Professor Avi Friedman, MArch '83, presented a paper at the World Habitat Forum in Dalian, China, where he received the 1999 World Habitat Award for his conception and design of the Grow Home. Some 10,000 of the homes have been built in Canada and the U.S. at half the normal cost of home building. These savings are made possible by innovative desiign and construction methods, and the offering to the buyer of an option of having a fully or partially completed unit.
Prof. Avi Friedman, Directir of the Affordable Homes Program, receives the World Habitat Award from Xu Zhengsheng, China's Minister of Construction