to Oct 20

The Missing Middle- A Housing Design Competition

Members of ACTIVATE NC invite you to share your ideas on contemporary multi-family housing concepts that satisfy ‘the Missing Middle’. The Missing Middle describes a scale of infill multi-family development that may fit appropriately within single family neighborhoods while providing greater density in Asheville’s urban core.  These multi-plex structures may resemble larger single family structures, the scale of which falls somewhere between the single family city cottage and larger multi-family structures, like apartment buildings.  The City of Asheville has identified “The Missing Middle” as a key infill housing strategy to help with the community’s housing shortage.  Asheville’s initiatives to accommodate Missing Middle projects can be found here. Current state of Asheville housing is detailed here: Asheville Housing Market challenges.

Find the Competition Brief and Registration Information Here: http://www.activatenc.org/2017-housing-competition/

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4:30pm 4:30pm

Urban Housing Panel and Announcement

Join ACTIVATE NC and ACTIVATE Charlotte for a special presentation as they announce the winners of the Urban Housing Competition.  Come to Center City Auditorium (320 E. Ninth Street)  and hear from local panelists and jury chair Frank Harmon, FAIA on urban housing. Light snacks and beer/wine will be served. Please RSVP below. 

Location: UNC Charlotte Center City Auditorium
 320 East Ninth Street
Charlotte, NC 28202

Timeline: Reception 4:30-5:30
Presentation 5:30-7pm

Moderator: Michael Williams – Charlotte architect and competition juror


  • Megan Liddle Gude – Charlotte Center City Partners
  • David Furman, FAIA - architect, developer, urban activist
  • Tina Govan, architect and urban activist in Raleigh, NC  
  • Julie Porter, Charlotte Mecklenburg Housing Partnership President
  • David Walters, Stantec Urban Places Group; Professor Emeritus of Architecture and Urban Design UNC Charlotte
  • LaWana Mayfield, City of Charlotte Housing and Neighborhood Development Focus Area Committee Chair

Competition Overview, Comments and Awards: Frank Harmon, FAIA – Raleigh architect and competition juror 



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to May 2

Urban Housing Design Competition

ACTIVATE NC invites you to share your ideas on contemporary housing in the inner city. The competition encourages a housing type that blends different income levels and demographics and helps knit together the fabric of the city. A building boom of multifamily housing is underway in many of our growing cities , but very little of it is designed for its place or program. From Charlotte to Seattle, multifamily housing tends to look the same. This competition asks entrants to create a design that embraces diversity, that is designed specifcally for a site in Charlotte, and that is a good neighbor to small scale houses, streets, and light commercial and industrial buildings that comprise the neighborhood.

Find the competition brief and registration information here:


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Streets for People
6:00pm 6:00pm

Streets for People

Streets for People Panel Discussion: Designing Streets for Pedestrians and Cars
The public is invited to attend a panel discussion and learn how decisions on transportation are made, what designs are working and not working, and how you can be more involved in the decisions making process.

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