The State of Housing Design 2023

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The State of Housing Design Front Cover

Event Description

What is the state of housing design in the US? In particular, how are architects of new single- and multi-family housing responding to issues such as the warming climate, the affordability crisis, increasing regulations and construction costs, and the demand for new unit types that better reflect today’s demographic realities? These questions will be the focus of a half-day event marking the release of The State of Housing Design 2023, a new book that examines themes in housing design, explored through over 100 recent buildings in the US.

The event will feature panels with the book’s editors, authors, practitioners, journalists, academics, and others, including:

Nate Berg, Staff Writer, Fast Company
Elizabeth Christoforetti, Assistant Professor in Practice of Architecture, GSD; Founding Principal, Supernormal
Daniel D’Oca, Associate Professor in Practice of Urban Planning, GSD; Principal and Co-Founder, Interboro Partners
Roy Decker, FAIA, Principal, Duvall Decker
Jenny French, Assistant Professor in Practice of Architecture, GSD; Co-Founder, French 2D
Alexandra Gauzza, AIA, LEED AP BD + C, Principal/Studio Director, ISA
Chris Herbert, Managing Director, Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies
Ken Johnson, Partner, Michael Hsu Office of Architecture
Anna Kodé, Real Estate Reporter, The New York Times
Tim Love, Lecturer in Real Estate, GSD; Founding Principal, Utile Architecture and Planning
Sam Naylor, Project Architect, Utile; Druker Fellow, GSD
Marc Norman, Associate Dean, NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate
Chandra Robinson, Principal, LEVER Architecture
Inga Saffron, Architecture Critic, The Philadelphia Inquirer
Timothy A. Schuler, Contributing Editor, Landscape Architecture Magazine
Patrick Sisson, Journalist, Bloomberg CityLab, The New York Times, and others
Sarah Whiting, Dean and Josep Lluís Sert Professor of Architecture, GSD; Design Principal and Co-Founder, WW Architecture
Stephen Zacks, Journalist and Critic, Dwell, Architects’s Newspaper, and others
Mimi Zeiger, Critic and Editor, The Los Angeles Times, Architectural Review, and others


This hybrid event will be held in person and online; register here to attend in person. No registration is needed to watch online.

Pre-order The State of Housing Design 2023 through Harvard University Press.

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