Architectural Design Competition

On May 16, 2013, Hawaii Appleseed Center and students from the University of Hawaii School of Architecture presented the results of their housing design competition featuring ultra-affordable, modular microunits aimed at addressing Hawaii's severe affordable housing shortage and homelessness crisis. To view the entries, please click here.

Local architectural firms and student entries will be presented and judged by a panel of affordable housing advocates, elected officials, developers, and planners. There will a juried competition, a published compilation of design submissions, an exhibit, and a reception featuring a panel of judges comprised of political leaders, affordable housing advocates, housing developers and the general public.

Date: Thursday, May 16
Time: 5:00 to 8:00 PM
Place: Center for Architecture, 828 Fort Street Mall

Competition entries

H3 Module

Simple Living



Their Own Space



The Hive

Modular Cottage



Seven awards were given out to highlight various components of the designs.
    Buildability: 4x8
    Affordability: Modular Cottage
    Transformability: Prefab
    Implementation: 4x8
    Ingenuity: Their Own Space
    Sense of Space: S3
    Overall: 4x8

To view all of the entries, click here

Below is a slideshow of pictures from the event. To view more, please click here.

in the news

Civil Beat, Architecture Students: Time To Re-Think Owning An Affordable Home In Hawaii, May 19, 2013

press release

Tuesday, May 14, 2013. Re_THINK affordable housing design competition to be hosted by University of Hawai‘i architecture student leadership group and Hawai‘i Appleseed Center for Law and Economic Justice
Honolulu, Hawaii - Students from the University of Hawai‘i’s School of Architecture, the American Institute of Architects Leadership Institute, and Hawai‘i Appleseed Center for Law and Economic Justice are pleased to announce an upcoming event featuring an affordable housing design competition, re_THINK Design. Click here to read more.