2014 Institute: Sustainable, Connected Communities


Hosted by the University of Southern California, Enterprise’s fifth annual Affordable Housing Design Leadership Institute (AHDLI) took place in Los Angeles in September, 2014. The theme for the 2014 Institute was “Sustainable, Connected Communities,” highlighting those projects in which design excellence enables residents and communities to achieve the full promise of transit-oriented neighborhoods and green infrastructure.

The Institute The Institute addressed how Los Angeles might become a national model for transit-oriented development over the course of two-and-a-half days. Through working sessions and intensive dialogue, the Institute looked at how initiatives and projects in other cities can help inform, and be informed by, the ongoing work in L.A.

The keynote lecture, “Placemaking: Landscape, Architecture, and Community” was delivered by David Baker, FAIA and Andie Cochran, FASLA, and surveyed the pair’s collaborations over the course of several award-winning projects.

The program for ADHLI 2014, including in-depth project profiles and resources team bios, is available for download.

2014 Resource Team

Development Resource Team

Tara Barauskas, Director of Housing, A Community of Friends, Los Angeles, Calif.
Carlos Castellanos, Dir. of Real Estate Development, East Bay Asian Local Development Corp. (EBALDC), Oakland, Calif.
Michelle Espinosa Coulter, Executive Director, Meta Housing Corporation, Los Angeles, Calif.
Ernesto Espinoza, Director of Real Estate Development, East LA Community Corporation (ELACC), Los Angeles, Calif.
Troy Gladwell, Development Director, Medici Communities, Denver, Colo.
Fred Yalouris, Director of Housing, Atlanta BeltLine, Inc., Atlanta, Ga.


Design Resource Team

David Baker, FAIA, LEED AP, Founding Principal, David Baker Architects (KEYNOTE), San Francisco, Calif.
Andie Cochran, FASLA, Founding Principal, Andrea Cochran Landscape Architecture (KEYNOTE), San Francisco, Calif.
Angie Brooks, FAIA, Principal, Brooks + Scarpa, Los Angeles, Calif.
Julie Eizenberg, AIA, Founding Principal, Koning Eizenberg Architecture, Los Angeles, Calif.
Ryan Gravel, AICP, LEED AP, Senior Urban Designer, Perkins + Will, Atlanta, Ga.
Steven Lewis, AIA, NOMAC, LEED AP, Founder and President, Thinking Leadership, Los Angeles, Calif.
Joan Ling, Consultant and Lecturer at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, Los Angeles, Calif.
Liz Ogbu, Designer and Social Innovation Strategist, San Francisco, Calif
Lorcan O’Herlihy, FAIA, Founding Principal, Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects, Los Angeles, Calif.
Chris Reed, Founding Principal, Stoss, Cambridge, Mass.
James Rojas, Founder, Place It!, Los Angeles, Calif.
Ted Smith, Principal, Smith and Others Architects, San Diego, Calif.
Jim Suhr, Principal, James Suhr and Associates, Los Angeles, Calif.


The 2014 Affordable Housing Design Leadership Institute is made possible by generous support from The Kendeda Fund, The McKnight Foundation, The California Community Foundation, and our host, the University of Southern California’s School of Architecture.

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