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Modular, affordable, and high-performing AND potential to provide sustainable housing and employment opportunities.

Modular, affordable, and high-performing AND potential to provide sustainable housing and employment opportunities.

ARCHITECT’s R+D Awards program celebrates innovation in architecture and design. Learn more and enter today. This piece is part of a series of articles that will examine the progress made by past award winners. Modular, affordable, and high-performing. This was the criteria that John Quale, Assoc. AIA, then an associate professor of architecture at the University of Virginia (UVa), set out to achieve with his prefabricated housing unit EcoMod. The idea caught the attention of ARCHITECT’s 2013 R+D Awards jury , which lauded EcoMod’s potential to provide sustainable housing and employment opportunities in economically depressed communities. Read more about the project’s beginnings on ARCHITECT. When EcoMod won the R+D Award, Quale and his team of UVa students and Virginia nonprofit organizations had just completed three units. One unit is located in Abingdon, Va. and two nei...

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