The 2017 Residential Architect Design Awards are now open for submissions. Over the program's history, the juries have recognized projects ranging in scale and budget, but an attention to design excellence remains constant. This is especially apparent in one of the most challenging residential briefs: affordable housing. Below are five examples of affordable multifamily housing projects recognized in the Residential Architect Design Awards.

David Schalliol

Affordable Housing: Award (2016)Terrace 459, Chicago
Landon Bone Baker Architects

Anice Hoachlander/Hoachlander Davis Photography

Affordable Housing: Award (2015)La Casa Permanent Supportive Housing, Washington, D.C.
Studio Twenty Seven Architecture, Leo A Daly

Michael Moran/OTTO

Affordable Housing: Citation (2014)The Brook, New York City
Alexander Gorlin Architects

Sally Schoolmaster

Project of the Year (2013)Bud Clark Commons, Portland, Ore.
Holst Architecture

Bruce Damonte Photography

Affordable Housing: Merit (2012)Drs. Julian and Raye Richardson Apartments, San Francisco
David Baker + Partners

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