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Fluxus has a multi-disciplinary team of skilled cross-border entrepreneurs and professionals, with a strong consultant base comprised of experienced business executives, real estate developers, financial advisors, Intellectual Property and construction attorneys, and research scientists. The team has been forming a series of consortia and joint ventures with strategic partners around the world, allowing the company’s offerings to benefit from a global supply chain.

Fanyu Lin, Assoc. AIA | Chief Executive Officer

Fanyu Lin is an award-winning entrepreneur and architect, passionate about impact investing and serving as CEO of Fluxus, a construction technology company committed to improving the quality of life through a new way of delivering sustainable and affordable housing that leverages networks of global partners and innovations in smart city technologies, green building materials, intelligent design, industrialization and digitalization of construction. At Fluxus, Fanyu works with a team of visionaries, strategic alliances and key stakeholders in Green Economies to scale energy-efficient global housing solutions.

Fanyu serves on the World Economic Forum’s Council on the Connected World, to shape governance and innovation of the internet of things (IoT) and related technologies in the global public interest. She has been working with the Forum’s IoT, Robotics and Smart Cities team, contributing domain knowledge in sustainable and affordable smart home delivery value chain. She is advising the Forum’s Platform for Shaping the Future of Digital Economy and New Value Creation on “Sustainable Digital Enterprise”, “New Business Models”, “Digital Leadership, Mindset and Culture” among others.

Fanyu is a Founding Delegate of the Bloomberg New Economy Forum amongst 300 leaders that Michael Bloomberg brings together to collaborate on actionable solutions to critical global issues since 2018. She serves on the Bloomberg New Economy Cities Council to collaborate on a methodical, citizen-centric approach to urbanization.

Fanyu founded the World Home Foundation to harness philanthropic power for tackling the global housing crisis – one of the biggest social, economic and moral challenges facing humanity today. The Foundation is creating a universal ESG standard for urban affordable housing sector to unlock global housing as a viable and fluid long-term impact investment asset. She was awarded as the 2017 SOCAP Entrepreneur by Social Capital Markets.

Fanyu is author of many publications and inventor of patents on prefabricated building system. As an architect, Fanyu worked on the post-disaster reconstruction projects after the 2008 Sichuan earthquake in China, and also designed sustainable architecture solution for the United Nation’s rapid deployment missions in post-conflict zones, that can be used as permanent infrastructure for local communities after the UN missions in response to the organization’s Environment Strategy Initiative to achieve quantifiable progress across five key pillars including energy, water and wastewater, solid waste, wider impact and environmental management system. She advised X-Prize Foundation together with a group of thought leaders on prize design for Humanitarian Housing in 2016 and Housing for Future in 2017.

Fanyu Lin received Master of Science degree in Advanced Architecture Design from Columbia University, where she participated in Columbia Building Intelligence Project and gained expertise in industrialization 4.0’s applications in architecture including prefabrication, Building Information Modeling. Fanyu received Bachelor of Architecture from China Central Academy of Fine Arts and graduated from Innovation and Entrepreneurship executive program at Columbia Business School. 

Harry Stendhal | Chief Visionary Officer

Harry Stendhal is the Chief Visionary Officer of Fluxus LLC, bringing 25+ years of business experience and serving to recognize the visionary attributes needed to integrate a complex business with many diverse aspects.

Stendhal has been playing a key role in the advancement of FluxHouse, a prefabricated modular building system envisioned by George Maciunas, one of the most iconic artists-architects of the 20th Century, who proposed “Fluxhouse, Plan for an Artist Condominium in New York City (1966)” in recognition of the scarcity of economical working and living space for artists is part of the general problem arising from urban decay, and formed FluxHouse Cooperatives in SoHo (1966-1975) as a non-profit corporation to purchase, renovate and maintain suitable buildings for creative communities’ occupancy. The New York Times coined his famous nickname as the ‘Father of SoHo’.

Maciunas was educated in architecture at Cooper Union and Carnegie Institute of Technology, held several prestigious professional positions in firms including Skidmore, Owing and Merrill, Olin Mathieson Chemical Corporation and Knoll Associates. As an architect, he was credited with the invention of a structural framework and received a patent for the prefabricated building system in 1961. His design of Fluxhouse, as an example of the system was completed and copyrighted in 1965. Maciunas’ proprietary and patented inventions for prefabricated construction skillfully combined interdisciplinary intelligence on architectural design, efficient manufacturing process, and affordable urban development, and was considered “ahead of its time” and “beyond current (then) technology” when first released.

In recognition of George Maciunas’ architectural contribution, Stendhal has re-introduced and re-positioned the contemporary relevance of Maciunas’ vision and design in the context of today’s urban setting. Stendhal commissioned an in-depth Assessment Report of the Fluxus Prefab System from the perspective of prefabrication design and the industry’s economic history and outlook; the advantages and disadvantages of the system, as seen in its details, materials, and fabrication process; the marketable features of the system and its various applications as potential products in the context of the current socio-economic trends, consumer preferences and aesthetic values; and a sequence of steps designed to commercialize the Fluxus Prefab System along a vertically integrated business model.

Under Harry Stendhal’s leadership at Fluxus LLC, George Maciunas’ architectural legacy was carefully preserved and curated, and recently revived and improved by an esteemed corporate organization consisting of talented visionaries from the worlds of architecture, engineering, material science, real estate development, nonprofit, politics, law, and finance. 

Matt Howell-Jones, MRICS | Partner, Arcadis

Matt is a Partner with over 20 years professional project management experience currently responsible for managing teams of talented consultants the residential sector. Matt has gained significant experience in this sector working for a number of private and public sector clients.

With a focus on housing developments, Matt leads many of our high-profile off-site projects from a strategic and delivery perspective and also leads Off-Site Manufacturing internally within Arcadis. Matt primarily supports the UK business but spends time supporting European, US and Asia colleagues and Clients.

Mita Solanki, BSc (Hons) AADipl ARB RIBA | Associate Technical Director & Architect, Arcadis

Mita is a senior architect, serving as Associate Technical Director and Architect at Arcadis. She gained Postgraduate Diploma ARB/RIBA Part 3 in Architecture from University of Westminster, Diploma ARB/RIBA Part 2 in Architecture from Architectural Association, Bachelor of Science ARB/RIBA Part 1 in Architecture from University of Bath, and Bachelor of Technology of Foundation in Art & Design from University of the Arts London.

Mita serves as a Mentor at Housing Diversity Network, an established social enterprise that helps to ensure organisations get the best from all of their staff, meet the needs of the communities they serve and as an organisation is committed to addressing inequality more broadly in society. She is a Mentor at Arcadis “Inspire a Generation” Programme.

Alec Wang | Real Estate Investment and Financing Partner

Alec Wang is a seasoned entrepreneur and investor, with extensive experience in real estate investment and financing, as well as business structuring, strategy and negotiations. Mr. Wang is the founder and President of Tana Investment Group based in California, with subsidiaries along the West Coast of the U.S. conducting equity investments, debt investments, brokerage services and technology services within the real estate industry. The group acquires, develops and operates a long-term portfolio consisting of commercial and residential real estate properties, provides loans to established developers, house flippers and other individual or entity investors in their real estate projects, and in addition, helps clients navigate through the process through commercial and residential transactions.

In addition, Mr. Wang is actively involved in causes that address renewable energy development, better opportunities for education and other social and humanitarian issues through his work as investor and advisor to companies, and volunteer and donor to nonprofits and charities. He studied engineering at University of Michigan although never pursued an engineering career, choosing to become an entrepreneur instead.

Scott Weinkle | Senior Architect

With over 30 years of experience in architecture design, Scott D. Weinkle serves as Senior Architect at Fluxus. Mr. Weinkle completed his Architectural Registration in New York State in 1990, and became a registered architect in Florida in 2005. Mr. Weinkle’s design has been published in: HIGHRISE (Canada), Tribeca Loft, INTERIOR DESIGN, Maya Stendhal Gallery, LOFT (Spain + Mexico), Tribeca Loft, FABRIC ARCHITECTURE, Dorsay Restaurant, L’ARCA International Magazine of Architecture (Italy), Proposal for the Slovenia House, AB Architectural Magazine for theory of Architecture (Slovenia), & Proposal for the Slovenia House.

Mr. Weinkle earned his Bachelor of Arts in Architecture at the University of Florida, and Master of Arts in Architecture in from the University of Florida.

Jim Totton, C.Eng. MIStructE MICE | Technical Expert of Offsite Manufacture

Jim is a technical expert on Off-Site Manufacturing, MMC and Modular Housing. A chartered Engineer, Jim has designed, offered technical expertise and delivered a significant number of schemes using modular, panelised, timber frame and CLT in locations across the globe over the past 20 years. Jim has knowledge and understanding of the modular challenges and solutions available within the current market. A true expert, Jim understands all the technical aspects required to deliver successful solutions.

Christian Ehret | Intellectual Property Attorney, Partner, The Webb Law Firm

Fluxus LLC has been working with Christian Ehret and his team from The Webb Law Firm to advance Fluxus’ Intellectual Property package. Their team provided effective intellectual property strategies that are compatible with Fluxus’ business goals, and is providing services as new innovations move from development to commercialization and through the market lives.

Mr. Ehret’s practice includes patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret, and contract matters, including securing IP protection, litigating IP disputes, and counseling on IP strategy, infringement, invalidity, freedom to operate, and due diligence. Mr. Ehret handles cases before various U.S. District Courts, appeals before the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the Patent Trials and Appeal Board (PTAB), and post-grant procedures before the PTAB, including inter partes reviews. He also serves as an adjunct professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, where he teaches Patent Law.

Focused on all aspects of Intellectual Property law since 1845, The Webb Law Firm has been entrusted by the most innovative corporations in the world to safeguard their Intellectual Property. Their attorneys work in all aspects of technology, including steel, glass, advanced manufacturing, information technology among others, and with extensive experience in the industries in which Fluxus operates.

Marc Felezzola | Attorney and Shareholder in the Construction Services Groups, Babst Calland

Marc Felezzola is a shareholder in the Litigation and Construction Services groups of Babst Calland. Mr. Felezzola focuses his practice on construction contract review, drafting, and negotiation, as well as litigating construction-related claims. He has extensive experience preparing and negotiating all forms of construction contracts, from customized forms to standard industry and government forms, including the contracts of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and Consensus DOCS, to develop the most suitable contract forms for each project. Mr. Felezzola serves as outside general counsel for owners, developers, design professionals, and construction companies, and frequently represents them in a variety of commercial and construction related disputes.

Fluxus is represented by Babst Calland whose attorneys put specific category experience and extensive industry know-how in Construction, Real Estate, Environmental and Emerging Technologies among others to work in ways that help advance Fluxus’ business.

Recognized by the 2019 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” list nationally in seven practice areas and regionally in 29 practice areas, Babst Calland has a solid foundation in construction law and hands-on experience with project issues. Led by Marc Felezzola, their assigned team from Construction Services Group provides assistance to Fluxus with contract negotiations, compliance, scheduling demands, project management, governmental regulations and environmental issues.

Michael Fink | Associate in the Corporate and Commercial and Emerging Technologies Groups, Babst Calland

Michael Fink is an associate in the Corporate and Commercial and Emerging Technologies groups of Babst Calland. Mr. Fink focuses his practice on assisting high-tech ventures like Fluxus with both fundraising and general corporate or governance matters. He also counsels clients with technology transactions and licensing, and he works on both the buy-side and the sell-side in mergers and acquisitions in the technology, real estate, energy, and healthcare sectors. Entity selection and formation, preparation and programming of capitalization tables and distribution models, and corporate governance counseling are additional services Mr. Fink routinely provides clients.

Mr. Fink graduated magna cum laude from Albright College in 2002 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics, and he was elected a lifetime member of the Society of Jacob Albright Scholars. In 2011, he earned his Juris Doctor summa cum laude from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, with numerous awards including election to the Order of the Coif.

Mr. Fink is also a registered patent attorney with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Mr. Fink serves on the board of directors and is the corporate secretary for the Pittsburgh Philharmonic, a 501(c)(3) organization, and he is a freelance musician performing throughout the greater Pittsburgh region.

Andy Redfearn | Housing and Development Advisor

Andy Redfearn has 25 years of experience working with the YMCA in the UK. He was previously the Director of Housing and Development of the largest YMCA in Europe, YMCA London South West, is currently a trustee of another YMCA in London and now also sits on the YMCA National Housing and Accommodation steering group.

Mr. Redfearn now acts as a consultant in housing and development and has been advising FLUXUS LLC. Mr. Redfearn was the creator of Y:Cube Housing – a ground-breaking approach to delivering a genuinely affordable and aspirational housing product using modern methods of construction. He formed a partnership with world renowned architects, Roger Stirk Harbour + Partners, along with the international consultants, Aecom, and leading European manufacturer, SIG plc, to develop a new, volumetric housing product that out-performs traditional forms of construction in both quality and performance. The first of many schemes has recently opened in London, UK. Mr. Redfearn is seen as a leader in this field of work, speaking at many national events. In 2015, Y:Cube was awarded the silver award by the Edison Awards in New York, a global initiative that promotes innovation and creativity.

Mr. Redfearn has developed significant knowledge, experience and partnerships within the housing development sector, with focus on the use of modern methods of construction to deliver housing products that meet the huge need of affordable housing both in the UK and globally.

Muyiwa Gbadegesin | International Development Advisor

Dr. Muyiwa Gbadegesin advises governments, organizations and companies on strategy, policy, and innovation in the African environment.

Dr. Gbadegesin served as an advisor to two successive governors of Lagos State (Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Mr. Babatunde Fashola). He later served in Oyo State Government as Special Adviser, Commissioner for Health and Deputy Chief of Staff to the Governor.

During his time in Lagos State Government as a Senior Special Assistant for Technology and Special Projects, Dr Gbadegesin led the restructuring of the Property Identification Exercise (PIE) and Land Use Charge (LUC) billing system. This project expanded the PIE database to 250,000 properties while doubling the revenue to NGN350 million in the first year. He also led the implementation of the Land Registry Computerization project which involved scanning and archiving of 12 million pages of land title documents into an electronic document management system, the first of its kind in Nigeria. As Director of the Land Information Systems Support Unit, Dr. Gbadegesin ensured acquisition and processing of new satellite imagery for Lagos State and creation of the geo-database that was essential to the state’s tax generation program.  

Dr. Gbadegesin established linkages with many development partners including the United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID) from which he secured significant donor support for the Land Registry Computerization Project.  In order to ensure adoption of best practices across the nation, he secured opportunities for Lagos Land Bureau staff to serve as trainers for other state land registries who were interested in learning from the new system in Lagos. Among other achievements in Lagos State Government, Dr Gbadegesin chaired the Technical Committee for the 2006 World Leadership Awards that took place in London.  At this competition, Lagos State surprised a strong field of global cities to win in three categories including Science and Technology.

Dr. Gbadegesin established a reputation as a political strategist as a member of first Alliance for Democracy and its successor parties Action Congress and Action Congress of Nigeria.  He pioneered the usage of technology in politics particularly in election monitoring. During the seminal 2007 elections, Dr. Gbadegesin designed and implemented an SMS-based automated QuickCount system that was able to receive, process and tabulate real-time election results  from close to18,000 party polling agents at over 9,000 polling units across the state.  This system enabled Action Congress of Nigeria to independently collate election results, project victory and quickly transit to a vote protection mode. Versions of this system have been used in almost every election since.

As Commissioner of Health in Oyo State, Dr. Gbadegesin established the first statewide Ambulance Service while initiation a drive for universal health coverage by establishing the Oyo State Health Insurance Scheme through a newly established State Health Insurance Agency. Before he became the Commissioner of Health, Dr. Gbadegesin served for 3 months as a Special Adviser, during which time he led the establishment of the Oyo State Signage and Advertising Agency (OYSAA) and the Oyo State Land Use Charge (OYSLUC). Dr. Gbadegesin chaired the Research and Strategy Committee for Governor Abiola Ajimobi’s historic second term election victory. He also coordinated the Oyo State operations of the Southwest Presidential Campaign led by then Vice-Presidential Candidate and Current Vice-President of Nigeria, Professor Yemi Osinbajo.

Dr. Gbadegesin holds a doctorate degree in Neuroscience from Georgetown University and a Bachelor of Science, summa cum laude, from Howard University, Washington, DC.

Arcadis | Global Partner, Design & Consultancy for Natural and Built Assets

Arcadis is the leading global design and consultancy organization for natural and built assets. Applying our deep market sector insights and collective design, consultancy, engineering, project and management services we work in partnership with our clients to deliver exceptional and sustainable outcomes throughout the lifecycle of their natural and built assets. We are 27,000 people, active in over 70 countries that generate €3.3 billion in revenues. We support UN-Habitat with knowledge and expertise to improve the quality of life in rapidly growing cities around the world. www.arcadis.com

UHY Advisors | Tax & Business Consultant

UHY Advisors is Fluxus’s tax & business consultant. It is one of the top 20 professional services firms in the US, and UHY International is one of the largest accounting networks in the world. Hundreds of employees serve clients ranging from the dynamic middle-market to Fortune 500 companies, and provide audit and attest services through UHY LLP, a licensed independent CPA firm. UHY Advisors, Inc. and its subsidiaries provide tax and business consulting services.

09/07/2015