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Speaker Series and Lunch Meeting - Brian Gaudio, Founder & CEO, Module

  • 16-Sep-2020
  • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Fogo de Chao, 525 Smithfield Street, Pittsburgh PA 15222 (ZOOM Option is also available!)


  • Rotary Club of Pittsburgh Members and their guests (please use your login credentials), Rotarians, and potential Rotarians (excluding 2nd visit)
  • Open to all Rotarians and Public
  • Pittsburgh Rotary Members that have prepaid mtg fee should use this registration.
  • The Speaker Series (Collaboration between Pittsburgh Rotary & Pittsburgh Business Exchange) is open to the public. Everyone is welcomed to attend.

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Meet Brian Gaudio - Founder & CEO


GREAT NEWS!  We have increased our capacity at the beautiful Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse,  located at 525 Smithfield Street, Downtown. Free parking is available at the 350 Oliver Avenue Garage.  Yes, you read that right: FREE. Bring your ticket in to meeting to validate parking.

So invite a friend for this amazing opportunity to network and learn with the best of Pittsburgh!

ZOOM options are also available.

Schedule of Events:

  • Noon - Seating at Fogo de Chao (Private Room)           
  • Begin ZOOM* 
  • 12:25 pm - Call to order and start of meeting
  • 12:35 pm - Program (Speaker) 
  • 1:10 pm - End of Program
  • 1:10 pm - Rotary Announcements
  • 1:30 pm - Adjourn / Networking

About Brian Gauido:

Brian believes that everyone deserves access to good design. The inspiration for starting Module came while he was directing Within Formal Cities – a documentary about the housing crisis in South America, then a college senior, saw the broader possibility of modular “pay-as-you-go” design. As opposed to simply designing yet another prototype for affordable housing, he decided to create a startup around it. And so Module was born.

Based in Pittsburgh, Three principals bring eclectic experiences in affordable housing, urban design, theme rides, industrial product design, tiny houses and small scale interior remodeling to the table. At Module they have turned that expertise into creating perfect little housing solutions that meet zero energy standards, and are smaller and flexible so that they can grow with a family’s needs.

The smallest model could be erected on a 20-foot wide city lot, a standard lot width in Pittsburgh. Their 1st house was built to Passive House standards, today, they're using Zero Energy Ready standard now, since it is easier to work with.  

Prior to starting Module, Brian was a Fulbright Scholar in Santiago, Dominican Republic, where he led an urban design research initiative. He has lectured and given presentations for the American Institute of Architects, the Rockefeller Foundation, and numerous universities in the US and abroad.  He worked in Blue Sky Department at Walt Disney Imagineering, and was an architectural intern at the Gulf Coast Community Design Studio.  Brian graduated Summa Cum Laude from North Carolina State University with a Bachelor of Architecture where he was a Park Scholar, and was a finalist for the Harry S Truman Scholarship.


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Yours In Rotary Service,

Kelli Robbins

Women's Small Business Association (WSBA) - Holiday Expo and Jingle Mingle

Rotary Club of Pittsburgh

President 2020 -2021

(412) 471-6210

*Zoom instructions for log in/phone in codes will be sent  approximately two hours before meeting begins. 


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