Gallery: PREFAB-IN-PROGRESS: OMD’s Country School Expansion


The latest cutting-edge prefab design from Jennifer Siegal’s Office of Mobile Design is the expansion of Valley Village, California’s Country School, adding a middle school campus to the existing preschool and elementary school. (We’re thrilled to see prefab systems being applied to more public and educational contexts!) While the construction isn’t quite finished, we think this is a great opportunity to show the process and progress of an exceptional prefab project– and one of the best (and first) prefab schools we’ve seen integrate so many green technologies. Check out the renderings and installation photos, courtesy of the Office of Mobile Design, and we’ll be sure to be give you a full report upon completion!

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  1. Kelly May 29, 2007 at 4:12 pm

    I would love to know the cost per square foot?

  2. Richie May 26, 2007 at 8:24 am

    Interesting. Yes… there’s certainly a steel skeleton, but an awful lot of wood is used. It would be interesting to learn what type of wood is being used, how green it is and how they’ve managed to get it to meet the fire proof standards that Public Schools (Private Schools ?) must satisfy ? Also, Homosote is that soft material that’s often used for insulation more than a finihed surface. Oftentimes, Homosote will be used for note boards that will have push pins stuck in them. So is Homosote (made from recycled newspapers, by the way) really the interior finish surface ?

  3. Ulrike May 25, 2007 at 6:33 pm

    I love the huge windows.

    (I have to admit, the horrid PhotoShop job did give me a giggle.)

  4. Craig May 25, 2007 at 11:37 am

    By coincidence (I suppose), I’ve been seeing a number of butterfly roofs recently in print and on the web. Do butterfly roofs present any extra maintenance issues compared with other roofing styles? Is there usually a slope on the intersection to keep leaves, etc. from accumulating?

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