The Clark County Community Habitat for Humanity
served a role as an actual client planning to redevelop the
former site of an elementary school into Habitat housing.
While the Springfield community agrees with the mission
for Habitat for Humanity, there remains a stigma attached
to Habitat homes and the concern of a large development
of such homes in a neighborhood in transition.
The theme of the studio was to re-imagine how the
Habitat house could be built, using different materials not
traditionally used on the houses, while still using some
common materials and techniques to make construction
cost-efficient, and easily done by future inhabitants and
A combination of floor plans offer flexibility for houses
to either stand alone, join together, or even expand and
contract within. The site plan is a hybrid, that while creating
a community within itself, also blends with the existing
context and residential form of the neighborhood. The
location of trees that remained after the school’s removal
was also carefully considered in site planning.
Status: School Project
Location: Springfield, OH, US