LOS ANGELES, Calif. - January 6, 2016 — ark.la will showcase the company's latest modern LA/Echo Park project at the upcoming National Association of Home Builders ("NAHB") International Builders Show ("IBS"), the largest annual light construction show in the world.
On January 19-21, 2016, IBS attendees will have a chance to tour ark.la's newest modern modular home, which is scheduled to break ground in Los Angeles in February 2016. The 1,950-square- foot home will be on display at the Professional Builder's Show Village, located in the parking lot just outside the Las Vegas Convention Center during IBS. Designed by award-winning architect Chris Krager of Austin, Texas, the energy-efficient and sustainable home features a large open floor plan with floor-to-ceiling windows offering stellar downtown views, high-end kitchen and bathroom finishes and private rooftop space with a built-in entertainment center. High-tech touches in the finished home will include an integrated audio/video/security/HVAC system, state of the art materials and fixtures from industry-leading companies. The home, built by Palm Harbor at its plant just outside Portland, Oregon, will be transported to Las Vegas and assembled on site just before the show. IBS vendors, who are featured in the show home, include Western Windows, Simpsons Doors, Typar, Jenn Air, James Hardie, Geberit and Sherwin Williams, to name a few.
"We are extremely honored to be able to showcase our contemporary modular home that offers top-of-the-line technology and eco-friendly, energy-efficient features to home buyers who care about design and green development," said Noah Ornstein, co-founder and CEO of ark.la.
ark.la's architecturally designed, contemporary and sustainable modular homes feature energy- saving solar panels, efficient lighting and appliances, a smart heating/AC control system to reduce power usage, a grey water system to recycle wastewater, electric car charging ports and low flow water fixtures. These home are being built to receive the Emerald rating, the highest available under the National Green Building Program of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).
IBS brings together the industry's most important global manufacturers and suppliers and showcases the latest products, materials and technologies involved in all types of buildings, including wood, concrete, stone and brick. Every year, IBS attracts nearly 80,000 visitors from more than 100 countries. IBS also offers the most up-to-date innovative education the industry has to offer featuring educational seminars taught by renowned building industry experts from across the country.
ark.la is expecting more than 10,000 visitors to its IBS Show Home.
The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) helps its members build communities. Each year, NAHB’s members construct about 80% of the new homes built in the United States, both single-family and multifamily. A federation of more than 800 state and local associations, NAHB represents more than 140,000 members. About one-third are home builders and remodelers. Since it was founded in the early 1940s, NAHB has served as the voice of America’s housing industry. We work to ensure that housing is a national priority and that all Americans have access to safe, decent and affordable housing, whether they choose to buy a home or rent. Additional information is available at www.nahb.org.
ark.la delivers architecturally designed modular homes to buyers who care about design, energy efficiency and environmental sensitivity. Our team is innovative and dedicated to using state-of-the-art building materials and modular techniques that bring value to our customers and community, reduce construction waste and water used and set high sustainability standards. ark.la is the homebuilding division of Leap of Faith Partners (LOF), a Los Angeles-based investment group whose principals have a combined 50 years of real estate experience in acquiring, developing and managing residential, retail and creative office properties throughout Southern California. For more information, visit www.ark.la.