Graduate students in the College of Architecture and Urban Studies are finalists in the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Innovation in Affordable Housing competition
Amelia Hulshult (BLA 18), Advanced MLA student, was a member of the Virginia Tech HUD competition team named a finalist in the two stage competition. Over 40 interdisciplinary graduate teams from around the country worked to redefine what affordable living can mean through proposing an innovative and sustainable multi-family, mixed-use project on a site in San Antonio, Texas. The final four teams traveled to San Antonia earlier in the spring semester to ’site check’ their proposed development concept, scope the neighboring areas, and talk with local representatives. Refined concepts were presented to a national jury focussed on innovation in design, planning, and financing.
Team members came from three programs in the College of Architecture and Urban Studies: Building Construction, Urban and Regional Planning and Landscape Architecture. This is the first Virginia Tech team and the first from Virginia to be a finalist.