Congratulations to our former Co-op Cavin Costello! / by Integrated Design Group

The Ranch Mine designed “Link,” a new construction, spec house built on the last empty lot of an historic neighborhood in Uptown Phoenix. Source

The Ranch Mine designed “Link,” a new construction, spec house built on the last empty lot of an historic neighborhood in Uptown Phoenix. Source

The house only has windows facing north and south, to control the heat gain and uses large opening to keep the house cool in the hot summer while allowing daylight in to heat the concrete slab floor in the winter to avoid using heating. Source

The house only has windows facing north and south, to control the heat gain and uses large opening to keep the house cool in the hot summer while allowing daylight in to heat the concrete slab floor in the winter to avoid using heating. Source

On May 12, 2015, The American Institute of Architects, partnered with Houzz, announced one of our former co-ops from Northeastern University, Cavin Costello, as one of the winners of the Future of Architecture Residential Design Contest and Showcase! 

 

Cavin Costello worked with us at Integrated Design Group from 2006-2008 and in total stayed with us through three Co-ops. We are very happy to see one of our Co-op's making headlines and contributing his innovative projects to the public. Congrats again Cavin!

Cavin's submission, "Link," is  a new construction spec house built on the last empty lot of an historic neighborhood in Uptown Phoenix. The home was built for just $138 a square foot, using typical builder materials in new and innovative ways, in an attempt to break the mold from the typical “Tuscan” builder homes that are typical of the area’s suburban sprawl. View Cavin's winning submission.

The competition received entries from architecture students and architects across the country that highlighted "high-impact ideas in the field of residential design." Contestants submitted ideas in categories such as Social Impact, Small Spaces, Universal Design, and Innovation. Additional details on the competition, showcase and winning projects can be found at http://bit.ly/FOAWinners.

 
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