Home is where the heart is and where most of our time and money is spent. Yet residential design has advanced little over the last few decades in the United States. Homes consume one third of our country’s energy. The Acre design team believes we should expect more from our home. By combining manufacturing, construction, and design they are breaking ground on the way we live. Acre creates beautiful, zero-energy smart homes that produce their own power. They are innovating in one of the world's largest markets to make sustainable homes faster, cheaper, and truly scalable. Acre leads the market in producing more sustainable and affordable housing. Learn more about Acre’s zero energy smart homes and the future of home design.
Andrew Dickson is founder and CEO of Acre Designs, a California-based company creating zero-energy smart homes that produce all their own power. An interior architect and industrial designer, Andrew is an expert at solving physical challenges. Designing products from sustainable furniture to jet interiors has allowed him to explore manufacturing techniques and lean production principles that influence his approach to home construction. Andrew has driven Acre to exceed some of the highest code and energy standards in the world, and scale into several West Coast markets.
Jennifer Dickson is co-founder and chief design officer of Acre Designs. She received a Bachelors in Architecture from the University of Kansas, and practiced in the Kansas City area for a decade designing commercial, retail and residential projects with a focus on sustainability. In 2014, Jennifer co-founded Acre and moved to the Bay Area to participate in YCombinator and launch to the west coast. She is driven to find elegant design solutions, honest materials, and inspiration on hikes with their two young daughters.