Drachman Design Build Coalition Residence 7

The Drachman Design-Build Coalition Residence 7: Innovation with building materials, design-build pedagogy, monitoring of thermal transfer through wall assemblies

DDBC Residence 7


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

Project Details

Budget: $110,000 loan by Pima County Industrial Development Authority

Where: Tucson, Arizona

When:  August 2016 - May 2017

Project Overview

1663 W. King Ave. (scoria wall construction) Funded by Pima County IDA Loan; designed and constructed by the CAPLA students and faculty. Completed, May 2017. 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 $98,000. Purchased by the Maria Davila-Lopez family. This is a built residence for low-income family with 2 peer-reviewed conference papers, 1 journal article and received 2 design awards. 

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