Modular Building Institute

Family Nurturing Center

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Main Category:
Modular Building Design
Modern Building Systems, Inc.
Phoenix, Oregon
Building Use:
Gross Size of Project:
1536 Square Feet
Days to complete:

Award Criteria

  1. Architectural Excellence
    The newly renovated daycare space is comprised of two classrooms, men’s and women’s restrooms, an office space, and kitchen. Modern worked with Family Nurturing Center board member and architect, Brian Westerhout to redesign the building to fit the needs and desires of the daycare. Additional walls were installed near the restroom and hallway area between the classrooms was widen to allow for greater accessibility. Old windows were replaced by large 8/0 x 6/0 premium vinyl windows to bring in more sunlight into the room. While the upgrades of marmoleum flooring and casework adds additional visual appeal throughout the building. The new exterior features include: bright custom colors of fiber cement siding and trims. Roofing and welded hollow metal doors were upgraded as well.
  2. Technical Innovation & Sustainability
    By utilizing the original structure as much as possible, it resulted in less demand to landfills and new materials. Basically recycling a whole modular building. Materials from the original unit were repurposed whenever possible. A brand new high efficient gas Bard mechanical unit was installed on the building to upgrade the building.
  3. Cost Effectiveness
    The Family Nurturing Center is a nonprofit that is part of Oregon’s innovative and comprehensive response to support children and families in crisis and therefore operates on razor thin budgets. Modern as well as local contractors gave discounts and donations to help make this project a reality. By utilizing a used building and renovating it, it saved thousands of dollars over a brand new build to the same design and specifications.
  4. Project History
    The original 24’x64’ building was built by Modern in 1996 to serve as daycare facility for the Northwest Regional Educational Service District in Forest Grove, OR. In 2016 the building was no longer needed and donated to the local Habitat for Humanity chapter. Modern made a donation to Habitat for Humanity purchasing and removing the building at no cost to the ESD. It then was transformed into a beautiful new renovated daycare facility for Family Nurturing Center to expand services as a satellite campus in Phoenix, OR. The building is now houses at no cost daycare services for 28 children and families.
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