Monroe Elementary School 2-Story Modular Classroom Building
Location: San Francisco, CA
Client: San Francisco Unified School District
Architect: SIM Architects
With an increasing enrollment and a tight site, San Francisco Unified School District had to build vertical to get the additional space they needed. They chose to build a new two story building with 11 classrooms and a teacher’s lounge utilizing modular construction and teamed with JLC for their fourth design-build project together. The ambitious project was completed in a 14-month timeline including bidding, design, DSA approval and all site work and new construction of the two story classroom building.
The building itself was built utilizing slab on grade, modular floor and roof frames and prefabricated wall panels allowing construction to be completed in less than 5 months. A separate elevator and stair tower was built so that the elevator would be incorporated into the building. The building was built right next to the existing classroom building so that they could be connected with expansion joints and share elevators, stairs, and teacher workroom facilities.