The Modular Building Institute’s Awards of Distinction Contest recognizes the best in commercial modular building design and construction.
This year’s contest garnered 147 entries, a 40% increase in nominees over last year, with modular buildings as diverse as a refurbished three-story supportive housing facility from a 2010 Winter Olympics Athletes Village, to a 35,620 sq. ft., green relocatable school complex installed in just 60 days.
For this year's contest, MBI member companies competed in the following categories: Permanent Modular, Temporary Modular, Renovated Reuse, Marketing Pieces, and Green Building Design.
The volunteer judging pool was comprised of Robert Cassidy, Editor-in-Chief, Building Design + Construction Magazine; Mohamed Al-Hussein, PhD, PE, Industrial Research Chair, University of Alberta; Dru Meadows, AIA, Principal, theGreenTeam, Inc.; Lorenz Schoff, PE, President, Energy Efficient Solutions; Robert Kobet, AIA, LEED, Faculty, President, Sustainaissance International; David Corson, Publisher, Commercial Construction Magazine; Kelsey Mullen, LEED AP, Director of Residential Business Development, U.S. Green Building Council; and Ryan E. Smith, AIA, Director of the Integrated Technology in Architecture Center, University of Utah College of Architecture + Planning.
The judges scored building entries on a number of criteria including architectural excellence, technical innovation, cost effectiveness, energy efficiency, and calendar days to complete, while marketing pieces were judged on strategy, implementation, and quantifiable results.
To view the extensive list of Awards of Distinction winners, please click here.