Meet Brian Gaudio - Founder & CEO
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.
Yours In Rotary Service,
Rotary Club of Pittsburgh
President 2020 -2021
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