Living Homes + Plant Prefab
Founder + Managing Director, Founder + CEO
Steve Glenn is the founder and Managing Director of LivingHomes and the founder and CEO of Plant Prefab, Inc.
LivingHomes is a designer and developer of modern, prefabricated homes that combine world-class architecture with an unparalleled commitment to healthy and sustainable construction. The first LivingHome, designed by Ray Kappe, FAIA, was installed in eight hours. It became the first home ever to receive a LEED for Home Platinum rating. LivingHomes have garnered significant industry recognition including the AIA’s top sustainable award, Green Builder Magazine’s Home of Year, Business 2.0 “World’s 11 Coolest Products”, Business Week’s “Architectural Wonders of the World”, and the Sustainable Quality Awards Grand Prize. LivingHomes are available in standard or customized configurations to builders, developers and individuals.
Plant Prefab, www.plantprefab.com, is the first prefabricated home factory in the nation dedicated to sustainable construction, materials, processes, and operations. Plant manufactures custom and single/multifamily homes that are high-quality, healthy, and durable.
Before he joined the housing sector, Steve leveraged his passion for innovation in a number of other industries. He worked with the William Jefferson Clinton HIV/AIDS Initiative (CHAI) and managed the development of a $220 million program in Mozambique. Steve is founder and former Chairman and CEO of PeopleLink, a leading provider of enterprise ecommunity solutions, and a founding partner of idealab, a business incubation firm that raised $1 billion and that founded or invested in a number of successful companies. He also worked for Walt Disney Imagineering as co-director of the Virtual Reality Studio. Steve co-founded Clearview Software, which was sold to Apple Computer, where he later served as a marketing specialist.
Steve holds a bachelor’s degree with honors from Brown University, studied Urban Planning at Harvard Graduate School of Design, and was a Coro Fellow. He speaks regularly about sustainable design, prefabrication, and social entrepreneurship at conferences and universities including TED, TEDx, Greenbuild, TechHome Summit, Sun Valley Institute, Sustainable Brands, VerdeXchange, UCLA, Brown, Columbia, USC, Pepperdine, and University of Texas (Austin). Glenn holds two patents.