Concept – Habitat for Humanity – East Orange, NJ

Concept – Competition

Design Year: 2011
Institute: New Jersey Institute of Technology
Responsibilities: Student Project
Primary Applications Used: Autodesk Revit 2010

“I recall focusing on simplicity of a compact footprint, while utilizing additive and subtractive abstract forms to provide subtle unique features.”

Summary of Work: Habitat for Humanity is widely known for providing homes for underserved communities. Our students were tasked with creating a ‘real’ design for the first time, that took cost into account. There were multiple sites, so creating a concept that could work on all lots was critical.

Client Needs:

  • Staying under a reasonable buildable budget
  • Cost Estimate
  • Material awareness

Project Challenges:

  • First exposure to considering financial limitations
  • Using design that works in all site conditions
  • Considering maintenance and monthly costs