Archive for July, 2014

Tribe dedicates Education Center

July 28th, 2014

The Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians blessed the new Education Center this weekend at an family-oriented barbeque hosted by Modern.


Kids played in the gymnasium and members mingled, celebrating in their new space & the opportunities it brings for the tribe’s future. The synergy of a steel fabricated building coupled with a modular structure creates a custom space solution that gives the Shingle Springs Band a quality facility with multi-use flexibility.




Modern considers it a privilege to have been a part of this project. Our sincere ‘thank you’ to the tribe, subcontractors and vendors who played a part in its success.

In case you missed it – watch the building site time lapse to see 4 months of sitework speed by in a minute & a half.



Classrooms : The Next Generation

July 25th, 2014

At Modern, our excitement is growing for these brightly colored – but green focused – modular classrooms currently in production.
Edmonds 1

As concern for the environment & our human footprint grows, school districts are increasingly looking for green technologies & Earth conscious finishes. These modular classrooms for Edmonds School District are feature rich & we can’t wait to see students occupying these bright spaces!

PicMonkey Collage - Edmonds

We welcome touring groups of students who have questions regarding energy consumption in the building process. If you’ld like to schedule a tour or simply want to learn more about safe, green modular construction options – give us a call.

From dirt to Education Center in 4 months

July 15th, 2014

The Shingle Springs band of Miwok Indians dreamed of a safe place for students. Throughout planning the vision morphed & grew to include a steel framed gymnasium & adjoining modular building. The final product is a great example of modular construction’s synergy with other construction methods. Using a variety of off-site construction methods combined with Modern’s project management meant time & cost savings for the tribe.

Modular doesn’t mean only building in boxes. It’s thinking outside of them. 


Fresh face for Greyhound Seattle

July 8th, 2014

As bus giant Greyhound updates facilities to capture a new and expanding market, they turned to Modern to build a modular station for the City of Seattle, WA.


(Photo : Greyhound Lines, Inc.)

According to a recent piece in The Seattle Times,

In this, Greyhound’s 100th year in business, the company continues to put a new shine on the old dog with leather seats, Wi-Fi and a growing focus on shorter, nonstop routes. ….

Greyhound - from The Seattle Times article, 07-03-14   (2)

(Photo : Greg Gilbert / The Seattle Times)

Greyhound also has refurbished about three-fourths of its terminals nationwide and is looking at developing apps to make ticket purchases easier and more manageable.

In May, Greyhound moved from its Seattle bus station at Eighth Avenue and Stewart Street into a new station in Sodo, at 503 S. Royal Brougham Way, just east of Safeco and CenturyLink fields. The old building, built in 1927, had been sold in 1995 to developer R.C. Hedreen, who wants to build a convention hotel.

“The reason why all these new competitors like Megabus are coming in is inner-city lines are starting to attract a pretty broad base of riders back,” Leach said. “If you think about everything that’s happening, how can you not be excited about the future?

Greyhound - from The Seattle Times article, 07-03-14   (1)

(Photo : Greg Gilbert / The Seattle Times)


Did you notice that there’s no mention that the new Seattle station is modular? That’s probably because the lovely glass and concrete finishes of this building aren’t what people typically associate with modular construction – but reflect only a fraction of what is possible with a factory-built application.

Think your project can’t benefit from off-site construction? Think again.


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