KR Architecture & Interiors joins Module Design Partner program to bring prefab to Massachusetts

June 18, 2021 - Construction Design & Engineering
Krista Manna

Abington, MA KR Architecture & Interiors has joined the Module Design Partner (MDP) program to bring modular, attainable, infill housing to Greater Boston.

This is a new initiative, launched by the Pittsburgh-based prefab homebuilding company Module earlier this year. The MDP Program allows architects from various cities throughout the country to be trained on Module’s Zero Energy Ready Home product, and on using off-site construction as a delivery method. This program offers a new way for outside architects and Module to work together to bring more housing supply to markets in need.

Architects in the program hail from Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, California, Utah, Massachusetts, and Washington. As a result of the program, Module will deliver its first home to a customer outside Pittsburgh later this year.

“Module’s goal has always been to bring good design to more people,” said Brian Gaudio, CEO of Module. “By onboarding Module Design Partners in other parts of the country, we can expand our impact beyond Pittsburgh, help those architect-partners diversify their customer-base, and put more Module homes in the hands of families looking for a sustainable solution for new construction.”

Module is a Pittsburgh-based housing startup whose Black Street Development project was recently completed and sold. Module uses off-site construction to produce well designed, energy-efficient, highly functional homes that will last 100 years.

“With the demand for housing, especially in urban areas, the Module solution promises to be a good one for our region,” said Krista Manna, principal at KR Architecture & Interiors. She said, “KR Architecture and Interiors is pleased to partner with Module and help bring affordable and attainable housing to this market.”

KR Architecture & Interiors was founded in 2017. Since its inception, the firm has designed and constructed projects over the South Shore and beyond, with a focus on creating and modifying spaces so that the homeowners can live and work more fully. Manna founded KR Architecture & Interiors with a goal of serving the needs of residents and businesses throughout the region. She earned her bachelor in architecture from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. She additionally owns a firm, KR Builders, LLC, which restores and sells residential properties.

Manna has over 15 years of experience in the design industry including residential, corporate interiors, tech, and retail.

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