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Willard Swing School
This temporary “swing” school was an intricate project that needed to house both First Edison Elementary School and Camas Ridge Elementary School during the construction of new buildings on their respective campuses. Located in the southern part of Eugene, OR, the school has four buildings, which total an impressive 32,376 square feet. Apart from needing to house all classroom and staff accommodations within a short period of time, the school needed a lunchroom and a full-service kitchen.
Modern tackled the additional challenge of joining such a large number of modular pieces on a single foundation. Building the modules at a plant and shipping them also allowed for on-time completion dates that were not subject to weather delays.
- The school district needed a temporary facility quickly regardless of its size. Construction lasted from Fall of 2019 until Spring of 2020.
- Remaining sensitive to the aesthetic of the surrounding area, the client chose a parapet style with a unique siding layout and accommodating colors.
- The primary campus building was made up of 37 modules. Six additional modules were needed for three other double-wide classrooms, totaling 43 modules and four buildings.
- Natural gas lines were run to service the HVAC and kitchen appliances.
- Windows were placed for maximum exposure to daylight, reducing the need for artificial lighting.
- Solar tubes were added for darker spaces such as hallways and interior rooms.
- The overall project maintains greater integrity as it is not affected by corrosive weather.
32376 Square Feet