“Making Room” and Constructing Change with the National Building MuseumOpticos Design is honored to have partnered with the National Building Museum and Metcalfe Architecture & Design to utilize our housing expertise, particularly at the Missing Middle Housing scale, to design an interactive element of a timely new exhibit, “Making Room: Housing for a Changing America,” on view now at the National Building Museum through September 2018.
Designing a Missing Middle Plan for Small Infill Sites: The Art of Creating Value and a Sense of Place on a Two-to-Five Acre Site, Part 1Over the past several years, many clients have come to us wanting to explore Missing Middle Housing on two- to five-acre sites, which seem to be a “sweet spot” for Missing Middle application, especially for smaller developer/builders and for developers of sites within larger master plans. This scale is a sweet spot for us because it allows enough space to work with a variety of creative types and building layouts, and to begin placemaking.
Innovative Missing Middle Housing in Daybreak Makes Livability an Attainable RealityWe’re excited to announce that Phase 1 of our Mews Homes™, part of the award-winning Daybreak community outside of Salt Lake City, Utah, has reached substantial completion. Including 31 units and a site plan designed by Opticos, the collection of walkable homes has seen most units sold, and Phase 2 construction is already underway!
Shaking Up the 21st-Century Multifamily Market with a Missing Middle NeighborhoodWhat happens when a developer with passion for Missing Middle Housing buys and renovates 300+ units of historic Missing Middle Housing in Midtown Omaha, then gets bored while developing a few suburban garden apartments?
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