Project Capsule: Lauren’s Institute for Education (L.I.F.E.) Classroom
This 70′ x 68′ relocatable classroom building was built and installed for L.I.F.E., a place for developmentally disabled children that offers a variety of therapies to help improve their quality of life. With four classrooms, restrooms and three administrative offices, L.I.F.E was able to increase classroom space while also adding three offices for additional staff members.
The City of Gilbert required specific design criteria such as an extended roof parapet, which helped to hide the mounted HVAC units. L.I.F.E. also required the building to be set below-grade and exterior elements were matched an existing modular structure on the campus. A fire alarm and security system were connected to the system already in place.
By utilizing a clear span roof, we were not only able to secure the structural integrity of the building but also allow for future modifications to the building. Given the extreme Arizona heat, the roof was covered using white EPDM which helps to reflect light, creating a more energy-efficient building. In addition, we installed five 4-ton Daikin rooftop commercial heat pumps. This high-efficiency system (with low operating costs) helps to save energy while keeping costs low.
The overall cost on this project to the client, including installation, was just over $100 per square foot. This modular classroom space took a total of 170 days from the time of designing and permitting to final installation.
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