About this Event
Pre-fabricated housing is beginning to become mainstream again. Mobile homes have been an industry for a while now, but shipping pre-assembled parts of a conventional house to be configured onsite is catching up. Cost has always been a concern, but the quality advantage is becoming a sales tool now that conventional housing is facing challenges on all fronts. Boxprefab is a Houston-based entity with founders from the design professions who wanted to more tightly hold the quality of the finished product rather than hand that off to a conventional builder. Rame and Russell Hruska will show what they do and how their product is manufactured (with green building methods), delivered, and installed.
The story of how started in 2001 when husband and wife co-founders Russell Hruska, AIA and Rame Hruska, AIA started their architecture practice, Intexure. Seeking a more cohesive process, Intexure became an award winning design-build firm, producing high-end custom homes and integrating the craft of construction alongside design. Understanding the challenges of site-built construction combined with the desire to make good design more attainable led to a decade-long quest at developing better ways to build: boxprefab was born.
Steve Stelzer currently serves as the Program Director for the City of Houston Code Enforcement Green Building Resource Center. Steve offers green building strategies to plans brought in by the public, develops and maintains green strategy displays and education programs, and coordinates the green building web portal for the City of Houston website.