Yelm School District desired a practical and temporary
8,200 square foot classroom solution, all under one
roof, to house their growing student population. This
structure was designed and contracted with efficiency
and reusability in mind. It features six classrooms,
two restrooms and two computer laboratories. The
classrooms are situated along a corridor that runs the
length of the building, simplifying accessibility within
the building and allowing for a similar interior feel as
the main school.
The building’s exterior lap siding and
roof were also designed to match the surrounding
buildings. The design was challenging as the existing
terrain was rocky and required an exact footprint fit.
Utilizing modular construction in a temporary swing
space scenario allowed the school district to best
utilize funds and ensured that the quality classrooms
were ready for the beginning of the school year
without disturbing classes.
The smaller tempered glass
windows keep the building material cost low while
providing higher insulation, creating more teaching wall
space to the interior, and energy savings in the future.
Motion light sensors throughout the building further
assist with energy control savings.
This article originally appeared in the Modular Advantage Magazine - First Quarter 2018 released in February 2018.