GSX is a Cambridge based design company focused on applying the principles of mass production, standardization and repetition to the modular design-build process. We provide a patented system based on a digital library of pre-designed and pre-engineered unit stacks that can be assembled like Lego blocks to create the residential portion of a specific building. A key feature of the GSX System is the deep integration of our unit plans with the production processes of off-site fabricators. By using the GSX System developers can deliver buildings faster, with reduced cost, higher quality and lower risk.
The realization of a lifelong vision: Solidified through real-world experience.
I grew up in a small town in Ohio and most probably for that reason fell in love with cities. I loved the variety and the hustle and bustle. So I graduated from architectural school with the idealistic dream of providing better urban housing at lower cost. In school we studied the various attempts at factory production and this seemed to be the way to go – lower cost, faster production, quality controls, etc. After graduation I developed a residential building system that could be constructed off site. To prime the pump I learned how to be a developer, built some units using the system, hit a major economic downturn with some new kids to support; the result being that I become a developer – no innovative systems for awhile.
However, over time, as a developer and designer of urban residential units, patterns emerged as we used the same designs over and over in multiple projects. And at this later stage of my career, computers had arrived, as had a concern for global warming. So it all came together; digital unit stacks for use in multiple projects that fit into a site-specific grid, that are cost-effectively and sustainably designed, and that can be fabricated off-site – GreenStaxx! – about which you can learn more in this website.