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Design by Community Charrettes


A Design Charrette is an intensive, hands-on pre-development workshop that brings people from different disciplines and backgrounds together to explore architectural and development options for a particular area or site. In 2017, Housing Colorado and University of Colorado College of Architecture and Planning will continue the Design by Communities Design Charrette series focused on affordable housing. This series began at the 2010 Housing Colorado NOW! Conference. Since then we have continued to offer this program on an annual basis, serving communities throughout the state. Many of the projects which have participated in the Design by Communities Charrettes have made significant progress in their affordable housing development. Review past Charrette presentations. 

The Design by Communities Design Charrette provides an opportunity for non-profit housing developers and Housing Authorities to benefit from pro bono pre-development services for an affordable housing project in your community. A team of professionals led by architects and landscape architects will create affordable housing concepts for a site in your community. Additional team expertise will include finance professionals, development professionals, sustainable design and building/ construction professionals, municipal staff and resident representatives. Collaboratively, these experts will work with your community to create unique design solutions for your site. 

We invite you and your nonprofit organization or housing authority to submit a project and site for the 2017 Design by Communities Design Charrette! Charrettes will be featured at the 2017 NOW! Conference. 


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