2011 Affordable Housing Design Leadership Institute


The 2011 Institute convened at the the Harvard Graduate School of Design in Boston, September 21-23. The Institute ranged from rethinking the specific elements of the presented projects, to reimagining collaborative partnerships and dialogues between architects and developers at the organizational level. But ultimately, the 2011 Affordable Housing Design Leadership Institute educated and inspired each participant to think creatively, focus on collaboration, and set a vision and intention to build strong, healthy, vibrant communities of opportunities.

Intention Equals Results

summary of the proceedings from the 2011 Affordable Housing Design Leadership Institute (AHDLI) highlighting principles to guide developers in achieving design excellence in their affordable housing projects around the country.

Blog Posts

Media Coverage

2011 Resources Team

Development Resource Team

Tara Barauskas, A Community of Friends, Los Angeles, Calif.
Julie Honekamp, SNAP, Spokane, Wash.
Gail Latimore, Codman Square Neighborhood Development Corporation, Dorchester, Mass.
Peter Magistro, Bronx Pro Real Estate Management, Bronx, N.Y.
Margaret May, Ivanhoe Neighborhood Counci, Kansas City, Mo.
Amy Schectman, Jewish Community Housing for the Elderly, Brighton, Mass.
Jason Spellings, Wishcamper Companies, Inc, Jackson, Miss.
Jeremy Wilkening, Somerville Community Corporation, Somerville, Mass.

Design Resource Team

James Brew, FCSI, AIA, LEED AP, Rocky Mountain Institute, Boulder, Colo.
Chris Calott, Harvard GSD Loeb Fellowship, Albuquerque, N.M.
David Dixon, FAIA, Goody Clancy, Boston, Mass.
Mary Margaret Jones, FASLA, FAAAR, Hargreaves, New York, N.Y. 
M. David Lee, FAIA, Stull and Lee, Inc., Boston, Mass.
Michael Maltzan, FAIA, NCARB, Michael Maltzan Architecture, Los Angeles, Calif.
Alison Mears, AIA, LEED AP, Parsons The New School for Design, New York, N.Y.
Jared Della Valle, Alloy LLC, New York, N.Y.
William D. Williams, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio


A special thank you to our generous sponsors:

  • Deutsche Bank
  • The Kendeda Fund
  • National Endowment for the Arts
  • New York State Homes & Community Renewal

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