Mariko Reed

ARCHITECT's Sara Johnson reports that the American Institute of Architects announced the two winners of this year's AIA/HUD Secretary’s Awards, an annual program presented with the Office of the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development that recognizes exemplary affordable housing projects. Winners are selected in four categories, although there is not always a winner in each category: Category one: Excellence in Affordable Housing Design Award; Category two: Creating Community Connection Award; Category three: Community-Informed Design Award; and Category four: Housing Accessibility—Alan J. Rothman Award.

The jury for the 2018 awards was comprised of chair Victor Mirontschuk, FAIA, of the New York office of EDI International; Elizabeth Cocke, the director of HUD's affordable housing research and technology division; Katie Gerfen, editor of design for ARCHITECT; Luis Jauregui, FAIA, of Texas-based Jauregui Architecture Interiors Construction; Rachelle Levitt, director of HUD's research utilization division; Adrianne Steichen, AIA, Oakland, Calif.–based Pyatok; and John Thatch, AIA, of Dahlin Group Architecture Planning, which has offices in California, Washington, and China.

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