New models for modular housing

A discussion with Thomas Gluck, Mimi Hoang, Nicole Robertson, and Alex Terzich.

October 21, 2013

Recorded on May 9, 2013.

On May 9, 2013, the League, with Architectural Record, presented a panel of architects to discuss the latest innovations in the design of modular multi-unit housing. The method of construction allows components of a building to be prefabricated off site, in a controlled environment, before being assembled and finished on site.

While it is a technique that has been used in the production of detached single-family homes across America for more than 40 years, modular construction is now increasingly applied to multi-family and multi-story architecture. As Rosalie Genevro, the executive director of the League, stated in her introduction to the program, New York City is having a “moment of modular.”

The video above presents excerpts from that panel discussion, in which Thomas Gluck (GLUCK+), Mimi Hoang (nARCHITECTS), Nicole Robertson (GRO Architects), and Alex Terzich (SHoP) discuss their experiences working on some of the many high-profile modular projects recently completed or underway in New York and New Jersey.