The Housing Crisis: How Architects Can Drive Change


Wednesday, July 1, 2020
12:00 AM





Learn how the industry can reduce the cost of housing development leading to affordable housing solutions.

Cities across the United States are struggling with housing shortages. In the midst of this crisis, the HKS San Francisco studio was awarded an internal design fellowship research grant to explore a pressing question: How can architects help optimize the design and construction of multifamily housing? In this course, the panelists will present HKS’s key takeaways from a year-long deep dive into this critical issue. Learn how our industry can address the cost of housing development through modularization, off-site construction, and lean manufacturing methods, and examine opportunities to streamline the construction process, reduce labor costs, and shorten construction durations.