Big Ideas for Small Lots NYC

We seek to address the challenges associated with the design and construction of affordable housing on underutilized City-owned land.

Category Idea Competition
Type International, Idea, Open, Two-Stage, Anonymous
Genre Housing
Country New York, United States
Registration Deadline 24 March 2019 GoogleCal iCal
Submission Deadline 24 March 2019 (via Online)
Eligibility All architects and designers

Description
Big Ideas for Small Lots NYC is a two-stage design competition for small-scale, urban infill housing. The competition is organized by the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) and the American Institute of Architects New York (AIANY), and seeks to address the challenges associated with the design and construction of affordable housing on underutilized City-owned land.
In November 2017, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the Housing New York 2.0 plan, which builds on the success of the original Housing New York plan and furthers the City’s bold commitment to increase the supply of affordable housing by building or preserving 300,000 affordable homes by 2026. In support of the plan, HPD has aggressively moved through its inventory of vacant and underutilized City-owned land to create more affordable housing. Much of the remaining inventory includes lots that are challenging to develop due to their small size. Big Ideas for Small Lots NYC is a design competition to find housing solutions for these lots, and to explore their potential to contribute to citywide affordable housing options.

Jury
Hayes Slade, AIA, IIDA, Jury Chair; President, AIA New York; Principal, Slade Architecture
Deborah Berke, FAIA, LEED AP, Dean, Yale School of Architecture; Founder, Deborah Berke Partners
Claudia Herasme, Chief Urban Designer, NYC Department of City Planning
Nick Lembo, Chairman, Monadnock Construction, Inc.
Ruchika Modi, Studio Director and Associate Partner, Practice for Architecture and Urbanism (PAU)
Justin Garrett Moore, AICP, Executive Director, NYC Public Design Commission
AJ Pires, President, Alloy Development
Katherine W. Swenson, Vice President of Design, Enterprise Community Partners
Claire Weisz, Principal in Charge, WXY architecture + urban design

Prize
HPD may choose to designate one or more Proposals formulated in Stage II to be constructed by the applicable Development Team(s) for affordable housing on City-owned land.
Finalists: $3,000

Entry Fee
None

Timetable
Stage I finalists announced: May, 2019
Finalist workshops and meetings: May – July, 2019
Exhibition at the Center for Architecture: August 1 – November 2, 2019
Finalists submit Stage II development proposals: September, 2019
Site designation(s): November, 2019

Organizer
The New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) and the American Institute of Architects New York (AIANY)

Official Website