The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has released an interactive infographic of its Home Design Trends Survey for the third quarter of 2015, focusing on community and neighborhood design. According to the findings, walkability, higher density and infill development, as well as access to public transportation, are all on the rise, with homeowners “seeking community amenities that allow them to remain connected to people and commerce” throughout the nation’s growing metro areas. “There has been a pronounced shift in driving habits over the last few years, with increasing numbers of people being far more interested in walking and utilizing public transport options. With that is a desire for proximity to employment and commercial activities.” Furthermore, more simple and contemporary styles of homes are growing in popularity, reflecting an evolving homeowner taste.
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