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The Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston, Boston Society of Architects/AIA, Kevin P. Martin & Associates, P.C., ICON architecture, inc., and Citizens' Housing and Planning Association are delighted to sponsor the 2015 competition.

The Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston is a wholesale bank that facilitates and enhances the availability of credit for housing and economic growth for low- and moderate-income families in New England. The Bank promotes housing finance and neighborhood development by providing its members with low-cost funds, special lending programs, liquidity, and technical assistance.

The Boston Society of Architects/AIA (BSA), a chapter of the American Institute of Architects, is committed to professional development for its members, advocacy on behalf of great design, and sharing an appreciation for the built environment with the public at large. Established in 1867, the BSA today consists of nearly 4,000 members and produces a diverse array of programs and publications, including ArchitectureBoston Expo and ArchitectureBoston magazine. Its partner organization, the Boston Foundation for Architecture, supports the civic and public outreach of the architectural community. BSA’s student affiliate membership, open to full-time design and architecture students, offers the chance to tap into BSA’s vibrant design community and enjoy a wide-range of exhibitions and professional programs at BSA Space. Visit www.architects.org to learn more.

Kevin P. Martin & Associates, P.C. (KPM) is a nationally recognized public accounting and business-consulting firm serving a diverse for-profit and nonprofit client base, including an array of CDCs and real-estate syndication, development, and management companies. KPM has extensive experience working with low-income housing tax-credit properties and projects funded under HUD and various state programs. Our experience, knowledge, and network help clients plan, capitalize, complete and manage projects, regardless of the economy. With development costs well into the billions, our clients have built and manage more than 500,000 apartment units and millions of square feet of commercial space.

ICON architecture, inc., a Boston-based, women-owned firm with 40 staff, believes that everyone should love where they live. Our new paradigms for living range from infill transit-oriented development to innovative adaptive reuse, creating sustainable communities that energize residents and neighbors alike. We make better places for people to build their lives.

Citizens' Housing and Planning Association (CHAPA) is the nonprofit umbrella organization for affordable-housing and community-development activities in Massachusetts. Encouraging the production and preservation of housing for low-income families and individuals, CHAPA advocates with government officials; provides research, education and training; and works to build consensus among broad interests in the field.

Academic Sponsors
The Affordable Housing Development Competition has the following academic sponsors:

  • Boston Architectural College

  • Boston University

  • Center for Urban and Regional Policy (Northeastern University)

  • College of Public and Community Service (University of Massachusetts-Boston)

  • Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning (Tufts University)

  • Department of Urban Planning and Design (Graduate School of Design, Harvard University)

  • Department of Urban Studies and Planning (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

  • Harvard Kennedy School (Harvard University)

  • Joint Center for Housing Studies (Harvard University)

  • Tufts University

  • Wentworth Institute





Articles about the Competition

Sponsors' Web Sites

Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston

Kevin P. Martin & Associates, P.C.

Boston Society of Architects/AIA


ICON architecture, inc.