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Habitat for Humanity:2010 Design Competition

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Revitalize Indianapolis neighborhoods through well designed homes.Introduce new design ideas and concepts to the Habitat for Humanity of Greater Indianapolis housing stock plans giving more options to accommodate more families and communities.


Two projects are offered to develop new exterior elevations for an existing house and a new house plan. Submissions can include both or either design options.


Functional Home
Proposals should create a functional and usable home for a family with an understanding of the special needs of the future homeowner.
Low-Cost of Ownership
Consider options to reduce the operational costs for the homeowner.
Consider the affordability and constructability of the homes.The Habitat Homes are typically constructed by volunteers with little or no construction experience.It is imperative to consider the ability of a group of volunteers to construct the design.Designs should account for Habitat panilization,standard component sizes,and programmatic relations.
Building Affordability
Review material choices and systems for the initial cost to purchase for Habitat for Humanity and consider a standard set of materials.Consider utilizing standard size building materials.


  • Sep 10, 2010—Last day for questions
  • Sep 17, 2010—Entries Due
  • Sep 24, 2010—Designs Selected
  • Oct 2-3, 2010—Home Tour

Jury:To be announced


The following criteria will be used as a basis of judging:

  • Community Connectivity
  • Constructability
  • Affordable
  • Sustainable Practices
  • Functionality
  • Overall Concept


  • A submission from each category will be selected by the jury as the winning scheme.
  • Each judge also has the opportunity to select any number of projects for an honorable mention.
  • Additional prizes will not be awarded for honorable mentions.

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