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School District Modernizes Historic High School

Mobile Modular delivers a temporary campus during the renovation and modernization of a historic high school.


Washington, D.C. – One of the high-profile projects for a school district during the 2009-2010 school year was the renovation and modernization of a historic 1930s-era high school building. A major challenge was where and how to accommodate students and teachers during the renovation. Mobile Modular was called for a fast-turnaround of temporary, leased modular space solution.

The school district outlined several needs for the temporary campus:

  • Keeping the students under a single roof, maintaining a campus feel
  • Providing a safe and secure learning environment
  • Efficient use of limited land space
  • Critical seven (7) week turn-around to get ready for the 2009-2010 school year


Mobile Modular, a leading modular space provider, collaborated with project architects and a general contractor to address the needs and time-line. First, Mobile Modular was tasked with designing a solution that utilized the limited land available in an inner-city setting. Second, the new campus needed to be secure, safe, and modern to create a successful learning environment. Having a campus layout and feel was important. This prevented having to send students to adjacent campuses for the 2009-2010 school year.

Mobile Modular designed and proposed a creative combination of modular buildings that could be strategically placed adjacent to the existing school building in an open field and on under-utilized tennis courts. To keep as many students under one roof as possible, Mobile Modular introduced the CampusMaker ModPod®, a state-of-the-art, eco-friendly prefabricated classroom complex offering unparalleled flexibility and configurability.

Each CampusMaker ModPod® complex included eight 790 sq. ft. classrooms, each equipped with electrical and mechanical controls and eight interior corridor and restroom facilities. The project required three CampusMaker ModPod® complexes, resulting in twenty-four classrooms that can comfortably hold up to 840 students. Further space requirements called for an additional six CampusMaker Hybrid® classrooms. This modern relocatable building style allows for side-by-side, low to the ground placement, substantially reducing costly ramps and decking.

Approximately 8,000 sq.ft. of additional administrative and multi-use prefabricated buildings were installed. These specially designed modular buildings comprised six 24' x 56' office buildings. The entire modular campus project, including over 37,000 square feet of square feet of temporary leased space was completed in less than seven weeks. Mobile Modular was able to design and install a safe and secure learning environment for students, teachers, and staff, keeping the entire school population together during the 2009-2010 school year.

"Mobile Modular rose to the occasion to make the project a success."

-Pamela J., Project Manager, Construction Company

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