Housing Development Design Competition

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According to the Pew Research Center, 20% of the United States population lived in multigenerational households in 2016.[1]  Homes are not usually built with these multigenerational families in mind. Dawn Augusta, our community partner, recognized the need for multigenerational housing in Phoenix and enlisted the help of Arizona State engineering students to design an affordable living community for multigenerational families. The Risome Development aims to foster a sense of community whilst providing these families with affordable living. The current solution involves a one acre parcel of land being designed to hold 13 homes with greenspaces on the roofs, an access road, and an outdoor movie screen. This proposed solution was obtained after receiving feedback from the community partners, researching existing communities, and analyzing the City of Phoenix building codes. The homes have the first two floors designed and will have three floors in total. A 3D model exists for the layout of the community. The first two floors have also been modeled on Fusion 360 and rendered.