In The Media 04.29.2020

Fast Company Names DOME as a “World Changing Ideas” Finalist

We’ve been named a finalist in Fast Company’s “World Changing Ideas” Awards, which honors businesses and organizations driving change in the world.

DOME was recognized as a finalist in the Spaces, Places, and Cities and an Honoree in the Corporate Social Responsibility categories.

Initially a proposal from last year’s Innovation Incubator, the DOME modular units have evolved into a real-life potential solution for humanizing the living conditions for people experiencing homelessness.

Each DOME unit consists of an extra-long twin bed with space for storage underneath, a 6-foot-tall lockable wardrobe that doubles as a partition, an outlet, and a step light to illuminate the aisle and reduce the need for overhead emergency lighting at night. An optional fabric canopy can be added to fully enclose the unit for operators that favor greater privacy for residents.

We believe that everyone should have a beautiful place to live. It’s our business to be inventive, solve problems, and create places based around user experience,” says Yan Krymsky, design director of our LA studio. “This approach is what we’re trying to bring to housing and facilities that serve our most vulnerable L.A. residents.”

A complete list of honorees can be found in the May 2018 issue of Fast Company or online.

A prototype of the DOME unit.