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Whitley Manufacturing Co, Inc.

201 West First Street
PO Box 496
South Whitley, IN 46787 USA

1 (260) 723 5131

Whitley Modular Builders
2756 Fort Wayne Rd.
PO Box 505
Rochester, IN 46975-8613 USA
1 (574) 223-4934

Whitley East, LLC
64 Hess Rd
Leola, PA 17540 USA

1 (717) 656-2081
 

Whitley Evergreen Inc.
14219 Smokey Point Blvd
Marysville, WA 98271 USA

1 (360) 653-5790
 

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© Whitley Manufacturing Co. Inc, 2020

Frank & Anne

Oropeza Hall

Fort Wayne, Indiana

Education

Building Specs

Location: Fort Wayne, Indiana
Project Type: Permanent College Dormitory

Project Size: 21,000 SQ. FT.

Number of Units: 25

Key Achievements

- Dormitory ready for the fall semester to begin without interruption

- Reduced overall construction time line by 40%

The Need

Indiana Institute of Technology serves over 4,000 students from around the world. The school, located in downtown Fort Wayne, IN, is known for programs in mathematics, engineering and science, but offers a well-regarded liberal arts program as well. In the past decade, the school has undergone rapid growth. Continued, rapid growth in enrollment created a need for additional housing at the school. Frank & Anne Oropeza Hall was designed as a sister facility to Evans-Kimmel Hall.

The Solution

As with previous Indiana Tech dormitory projects built by Whitley Manufacturing, time was of the essence, with the balance of construction to occur over the less crowded summer semester. In just under 90 days, Whitley Manufacturing constructed the 21,000 SFT four story dormitory. A variety of unique techniques were utilized to enhance the speed of the process and control costs to the client. These included the use of floorless, three dimensional building modules set upon a site poured slab and floorless modules used to construction the stairwells. The building houses 68 students in semi-private suites.