A Home for a Hero

Best Practices, Floor Plan, Home Design

bhThe client enjoys skydiving and hopes to work for the FBI. He is also missing both legs, half his pelvis, and suffered a traumatic brain injury all during his overseas military service.

So during this year’s International Builders’ Show, the NAHB Design Committee conducted a live design competition in conjunction with the American Institute of Building Design (AIBD) and Building Homes for Heroes, an organization committed to supporting military vets who have returned from Iraq and Afghanistan with severe wounds and disabilities, to design him a home.

team 2-2 of 4Because of the client’s injuries, he is wheelchair-bound and needs family to stay over from time to time.

The rules were: 2,000-2,500 square feet; a study; at least two baths; a garage to accommodate a customized van and ramp; and several other challenges like being low maintenance and energy efficient.

And do it all in nine hours. How did they do? Find out here. And for a more in-depth look, watch our video!

Best in American Living would like to thank all those who serve our country, and those who serve them. Happy Veterans Day!

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