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Accessory Dwelling Unit Competition

September 30, 2023

AIA Blue Ridge and the City of Roanoke are partnering to increase public awareness of Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) and encourage the implementation of ADU-supportive policies. AIA Blue Ridge and the City of Roanoke were awarded a 2023 AARP Community Challenge Grant to host a design competition for accessory dwelling unit design in order to have pre-approved ADU plans for the public to use free of charge, making the creation of ADUs more attainable for the everyone within the community.

Submissions will be accepted between September 1st and 30th. The full prompt is available at aiablueridge.org. The competition is open to all within the design, construction, and development field including design professionals, building contractors, architecture students, and developers.

Winners will be announced and notified by October 16, 2023. The winning teams will be awarded the following to produce construction documents of their designs:

1ST PLACE: $5,000
2ND PLACE: $3,000
3RD PLACE: $2,000


September 30, 2023
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