UMD Takes 2nd Place in HUD’s Affordable Housing Competition
The University of Maryland's HUD team took second place in the third annual HUD Innovation in Affordable Housing Student Design and Planning Competition. The student team of Nicole Akpedeye (MCP/ARCH), Oluwatobi Thomas (MRED), Meghan Leahy (MRED/ARCH), David Brotman (MRED), and Robert Grooms (MRED/ARCH) competed in the final round of the competition April 19th at HUD's office in Washington, DC. The team's proposal for the competition site in Santa Barbara, CA included a new construction development with 48 affordable housing units within 19 three-story town houses, 14 two-story townhouses, and a four-story multifamily development that included a food co-op, a community center, and easy access to a community garden nearby. The team won $10,000 for their accomplishments.