A Dream for ND Design Teams

Author: School of Architecture

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.