduces waste

  • Economic – Minimizes energy expenditures and encourages durability

  • Social – Protects public health and enhances quality of life


The value of design in affordable housing

  • Design Decisions on Three Scales:

  • Site

  • House

  • Construction


The value of design in affordable housing

  • Site Decisions

  • Site selection

  • Solar orientation

  • Water management

  • Neighborhood and community

  • Access to jobs and transportation


The value of design in affordable housing

  • House Decisions

  • Daylighting

  • Passive solar heating and cooling

  • Ventilation

  • Storage

  • Public and private spaces

  • Porches and outdoor living


The value of design in affordable housing

  • Construction Decisions

  • Materials

  • Building Systems

  • Insulation

  • Durability

  • Toxicity

Photo: Morley, Building with Structural Insulated Panels


The value of design in affordable housing

University – Community Partnerships

There are many ways that the NC State College of Design can assist your organization.

Through collaboration, communities and nonprofits benefit from the resources of the university and the enthusiastic creativity of young designers. The students gain valuable experience in and exposure to the issues of affordable and sustainable housing.


The value of design in affordable housing

Charrettes and Workshops


The value of design in affordable housing

Neighborhood Design Guidelines


The value of design in affordable housing

Summer Architectural Interns


The value of design in affordable housing

Design Ideas for Funding Applications


The value of design in affordable housing

Prototype Home Designs


The value of design in affordable housing

THE VALUE OF DESIGN IN AFFORDABLE HOUSING

Georgia Bizios, FAIA

Professor of Architecture

[email protected]


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