We came together in 2014 with the shared vision of creating an architect led design build company to forge new paths in sustainable housing.
JOSEPH WHEELER, AIA
Joseph is Senior Architect at Hauscraft and Professor of Architecture at Virginia Tech School of Architecture + Design.
He pursues professional research in environmental and sustainable design and assumes leadership positions in the implementation of design theory and ideas. In pedagogy, he believes that there is a distinct advantage to the exposure of students to the direct making of Architecture and therefore is involved in many multidisciplinary full-scale research projects. As Co-Director of School of Architecture + Design’s Center for Design Research, he has led multiple interdisciplinary projects which include the 2005, 2009 and 2010 Solar Decathlon house projects, the latter of which won first place overall in international competition in Madrid, Spain.
Other research includes projects related to industrialized processes, modular construction and energy efficiency. Wheeler has also led exhibitions for the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) at the Javits Convention Center in New York, the Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan, Italy and the Cologne Furniture Fair in Germany. Recent awards include a national design honor award from the AIA, the NCARB Prize for creative collaboration between the academy and the profession, the Virginia Society AIA Research Prize, and the Xcaliber University Prize for Excellence in Outreach. Other contributions include testimony before Congress regarding national energy issues.
JOSHUA BATMAN, ASSOC. AIA
Joshua is Lead Designer and Construction Manager at Hauscraft.
Joshua designed and built multifamily and custom single family residential projects for 15 years with Batman Builders Corporation in Central Virginia. His academic research is focused on application of industrialized processes and sustainable design to large-scale housing. Joshua is a member of the AIA and NCARB, and is currently pursuing his license as an Architect. He worked closely with Joseph during his graduate studies at the Virginia Tech School of Architecture + Design in 2011-2013.