About

The term “Frolic” describes a tradition in which hundreds of families gather to raise a barn in one week. Frolics were a demonstration of what is possible when a community comes together to build its future.

We created Frolic to enable communities to build projects that reflect the way they want to live. We partner with single-family homeowners to co-develop multi-family housing on their properties. Homes in our projects can be purchased with low down payments and are affordable to middle-income families. 

The Frolic model emerged after 2 years of research at the Center for Real Estate at MIT, with input from over 180 innovators and experts in housing, finance, and community-driven development from the U.S. and Europe and support from the Brookings Institution

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Meet the Team

Joshua Morrison

Creative Director, Co-founder

Josh worked in Copenhagen as an urban designer for 6 years before going to MIT and co-founding Frolic. His work focuses on just transformation of neighborhoods and he is a strong believer in soft density, informed by his experience at Gehl Architects. He holds a Master in City Planning (MCP) from MIT and a B.A. in Environmental Design through joint studies between Brown University and the Rhode Island School of Design.

Nicholette Paige Cameron

Research Fellow

Nicholette is currently a Master of City Planning student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. During her time at MIT, she's interned with Fairstead Affordable and the Preservation of Affordable Housing. Prior to graduate school, she worked in finance for six years, most recently at UBS in their Public Finance Investment Banking department. 

Elaine Wang

Research Fellow

Elaine is a Master in City Planning (MCP) candidate at MIT. She was most recently a Data Product Manager at Sonder, a real estate startup in San Francisco, where she led the strategy and roadmap for data & analytics. Elaine has an A.B. in Urban and Architectural Studies from Brown University.

Tamara Knox

CEO, Co-founder

Prior to starting Frolic, she did urban economics and affordable housing policy consulting and worked as a developer focused on equitable economic development. She holds a B.A. in Urban Studies with Honors from Stanford University and a Master in City Planning (MCP) and Master of Science in Real Estate Development (MSRED) from MIT. She grew up in Los Angeles and is now happily living in Seattle.

Sponsors and Partners

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Additional Partners

Design, Development, and Construction

 

Hybrid Architecture

Allied8 Studio

Green Canopy NODE

Urban Black

Legal

Helsell Fetterman
Co-op Law

 

Allen Law

Development Law

Cairncross Hempelmann

Securities Law

 

Cutting Edge Capital

Securities Law