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989 - TOUR – Community First! Village Microhomes

Speaker(s):
• Alan Graham | Mobile Loaves & Fishes
• Shelby Blessing, AIA | Design Architect | Page
Date: 11/11/2017 | Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Event Location: MEET AT TOUR DESK
LUHs: 1.5 | HSW: Yes |
Capacity: 50
Through October 02: $60.00
Through November 03: $60.00
Onsite November 03: $60.00

Tour Architects
Casa Pequeña: Michael Smith, AIA, and Mick Kennedy, AIA; Dogtrot: Becky Jeanes, Tray Toungate, Laura Shipley, and Brianna Nixon; The Rooftop Hospitality House: Cody Gatlin; MicroPod: Stephi Motal, AIA; Porch with a Home: Shelby Blessing, AIA, Matt Leach, AIA, Natalie Cook, Justin Oscilowski, and Barron Peper; Hope Chapel: David Carroll, AIA, and Gerard D`Arcy

Description
Community First! Village is a 27-acre master planned community that provides affordable, permanent housing and a supportive community for the disabled, chronically homeless in Central Texas. In addition to RVs, canvas cottages, and building kit cabins, housing options on site include over 60 architect-designed microhomes resulting from a collaboration with AIA Austin DesignVoice. The 2014 Tiny Victories competition challenged architects to design microhomes that would provide not only provide the basic needs of shelter and comfort, but also promote a resident's individuality and sense of place among the community. Kitchen and bathroom facilities are provided in common areas on site, so each micro home needed only to consider an individual resident’s bedroom and living space, as well as an outdoor porch. The competition strongly encouraged a creative or experimental level of exploration with these designs, while still maintaining the objectives of empowerment and dignity present in the Community First! Village.

This tour will provide an overview of Community First! Village’s mission and community amenities, as well as the opportunity to visit several of the microhomes designed through the Tiny Victories competition. The tour will be led by Community First! Village and AIA Austin DesignVoice, and will also include insights from several microhome design teams and residents.

SD: Yes
*Courses marked "SD" may qualify for Sustainable Design for the Texas Board of Architectural Examiners."