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Living Building Challenge and Multifamily Affordable Housing

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Hunters View Phase 3—118 affordable homes and a new park in a larger master plan in the Bayview in San Francisco—is one of two DBA projects in the Living Building Challenge Affordable Housing Pilot.

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  • Susan Puri, Associate, International Living Future Institute As Affordable Housing Manager

  • Chelsea Johnson, AIA, LEED AP Associate, David Baker Architects

  • Gladys Ly-Au Young Founding Partner, Sundberg Kennedy Ly-Au Young Architects



Associate Chelsea Johnson, AIA, LEED AP, shares insights into designing within the LBC Affordable Housing Pilot program.

Living Building Challenge and Multifamily Affordable Housing

This webinar about the LBC Affordable Housing Pilot program and LBC multifamily case studies will elevate a discussion about methods of practice and project delivery that hold aspirational goals and bold objectives while navigating the sticky challenges of on-the-ground practice in the affordable housing project delivery world.

Hear about concrete tactics, obstacles, and how we are pushing to overcome, and how the Pilot has benefited the respective practices and projects of architect speakers Gladys Ly-Au Young with SKL Architects, and Chelsea Johnson with David Baker Architects, through the sharing of case studies: Othello Square, Coliseum Place, and Hunters View.

The webinar will provide a platform for discussion about navigating the balance of aspirational and tactical to achieve the greatest impact with every hard-fought affordable housing financial dollar. Susan Puri, Affordable Housing manager with the ILFI, will set the stage by providing an overview of the LBC Affordable Housing Pilot program, it's outreach efforts, resources, and perspective assisting multiple Pilot teams.


This webinar was recorded on June 1, 2020. Click here to view the recorded video (sign-in required).