The Housing Committee of AIA Philadelphia has been established to provide an avenue for discussion, exploration, and continued education on all aspects of housing with a specific interest towards Philadelphia and the surrounding region. Planned activities include lunch presentations with local housing officials, panel discussions, as well as joint events with Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia. The committee is open to anyone with a shared interest in pursuing better housing outcomes for all.

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AIA Philadelphia Housing Committee
Meetings are held the last Wednesday of every month at 8 AM
via Zoom

2021 Monthly Meeting Schedule:

Jan 27 - Housing Committee Kick Off
Housing Development - January 2021 

Feb 24 - Bright Common and Future & Sons 

Mar 31 - Pathways to Housing & Furniture Bank
Christine Simiriglia

Apr 22 - Design Dialogues - Joint Presentation with Design Committee 

Livable + Affordable + Sustainable: Three Case Studies

  • Thursday, April 22nd, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM 
  • John Ronan, John Ronan Architects
  • Amanda Loper, David Baker Architects
  • Marissa Hebert, WRT

This Design Dialogue presents three recent case studies of well-designed housing projects that exemplify progressive approaches to building both sustainably and affordably.  From passive house principles to transit-oriented developments, each presenter will explore how their project implemented thoughtful designs that prioritize an integrated architectural response to issues of housing, affordability, and climate justice.

May 26 - Tentative – Center City District - 2021 Housing Report or Innovative Affordable Housing Finance

Jun 30 - Tentative - Tiny House RFP or Construction Tour

Jul 28 - Nikil Saval *One Million Units of Affordable Housing across PA*

Aug 25 - Tentative - Construction Tech or Passive Row House Manua

Sept 29 - Tentative - Accessibility or Housing Trend

Oct 27 - Tentative – Guest Speaker on Climate and Housing Equit

Nov 12 - Forum on Architecture + Design: Housing Forum

Dec 29 No programming


Alex Bruce, AIA, CPHC 
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