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AN ADU
FOR U

OPEN CALL

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2023 An ADU for U Winning Designs

1st Place
Alley Poyner Macchietto Architecture in partnership with Assistology, LLC
An ADU for U
675 sqft 1bdrm, 1bath

An ADU for U is an ADU for a lifespan;

accomplishing the goal of flexibility and adaptability so that it can accommodate every occupant.

2nd Place
Straightline Design®, Inc.
The Whitney

748 sqft 1bdrm, 1bath

The SL-748 (renamed The Whitney) is a well thought-out design for occupants young and old. This Age-Friendly dwelling is one of a series of ADU designs by Straightline Design®.

Development and Zoning

3rd Place
Actual Architecture Co.
CORE ADU

750 sqft (variable) 1 or 2 bdrm, 1bath

The flexibility of this design makes it a standout in the world of age-friendly ADUs. The "CORE" concept is innovative and allows for true flexibility in floorplan and layout.

Honorable Mention
Macondo LLC and B2LAB Architecture
ADAPT
420 sqft Studio

"ADAPT project isn’t just about transformation;it’s about evolving spaces to resonate with modern needs while
preserving the essence of what was." —ADAPT design team

ABOUT US

The RL Mace Universal Design Institute is a non-profit organization based in North Carolina dedicated to promoting the concept and practice of accessible and universal design. The Institute's work manifests the belief that all new environments and products, to the greatest extent possible, should and can be usable by everyone regardless of age, ability, or circumstance.

As the Institute's sister initiative, Better Living Design is changing the way homes and home products are designed, built, and remodeled to better meet the needs of everyone at every life stage. 

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© 2023 RL Mace Universal Design Institute & Better Living Design. All rights reserved.

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