Michael Medick – Finding the “Missing Middle” in Housing

2018 International Builders' Show

January 9, 2018

Tuesday, January 9 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Location: OCCC – West Concourse, Level 3, Room W 311 A

Address: Orange County Convention Center – 9800 International Dr., Orlando, FL 32819

Format: Building Knowledge Session  Level of Content: Advanced 

Who Should Attend: Land Development, Single Family – All, Multifamily Builders and Developers

Track: Design, Land Development & Community Planning

Speaker(s): Michael Medick, KTGY Group, Tysons, Virginia | Douglas Kallfelz, AIA, LEED AP, CNU, Union Studio Architecture & Community Design, Providence, Rhode Island

What It’s About:

Housing needs continue to change as consumers of all ages desire walkable, amenity-rich housing choices. These shifting demands, along with escalating land values and increasing building costs, are creating a “missing middle” in housing stock which builders and developers must progressively address. In this session, you’ll explore the market demand, socio-economic trends and design innovations driving this housing type. Learn which building types constitute the “missing middle” with examples of recently constructed duplexes, mansion apartments, bungalow courts, carriage houses and more. You’ll walk away with a firm understanding of how to develop these in-demand, medium density communities using a small footprint, well-designed dwellings and simple construction.

What You’ll Learn:

  • Identify building types within the “missing middle” used to create complete communities, and explore product differentiation to fully enhance market absorption.
  • Discover how to construct simple buildings—an alternative to achieve densities without the added financing challenges of more complex construction.
  • Learn how to create smaller dwellings that are well-designed, comfortable and highly usable with high market demand.

Continuing Education: NAHB – 1.00 CE hour(s), NKBA – 0.1 CEU(s), AIA – 1.0 LU|HSW Hour(s)