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Client: Bryn Athyn College
Location: Willow Grove, PA
Construction Partner: Whiting-Turner
Building Size: 3 buildings, 8,114 sq. ft. each
Project Timeline: 35 weeks
Awards: First Place and Best of Show, Modular Building Institute Awards, 2011; Excellence in Construction Award, ABC Keystone Chapter, 2011

This trio of student residences at Bryn Athyn College is a beautiful blend of old world charm and 21st century manufacturing know-how. The college’s priority was to erect the buildings with as little noise and disruption to the campus as possible—all before the students arrived that fall. Energy Star rated systems and smart insulation reduce operating costs and increase comfort. Faux chimneys—which are an architectural focal point—house the ADA-compliant laundry room and carry mechanicals from the basement to the third floor suites. Each building was erected in a single day. The doors opened on time, welcoming students to their new luxurious home away from home.

"Off-site construction allowed the building units to be constructed over the winter, when weather conditions would have made onsite construction challenging or impossible. The onsite portion of the construction was timed precisely according to weather conditions and the College’s schedules to streamline activity and minimize disruption on campus." Spillman Farmer Architects