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Factory_OS Raises $55 Million For Its Innovative Efforts To Solve The Bay Area Housing Crunch

November 23, 2020
Factory_OS raised $55 million in a Series B funding round, led by Lafayette Square and backed by Autodesk, Citi, Facebook, Google and Morgan Stanley.
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Factory_OS Joins Forces With Technology and Finance Leaders to Solve the Housing Crisis

November 20, 2020
Factory_OS announced today that it has raised $55 million in Series B funding from six tech and finance industry giants—Autodesk, Citi, Facebook, Google, Morgan Stanley and round leader Lafayette Square. The investment will help Factory_OS accelerate growth and further integrate digital technologies to build multifamily housing.
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It’s time to fight for the San Francisco we love, not abandon it

September 27, 2020
The city of San Francisco spends at least $600,000 over seven years to build just one unit of permanent housing. By next year, in partnership with Factory OS, Mercy Housing and the Northern California Carpenters Union, Tipping Point will have completed 145 units in under three years for less than $400,000 per unit.
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Celebrated architect David Baker says modular construction will bloom

Roland Li | San Francisco Business Times

David Baker is one of the Bay Area’s most prolific architects, designing 10,000 homes over 35 years. He has worked on dozens of affordable housing and market-rate buildings, boutique hotels in Healdsburg and retail projects. His firm recently designed modular buildings…

The New Multifamily Modular

Yes Duffy | David Baker Architects Blog

At DBA, now more than ever, we get asked, “What does it take to go modular?” The time­-saving and cost­-saving appeal of “going modular” varies broadly and depends on a variety of factors, which can make or break the potential benefits.…

Vallejo firm bets on modular housing to meet critical shortage

J.K. Dineen | SF Chronicle

For decades, developer Rick Holliday has been one of the Bay Area’s most prolific and forward-thinking builders of both market-rate and affordable housing, creating thousands of units from West Oakland and Emeryville to San Francisco’s South of Market and Bayview…

New direction in housing for S.F.’s homeless: modular

J.K. Dineen | SF Chronicle

San Francisco officials are going forward with a plan to use off-site modular construction to build supportive housing for the homeless, a move that could save time and money, but has long been regarded as politically untenable because of opposition…

Modular Construction in the Bay Area: The Future is Now

Nathaniel Hanson | Urban Land Institute San Francisco

Google Will Buy Modular Homes to Address Housing Crunch

Laura Kusisto | Wall Street Journal

VALLEJO, Calif.—Soaring home prices and apartment rents in Silicon Valley have become a growing headache for technology titans. Google owner Alphabet Inc. is taking a step toward addressing the issue. The Mountain View, Calif., company is finalizing an order to buy 300 apartment…

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