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Jalen Rose Leadership Academy


Project Location: Detroit, MI

Building Use: Classrooms plus Teacher Break Room

Total Project Time: 130 days (84 days for install/onsite work)

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Mobile Modular Expands an Existing School Seamlessly, Including Plus Add-Ons


In 2011, JRLA held their first day of classes. After their first school year, they were ready to expand to meet the needs of their growing student population. In 2012, JRLA purchased an existing school building in Detroit. Their goal was to grow this school by six classrooms and provide the teachers with a break room. They first renovated the existing building to ensure it would blend with the new space to create a uniform and modern learning environment, and then were ready for the classroom additions.

The Solution

The Mobile Modular team built a single story modular addition that consists of a brick exterior and steel siding along with oak trim detailing on the interior to allow the space to blend seamlessly. The building addition is separated by a firewall and consists of five standard classrooms, one teacher break room, and one plumbing module.

A Host of Plus Add-Ons in Record Time

The building was installed and secured in seven days, and the onsite work was completed in 84 days. The restrooms, with 8’ ceramic tile walls and solid surface counters with under mount sinks, were fully finished in the factory. The building is outfitted with classroom security lock-sets to ensure the safety of the occupants. The HVAC systems were installed and completed onsite and consist of a 95% high efficiency gas furnaces with energy recovery ventilator and a rooftop mounted condenser for each classroom. The modules were also built to accommodate AV equipment in every classroom.

Ventilation is monitored by a CO2 sensor in every occupied space. The building also features windows with vandal resistant glass, recessed lockers in the corridor, recyclable carpet tile, low maintenance ceramic tile walls, and low energy lighting controlled by occupancy sensors. The restrooms include automated plumbing fixtures and hand dryers, and washable ceiling tiles. The building was also designed to support a green roof system in the future. The entire project took 130 days and the students of Jalen Rose Leadership Academy were able to attend classes in the new building on their first day of school.

Why Call Mobile Modular

By utilizing modular construction and leveraging the experience of the Mobile Modular project team, our client was able to maintain their leadership position and continue their mission to be a global frontrunner in their industry.

If you have any questions about modular building specifications, installation, turnaround time, size specifications, damage cover, insurance, contractual obligations, or adherence to building codes, browse through our comprehensive FAQs section or call us at 866-473-2495.

Our expertise, attention to detail, and end-to-end service is the reason why we continually rank high in customer satisfaction. We understand deadlines and work closely with you to deliver the unit you want on time and budget. Get your project started with Mobile Modular today!



Customer Name: Jalen Rose Leadership Academy

Project Location

Project Location: Detroit, MI

Building Type

Building Type(s): Modular Classrooms plus Break Room

Total Area

Total Sq. Ft: 7,747

New or Used

New or Used Building: New


Permanent or Temporary: Permanent

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