Two teams associated with the School of Architecture produced successful designs for the Habitat for Humanity Dream Dallas Home Competition. Professors Aimee and Kevin Buccellato received second place and $1,000 for their designs. A Notre Dame student team under the direction of Prof. Stella Papadopoulos including Mary Myers, Kaitlyn Smous, Lon Stousland, and Martin Wieck, was awarded Honorable Mention. Samuel J. Lima, a graduate student, also received Honorable Mention.
The competition invited architectural professionals and student teams to create a new design and look for a single-family home for deserving, low-income Dallas Habitat homeowners. Professor Aimee Buccellato characterized her submission as “a corollary between lovability and sustainability.”
The goal of the competition was threefold: to inform and inspire affordable, architecturally interesting, neighborly and sustainable homes that can be readily built by Habitat for Humanity volunteers; to publish an architectural pattern book providing plans, elevations and sections which illustrate architectural elements and building details that reflect the goals of a Habitat home; and to build a Habitat home based on the winning entries.
“Picking the winning entries was no easy task,” said Larry Boerder, treasurer of the Texas Chapter of the ICA & CA (The Institute of Classical Architecture & Classical America). “The final scores were very close.”
To commemorate the entries, the Texas Chapter of the ICA & CA has published a pattern book containing the complete submissions of the top seven entries as well as four pages selected from each remaining submission.