May 22, 2019

Seven Developers to Head to Cleveland for 10th Affordable Housing Design Leadership Institute 

Affordable Housing Design Leadership AHDLI 2019 Developer Teams chart

Enterprise Community Partners will celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Affordable Housing Design Leadership Institute July 16-18 in Cleveland.

For nearly a decade the Affordable Housing Design Leadership Institute has brought together the nation’s leading designers and affordable housing developers to collaborate on buildings that improve health outcomes and community representation, reduce environmental impact and strengthen connections to opportunity in some of America’s most vulnerable communities. 

This year’s class of developers, selected for their commitment to innovation and design as a tool to positively impact residents and communities, will include:

Through nine previous classes of developers, the Design Leadership Institute has convened over a hundred designers and developers. Together, Design Leadership Institute participants have worked to improve the plans for more than 50 projects across the country and supported the creation of high quality homes and neighborhood assets for thousands of people through design. 

Enterprise is committed to forging pathways and partnerships for placing design at the center of equitable, affordable, and sustainable community development. With this goal in mind, Cleveland has on several occasions hosted the Enterprise Rose Fellowship, which partners emerging architectural designers and socially-engaged artists with local community development organizations. We are delighted to further this mission with the 10th anniversary of Affordable Housing Design Leadership Institute in Cleveland. 

Over just two and half days in Cleveland, development teams will participate in a design curriculum based on research into the typical barriers to good design in affordable housing. The Design Leadership Institute will work with each team to impact the trajectory of a current project in their pipeline to help them leverage good design to further their missions and meet their goals—no matter the scale, budget, or timeline. Participants will take part in the Design Leadership Institute’s powerful charrette-based convening model, as well as participate in tours of cutting-edge affordable housing and workshops by multidisciplinary designers. 

Furthermore, through our recently launched Design Matters online learning platform, developers anywhere will also have to access key practices and insights from nine years of the Design Leadership Institute as well as the Mission-Design-Impact curriculum and workbooks used throughout the 2019 Cleveland convening.

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