HBSA to Address Housing Affordability with a Design Charrette and Exhibition

In partnership with the Carnegie Gallery, the Hamilton/Burlington Society of Architects (HBSA) is bringing together design professionals, community members and policy-makers to address the issue of affordable housing through a design charrette and exhibition.

Photo Courtesy of hbsarchitects.com.

Entitled “Missing Middle: Millennial Housing in the 21st Century,” the event will explore solutions to the issue of entry-level housing affordability for the Millennial generation in Hamilton’s housing market and urban design challenges/opportunities. Four multi-disciplinary teams will be invited to brainstorm design-oriented resolutions to the issue of this subject.

The central idea behind the initiative is that infill and underutilized lands within cities can be exploited to provide affordable housing solutions for first-time homebuyers.

After the charette, teams will continue to refine their work in preparation for an exhibition at the Carnegie Gallery. The exhibition will include architectural representations of the ideas, as well as work by local artists that speaks to the ideas presented by each team.

The show will be headlined by a presentation of the work and a panel discussion with Alex Bozikovic, Globe & Mail, Catharine Dowling, Ryerson University, Jason Thorne, City of Hamilton, and Erica Govan, Superkul.

The public is welcomed to engage with the topic by attending parts of the event, by registering for a free ticket:


TICKETS https://missingmiddlekeynote.eventbrite.com
Thursday, January 30, 2019
Dundas Town Hall – 60 Main St, Dundas

TICKETS https://missingmiddlepanel.eventbrite.com
Thursday, March 12, 6:30-8:30
Carnegie Gallery – 10 King St West, Dundas