Established in 2003 by Robert Humble and Joel Egan, HyBrid Architecture and HyBrid Assembly
are licensed architects and general contractors focused on provocative solutions to 21st century problems. They seek to integrate design, research and construction into one seamless process. HyBrid's work exploits the model of the automobile and airplane industries. It integrates CAD, building information modeling and CNC fabrication to streamline building design and construction. Materials are purchased in bulk and components are assembled into modular building units at the factory. Building units are transported to site in a limited number of trips and assembled in a fraction of the time it would take to construct a building using traditional methods. Resource consumption decreases as factory assembled components can be manufactured with little waste. Energy consumption decreases as fewer trips are needed to transport materials. Labor costs decrease as large site-based crews are no longer necessary.