We recently announced that we earned the honorable mention for “Permanent Office” by 2017 Modular Building Institute’s (MBI) Awards Of Distinction panel. MBI’s award criteria was based on architectural excellence, technical innovation and sustainability, and cost effectiveness.
According to the MBI website regarding this administrative office building said that, “ECHO DCL completed the design and construction of a 20 unit, 15,572 SF, 2-Story Modular Admin Facility for the VA. The floor plan and structural design was creatively crafted around the strict requirements and attention given to the relationships between groups and removing any disparity in size between offices for staff with the same position.”
The award page continued by saying, “The immediate challenge was to provide a cost effective, permanent facility whose functionality and interior and exterior appearance blended with the adjacent buildings that tightly surrounded it. While negotiating the customer’s desires against their budget for the project, ECHO DCL provided valuable alternatives where possible without sacrificing functionality, appearance and energy efficient sustainable features common to traditional permanent new construction at the VA installation.”