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Modular Building Design
Office Building Expansion
Gross Size of Project:
- Architectural Excellence
The office expansion project at our Agassiz facility was made up of 6 modules, including a roof clerestory module. The expansion enabled us to create a new boardroom, dedicated plotter space and increase the washroom capacity. The central common area incorporates a large work table for design and collaboration, with different light sources to assist in material and color selections during the design process.
The bright whites and cool grays of the contemporary interior design are tempered with wood beams and trims to provide a warm, inviting, organic feel.
The exterior of the building boasts a West Coast modern style of architectural design with wood elements to tie into the natural and rural location, while also utilizing vertical corrugated siding to harmonize with the existing office facades. The wide concrete stairs along with the large entry overhang and angled glulam support system anchor the structure and provide a focal point for entry to the building.
- Technical Innovation & Sustainability
Off-site construction enabled us to minimize the impact to the existing site and residential neighbors during construction and the project was designed to be easily expanded as space is needed.
The central lobby connects to the existing office, solving the previous problems of poor access and lack of weather protection at the entry area. Nest thermostats provide the ability for remote control and monitoring of HVAC systems to improve occupant comfort and minimize energy use.
- Cost Effectiveness
Since the modules were built at our Agassiz facility, they were only transported about 50 feet to their permanent location.