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Energy-efficient Stud Wall Panels

August 22, 2017
Below and attached is some current information about our wall panels for construction of energy-efficient homes and apartments.   It is not necessary to have previous experience with our panels.  We offer a day of... Read More


August 8, 2017
WORK WITH US IN CIVIC CREATIVITY  Building on a deep legacy of community engagement, SFNOMA is your local design advocacy platform.  Member firms are civic creatives.  We work closely with communities and community leaders to develop experiences,... Read More

Call for Entries: 2017 Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence

February 13, 2017
The Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence celebrates urban places that are distinguished by quality design and their social and economic contributions to our nation’s cities. Winners offer creative placemaking solutions that transcend the boundaries... Read More

SURI (Shelter Unit for Rapid Installation)

May 10, 2016
SURI is an innovative concept of shelter for emergency accommodation. Leader / Director: Pedro Sáez

Bamboo for Lost Cost Housing

May 10, 2016
Utilising bamboo for addressing housing shortfall across the globe. Leader / Director: Prashant Lingam


May 10, 2016
Nicolas-Patience Basabose is the Head of Design at EbenezerStudio (Pty) Ltd, a creative, cross-disciplinary design firm with global reach offering services in different fields of design. Our studio has offices in Johannesburg, South Africa and... Read More

Community Solutions

March 4, 2015
Community Solutions exist to help communities solve the most complex problems affecting their most vulnerable, hardest hit neighbors.

Miami Center for Community Engagement in Over the Rhine

March 4, 2015
The Miami Center for Community Engagement in Over the Rhine establishes collaborations between Miami University and community groups in Over-the-Rhine in order to forge opportunities for student, faculty, and community learning in cross-disciplinary and inter-cultural experiences.

Architecture in The Public Interest

March 4, 2015
Architecture in the Public Interest is a program of North Carolina State's School of Design that is primarily focused on designing sustainable and affordable housing.


March 4, 2015
Since 2004, the ecoMOD Project at UVA has worked with a variety of affordable housing organizations to create energy efficient and low impact housing units. The project teams include students and faculty from a variety of disciplines, and collectively they have designed, built and evaluated twelve housing units on eight sites.

Project Row Houses

March 4, 2015
Project Row Houses is a non-profit arts organization established by African-American artists and community activists in Houston's Third Ward. Their mission is to transform community through the celebration of art and African-American history and culture.

Red Feather Development Group

March 4, 2015
Red Feather Development Group is a non-profit that partners with American Indians to improve quality of shelter via sustainable augmentation.

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