Jared Levy co-founded Connect:Homes to offer an affordable alternative for those looking to live with great design and experience a better way of building. The inefficiencies within conventional home building lead to a process for both architect and owner that is too difficult and time consuming–Levy wanted to simplify these complexities, streamline the entire process, and challenge the status quo.
As the Director of Architectural Services at Marmol Radziner Prefab, and an instrumental player in the launch of the company, Levy oversaw the design and fabrication of close to 40,000 square-feet of modern, innovative, and highly customized prefab homes. Due to high transportation costs, he realized that modular homes could only be cost effectively delivered to those who lived within a 200-mile radius of the factory, and certainly not across the country or overseas. Transporting modules inexpensively was a challenge Levy felt he could overcome.
His work has appeared in numerous publications including Time, Dwell, Architectural Digest, Wired, Architectural Review, and GQ as well as winning design honors and awards from Sunset-AIA Western Home Awards, American Institute of Architects, Green Dot, ID Magazine, and AFLA Design Green Awards. Levy has a Bachelor of Arts, BSA in Architecture, from the University of Michigan, and a Masters of Architecture from the Southern California Institute of Architecture.