Modular Building Institute

Indigenous People Community Center Offices

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Main Category:
Modular Building Design
Modern Building Systems, Inc.
Corning, CA
Building Use:
Gross Size of Project:
4170 Square Feet
Days to complete:

Award Criteria

  1. Architectural Excellence
    This 4900 square foot building is a complex with offices, conference rooms and collaborative open space that were originally leased by the U.S. Forest Service for 25 years to fit in a limited site area and accommodate parking near the building. The body was retrofitted with siding, a new roof, updated paint and door and window trim in order to match existing buildings.
  2. Technical Innovation & Sustainability
    The renovation involved modifications of all building systems including; HVAC, wall finishes, door and window trims, carpet and ceramic tile flooring, exterior siding and roofing in order to match existing buildings and todays more stringent building codes. Items also included high efficiency HVAC units and motion sensor LED lighting.
  3. Cost Effectiveness
    Choosing to renovate instead of purchasing a new building saved the tribe money and time. On top of that we added high efficiency 17EER split system HVAC units and LED lighting to reduce long term energy costs for them. Renovating used buildings vs building new meant that the structure didn’t have to be built to today’s more stringent codes.
  4. Project History
    The original 4900 square foot building was built and put on lease in 1994 for the US Forest Service located at Hat Creek Ranger Station in northern California until early 2018 to serve as offices for the ranger station. Based on age and excellent condition of the building they made the perfect candidate for this renovation for the tribes’ community center of offices for the facilities and project management departments located in central California approximately 200 miles away from the buildings original location. This is a best in class example of reuse/reduce/recycling efforts to completely renovate an older building that might otherwise head to the waste stream.
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