Drachman Design Build Coalition Residence 5

The Drachman Design-Build Coalition Residence 5: Innovation with building materials, design-build pedagogy, monitoring of thermal transfer through wall assemblies

DDBC Residence 5


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

Project Details

Budget: $110,000, funded by City of Tucson Industrial Development Authority

Where: Tucson, Arizona

When:  August 2013 - May 2014

Project Overview

614 S. Starr Ave. (trombe wall and ICF construction) Funded by Pima County IDA Loan; Civano Demonstration Grant, and Pima County GO Bonds; designed and constructed by the CAPLA students and faculty. Completed, May 2014. The total cost for the residence (including general conditions, warranties, loan interest, and escrow was $110,000. City of Tucson down payment assistance reduced the mortgage cost to $94,000. Purchased by the Argentina Iniguez family. This is a built residence for low income family, 2 peer-reviewed conference papers, and received 1 design award.

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