Hear Daniel Parolek, AIA, of Opticos Design explore “Missing Middle” housing: house-like, multi-unit buildings such as duplexes, fourplexes, and bungalow courts planned within walking distance of shops and amenities. Learn how this kind of housing can help communities bridge the gap between single-family homes and apartment buildings by providing attainable, walkable neighborhood housing options for evolving demographics.
Housing & Community Design
Urban Planning & Design
Health, Safety and Welfare
Identify the physical characteristics that define Missing Middle Housing - duplexes, fourplexes, courtyard apartments and similar scaled infill housing.
Discover how Missing Middle Housing types provide a product that meets the demand for walkable, sustainable neighborhood living, in response to shifting nationwide demographics.
Recognize key cases where these types are being built today — and why developers decided to build Missing Middle Housing in lieu of other options.
Identify practices that communities can use introduce these housing types into their towns to add needed dwelling units.
Daniel Parolek, AIA
National Building Museum