Based in United States

Mākhers Studio

A For-profit with social mission

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Organization Details

Mākhers Studio is a green manufacturing and design-build firm that uses recycled shipping containers and materials to build innovative and affordable modular real estate. Mākhers also redevelopes blighted properties into micro-manufacturing facilities to scale our modules.

Impact Story

We exist to design, develop and operate localized supply chains around community development and affordable real estate for Black, Brown and Indigineous communities. Our for-profit social enterprise was established in 2017 and started gaining traction in late 2019/2020. Since we've built six modular units as affordable housing, arts space and an on-demand/mobile breast cancer clinic. We hire refugee and immigrant tradeswomen/tradesmen, LGBTQ, women, veterans and minority subcontractors. Our hirees also include local community college students and out-of-work residents. Each project recycles at least 4 tons of steel, decreases construction materials in landfills by 50%, and decreases residential energy use by 40%. In October 2021 we acquired our first micro-manufacturing facility in an underserved community. This will allow our team to hire more local residents, build more and build more efficiently.