AHS Senior Wins Affordable Housing Design Challenge
Five finalists were selected from more than 50 central
Iowa students who were part of the Can I Be Your
Neighbor Design Challenge for Affordable Housing.
Pictured (L-R) Curtis Bragg, Ankeny High School;
Jessica Svoboda, Ankeny Centennial High School;
Bashar Eid, Central Campus (Roosevelt High School);
Sydney Christman, Ankeny High School; Caleb Davis,
Ankeny High School. (View Larger)
Students were given a biography of who would be living in the home, where the vacant lot is located, maximum square footage and limitations on costs. Within these parameters, the students were asked to design the most appropriate affordable home for the family. Judges scored the presentations and designs based on sensitivity to the needs of the family, ingenuity of space utilization, budget realism, flexibility for changing needs of the family and image of the home.
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