International Builders' Show
February 9-11, 2021
Orlando, FL
FEB 9-11, 2021

Disruptive Design: How Chicago Is Tackling the Future of Attainable Housing

Tuesday, January 21 | 12:30 - 1:00 PM

Event Type: Floor Education

Location: LVCC - IBS Live - SU873

Registration Type: All IBS registration types


What It's About:

The rising cost of construction has caused builders to forgo the traditional starter home that has been affordable to young working families for decades. A recent design competition in Chicago, Disruptive Design, engaged architects, residents, builders, and the City in a collaborative process, challenging them to create forward-thinking construction products that would appeal to today’s middle-income buyers. You will hear first-hand how the competition finalists and winners helped tackle this issue, and what the organizers have learned in their efforts to build the winning design. Entries also brought unique solutions for accessibility, sustainability, and aging in place. The team is currently working to build two models and package their process and learnings to create a product that can be built across the country—get a first look during this fascinating presentation.

Learn more about the presentations and events taking place at IBS Live. This year, we’re exploring the future of housing and the products, processes and people disrupting our industry.

Continuing Education:

NAHB - 0.5 CE hour(s)

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