2015 AIA Michigan and MIplace "MISSING MIDDLE" Michigan Housing Design Competition
Contributed By: Nancy Finegood
An open Design Competition intended to spur the development of creative, mixed-income, and affordable "Missing Middle" Michigan Housing Developments in our State's Downtowns and along key transit corridors.
As the demand for living in urban environments continues to strengthen across the State of Michigan, the need to accommodate the growing contemporary housing market has become much more apparent. While certain types of housing have been developed to meet the demand, such as adaptive re-use conversions and higher density single-family residential projects, there are still a number of housing typologies that have not been commonly built. This "Missing Middle" Housing type is one that consists of very affordable medium density residential units, typically inserted into tight sites in previously developed areas and within pedestrian-oriented environments.
Prizes and Recognition: The top 1st place winning entry across all three sites, as determined by the jury, will receive the top cash prize of $10,000.00. Additional cashe prizes will be awarded by the jury not to exceed $5,000.00. The competition's winning entries and designers to receive broad public exposure in Michigan and they will be recognized and celebrated at one or more significant industry events in 2015.
- Timely Registration Deadline: Monday, March 16, 2015, 4:00pm EDT
- Late Registration (+50%) Deadline: Monday, April 6, 2015, 4:00pm EDT
- Submission Deadline: Monday, May 11, 2015, 4:00pm EDT
- Winners Advised: Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Awards Symposium (Tentative): June 25, 2015, Location TBA
For more information visit http://www.aiami.com/MIplace-Housing-Design-Competition
For Registration: http://aiami.com/event-1848400
Keywords: missing middle design competition
Posted: January 26, 2015
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