Award-winning Project

YWCA of Arbutus



The original building was 4,300 square feet of modular units, manufactured by Cardinal Building System and erected in 1988. It was constructed before the passage of the Americans with Disability Act of 1991.

The building was constructed using a prefabricated wood modular system with wood siding. The shell of the building consisted of nine individual prefabricated modular units, delivered to the site and secured together. Each unit was heated and cooled by an individual thru-wall fan coil unit.

Our task was to renovate, upgrade, and convert the structure to create thirteen residential units, each with their own bathroom, closet, and kitchenette. A new lobby area, common living room, laundry / recycling room, office, storage, and mechanical room additions were part of the project. The overall building size increased to 5,475 sf.

Numerous issues were found and corrected, such as; termite damage, water infiltration, structural deficiencies, code and fire ratings. Our previous experience with modular buildings allowed us to anticipate and solve these various issues in a cost effective and expeditious manner.

Project Details:
Architect Sanders Designs
Size 5,475 sf
Cost $915,572
Award 2011 Merit Award
General Contractors – Renovation
Associated Builders & Contractors