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Johnson Elementary Modular Building, Cajon Valley USD
El Cajon, CA
Creating identity.
Modular savings with customized flair.
A modular solution with baked-in design
Growing exponentially but with a stretched budget, the Cajon Valley Union School District approached HED with an interesting challenge: sequence the removal of nine aging portable classroom buildings with permanent elementary school buildings, while minimizing cost and interruption to instruction. The solution would need to be quick, efficient, sustainable, and introduce personality while creating a defined instructional quad. The obvious solution to the first few requirements was modular, but what about creating a solution that was customized, unique, and created a sense of personality?

HED created a partnership with modular building manufacturer Silver Creek Industries (SCI), to design a modular solution that is is efficient yet still presents a unique identity through design detailing, siting and landscape design that presents a rainbow of color for theming and wayfinding. This two-story modular building was delivered in components, constructed on the school campus with the modules coming together in only two days, and includes new classrooms, itinerant spaces, restrooms, landscape improvements, a defined quad, and site ADA upgrades. HED worked closely with the district and SCI to design a building concept and SCI created the construction documents.
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The project was submitted and approved to DSA as a full submittal, as a pre-approved PC package for a two-story modular building did not yet exist.
Project Data
Johnson Elementary School Modular Building 2018-04122-000
Cajon Valley Union School District
El Cajon, California
PROJECT SCOPE
New Construction
HED ROLE
Design Architect
RSF/GSF
15,609
CONSTRUCTION COST
$7.5 Million
SUSTAINABILITY LEVEL
LEED Certified Equivalent
Project Team
  • Jennette La Quire
    AIA, LEED AP ID+C
    Principal
    Sector Leader
  • Evan Henderson
    Associate
    Architecture + Design
  • Teresa Dominguez
    Assoc. AIA
    Design
Modular savings with customized flair.
Johnson Elementary Modular Building, Cajon Valley USD
El Cajon, CA
PROJECT DATA
PROJECT TEAM
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