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SMPS SF: AIA East Bay Home Tours Application Deadline

June 3, 2021 @ 5:00 pm

AIA East Bay Chapter is delighted to welcome you to submit your residential project that responsibly addresses the issue of shelter. Applications are due June 3, 2021 at 5:00pm.

The AIA East Bay Chapter aims to promote the design excellence of living environments by showcasing innovative thinking and design solutions, around the following general topics:

Design:  Creative housing solutions to address lack of affordable housing, community-inclusive approach to problem-solving

Technology: Off-grid and self-sufficient buildings, next-generation sustainable materials, low-impact building processes

Impacts:  Sacred reciprocity between the built and the natural environments, multi-generational living, aging in place, community spaces

Projects must have been built after January 2015.

The following housing type categories are eligible for submission:

  • Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU)
  • Affordable Housing
  • Co-Living Spaces
  • Houses for the Unsheltered
  • Intentional Communities
  • Live-Work Spaces
  • Multi-Unit Buildings
  • Single-Family Homes
  • Tiny Homes
  • & Other


You are required to submit a 300-word maximum narrative about your project that highlights certain innovation aspects. Example list of project considerations could include:

1. Programming (includes flexible housing solutions)

2. Design process (examples public engagement, integrated process)

3. Environmental / Sustainable / Resilient Design (can be a broad range from biophilia, to building siting, to material selection)

4. Innovation, Affordability Solutions

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