The 2015 DC Affordable Living Design Competition Awards Reception co-hosted by the DC Living Building Challenge Collaborative & COTE dc | AIA DC details: 


Date:  June 3, 2015
Time:  6 to 8 pm
Location:  District Architecture Center
Address:  421 7th Street NW
Washington, DC 20004  [Directions to the DAC.]

The Awards Reception is a celebration of the participants hard work.  Boards of all participating teams will be on display.  The Awards Reception is free for registered entrants and $20 for guests not entered in the competition.

Registration for the Awards Reception

is required for each individual planning to attend.  Please note that on-line registration for this event closes 6/1/2015, tickets cannot be purchased at the door.

Thanks to our 2015 DC Affordable Housing Design Competition Awards Sponsors:



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First Prize

1.  $2000 and
2.  2016 unConference: 15 Minutes of Brilliance

Each year ILFI invites individuals with transformative and distinctive ideas to share solutions to the built environment’s most urgent issues to the stage at the annual unConference.  These 15 Minutes of Brilliance are presentations sprinkled throughout the events in the Grand Ballroom.  As part of the first prize for 2015 DC Affordable Living Design Competition, the winning team will give a 15 minute presentation to the entire 2016 unConference.  This is an amazing platform to share the winning example of the local DC single family affordable townhome project solution to inspire the audience into action.


Some of the past 15 Minutes of Brilliance include David Barmon, an inspirational urban forester, who touched our hearts with his “flippin’ amazing cherry  bench.”  A phenomenal group of high school students from Jasper, Alberta representing the Jasper Sustainability Club for Youth performed.  These amazing kids recited inspirational speeches about their sustainable goals followed by a film they produced followed by an amazing performance of “Carry On” by Fun.  Jasper Street Dance 2.0 ReM is one of many flash mobs the group has performed.  Out of their activism, these students received the first ever modular classroom to meet the Living Building Challenge.

Now it DC’s turn to carry on the tradition and inspire the International Living Future Community.

Second Prize 


Honorable Mention