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Galleries // 2021 Spark:CleanTech // Blokable at Phoenix Rising

Blokable at Phoenix Rising

Winner - Bronze

Competition: Spark:CleanTech
Designer: Aaron Holm - Co-CEO
Design Type: Architecture, related systems & processes, Energy, Urban Planning
Company / Organization / School: Blokable
Team Members: Aaron Holm, Nelson Del Rio & Timothy Miller

Blokable is a vertically integrated modular housing developer solving the housing and climate crises by manufacturing and delivering high-quality, all-electric, net zero ready housing -- all at lower costs than conventional development. The U.S. National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL) validated that Blokable’s 2030 manufacturing roadmap will cut each housing unit’s total lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions by 62%. Blokable at Phoenix Rising is an all-electric permanent housing community of 12 apartments in Auburn, Wash., developed for renters who earn 30-50% of area median income. Each unit has a 50- to 100-year lifespan and a steel structural system for seismic integrity. The project was financed through an innovative partnership between Blokable and the State of Washington. The full project cost to the State of Washington was $125,000 per door, which is 50% less than the Seattle region’s average cost-per-door. Pioneered by Blokable, Vertically Integrated Modular (VIM) development brings manufacturing innovation to the housing sector for the specific purpose of increasing housing access, affordability, quality, and sustainability. VIM enabled Blokable to drive innovation throughout the design, planning, financing, permitting, manufacturing, delivery, and final assembly of Phoenix Rising -- elevating quality and efficiency standards while completing at lower cost than conventionally built affordable housing.