Bridgette Meinhold

The Modules: LEED Silver Modular Housing At Temple University

by , 11/10/10

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From start to finish, the entire project was constructed within 9 months. It involved building 80 prefabricated boxes off-site at Excel Homes, and then shipping them to the site where they were put into place. Design took about 3 months before construction commenced, so the total project timeline was one year — impressive for a 80,000 sq ft building.

Jetson Green had a chance to ask Brian Phillips, principal and LEED AP at Interface Studio Architects, a few questions about the process and modular construction. Phillips said, “At this scale there appear to be clear advantages on cost of construction and speed of deployment. This 80,000 square-foot, 5-story building was built from excavation to finish work in 9 months. The ability to fabricate elements of the building outside of Philadelphia County allows for a more competitive labor rate. Also, if time is money – the speed of modular is a savings.”

+ The Modules at TempleTown

+ Interface Studio Architects

Via Jetson Green

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