This is my entry for a local design competition for accessory dwelling units within the existing urban fabric. The following rules were given:


Like many cities in the United States faced with suburban sprawl and accessibility issues, Lexington is considering amending its zoning to allow for accessory dwelling units, or ADUs. Commonly known as “granny flats,” ADUs offer improved accessibility for people with disabilities while adding vibrancy and diversity to the existing urban fabric.

For this competition, participants will design an ADU on a generic site in Lexington. The required program includes a kitchen, bathroom, and sleeping area, but other spaces, both indoor and outdoor, may also be included. The maximum floor area is 500 square feet, and the maximum height is 20 feet. Proposals must prioritize accessibility for people with disabilities.

Registration Deadline: November 2, 2018 at 11:59pm ET
Submission Deadline: December 2, 2018 at 11:59pm ET
Winners Announced: December 7, 2018 at 12:01pm ET

Each project will be digitally submitted on a single 36-inch by 36-inch board. To ensure anonymity among participants, do not include any personal information on the submission board. Requirements include a brief project description, site plan, building plan, building section, interior perspectives, and exterior perspectives. Additional representations are at the discretion of participants. For team projects, only one team member is required to submit.

Participants retain copyright of submitted work.
Participants grant Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government usage rights with proper credit of all submitted work for publicity purposes and report illustrations."

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