LPI’s Mark Wyckoff is one of seven judges for Michigan “Missing Middle” Housing Design Competition

The American Institute of Architects – Michigan is accepting entries for the 2015 Michigan “Missing Middle” Housing Design Competition.

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The American Institute of Architects – Michigan is accepting entries for the 2015 Michigan “Missing Middle” Housing Design Competition--an open design competition intended to spur the development of creative, mixed-income and affordable “Missing Middle” Michigan housing developments in the state’s downtowns and along key transit corridors. The goal of the Competition--which is open to all contestants nationwide and offers a $10,000 top cash prize and two additional cash prizes of $5,000 each--is to promote awareness about the mismatch that exists between U.S. housing stock and shifting demographics, combined with the growing need for walkable urban living.

An elite lineup of jurors, including LPI’s Mark Wyckoff, have volunteered to serve on the AIA Michigan panel that will evaluate the entries and select the winners:

  • Mark Wyckoff, a professor and senior associate director with the MSU Land Policy Institute (LPI);
  • Douglas Farr, an architect, urban planner, author and president/CEO of Farr Associates in Chicago, IL;
  • Daniel Parolek, an architect and founding principal of Opticos Design in Berkeley, CA, whose practice is focused on these housing types;
  • Mark Nickita, an architect, urbanist and president of Archive Design Studio in Detroit and Toronto;
  • Luke Forrest, program manager and planner for the Michigan Municipal League (MML);
  • Amanda Harrell-Seyburn, a project and urban designer, as well as project manager for Sedgewick & Ferweda Architects in Flint, MI; and
  • James Tischler, director of community development for the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA).

Registration is available online. The timely registration deadline is Monday, March 16, 2015. The late registration deadline (+50% fee increase) is Monday, April 6, 2015.

In addition to AIA Michigan, contest sponsors are MSHDA, LPI, MML, the Michigan Chapter of the Congress for New Urbanism, the Michigan Association of Planning, and the Michigan Historic Preservation Network.

To submit an entry and learn more, visit 2015 Michigan “Missing Middle” Housing Design Competition.

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