The importance of housing to shape our environment cannot be overstated. To celebrate the central role innovative design plays in residential building, the American Institute of Architects released its 2015 Housing Awards winners, focused on custom-built and remodeled homes, multifamily residences and special housing projects. The slate of winners showcases an array of styles, creative reuses of vacant buildings and designs in sync with both the urban and rural landscapes.
The winner of the 2015 Housing Awards is the Broadway Affordable Housing Project in Santa Monica. This project from Kevin Daly Architects, repurposed a vacant nursing home and created a dense yet light-filled complex where every unit faces the central courtyard and has access to natural light. The primary population served by this project is low-income families earning between 30% and 60% of Area Median Income. The property consists of 2- and 3-bedrom units with rents ranging from about $560 to $1,300 per month.