Drachman Design Build Coalition Residence 3

The Drachman Design-Build Coalition Residence 3: Innovation with building materials and design-build pedagogy

DDBC Residence 3


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

Project Details

Budget: $114,000, funded by City of Tucson Industrial Development Authority

Where: Tucson, Arizona

When:  November 2008 - December 2009

Project Overview

1150 E. 15th St. (super insulated metal panel wall system). Funded by City of Tucson IDA Loan, Civano Demonstration Grant, and Pima County GO Bonds; designed and constructed by the CAPLA students and faculty.

The total cost for the residence (including general conditions, warranties, loan interest, and escrow was $114,000. City of Tucson down payment assistance reduced the mortgage cost to $98,000. Purchased by the Daniel and Starlight Armenta family. This is a built residence for a low-income family with 2 peer-reviewed conference papers, 1 invited journal article, and received 2 design awards. 

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