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Jackson | Main Architecture Partners with Housing Development Consortium of Seattle-King County for Modular Pilot Projects

Rate of Development in Seattle Prompts Rapid Change in Construction Workforce and Demographics

SEATTLE, WA – Jackson | Main Architecture has partnered with the Housing Development Consortium of Seattle-King County (HDC) to further affordable housing initiatives in the region. Previously the two had been competing in parallel as top 25 finalists for the Ivory Prize for housing affordability. Jackson | Main has been named to the top 10 finalists. Winners of the prize will be announced in Washington D.C. on April 10th.

Through the newly-formed Factory Built Workgroup, Jackson | Main and HDC will study and promote ideas that advance the use of modular construction as an affordable housing solution.

Jackson | Main and HDC are also collectively targeting an aggressive pilot project to design and build 500 units, within five modular housing projects, on five sites in King County within five years. The goal is to continually improve the modular workflow to realize efficiencies that enable an easily repeatable process that can be implemented on a larger scale to build more affordable housing. The project will focus on the entire development cycle of affordable housing and modular development, identifying innovative strategies and improvements needed in construction management, financing, municipal outreach and coordination, along with standardizations in design.

The Housing Development Consortium of Seattle-King County is the nonprofit membership association for the affordable housing operating and development sector across the region. As an advocate, relationship broker, and convener of and for its 175+ member organizations and businesses, HDC has worked to bring organizations, government, and businesses together around shared values for over three decades.

Jackson | Main Architecture is a diverse architectural design firm based in historic Pioneer Square in Seattle. Founded in 2015 when two established Seattle firms merged and opened an office in Kansas City, Jackson | Main focuses on architecture, master planning, and interior design for a range of clients within the commercial, residential, industrial, mission-critical, institutional, healthcare, and workplace sectors.