Andrew Dickson is founder and CEO of Acre Designs, a startup creating Zero-Energy smart homes with a unique approach to prefabrication. Acre was recently funded by and participated in Y-Combinator, the world’s leading startup accelerator.
An interior architect and industrial designer, Andrew is expert at solving design challenges. His career started in Chicago at the leading corporate interior firm , and later at several boutique product design firms. He led projects for UBS/PaineWebber, AON, Loreal, Rubbermaid, Bass Pro, Embraer, Piaggio, Aerion, and many more. This broad-ranging experience creating products from supersonic jet interiors to precision medical devices has allowed him to explore how design-centric processes influence manufacturing and lean production principles. Andrew founded Acronym Designs, which produced high end sustainable furniture and sold throughout North America. All of this experience defines his approach to home construction.Andrew lives in Redwood City, CA with his wife and co-founder, Jennifer, and will soon be welcoming their third daughter.