CEO, Casa Duro
Patricia is advancing resiliency and sustainability in the built environment through her design of Casa Duro’s modular building system. The system is flood-resistant, capable of resisting winds of up to 225 mph, and has rapid onsite assembly methods that allow real estate developers to reduce emissions from procurement, energy use, and water use. The core prefabricated components of the modular building system allow for flexibility in the use of local finishing materials which means a reduced weight in the shipping of foreign-sourced materials long distances. Patricia has also designed her buildings to be easily upgraded, so the materials can be reused or resold by local, trained assembly members.