Habitat for Humanity of Greater Miami

Edward Lewis Architects has been involved with Habitat for Humanity in their housing projects for South Dade since the 90's.

Through the years Edward Lewis Architects has provided and donated their architectural and engineering services on many different site throughout Miami Dade County, aiding in Habitat's goal to provide affordable homes for many of South Florida's community.

Edward Lewis Architects has designed 126 homes ranging in size from 2,3 and 4 bedroom s with 1 and 2 bath models. These homes were designed with a variety of elevations and were typically constructed of concrete block and wood-trusses, complying with the South Florida Building Codes requirements for Hurricane resistant assemblies. This combination allowed Habitat for Humanity to construct well-built cost effective homes - further

Edward Lewis Architects has provided design services for Habitat homes with a variety of Design Configurations, Construction Types, Shapes and Sizes.

The original Habitat homes were wood frame homes; these were very user friendly for volunteers with hammers and nails to build. It is interesting to note that the Habitat wood homes performed very well during Hurricane. Since 1992 the Building Codes have changed several times making a wood home very difficult to design and construct and engineer, there are many clips, angles and other fasteners required to build a wood home. The perfered method today is building with CMU.
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