Innovator Deploying Solutions for the Housing Crisis
ARCspace announced today it is a finalist in Fast Company’s World Changing Ideas’ Spaces, Places and Cities category. ARCspace builds proprietary prefabricated steel modular building systems that are spec built from the ground up using sustainable materials and welded with high-grade steel. ARCspace collaborates with fellow housing innovators to deliver sustainable new solutions including grid-independent power and water, impermanent foundations that support relocation, smart home/building technologies, energy-efficient materials, and nature-accommodating elements such as hurricane impact glass and fire-retardant materials.
Working with a variety of public and private interests, ARCspace creates efficient, affordable, and cutting-edge solutions to the problems of homelessness and affordable housing. ARCspace recently created an Emergency Shelter Project in the San Francisco Bay Area using America’s first prefabricated foundation and worked with local trade schools to help prepare a new workforce with an understanding of emerging sustainable building technology.
“It’s a huge honor for ARCspace to be recognized,” commented Christian Johnston, Founder, CEO ARCspace. “We have all come to realize that many of society's problems emanate from poverty and a lack of affordable housing. Crime, drug addiction, gentrification, homelessness, and a declining quality of life are all being exacerbated with the pandemic and current housing trends. We wanted to move quickly to head off this deepening crisis by creating scalable temporary and permanent affordable housing solutions using sustainable technologies, and now we are set to deploy a number of Affordable Relocatable Communities throughout California this Summer.”
“There is no question our society and planet are facing deeply troubling times. So, it’s important to recognize organizations that are using their ingenuity, impact, design, scalability, and passion to solve these problems,” says Stephanie Mehta, editor-in-chief of Fast Company. “Our journalists, under the leadership of senior editor Morgan Clendaniel, have discovered some of the most groundbreaking projects that have launched since the start of 2020.”