Stacking Up: Modular Housing

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NYC Emergency Housing prototype in Brooklyn, NY.
NYC Emergency Housing prototype in Brooklyn, NY.

Addressing a rapidly growing population and a changing climate, Mayor de Blasio's OneNYC aims to create 240,000 new housing units by 2025, reduce greenhouse gas emissions 80 percent by 2050, and end long-term displacement from homes. Modular and prefabricated construction could be a critical piece in achieving these goals.

Join us in exploring two pre-fab, modular projects: FC Modular’s B2 BKLYN (set to be the world’s tallest modular apartment building) and Garrison Architect’s NYC Emergency Housing Prototype (post-disaster, multi-story, multi-family units that can be deployed in less than 15 hours). Learn the benefits and challenges of their construction methods, specifically in dense urban areas, and how these structures will help NYC adapt for the future.

6:00 - 6:30 PM  Registration and Reception
6:30 - 8:00 PM  Presentations and Discussion

James Garrison, AIA, RA, NCARB
Principal, Garrison Architects

Mr. Garrison is an architect and educator whose work expands the boundaries of sustainability, demonstrating how modern architecture can address the ecological realities of our era. He believes that teaching and practice reinforce one another; in addition to leading his own firm, he is a professor at the Pratt Institute.

Roger Krulak
Senior Vice President, FC Modular

With over 25 years in the construction industry and 12 years with Forest City Ratner Companies, Mr. Krulak has extensive experience in both the construction and development sides of real estate. He received the Popular Mechanics Breakthrough Award for his work on the creation of the high-rise modular construction process.