Project Capsule: University of Cincinnati – Wilson Auditorium Modular Building
This modular building is being used as swing space for the University. In addition to adding more modules, technical innovations for this project included interior layout changes to the two buildings.
Classroom sizes at the University are considerably larger than the original classroom areas of the modular building. Pac-Van worked with Mark Line Industries’ to achieve larger classroom sizes. By removing load bearing walls and creatively installing lvl beams which were supported on steel posts within the roof cavity, ultimately Pac-Van was able to effectively create clear span modules. This design change allowed us to double the size of each classroom.
The Wilson Auditorium Swing Space project highlights the series of reuse projects Pac-Van has completed with The University of Cincinnati. The University was able to purchase the used modular facilities from a local public school district for a fraction of original cost.
By reusing an existing set of buildings, the client furthermore was able to have their entire swing space plan completed prior to the start of the fall trimester. With the swing space in place in such a quick span of time, the University was able to move onto the next phase of a large expansion/renovation project.
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