MM Infill Housing

Organized by the City of Chicago and the Chicago Architecture Center, Come Home: Missing Middle Infill Housing presented innovative ways of reimagining Chicago’s single family home, two- and three-flat, rowhouse and six-flat typologies to better meet modern living. The goal of all proposals on view in the exhibition was to add new missing middle infill housing in six Chicago neighborhoods: Auburn Gresham, Bronzeville, East Garfield Park, Englewood, Humboldt Park and Woodlawn. With this increase in density comes an added diversity of housing choices with the potential to jumpstart generational wealth through home ownership and rental income opportunities.

Rather than issuing a singular “design,” our proposal focused on a simple unit that can be leveraged to meet the predictability of housing needs while accepting a series of variables to produce variation and difference, to engage with context, to respond to financial variables, to phase as needed, and to realign with the fluctuations of material pricing.


City of Chicago, Chicago Architecture Center


Chicago, Illinois


Estefania Barajas, Patrick Daurio, Maria Espinoza, Jonathan Tate