Drachman Design Build Coalition Residence 2

The Drachman Design-Build Coalition Residence 2: Innovation with building materials, design-build pedagogy, monitoring of thermal transfer through wall assemblies

DDBC Residence 2


  • UArizona Bachelor of Architecture and Master of Architecture students
  • Mary Hardin, University Distinguished Professor of Architecture

Project Details

Where: Tucson, Arizona

When:  August 2007 - May 2008

Project Overview

606 S. Starr Ave. (wood frame with ventilated south wall). An affordable dwelling funded by a City of Tucson IDA Loan, Civano Demonstration Grant, and Pima County GO Bonds; designed and constructed by the CAPLA students and faculty. Completed in 2008; Construction costs for this residence came to $79,978. The  total cost for the residence (including general conditions, warranties, loan interest, and escrow was $103,000. City of Tucson down payment assistance reduced the mortgage cost to $90,761. Purchased by the Eric Wagner-Diane Daly family. This is a built residence for a low-income family, which resulted in 2 peer-reviewed conference papers, 1 journal article, 2 design awards. 

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