Habitat for Humanity Young Professionals of Greater Miami (HYP) has formed an awesome partnership with the American Institute of Architects Student Chapter (AIAS-UM), the University of Miami School of Architecture Student Council,( SoA Stud Co) and the Association for Persons with Disabilities (APD) to create an awesome architecture contest that will offer unique career advancement opportunities to local university students, raise awareness on the need for affordable housing in Miami, and create a one-of-a-kind model for incorporating disability friendly and environmentally responsible design practices into an existing site that will be developed by Habitat for Humanity of Greater Miami. The contest will include free seminars on cost-effective construction practices, disabled-friendly and sustainable design, and tropical housing. These will be forums for the community to be educated on these very pertinent topics, as well as opportunities for students and local professionals to network. The most awesome design will be chosen by a jury comprised of local construction professionals, university faculty, and Habitat staff, will be recognized at an award ceremony and through mixed media publication, and will be awarded a cash prize of at least $2,000- money architecture students can use to fund their never ending need for school supplies and research materials.
Funded by Miami, FL (June 2013)