Best Modular Buildings of 2011 Honored at Premier Awards Contest for Commercial Modular Construction Industry

By: Staff – Thursday, March 24, 2011
Source: Modular Building Institute

Awards for the Best Modular Buildings 2011

Every year, the Modular Building Institute (MBI) hosts the industry’s premier awards program, the MBI Awards of Distinction Contest, recognizing the best in commercial modular buildings design and construction.

A highlight of the contest is the Best of Show category, where awards are conferred by industry peers for what they collectively recognize as the best modular structures in the business.

Bryn Athyn College

For this year’s contest, MBI member companies competed in the following categories: Permanent Modular, Temporary Modular, Renovated Reuse, Marketing Pieces, and Green Building Design.

Best of Show
honors were awarded for five categories:

Permanent: Bryn Athyn College in Bryn Athyn, PA by NRB, Inc.
Temporary: Mosaic Homes Display Centre in Burnaby, BC by Britco Structures
Green Building Design: Harvard Yard Childcare Center in Cambridge, MA by Triumph Modular and Commercial Structures Corp.
Renovated Reuse: Marriott Grande Lakes Sales Center in Orlando, FL by Affordable Structures and Southeast Modular Manufacturing

Marketing: The Modular Process DVD by M Space Holdings LLC

The Judges’ Choice Award, given to the highest scoring entry, went to Warrior Group and Clayton Building Solutions for their Medical Education Training Center in San Antonio, TX.

A well-respected and volunteer judging pool was comprised of Robert Cassidy, Editor-in-Chief, Building Design + Construction Magazine; Jim Jones, PhD, Professor, School of Architecture & Design, Virginia Tech; Mohamed Al-Hussein, PhD, PE,Associate Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental, Engineering Hole School of Construction, University of Alberta; Robert Kobet, AIA, LEED Faculty, CEO/President, The Kobet Collaborative; Lorenz Schoff, PE, President, Energy Efficient Solutions; and David Corson, Editor/Publisher, Commercial Construction Magazine. The judges scored building entries on a number of criteria including architectural excellence, technical innovation, cost effectiveness, energy efficiency, and calendar days to complete, while marketing pieces were judged on strategy, implementation, and quantifiable results.

MBI also gives an Outstanding Achievement Award annually to an individual in honor of their special contribution and service to the commercial modular buildings construction industry, as well as Hall of Fame Awards, to recognize the contributions of those whose careers are dedicated to the industry. The winner of the Outstanding Achievement Award was Michael Wilmot of Wilmot Modular Structures, Inc. Hall of Fame Awards were given to Marv Shetler of Blazer Industries, Inc. and Dick Haakenson of Pacific Mobile Structures, Inc.

MBI presents its Awards of Distinction at the closing awards banquet of World of Modular, its annual convention and trade show. The 2011 convention was held March 12-14 at the new Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas and featured prominent speakers, educational sessions, entertainment and prizes, and an exhibit hall of suppliers for the commercial modular construction industry.

Find a full list of Awards of Distinction winners here.


The Modular Building Institute (MBI) is the international non-profit trade association serving non-residential modular construction. Members include providers of code compliant relocatable buildings, as well as permanent modular construction contractors and suppliers. It is MBI’s mission to expand the use of offsite construction through innovative construction practices, outreach and education to the construction community and customers, and recognition of high quality modular designs and facilities.

MBI also administers an educational foundation established specifically to facilitate and deliver research and educational opportunities in the form of design competitions, scholarships and partnerships with leading research entities with an interest in advancing commercial modular buildings construction.

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