A few years ago, Rory Rubin ’92 began noticing an abundance of abandoned shipping containers across the U.S. and Canada, and she wondered if something could be done to utilize the incredibly durable structures.
Rubin spent time researching how other countries repurposed them, transforming them into beautiful, livable spaces. Two years later, Rubin’s thoughts grew into her own construction company, S.I. Container Builds Inc. Founded with her husband Dan and another business partner, the company takes one-trip shipping containers and turns them into affordable, sustainable living spaces that leave minimal carbon footprints without compromising quality.