First Wave Unveils Groundbreaking Modular Home at 24th Annual Palm Springs Modernism Show

First Wave Development is the Presenting Sponsor for the 24th Annual Palm Springs Modernism Show, February 16-19, 2024.

Debuting at the event is First Wave's groundbreaking modular home, revolutionizing the industry by directly confronting the affordable housing crisis for the often-overlooked "missing middle." This distinctive modular home stands alone in its unparalleled design, structural innovation, commitment to sustainability, and affordability.

Step Inside Tomorrow's Home Today
First Wave Development's new modular home featuring ZS2 Technologies Magnesium Structural Insulated Panels (MSIPS) and DIRTT interiors will be located at the entrance under the canopy of William Pereira's Palm Springs Convention Center and is open to the public.

Take a tour and discover the future of affordable housing:

  • Saturday, February 17: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
  • Sunday, February 18: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Monday, February 19: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Watch a live demonstration of ZS2 Technologies' fire-resistant MSIPS at the booth, which will be featured daily at 11:00 am and 2:00 pm.

First Wave is partnering with Modern Drama, Tidelli Patio Furniture, Modfire, and Ken Sugimoto, who are contributing the furnishings and artwork to showcase the possibilities of the modular home.

Keynote Speaker and First Wave Development Partner Andrew Pedrick
Mind the Gap! - Architecture for the Missing Middle Andrew Pedrick AIA Founder CVO MCTIGUE Architects

First Wave Development partner Andrew Pedrick, CEO and Founder of McTique Architects, a keynote speaker, will present at noon on Saturday, February 17, in the Palm Springs Modernism Lecture Hall in the show lobby.Drew will address whether we can afford a house like our grandparents could, What kind of house it would be, and where we would find it. Can a good design make housing better?

This talk presents how today's modernism creates more affordable, better-built, healthier housing—turning houses into homes.

The lecture is free with admission to the show.

First Wave Invites You to Modernism Week

For tickets, please visit the Modernism Week website here. For more information and to schedule your VIP tour of the booth and modular home, email

My hope is you will all join us in this effort to “house and uplift”.

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