COHO: BLOCK Project Shop Tour
Join AIA Seattle’s Committee on Homelessness for an exclusive tour of the shop of the BLOCK Project, an innovative architect-led initiative to address homelessness in the Puget Sound.
About the BLOCK Project
We build fully equipped, healthy homes for people experiencing homelessness. BLOCK Homes are permitted and placed in homeowners’ backyards throughout Seattle. This model gives residents a place to call home and our communities around the city an opportunity to make a real difference in supporting our unhoused neighbors and addressing the issue of homelessness together. Through its innovative approach combined with the power of community, The BLOCK Project is able to build permanent supportive low income housing for less than 25% the cost of other low income housing models.
The BLOCK Shop is our community fueled volunteer center where anyone without building experience can efficiently make a difference and learn how to build BLOCK homes in the safest and most accessible environment. Due to advancements in prefabrication made possible at the Shop, BLOCK Homes can now be built for 40% less and assembled onsite in only four days, a process that used to take four weeks.
This live, in-person event takes place in an accessible venue with an accessible restroom. Entry is zero-step. The facility requires proof of vaccination, and masks to visit this large, covered warehouse space. Be prepared to provide physical or digital proof of completion of the vaccination series at arrival. Please indicate on your registration if you would like to be contacted regarding specific accommodations to fully participate in this program.
This program is presented by AIA Seattle’s Committee on Homelessness. Contact Connor Descheemaker, Member Engagement Manager, with any questions or concerns.