UMD Takes 2nd Place in HUD’s Affordable Housing Competition

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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.  

Posted on July 25, 2016 by Carrie Chard