Thursday, February 20 2020
The Washington, DC metropolitan region needs to add over 300,000 housing units by 2030 to meet its current demand. Most proposed solutions have focused on high-rise, high-density development in transit-oriented business centers. Left out of the discussion is the potential contribution of more affordable low-to-midrise development in traditionally single-family neighborhoods that use most of the region’s land, often referred to as "missing middle" housing.
The region’s historic and single-family neighborhoods hold much potential for filling our housing need, but the fears surrounding higher density remain a roadblock. During this seminar organized by AIA|DC and the Center for Real Estate Entrepreneurship of the George Mason School of Business, join architects, planners, and developers to explore cutting-edge—and historically-compatible— design solutions for introducing missing middle housing into the city, suburbs, and exurbs where high-rises simply won’t work.
- Steve Alloy - President, Stanley Martin Homes
- Carly Aubrey, AICP, Principal Planner for City of Falls Church
- Chuck Bean - Executive Director, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments
- Rebekah Brown - Senior Project Manager, bwdarchitects, inc.
- Ulises Montes De Oca, Assoc. AIA - Design Director, Lessard Design
- Ileana Schinder, AIA - Principal, Ileana Schinder Arq
- Greg Tamborino, AIA - Senior Project Architect & Senior Associate, Perkins&Will
- William Teass, AIA - Principal, Teass Warren Architects
- Theresa Twiford - Residential Developer, Pearson Smith Realty
- Charles Warren, AIA - Principal, Teass Warren Architects
This project has been funded in part by a grant from the Dorothea de Schweinitz Fund for the District of Columbia of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
Co-hosted by the Center for Real Estate Entrepreneurship of the George Mason School of Business