Working Across Housing Typologies (1LU)

When:  Dec 15, 2021 from 01:00 PM to 02:30 PM (ET)

Working Across Housing Typologies (1 LU)

Webinar Description:

Architects, whether working with a private client on a custom, single family residence or with developers on multi-family projects, face many similar challenges. The costs of land, labor and materials overlaid with regulations does not often pencil out, resulting in a lack of mid-priced and mid-scaled housing. However, more and more architects are striving to create a variety of housing opportunities including multi-family, workforce development and missing middle housing to complement their portfolios of affordable and market rate-housing. Join us for this session to learn about innovative models of practice and projects that are diversifying the housing market, what single-family and multi-family housing can learn from each other, and how firms are structuring their practices to tackle an array of housing typologies and mission-driven work.


Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how architecture firms are structuring their practices to tackle some of our cities most pressing challenges by engaging in projects that address affordability, quality of life, sustainability, and health.
  • Discuss the transferable lessons single-family and multi-family housing can learn from each other to address sustainability, client needs and the design process.
  • Review takeaways from several projects that reflect how architects can have innovative partnerships with their clients, community and developers to elevate the health and welfare of residents.
  • Discover how robust design processes are creating housing that is durable, environmentally sensitive, comfortable and attractive for any budget.

Key words:

Custom residential, multi-family housing, workforce development, affordable housing, market-rate housing


  1. Alex Salazar, Salazar Architects
  2. David Neiman, Neiman Taber
  3. Jesse Thompson, Kaplan Thompson Architects


  1. Kristen Chin, Hester Street