Drawing from the experiences of established architects, this course explores strategies for transitioning from single-family to multifamily projects. It also discusses the possibility of becoming an architect-developer and ways to engage, enhance, and create communities. Different challenges, such as those involved with designing affordable housing as well as litigation considerations, will also be assessed. Finally, drivers of multifamily trends will be analyzed.

Learning Objectives

  • Explore ways to transition from designing single-family homes to landing multifamily housing projects.
  • Assess common challenges and solutions in affordable multifamily housing, including planning, material, and environmental considerations, as well as risk management strategies for condominiums.
  • Analyze community engagement strategies and the ways in which multifamily housing can enhance neighborhoods by connecting people, spaces, and buildings.
  • Discover present and future multifamily trends, including connectivity, individual wellness, and environmental consciousness.

Pre-requisite: Basic knowledge of community development best practices.