Roger Williams University Visit

Students Experience Acorn Deck House Company

Many students study the methods of prefabrication, but few have the opportunity to experience it first-hand. However, Architect and professor Jack Ryan wanted to ensure his students received a fully immersive experience by visiting Acorn Deck House Company and seeing how our panelized system comes to life. Ryan’s twelve students, all in their fourth or fifth year at Roger Williams University in the School of Architecture, spent the afternoon with Acorn Deck House Company’s Head of Design Michael Hawkes.

Hawkes guided the students through our 85,000 s.f. factory and showed them how each manufacturing department plays their role in creating our beautiful, custom homes. The students were filled with questions, which Hawkes and the factory craftsmen were happy to answer.

Afterwards, Hawkes led the students around our main office and up to the Design Department, where he showed them a walk-through of our process and some of our current designs.

Finally, on their way out of town, Hawkes brought the students on a special visit to our model home, Partridge Pond. The home was still under construction and a great way for the students to see our process come to life!