Affordable Housing in the Triangle | The Full Range of Issues

AIA NC Center for Architecture + Design | Tuesday, April 1, 2014 | 4.00 – 6.00pm

This interactive presentation and panel discussion focused on the full spectrum of issues that constitute affordability (including but going beyond subsidy programs)  – location, transportation and services, land acquisition, financing, energy and sustainability, materials and assemblies, etc. – with a specific focus on the needs, challenges and opportunities of the Triangle area. Michael Pyatok, FAIA, Principal, Pyatok Architects, Oakland, CA, presented his perspectives on the most effective means to create and assess affordable housing in a lecture entitled Cozy by Design. A panel of area affordable housing architects, providers and advocates then discussed the specific contexts of the Triangle area with the goal of identifying the full range of issues regarding affordability and the value of design to address them.


Moderator Thomas Barrie, AIA, Professor, School of Architecture

Michael Pyatok, FAIA, Principal, Pyatok Architects Inc.

Natalie Britt, VP for Rental Development, DHIC Inc.

Satana Deberry, Executive Director, North Carolina Housing Coalition

David Maurer, AIA, Principal, Maurer Architecture/Tightlines Designs

Grant Meacci, PLA, Planning and Design Manager, Raleigh Urban Design Center

Shawn McNamara, AICP, Program Manager, Strategic Planning Division, Raleigh Community Development Department


Michael Pyatok, FAIA Presentation

Cozy by Design_LR©M.Pyatok