About Bainbridge School
Bainbridge School District is located on an island in the middle of Puget Sound. The island is home to many of the area’s most prominent and wealthiest individuals. The school district operates a high school, a middle school and three elementary schools with a population of approximately 2,500 students.
Bainbridge simply needed a new administration building and needed it on deadline. The old facility had been built circa-WWII and was a deteriorating relic. The plan was to build the new administration facility on the same "footprint” as the existing building, due to building moratorium issues. Not only would the timeline be tight, but the budget was restrictive, as well.
The Whitley Solution
Modular was the only solution, especially given the very tight timeline. School would have to open, the administrative building would have to be fully functioning, and the complex would have to exude an air of class and reflect favorably upon the community.
All of Bainbridge’s needs were satisfied in under 110 days by our factory in the Seattle area. There was no delay from demolition and site preparation. Construction of building modules started before the site was ready, an impossibility with conventional construction. The 5,000 sf building was open on time, met budget and was heralded as a smart choice by local leadership.