Posts Tagged ‘modular classrooms’

Fun Friday : Lego high school

June 12th, 2015

We are loving this Lego model created by a fifth grader at Abiqua Academy in Salem, OR. There are great details captured in the detailed minature. (The t-rex fossil at the front entrance is one of our favorites.) The close educational community of Abiqua Academy has a passion and enthusiasm for this project that absolutely radiates through.

Lego model by a student

But there’s another reason this model is near and dear to our heart. Sometimes we describe building modular as “building with grown up Legos”. And what could be more appropriate? Modular doesn’t mean being forced into use of only boxes. Modular building means only that off-site fabrication is involved in the planning & realization of a vision.

Shingle SpringsInside of Fife Library

Modular construction is a type of construction – not a limitation and not an architectural style. Off-site fabrication can be coupled with any other building style – like this recent project for the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians that combines modular with a metal framed gymnasium (another form of off-site construction!) and a timbered roof overbuild completed at site. Or how about these gorgeous, exposed industrial supports and huge windows at Fife Library?

Like Legos, the only limit to modular construction is your imagination!


 

Want to view more of Abiqua Academy’s expansion? Check out the live webcam feed of their construction site.  (And read about Abiqua Academy’s vision with H.E.A.R.T.)

Eco-friendly Education Space

November 19th, 2014

At Modern we are so excited for green education spaces. SMART Classrooms™ are here!

Edmonds Village

    Sustainable
Quality, low-maintenance metal roofing with standing seam
Durable steel frame floor
Sustainably harvested timber

     Modern
High efficiency Mitsubishi split system HVAC
LED strip lighting
Foundation set for feeling of permanency

     Academic
Forbo bulletin boards
Increased wall/display space
Vaulted ceilings flooded with natural light for a bright learning environment

     Renewable
Eco-friendly & recycled finishes throughout including carpeting
Cement smooth panel siding with rainscreen

     Teaching
Can your current learning spaces act as an energy study? Ask us about how SMART modular classrooms can integrate technologies that allow students to study energy consumption.

Call us for more information about cost-effective & practical green technologies. Protect students AND the environment!

Edmonds interior  Edmonds

Seattle School District modular classrooms

June 25th, 2012

It’s an exciting and busy week at Modern as we place 13 modular buildings – a mix of single and double classrooms – at 11 different sites throughout Seattle School District. The sites range from elementary to high school and present a variety of challenges for installation. Like many urban areas, Seattle’s schools are often located off busy thoroughfares and on properties with limited access.

This slideshow from West Seattle Herald shows one of the first buildings, being placed at Lafayette Elementary School. Transported to site in the middle of the night and navigated down a narrow alleyway, the building set requires strategic planning and the expertise of Modern’s staff.

Photo by David Rosen / West Seattle Herald

 

If you have a similar challenge, contact us to see how we can assist in solving it. Modular construction can be completed in our factory at the same time site preparation takes place – saving time and money. Modern’s staff are creative problem solvers and bring decades of experience to answer your questions and create innovative solutions.

Call us for a project consult or view our Custom Building Features.

 

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