11 Months Concept to Completion
The Modules is a multiunit student housing project near Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The 72-unit building is the largest wood-framed modular structure in the city and is one of the largest modularly-constructed LEED for Homes projects in the United States.
To help meet the growing demand of students living off campus, but near the university, IDBS teamed up with its sister company, Excel Homes, to build the Modules. Knowing that students would be looking for housing by the end of the summer, we knew this project had to get done quickly. From concept to completion, this building was ready for move in day in only 11 months.
The architectural appeal of The Modules has led to being featured in several publications. The Modular Building Institute featured The Modules on the cover of the Permanent Modular Construction 2011 Annual Report. Buildings magazine utilized The Modules on the cover and included an article (see page 30) in the December 2011 issue.
LEED for Homes building / green roof
89 modular units
1 building/72 rooms
Total square footage:
60,000 modular square feet