What is the state of housing design in the US? In particular, how are architects of new single- and multi-family housing responding to issues such as the warming climate, the affordability crisis, increasing regulations and construction costs, and the demand for new unit types that better reflect today’s demographic realities? These questions will be the focus of a half-day event marking the release of The State of Housing Design 2023, a new book that examines themes in housing design, explored through over 100 recent buildings in the US. The event will feature panels with the book’s editors, authors, practitioners, journalists, academics, and others, including:

  • Nate Berg, Staff Writer, Fast Company
  • Elizabeth Christoforetti, Assistant Professor in Practice of Architecture, GSD; Founding Principal, Supernormal
  • Daniel D’Oca, Associate Professor in Practice of Urban Planning, GSD; Principal and Co-Founder, Interboro Partners
  • Roy Decker, FAIA, Principal, Duvall Decker
  • Jenny French, Assistant Professor in Practice of Architecture, GSD; Co-Founder, French 2D
  • Alexandra Gauzza, AIA, LEED AP BD + C, Principal/Studio Director, ISA
  • Chris Herbert, Managing Director, Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies
  • Ken Johnson, Partner, Michael Hsu Office of Architecture
  • Anna Kodé, Real Estate Reporter, The New York Times
  • Tim Love, Lecturer in Real Estate, GSD; Founding Principal, Utile Architecture and Planning
  • Sam Naylor, Project Architect, Utile; Druker Fellow, GSD
  • Marc Norman, Associate Dean, NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate
  • Chandra Robinson, Principal, LEVER Architecture
  • Inga Saffron, Architecture Critic, The Philadelphia Inquirer
  • Timothy A. Schuler, Contributing Editor, Landscape Architecture Magazine
  • Patrick Sisson, Journalist, Bloomberg CityLabThe New York Times, and others
  • Sarah Whiting, Dean and Josep Lluís Sert Professor of Architecture, GSD; Design Principal and Co-Founder, WW Architecture
  • Stephen Zacks, Journalist and Critic, Dwell, Architects’s Newspaper, and others
  • Mimi Zeiger, Critic and Editor, The Los Angeles Times, Architectural Review, and others
  • Others TBD

This hybrid event will be held in person and online; register here to attend in person. No registration is needed to watch online.

Pre-order The State of Housing Design 2023 through Harvard University Press.

November 17th
11:00AM - 3:00PM
Online Event