Collaborative Design Charette
Through a prestigious Julia and Richard Moe grant from the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Historic Savannah Foundation has engaged a number of institutional partners to develop an affordable, historically appropriate house in the Cuyler-Brownville National Register Historic District in Savannah, a Victorian-era, traditionally African-American community. The focus of the project is an open building lot, for which the residential building will be designed. Proposals will conform to Habitat for Humanity standards, to the historic guidelines for the Cuyler-Brownville district, and to the US Green Building Council criteria for LEED –certified sustainable homes. Historic Savannah Foundation has engaged the innovative talent of SCAD’s historic preservation and architecture programs to collaborate on the neighborhood research and architectural design. SCAD historic preservation and architecture students, Historic Savannah Foundation, Habitat for Humanity, and the Georgia USGBC will work through the spring of 2012, including a two-day collaborative charrette, during which students will create designs for the infill building, which is expected to be constructed and granted to a Habitat for Humanity family.