EVENT. Published: April 25, 2017.

Breaking New Ground

As part of a ten-year initiative called Building Healthy Communities, The California Endowment, a private statewide health organization based in Los Angeles, is sponsoring an architecture and ideas competition to design housing for farm and service workers in the Eastern Coachella Valley.
Called Breaking New Ground: Designing Affordable Housing for the Coachella Valley Workforce, the competition is conceived as a way to bring the focus of architecture, design, and related disciplines to envision a healthy, sustainable, affordable community in a region where the affordable housing needs of low-income workers has been overlooked for decades.
Breaking New Ground seeks implementable architectural, policy and financial ideas to re-envision a holistic housing solutions for these farm and service workers and their families.
Open Division and Student Division are considered.
At the competition’s conclusion The California Endowment and County of Riverside will work together to build an affordable housing project based on the winning entries. The winning team may also be selected to participate in the design and construction of the new project.
A total of $350,000 USD in prize money will be awarded to winning entries, finalists, and awards of merit.

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2014-10-21  |  Round 1 Opening
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2015-03-31  |  Awards Ceremony



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