Location: Eugene, OR
Building size: 26,000 sq. ft.
Number of modules: 32
Built in 1992, this project features two-story construction with a complete uninterruptible power supply system and an elevator.
A 50-foot skybridge was constructed to allow access to the second-story offices from visitor parking situated on higher ground than the first floor. Lap siding and offices with a view are only a few of the visible advantages to this office.
Choosing modular construction allowed Molecular Probes the option of leaving space in their design plans for future expansion. Interior finished are drop grid ceilings, carpeted and vinyl floor coverings. Other visible advantages and features include interior finishes of taped, textured and painted sheet rock, reception area, private office space, meeting and lunch room, lab areas, refrigeration units for specimens and a sprinkler system for fire protection.
Modular construction was chosen by the fast growing, sophisticated bio-med technical company because of the speed that Modern Building Systems could deliver a completed project. Larger amounts of rain that spring impacted site scheduling but did not slow the projected opening date for the company’s new headquarters.
The modular building’s complete turnaround time from planning to completion was seven months.