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Magnet School For the Arts


Project Partners: Anoka Hennepin School District | Magnet School For The Arts

Building Use: Modular High School Specialty Classrooms, Restrooms

Total Sq. Ft: 9,800 sq. ft.

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Mobile Modular Created an Energy-Efficient Educational Environment to Help with Increasing Enrollment.

The Project

The Anoka Hennepin School District, faced with increasing enrollment, was looking for cost-effective ways to consolidate schools while maintaining a high-quality learning environment. Area residents were concerned that a “typical” modular building would decrease property values. The project architect, ATS&R developed a design that included site-installed brick & horizontal lap siding to match the existing school and blend with the surrounding properties. The school district had a very aggressive, two-and-a-half-month timeline for full project completion. This time-sensitive project schedule required cooperation from all parties involved. Our team worked with the school district in the past and the district was confident that we could work with the architect, school board, and modular manufacturer to accomplish the common goal.

The Solution

The solution, developed by the architect and implemented by Mobile Modular, combined the remodeling of an elementary school with the addition of a modular building to create the Anoka Middle School for the Arts, Washington Campus. The modular building includes classrooms for Art, Science, Social Studies, Music, Theater, and Band along with mechanical rooms, technology rooms, and restrooms. The building’s interior finishes mirror those of the existing building including painted gypsum walls, suspended ceilings, tiled floors, and a sprinkler system.

Energy and Education

Energy-efficient features were included in the building to minimize the district's operational costs. High efficiency, natural gas, and rooftop HVAC units were utilized to increase the energy savings in heating and cooling the building. These rooftop units also improved the appearance of the modular building making it more aesthetically pleasing to the surrounding community. All of the classrooms were outfitted with CO2 sensors and programmable thermostats. These additional features ensure quiet, comfortable, consistent airflow and optimal air quality while allowing the district to control energy costs when the building is not in use. The district now has a visually appealing educational building as well as an exceptional learning environment, pleasing teachers, students, and parents as well as the surrounding residential community.

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.

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Magnet School For The Arts


Customer Name: Anoka Hennepin School District

Project Location

Project Location: Minnesota

Building Type

Building Type(s): Education

Total Area

Total Sq. Ft: 9800 sq. ft.

New or Used

New or Used Building: New

Job Type

Job Type: Lease

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