Posts Tagged ‘tiny homes competition’

The Tiny Report

Interior of Tiny Homes Competition first place winning entry facing kitchen and bedroom

Affordable housing developments, such as SRO’s, can have a great impact on people experiencing homelessness or low income. However, affordable housing as we know it doesn’t have a solution that addresses every issue surrounding this topic. These developments usually take 3-5 years to be completed with an average unit costing $350,000 and 30% of the…

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Catherine Baker Presents at the 2017 AIA Conference

AIA Conference on Architecture 2017, April 27-29, Orlando

On Friday, April 28th, at the 2017 AIA national conference, LBBA’s Catherine Baker and Tracy Baim, publisher at Windy City Times, will present tiny houses as a possible solution to youth homelessness. “Tiny House in a Big City: Competition/Construction Case Study” looks at the international Tiny Homes competition to understand planning, costs, and other challenges…

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Winning Tiny Homes Entry Comes to Life

As first place winners of the Tiny Homes Competition, Terry “Vic” Howell, Marty Sandberg, and Lon Stousland worked with Price Construction to realize a prototype of their design, which is on view this week at UIC’s campus. Visitors were able to tour the model home in conjunction with the Tiny Homes Summit through efforts of…

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Tiny Homes Summit to Address Youth Homelessness

Jeff and Catherine are among the 50 leading experts speaking at the upcoming “Tiny Homes Summit: New Solutions for Youth Homelessness” next week at UIC’s campus. This two-day event will focus on creative solutions to youth homelessness, estimated to be more than 20,000 in Chicago, through the lens of the Tiny Homes movement. Covering everything…

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Photos from “confronting homelessness” panel

Left to Right: Tracy Baim, Cassi Coravos, Catherine Baker, Marty Sandberg, Lon Stousland, Terry “Vic” Howell Left to Right: Peter Landon, Lon Stousland, Terry “Vic” Howell, Marty Sandberg, Jeff Bone, Catherine Baker

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Catherine to speak at ‘Confronting Homelessness’ panel

This coming Tuesday, Catherine, with the winners of The Tiny Homes Competition and others, join a panel discussion on how design can face the challenges of homelessness in Chicago, especially youth homelessness. AIGA Chicago‘s Design for Good has organized the event. Tuesday, March 29 Uptake, 600 W Chicago Avenue, 3rd Floor 5:30: reception; 6:30 –…

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Tiny Homes Competition Winners Announced

AIA Chicago has just announced the winners from the Tiny Homes Competition that received over 450 submissions! Congratulations to the winners, and we look forward to seeing the model home at the upcoming Tiny Homes Summit. Read the release and see full size images here. Chicago is one step closer to realizing a community without youth…

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Submissions now open for Tiny Homes Competition

AIA Chicago, partnering with Landon Bone Baker Architects, Pride Action Tank, and Windy City Times, is accepting design proposals for an urban community of tiny homes here in Chicago that addresses the large population of homeless youth. Aged 18-24, many of these homeless youth are seeking stable communities as they work to improve their lives– often…

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