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by Jaime Gillin last modified Oct 10, 2012

by Jaime Gillin This blog series profiles a new prefab development in San Francisco's SoMa neighborhood—a LEED Platinum-targeted building containing 23 "micro-studios". Built in a California factory in a month and assembled on-site in just four days, these 300-square-foot units are paving the path to a new approach to prefab—and to small-space city living. PART TWO: Prefab Q&A The apartments at 38 Harriet Street in SoMa have been a long time coming. Four years ago, Patrick Kennedy, the founder and Principal of Panoramic Interests, an urban infill developer based in Berkeley, California, began developing the concept for prefab, space-efficient dwellings. When the time came to pick a construction company, Kennedy turned to Charles Pankow Builders, a business known for its innovative construction methods and high-profile projects throughout California. Here, Kennedy and Wally Naylor, Principal in Charge for the Harriet Street project, give some backstory; discuss the pros and cons of prefabrication; and predict what it will take for wider-scale adoption of factory-built buildings.




 

 

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by Jaime Gillin

This blog series profiles a new prefab development in San Francisco's SoMa neighborhood—a LEED Platinum-targeted building containing 23 "micro-studios". Built in a California factory in a month and assembled on-site in just four days, these 300-square-foot units are paving the path to a new approach to prefab—and to small-space city living. PART TWO: Prefab Q&A The apartments at 38 Harriet Street in SoMa have been a long time coming. Four years ago, Patrick Kennedy, the founder and Principal of Panoramic Interests, an urban infill developer based in Berkeley, California, began developing the concept for prefab, space-efficient dwellings. When the time came to pick a construction company, Kennedy turned to Charles Pankow Builders, a business known for its innovative construction methods and high-profile projects throughout California. Here, Kennedy and Wally Naylor, Principal in Charge for the Harriet Street project, give some backstory; discuss the pros and cons of prefabrication; and predict what it will take for wider-scale adoption of factory-built buildings.



 

 

 
 
 

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