During the last two weeks I was running all around New York and Connecticut visiting 14 firms who are working with ArchiOffice. While I totally love meeting everyone, learning what they’ve been doing with ArchiOffice and discovering new ways to improve our software, I was waiting with anxious, architectural anticipation for my visit on Friday. August 31st to the offices of Resolution: 4 Architecture. Ever since I first came across their work a few years ago (when I developed a keen interest in modular housing), I’ve had a smidgen of professional jealousy because these guys were doing just what I’ve been fantasizing about. And I’ll bet that goes for a lot of you reading this.
Principals, Joseph Tanney and Robert Luntz were extremely generous with their time. I know they are incredibly busy but they had a keen interest in discussing ArchiOffice and having me work with John Kim who had spent considerable time tweaking ArchiOffice for their firm. Not only did Joe and Robert effectively share with me their specific business needs, but they allowed me the time to demonstrate to their entire office how they could use ArchiOffice to work the way they do. As most of you must know by now, one of my top priorities is to make sure that our users don’t have to change their working methods to use our software – but understand how to modify ArchiOffice to work for them.
Joe and Frank, thanks for all your time last Friday. I also appreciate the time you took to share with me your history and experiences in developing the modular and panellized structures that you are brilliantly designing and building. Kudos to you for not only having the dream, but for swimming upstream in spite of all the naysayers who think modern prefabricated housing isn’t a viable business model. From what I’ve seen, you’ve made it work!