GeekWire Awards 2022 winners announced – Pallet Shelter

This month, Geekwire held its annual Geekwire Awards at the Showbox Sodo, honoring business, science, and technology innovators. Among the award recipients was Pallet Shelter, which won the award for Hardware/Gadget/Robotics of the Year.

“Pallet is an Everett, Wash.-based social purpose corporation working to end unsheltered homelessness. The company’s shelters are made of easy to assemble hard plastic panels. A single unit can be erected in an hour and a 50-cabin village can be built in a day. The structures are easy to clean and resistant to mildew and water damage.” – Geekwire.

Homelessness is a national emergency and Pallet Shelters provide a rapid, cost-effective temporary housing solution compared to traditional affordable housing methods that can take years to construct.  They are available in several designs, including private aluminum frame sleeping cabins with lockable doors and larger models that provide onsite resources like social services, food, showers, and laundry. These shelters can be utilized for unhoused individuals or as a solution to displaced residents in events like natural disasters and afford them dignity, privacy, safety, and the healing of living in a community.

Swenson Say Faget provided structural design services for the 64, 100, 400, and 800 SF designs. SSF is honored to be part of the team for this worthwhile and much-needed innovation. Amy King and the Pallet Shelter team have changed the affordable housing game and we are happy to see their achievements recognized.

Read more about Pallet Shelter here and other Geekwire Awards recipients here.

 

 

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