The VIP Village Preschool in Imperial Beach recently won two Awards of Distinction from the Modular Building Institute in recognition of the project's architectural excellence, technical innovation and sustainability, and cost effectiveness.
The South Bay Union School District site was honored with first place in the Permanent Modular Education over 10,000 square feet category and Judge's Choice overall.
The school district celebrated the completion of construction of the new campus in October. The project was the result of the passage of Measure NN in November 2018, which provided $18 million for construction of a new facility.
The new 30,160-square-foot site includes 21 state-of-the-art classrooms, school office, parent volunteer room, modern kitchen, employee lounge, specialist rooms, health office, and a multi-purpose room. The multi-purpose room will be used as a cafeteria and an auditorium for presentations, student performances, and special events. The campus also features many outdoor spaces, including a playground structure, tricycle track, and a Nature Walk, which is a winding path decorated with landscaping and topography that attract friendly insects and butterflies.
Modular Building Institute's annual Awards of Distinction are presented in a variety of categories, including several each for permanent modular construction projects and for relocatable buildings. Excellence in "green" modular construction and marketing are also recognized. Awards are also presented for Best in Show in each major category. These Awards of Distinction represent the highest honors awarded in the modular construction industry. Winners are chosen by an independent panel of industry experts.