Barrie School - Learning Studio & Research Lab

Modular Genius wins AIA Maryland Citation Award.

Modular Genius announces the beginning of a new “Green” Sustainable Learning Studio & Research Learning Lab project built for Barrie School.

In the fall of 2012, Barrie School, in Silver Springs Maryland, plans to open a brand new state of the art learning facility. The general contractor Modular Genius and the manufacturer Mobile Modular Express teamed up to build the project. This new learning pod was designed to incorporate new and innovative green sustainable components highly recognized by the US Green Building Council. In short, this facility embraces nearly every definition of environmental stewardship, energy efficiency, increased Eco-awareness and healthy interiors.

Built from many reclaimed materials, 20% of the building materials will contain recycled post consumer products, 2.5% of the project cost will utilizes rapidly renewable materials and 50% of the project cost will use Certified Wood. Further promoting healthy interior learning spaces all interior paints and adhesives are non-toxic. With a shared awareness of energy use and comfort, energy and water efficiency are planned to reach extraordinary levels. This is partially achieved though a user centered system but is firmly reinforced through unwavering systems that manage waste water, utilize rainwater cisterns to support moderate irrigation while supplementing non-potable water use. All of which is clearly tracked on the main dash board just inside the entry. But enough about its green components…

Referred to as studios, this adaptable environment easily converts into large group learning spaces, multiple small group collaboration areas and a large town hall lecture room. This is supported by flexible furniture, moveable wall panels that provide smart board use and support acoustic control, ideally located exterior windows that provide optimal interior layout and meaningful student views. All of which has the use technology so integrated into the environment that it’s invisible.

The general contractor Modular Genius and the manufacturer Mobile Modular Express are proud to be a part of this “Innovation in Design” alongside Barrie School, Hord Coplan Macht, and Kramer Consulting. We will keep you updated throughout this exciting project!

 

Barrie School - Construction in progress

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Barrie School - Modular Building Research & Learning Studio

[CHALLENGE]
A Montessori School wanted to provide their students and teachers a beautiful new space to work, study, and interact in new and different ways. Tall ceilings, movable walls, and plenty of windows were required.

[SOLUTION]
Modular Genius and its affiliates produced a LEED qualified Design Build modular campus on a highly accelerated time schedule. The two green buildings were 6,480 sqft and connected with decking to create a changeable and adaptable environment both indoors and out.

 

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Barrie School - Final

  • Dimensions: 120' x 118' comprised of 2 separate buildings
  • Square Feet: 3,540
  • Details: Multiple closed and open space classrooms, 2 restrooms per bldg, offices
  • Use: Montessori School Campus 
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Barrie School - Installation 2

• Dimensions: 120' x 118' comprised of 2 separate buildings
• Square Feet: 3,540
• Details: Multiple closed and open space classrooms, 2 restrooms per bldg, offices
• Use: Montessori School Campus
 

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Barrie School - Installation 1

• Dimensions: 120' x 118' comprised of 2 separate buildings
• Square Feet: 3,540
• Details: Multiple closed and open space classrooms, 2 restrooms per bldg, offices
• Use: Montessori School Campus
 

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Barrie School - Manufacture

• Dimensions: 120' x 118' comprised of 2 separate buildings
• Square Feet: 3,540
• Details: Multiple closed and open space classrooms, 2 restrooms per bldg, offices
• Use: Montessori School Campus

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Barrie School - Foundations

• Dimensions: 120' x 118' comprised of 2 separate buildings
• Square Feet: 3,540
• Details: Multiple closed and open space classrooms, 2 restrooms per bldg, offices
• Use: Montessori School Campus

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Green Schools Exhibit

National Building Museum Exhibit - Modular Classroom vs. Green Modular Classroom 

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Green Schools Exhibit - Foundations

National Building Museum Exhibit - Modular Classroom vs. Green Modular Classroom

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Green Schools Exhibit - Mock-Up

 National Building Museum Exhibit - Modular Classroom vs. Green Modular Classroom

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