NEWS FROM THE STUDIO: EPSTEN ENVIRONMENTAL VISION PRIZE WINNERS ANNOUNCED

Congratulations to this years Epsten Environmental Vision Prize winners:

1ST PRIZE: Energy Plus Housing Prototype

1ST PRIZE: Energy Plus Housing Prototype

The Dagmar Epsten Environmental Vision Prize is awarded to student teams that demonstrate exceptional understanding of environmental issues and incorporate sustainable goals in their studio projects.  

1st Prize: Excellence Award:  Pegah Eghbalzad & Sol Haroon

2nd Prize: Merit Award:  Meghan Shannon & Yun Joon Jung

3rd Prize: Honor Award: Eric Johnson & Chufei Qiu 

 

 

FULL VIDEO OF HOUSING SYMPOSIUM NOW AVAILABLE

Check out the full video of our housing event here, text of the event forthcoming!

https://smartech.gatech.edu/handle/1853/56071

https://smartech.gatech.edu/handle/1853/56072

STUDENTS FOCUSED ON OPPORTUNITY AND HOUSING IN ATLANTA

Students from the Georgia Tech School of Architecture’s High-Performance Building Design and Research studio are underway in developing a new set of energy-efficient and affordable housing prototypes. 

Design teams are formulating strategies to spur economic development and entrepreneurship in economically challenged neighborhoods.   

Countering the recent trend of demolition and assemblage, our approach preserves the existing neighborhood subdivision while promoting higher density and a mix of uses through text amendments to existing zoning. 

Rethinking the single-family housing model to include opportunities for multiple income streams on a typical 40'x140' parcel, to include commercial, residential uses while encouraging entrepreneurship, even at the smallest level, is our ultimate long term challenge.