Aug 31, 2007
THE S.I.M.P.L.E. SYSTEM
Introducing a line of modular student residences based upon Garrison Architects' award-winning designs for Bard College Residence Halls. Produced by Kullman Industries of Lebanon, New Jersey, these buildings offer unparalleled design and construction quality and can be delivered with site work under a single contract in as little as six months.
Garrison Architects and Kullman Industries have formed a strategic alliance to produce a new line of manufactured buildings oriented to the needs of college and university clients. This alliance combines the award-winning and socially-responsive architecture of Garrison Architects with the innovative, technologically-advanced building systems of Kullman Industries. Both firms have a long history of successfully building for institutional users. Together they have created SIMPLE, a modular building system designed to remove the uncertainty of the typical building process and dramatically shrink production schedules from inception to occupancy.
These structures are designed with the latest advances in building technology. Sustainability and lasting performance are at the forefront of prefabrication today.
One of the greatest advantages of this product is flexibility. These buildings can be configured to fit any type of campus, from urban to rural by offering the option of constructing individual houses, apartments, or corridor-type dormitories. These buildings are designed to create a socially engaging atmosphere where students can meet, study, and learn together.
ON TIME DELIVERY
It is now possible, by using standard modules, to plan a building in the early spring and have it ready for occupancy by late summer. Design-construction schedules can be as little as six months. These building offer advantages comparable to automobile production, combining tested assembly methods and systems with rapid and predictable scheduling. Both design and construction times are significantly reduced through the use of standardized systems. A major cost and time-saving advantage of prefabricated technology is the ability to undertake site work and building production simultaneously.