Design Space Modular Buildings recently delivered this guard house for a client in northern California. This is on the smaller side of mobile offices and modular buildings provided by Design Space, but it is highly customized and just as complete a solution for this user as any other customer need. This building was factory built entirely off-site. Design Space delivered the building on a wide-load transporter and installed it on the poured in place foundation exactly where the client needed it. The customer was operational and providing site security in their new guard house as soon as power was connected!
Kern County needed a quick, but quality permanent facility to support their mental health crisis support services. Modular building construction was the answer to meet those requirements, and Design Space Modular Buildings was the firm selected to deliver it. The project was awarded in March 2017, ground breaking was in May 2017, and the client had the grand opening for their new Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU) in October of the same year. The scope of work included foundations, utility tie-ins, the 4,500 sq. ft. modular building, an offset building configuration (not square), and all interior and exterior finishes.
The CSU is a partnership developed between Ridgecrest Regional Hospital (RRH) and Kern County Mental Health Department (KCMH). This partnership will enable KCMH and RRH to serve the whole person by addressing behavioral health care and medical care in close collaboration. The new, 12-bed CSU will provide services to both adults and minors, for up to eight adults and four minors. Services at the CSU will include crisis assessment and evaluation for behavioral health and substance use disorders, evidence-based brief crisis interventions, coordination of admissions to inpatient facilities when necessary, coordination of care with individual’s support systems and community providers, referrals and linkage to community resources, and coordination of medical care support when necessary through Ridgecrest Regional Hospital. This facility will be a big benefit to the individuals affected as well as the overall Ridgecrest community.
Last fall, Design Space installed a new STEAM educational center for St. John’s Episcopal School in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA. The school was so pleased with the results, they asked Design Space to perform some additional work. This included a new athletic field adjacent to the STEAM buildings and a new scoreboard for the field.
As the project design unfolded, so did the meaningfulness of the project. As reported by the Episcopal News and LA Times,
Last December, NFL star and St. John’s Episcopal School alumnus, Konrad Reuland died at the UCLA Medical Center after suffering a brain aneurysm. Konrad Reuland was a true academic athlete and played college football at Notre Dame and Stanford. He was drafted by the San Francisco 49’s in 2011 and went on to play for the Jets, Baltimore Ravens, and finally the Colts in 2016. Konrad passed in December of that year. For reasons known only to Konrad just 6 months earlier he had elected to be an organ donor. At the time of Konrad’s death, a Californian in his seventies was in the midst of recovering from a 3rd heart attack from which paramedics had to resuscitate him from death. A heart transplant was required for his life to continue. He was fortunate enough to find a compatible heart. Donors and recipients often remain anonymous, but within weeks the world learned that Konrad’s strong, generous heart was transplanted and now beats in legendary Twins and Angels Hall of Famer Rod Carew. As the Holy Spirit would have it, Carew himself is the parent of two St. John’s School graduates. In fact, as told by Rod Carew, he and Konrad had met and talked previously at St. John’s events, of course neither of them knowing how miraculously their lives would be joined in the near future. Head of school Michael Pratt and his colleagues, including the school’s generous benefactors, went to work quickly in the light of this mysterious and happy coincidence. The culmination of their efforts: The Konrad A. Reuland Memorial Field – dedicated September 15 at St. John’s, with Carew present alongside Konrad’s parents and grandparents – together as the “Carewland” family, as he calls them.
Rod Carew signing autographs for St. John’s middle schoolers.
Rod Carew is in the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame. During his 19 year major league career he went to the All-Star game 18 consecutive years, has over 3,000 hits, and of more than 20,000 players that have played in the MLB, only 16 have stolen home base more than Carew.
Nobody can argue that among our most important missions in life is supporting and encouraging our youth to pursue productive lives. Design Space can say they participated in that work by providing buildings and services for the broadcast of the Los Angeles Summer of 2017 WE Day event.
“We’re extremely proud of our partnership with Design Space Modular Buildings. Join us and millions of Americans on August 4 on CBS and celebrate the transformative power of individuals acting together. WE Day will inspire action through the stories of every day Americans making extraordinary impact in their communities and country.”
-Rosie Pokorchak, We Day Coordinator
Design Space Modular Buildings joined Crean Lutheran High School’s Ground Blessing ceremony on April 29th, 2017 to kick off construction of Crean’s new North Campus project. Design Space is the prime contractor for the project, and will develop 1.5 acres on the campus adding multiple buildings and outdoor open space. This new portion of the campus will provide facilities for classrooms, performing arts and athletics. The buildings will be comprised of five (5) modular buildings totaling over 18,000 square feet, plus a 4,500 square foot pre-engineered metal building that will be site-built and designated for a state-of-the-art weight room and fitness facility for Crean’s athletic programs. In addition, a 10,000 square foot artificial turf athletic field will be installed adjacent to the weight room, and a large open space will be hardscaped and landscaped creating a performing arts quad with elevated shade sails allowing space for outdoor performances. Construction will begin in May 2017 and is scheduled to be completed in November of the same year.
Design Space and M Space, Inc. have reached an agreement for Design Space to purchase all of M Space’s mobile offices and modular building assets in the States of Arizona, Nevada, and Utah. M Space was in Chapter 11 bankruptcy, so the purchase required approval from the major creditors and bankruptcy court for M Space. This approval was granted November 9, 2016.
Effective that date, Design Space assumed all M Space modular building assets and leases in the referenced States. M Space operated nationally with a business model that spread them wide, and ultimately could not withstand the pressures of the recession and oil industry downturn. Design Space has a very different model where we concentrate our assets and staff to serve and control market share in specific geographic markets.
Design Space will absorb the M Space assets and leases into its closest branches and begin serving the existing lease clients immediately. These customers will benefit from Design Space’s close customer support for their current leases and have access to a large fleet of modular buildings, office trailers and storage units for any markets in which they may have a future need throughout the western US. These products can be used to satisfy immediate and temporary space requirements or Design Space can meet long-term needs with permanent modular construction.
Office trailers and modular buildings used as sales offices are common tool used by home builders in Irvine, CA. Irvine is a premier master planned community. The city has a unique blend of neighborhoods, commercial businesses, sports, parks, concert venues, eating establishments, and natural open spaces. All of this combines to make the community an attractive location for businesses and families alike.
These attributes create demand, which is in turn driving growth. As is always the case in a developing region, office trailers and modular buildings play a big role. They are used for a variety of purposes, in the form of construction trailers, modular sales offices, and permanent modular construction. Design Space Modular Buildings is one of the major company’s that can be seen providing all of these products in Irvine, and throughout Orange County. Here we have an example of one of Design Space’s well-appointed office trailers being used as a sales trailer for a new home development in Irvine.
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Design Space Modular Buildings again delivers On-Time and On-Budget for an appreciative client. St. John’s Episcopal School made the strategic decision to transition to a STEAM based educational format. In other words, a curriculum that fully integrates the critical skills of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math. This technology and hands-on approach to learning required a new specialized space outside of the conventional classroom buildings to anchor the program. And as is the case with most schools, it had to happen quickly during the months of July and August to be ready for the start of the new school year. The goal was a turnkey construction project completed in less than 3 months from start to finish. The solution the school board decided on was permanent modular construction provided by Design Space Modular Buildings. Ground-breaking was on June 10, and teachers moved in August 15. Just over 2 months to go from a grass field to the facility you see in the attached photos.
Below is an article from the Orange County Register summarizing the grand opening.
“Students at St. John’s Episcopal School can expect more opportunities for cutting-edge, authentic learning experiences with the introduction of the Johnson STEAM Center, the newest addition to the Rancho Santa Margarita campus.The innovative, state-of-the-art building was introduced with a ribbon-cutting ceremony hosted by the city’s Chamber of Commerce Sept. 12. The school adopted a learning approach involving science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics more than three years ago to enhance its academic programs.
St. John’s serves kids from eight weeks old through eighth grade, according to the school’s website.
The center will house activities the school has already introduced to students. Some include Vex Robotics kits, 3D printers, green screens and laser cutters, according to a release. Other programs include instrumental music, Project Lead the Way and Mandarin Chinese.
“The Johnson STEAM Center will provide our students and teachers the space and tools required for innovative, project-based learning and ensure that St. John’s will continue to be a leader in STEAM education,” Head of School Dr. Michael Pratt said in the release.
The center provides a bigger space for students to work on projects. The facility will also house a robotics lab, science classroom and a fabrication space for a Makers lab.”
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