Jaime Torres Carmona to speak at 2020 New Gravity Housing Conference
With an estimated 4.5 million units of affordable rental housing in buildings with 2-4 units nationally, the small multifamily housing stock is critical to the preservation of affordable housing. The goal of this session is to take a deep dive into two case studies on 2-4 unit buildings in Chicago’s southwest side: an affordable scattered site development and new prototype for LEED Homes. We will provide an overview of the characteristics of this housing stock and the challenges with making these buildings affordable and high-performing. Additionally, we will provide perspectives from key stakeholders invested in the preservation of the affordable small multifamily housing stock: the architect, developer, and housing energy efficiency advocates.
ABOUT THIS SPEAKER
Baker and Ryerson Fellow, Jaime Torres Carmona is Founder and Principal of Canopy / architecture + design, LLC, an award-winning architecture and urban design practice based in Chicago. Recognized for his approach and sensitivity towards the end user, social impact and the environment, Jaime explores the role of design as a vehicle for positive change. Through projects ranging in scale from community and health centers to housing, schools, mixed-use buildings, and urban design, Jaime is drawn towards the urban and civic realm and its impact on the human experience