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Unabridged Architecture

Contemporary vernacular architecture using the best renewable resource: human energy and optimism

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In October 2005, six weeks after Hurricane Katrina ravaged the Gulf Coast, I met Allison and John Anderson for the first time, at the Mississippi Renewal Forum. Organized by New Urbanism’s leading light, Andres Duany, this mega-charrette had brought some 200 planners, engineers, and architects to the ballroom of the Isle of Capri, a Biloxi, Miss., hotel-casino that had weathered the storm. The plan was to re-imagine the historic towns that Katrina had destroyed. Unlike most of the participants, the Andersons were locals: They had come from a mere 30 miles up the coast, from the hard-hit town of Bay St. Louis, Miss...

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Credit to: Karrie Jacobs, Architect Magazine

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the American Institute of Architects (AIA) announced the recipients of the 2016 HUD Secretary's Housing and Community Design Award. The project is recognized as one of four projects nationwide for excellence in affordable or accessible housing design.

"Each of these developments are innovative housing opportunities offering seniors and families alike a place to thrive," said HUD Secretary Julián Castro. "These winners prove that affordable and accessible housing can become part of the fabric of any neighborhood and reinforce the principles of inclusiveness and opportunity."...

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Credit to: The Seacoast Echo

Designed by Unabridged Architecture, the West Hancock Shelter is a minimalist safe haven for Gulf Coast residents.

Credit to: Unabridged Architecture

"Apparatus bays meet International Building Code Essential Facility wind ratings."

Credit to: Unabridged Architecture

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