The Wake County Affordable Housing Project was a research and design project conducted by faculty and graduate students from the School of Architecture at NC State University. The project included research on housing needs in Wake County, national and international best practices of affordable housing, and the design of a range of affordable housing models. Issues such as environmental, social and cultural sustainability were intrinsic to the project. Mixed-use, mixedincome and transit-oriented development were also incorporated. The project included design workshops conducted at designated pilot study towns including Cary, Wake Forest and Wendell. The project was funded by the Wake County Department of Human Services Housing and Community Revitalization Division ($7,000).
The project outcomes were documented in a publication and supplied to the Wake County Human Services Housing and Community Revitalization Division to assist their efforts in providing affordable housing in Wake County.
Images (from top to bottom):
1 & 2) Eric Brunk, 3) Geoffrey Diamond, 4) Eric Brunk, 5) Maria Papiez, 6) Geoffrey Diamond, 7) studio group, 8) Cary workshop