Professors: Eric Sutherland, Lisa Iulo
The Helios House project was created in collaboration with the State College Community Land Trust (SCCLT). The SCCLT is a non-profit house assistance organization that helps income-qualified individuals and families purchase a home in the Borough of State College.
The project was challenged by a strict budget and location, an empty lot in the State College Borough. The site was being used as a small community garden, something that my group took into account when we looked at the landscape design. The house was assigned to be an affordable duplex that provided structure and flexibility to young, growing families.