Adam Pyrek and Ryan Anderson talking during the RAD Furniture visit.
Ryan Anderson, a UT Solar Decathlon alum and local furniture designer, visited Team NexusHaus on November 13, 2014. After graduating from the University of Texas at Austin Master of Architecture program in 2009, the architecture community assisted Anderson in starting his fabrication business, RAD Furniture. He is interested in offering his expertise to the 2015 team as they plan for construction. Anderson agreed with the ambitious time-frame of getting the modules started in February, as the realities of building from ground up, May to August would be a challenging feat. By using a prefabricated framework, unlike the 2007 team, Anderson was optimistic about having more time to conduct performance evaluations on the house. Enthusiasm and positive discussion about the team’s direction left students and team members feeling hopeful about starting construction next semester.