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EVENT: OCTOBER 11, 2013 6-9PM

The Rural Studio 20K Challenge

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San Francisco tops the chart—after Birmingham, AL, of course—in the bid to raise the most funds for the Rural Studio.

The October 11 fundraiser collected $24,412 on behalf of Rural Studio! That's enough for one whole house, plus the roof, porch, windows, and paint for another! Overall efforts put San Francisco near the top of the fundraising leaderboard. Thank you, San Francisco!


Thanks to all who attended or donated to our Happiest Hour on Friday, October 11. It was a smashing success!


The Rural Studio at Auburn University aims to teach students about the social responsibilities of architecture while providing homes for poor communities in rural Alabama. David Baker Archiects is please to have several Rural Studio alums on our staff.
In honor of its 20th year, Rural Studio will design and build eight 20K Houses in its home county. The 20K House is a Rural Studio project that designs and builds a home for $20,000, addressing the local need for affordable housing.
All donations to the Rural Studio Happiest Hour go directly to the construction of the 20th Anniversary 20K houses.

Students receiving a lumber donation to help build projects. The Rural Studio relies on philanthropic gifts like this. Image: Rural Studio, Auburn University

Image: Bob Borson

A 20K house! Image: Danny Wicke

Image: Danny Wicke

Image: Danny Wicke