Modular Buildings for Disaster Recovery
Case study: gustavus adolphus university
Gustavus Adolphus University was founded in 1862 with strong Swedish and Lutheran heritage. The school is a highly selective, private, coeducational residential liberal arts college. The college is guided by five core values: community, excellence, faith, justice, and service.
In light of the storm damage and disasters afflicting the Midwest, Whitley Manufacturing would like to share a past modular construction disaster recovery story with a happy ending.
On March 29, 1998, a tornado struck the campus of Gustavus Adolphus and the town of Saint Peter. As the tornado swept across campus, it caused at least some damage to all 59 campus buildings with total damage estimates in excess of $52M.
Whitley Manufacturing was proud to assist the school in their time of need by joining the “Rebuilding a Greater Gustavus” recovery effort, constructing a modular student housing facility for the school. WM built Prairie View Hall for the school, utilizing our accelerated modular construction system, to deliver the finished project by the start of the next year (project timeline from early April through August).
The modular dormitory houses 54 students in double occupancy rooms arranged along common corridors.