Eviva Midtown

 

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Main Category: Modular Building Design
Company: Guerdon Modular Buildings
Affiliate: Tricorp Hearn Construction
Location: Sacramento, California
Building Use: Apartment
Gross Size of Project: 176521 Square Feet
Days to complete: 424

Award Criteria

  1. Architectural Excellence

    EVIVA MIDTOWN consists of 118 condominium-style rental units in a six-story structure with both below and at-grade secured parking. The unit mix includes 78 one bedroom units ranging from 700 – 800 square feet and 40 two bedroom units ranging from 1,100 – 1,200 square feet. Unit amenities include energy star appliances, dishwashers, washer/dryer, nine foot ceilings, large windows, ceiling fan, and premium finishes. Building amenities include wifi in common areas, private landscaped courtyard, private Community Cafe/Lounge, private fitness center, Outdoor Kitchen and BBQ Lounge, private secured parking, bicycle storage, car share, secured entry lobby, ground floor restaurants/retail. Located in the heart of Sacramento’s central city, one block from Capitol Park, the highly walk-able location features great access to mass transit, regional employment centers, and a concentration of lifestyle amenities such as restaurants, museums, art galleries and nightlife.

  2. Technical Innovation & Sustainability

    In addition to the usual factory-built benefits of faster construction, increased quality, and a quicker rate of return, the developers on this project also took full advantage of the prototype review process. Two weeks prior to beginning the full scale production run of the project, representatives for the developer, general contractor, sub trades, suppliers, modular manufacturer site crews and production personnel all met together to physically walk and review the two story, 4 unit prototype. One unit was completely staged with furniture to give all the experience of standing in a completely finished unit. The hands on experience and opportunity to discuss in detail the connections and finishes with everyone present was a huge benefit, invaluable for all parties involved.

  3. Cost Effectiveness

    Many markets across the country are feeling the pain caused by a limited number of qualified trades but few regions are experiencing it as bad as California. The developers on the Eviva project saw modular construction as a great way to both utilize a well-qualified and experienced workforce and also lock-in a substantial portion of their budget as it relates to sub trades. With so many unknown risks that have to be accounted for, modular construction allowed this developer to mitigate many, and not have the need to build in an overload of contingency pricing.