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.