Disruptive Design Challenge: Making Homeownership Affordable in Chicago

Sponsors: Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago, LISC Chicago, AIA Chicago, Northern Trust, and Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives
Type: Open, three-stage, anonymous
The competition will be organized in three stages: Ideas (Stage I), Design (Stage II) and Realization (Stage III)
Locations: West Humboldt Park and Bronzeville, Chicago (Specific sites will be announced at the beginning of phase 2)
Language: English
Fees: None

This Design Competition is open to all with the following exclusions:

  • Entries shall not hav e been previously published in any competition publication, w hether printed, online or otherwise
  • Entriesshallnothavebeenselectedasfinalists,winner,honorablemention,etc.inany other competition
  • It is strongly recommended that each team include a licensed architect in Phase 1. Those selected to continue on to Phase 2 will be required to include a licensed architect. The winning project must include or engage an architect licensed in the state of I llinois
  • Current employees of Disruptive Design funders, jurors, sponsors, or task force organizations are not eligible to enter. Teams submitting to Phase 1 will be required to sign a disclosure of non-affiliation prior to jurying

Phase 1: ENDS JANUARY 31, 2019. One submission per entrant, please!
Submission requirements:
See link to competition brief below
Awards: Each of five finalists, selected to participate in Stage 3, will receive $10,000 each. The winner will receive an additional $20,000 and the right to negotiate for the commission.
Design Challenge: Architects must innovate for affordability, utilizing new construction materials and methods, and providing single-family homes with opportunities for live-work situations, growing families, aging in place, accessibility for people with disabilities, and a new focus on the “gig”

economy. The cost of a single family home should not exceed $250,000.
For more information, go to:
Contact: Sarah Brune, NHS Chicago | sbrune@nhschicago.org | 773-329-4150