The Missing Middle Competition

Urban Exhibitions

The Missing Middle Competition


The Urbanarium is proposing an open design competition to develop and present exciting options for addressing Metro Vancouver’s affordability and social health challenges, with outstanding design and social innovation. There are four study areas, one each in Vancouver, Port Coquitlam, Burnaby and Surrey. Applicants will be assigned one of the study areas randomly. Each study area is around four blocks in size and competitors will select one or two single-family lots to design and provide some contextual assessment based on the study area and municipal plans and by-laws.

Registration is now closed, thank you to all that have registered.

Please find answers to all submitted questions HERE

Submission Deadline: 9 February 2018


Future Scenarios




Co-Chairs of Urbanarium Competition Committee

Catherine Alkenbrack, Bruce Haden

Competition Committee Members

Richard Henriquez, Marta Farevaag, Ian Grais, Sam Khany,

Andrea Smith, Veronica Gillies, Michael Mortensen

Co- Sponsors

British Columbia Housing Corporation

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC)

Peeter Wesik Construction

Supporting Sponsors


Chris Dikeakos Architects

Francl Architecture

GBL Architects

Ramsay Worden Architects

Shift Architecture