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2014 Institute: Sustainable, Connected Communities

Hosted by the University of Southern California, Enterprise’s fifth annual Affordable Housing Design Leadership Institute (AHDLI) will take place in Los Angeles on September 16 - 18, 2014.

The theme for this year’s Institute is “Sustainable, Connected Communities,” highlighting those projects in which design excellence enables residents and communities to achieve the full promise of transit-oriented neighborhoods and green infrastructure.

The Institute seeks to answer the following questions: How can L.A. become a national model for transit-oriented development? What have other cities achieved and what are the policy implications of these lessons learned? Which design components have the greatest impact in improving neighborhood fabric and quality of life for residents?



Public Keynote
Wednesday, September 17th 6 PM
David Baker, FAIA and Andie Cochran, FASLA

Join Enterprise Community Partners for the Affordable Housing Design Leadership Institute (AHDLI) opening night keynote lecture, "Placemaking: Landscape, Architecture and Community," featuring award-winning architect David Baker, FAIA and landscape architect Andrea Cochran, FASLA, winner of the 2014 Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award.

More information on keynote speakers.

RSVP to attend the lecture.

For questions, please contact Amber Christoffersen.

All events at USC School of Arch., Verle Annis unless otherwise indicated


4:00 Site Tour with Development and Design Teams (Meet at the Standard Hotel)
7:00 Conclusion of tour and Kick-Off Dinner (The Metro at Chinatown, Senior Lofts, 808 N. Spring St)


8:00 AM Breakfast at USC, Verle Annis Courtyard
8:30 AM Welcome and Introductions
Katie Swenson
9:00 AM Design Team Presentation
Ryan Gravel
9:20 AM Development Team Charrette
Lofts at Reynoldstown Crossing, Atlanta, GA
Fred Yalouris, Atlanta BeltLine Inc.
10:30 AM Design Team Presentation
Chris Reed
10:50 AM Break
11:00 AM Design Team Presentation
Liz Ogbu
11:20 AM Development Team Charrette
Goodwill, Oakland, CA
Carlos Castellanos, EBALDC
12:30 PM Design Team Presentation
Lorcan O'Herlihy
12:50 PM Lunch at USC, Verle Annis Courtyard
1:40 PM Design Team Presentation
Angie Brooks
2:00 PM Development Team Charrette
1st and Soto T.O.D., Los Angeles, CA
Ernesto Espinoza, ELACC
3:10 PM Design Team Presentation
Joan Ling
3:30 PM Break
3:40 PM Sustainable, Equitable, Connected Communities
Presentation + Discussion

Tom Osdoba, Enterprise Green Communities
4:50 PM Session End
5:00 PM Reception, Verle Annis Courtyard
6:00 PM Keynote Lecture, Harris 101
7:15 PM Welcome Dinner (invite only)
USC University Club at King Stoops Hall


8:00 AM Breakfast at USC, Verle Annis Courtyard
8:30 AM Welcome
Katie Swenson
9:00 AM Design Team Presentation
Steve Lewis
9:20 AM Development Team Charrette
West Villas, Los Angeles, CA
Tara Barauskas, ACOF
10:30 AM Break
10:40 AM Design Team Presentation
Jim Suhr
11:00 AM Development Team Charrette
38th and Blake, Denver, CO
Troy Gladwell, Medici Communities
12:10 PM Design Team Presentation
Julie Eizenberg
12:30 PM Lunch at USC, Verle Annis Courtyard
1:30 PM Design Team Presentation
Ted Smith
1:50 PM Development Team Charrette
722 Washington, Los Angeles, CA
Michelle Espinosa Coulter, Meta Housing
3:00 PM Design Team Presentation
James Rojas
3:20 PM Closing Remarks
3:45 PM Session End


USC School of Architecture
Watt Hall, Verle Annis (sessions) and Harris 101 (lecture)
Los Angeles, California

USC University Club at King Stoops Hall
705 West 34th Street
Los Angeles, California 90089

The Standard Hotel
550 South Flower at Sixth Street
Los Angeles CA 90071

2014 Resource Team

Development Resource Team

Tara Barauskas, Director of Housing, A Community of Friends Los Angeles, Calif.
Carlos Castellanos, Dir. of Real Estate Development, East Bay Asian Local Development Corp. (EBALDC) Oakland, Calif.
Michelle Espinosa Coulter, Executive Director, Meta Housing Corporation Los Angeles, Calif.
Ernesto Espinoza, Director of Real Estate Development, East LA Community Corporation (ELACC) Los Angeles, Calif.
Troy Gladwell, Development Director, Medici Communities Denver, Colo.
Fred Yalouris, Director of Housing, Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. Atlanta, Ga.

Design Resource Team

David Baker, FAIA, LEED AP, Founding Principal, David Baker Architects (KEYNOTE) San Francisco, Calif.
Andie Cochran, FASLA, Founding Principal, Andrea Cochran Landscape Architecture (KEYNOTE) San Francisco, Calif.
Angie Brooks, FAIA, Principal, Brooks + Scarpa Los Angeles, Calif.
Julie Eizenberg, AIA, Founding Principal, Koning Eizenberg Architecture Los Angeles, Calif.
Ryan Gravel, AICP, LEED AP, Senior Urban Designer, Perkins + Will Atlanta, Ga.
Steven Lewis, AIA, NOMAC, LEED AP, Founder and President, Thinking Leadership Los Angeles, Calif.
Joan Ling, Consultant and Lecturer at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs Los Angeles, Calif.
Liz Ogbu, Designer and Social Innovation Strategist San Francisco, Calif.
Lorcan O’Herlihy, FAIA, Founding Principal, Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects Los Angeles, Calif.
Chris Reed, Founding Principal, Stoss Cambridge, Mass.
James Rojas, Founder, Place It! Los Angeles, Calif.
Ted Smith, Principal, Smith and Others Architects San Diego, Calif.
Jim Suhr, Principal, James Suhr and Associates Los Angeles, Calif.


The 2014 Affordable Housing Design Leadership Institute is made possible by generous support from The Kendeda Fund, The McKnight Foundation, The California Community Foundation, and our host, the University of Southern California’s School of Architecture.

2014 AHDLI Developer Application

We are no longer accepting applications for AHDLI 2014, thank you for your interest we hope to announce the participants shortly.