At the helm of Röder Architecture’s projects in the USA stands Adam Van Atta, our USA Projects Director. As he navigates the dynamic world of modular construction, Van Atta carries with him a wealth of experience and a keen eye for innovation. Modular building stands as a beacon of innovation, combining efficiency with adaptability. As this construction method gains traction globally, understanding its nuances becomes imperative for forward-thinking stakeholders. In this interview, we get an introduction to the man behind many of Röder’s transformative projects. Along with glimpses of his professional journey, Van Atta offers his insights on the modular building domain and its future. For those keen to understand the brains powering one of the industry’s leading entities, this article promises a peek into Adam Van Atta’s world.
Introduction and Role:
Q: Can you briefly introduce yourself and describe your role within the company?
A: My name is Adam Van Atta, the USA projects director with Röder Architecture. Primarily, my role is overseeing our projects in the US.
Q: How did you get involved in the modular construction industry?
A: I joined Röder Architecture in 2018 as we began pursuing more US-based projects. Before this, I worked with an industrial automation supply company.
About Modular Construction:
Q: For those unfamiliar, how would you describe modular construction and its benefits?
A: Modular construction is about leveraging offsite manufacturing of building elements for quicker installation. It involves prefabricated “modules” that can be shipped to the site, making the process faster and more cost-effective than traditional methods.
Q: Are there specific projects or types of buildings best suited for modular construction?
A: Our systems are clear-span, capable of creating spaces up to 300’ without any uprights. Unlike many traditional modular systems, ours excel in creating open floor plans. We can build spaces like airplane hangars or sports facilities that need clearance.
Company Vision and Values:
Q: What is the company’s long-term vision in the modular construction space?
A: Our goal is to offer an innovative modular system that addresses diverse needs in the construction sector.
Future of Modular Construction:
Q: Where do you envision the modular construction industry in the next 5-10 years?
A: I anticipate a wider acceptance of modular techniques. There’s potential for modular construction to make inroads in markets traditionally dominated by other building methods. Collaborations with other modular providers to integrate our systems is something I look forward to.
Q: What should potential clients know about your company’s values and work ethic?
A: We have a passionate team always pushing design boundaries and constantly innovating. We’re committed to finding novel solutions and delivering excellence.
Q: Is there a myth about modular construction you’d like to debunk?
A: Yes, modular construction isn’t just “container buildings”. Our system, for instance, can achieve clear-span spaces, offering much more versatility.
Q: Any advice for someone considering modular construction for their next project?
A: Assess your timelines. If you need speed or the flexibility to relocate, modular construction might be your best bet.
In the realm of modular construction, experts like Adam Van Atta are shaping the future. With a blend of expertise, passion, and innovation, Röder Architecture is setting new standards in the industry. For those eager to pioneer their projects with a team that is at the forefront of this transformative building approach, there’s no time like the present. Dive into a world of endless possibilities with Röder Architecture. Whether you’re seeking consultation, collaboration, or a deeper insight into modular projects, Adam and the Röder team are just a call away.