Aug 31, 2007


This high-efficiency product enhances the health of its occupants, reduces energy costs and CO2 emissions, and conserves resources throughout the construction process.

Complete Construction Costs start at $200/sq ft

Plans are fully developed and ready for building department submissions

Available individually or in multiple packages

Each unit includes owner's triplex plus rental income from ground floor duplex apartment

Built to desired specifications of client: width and depth can be adjusted to a variety of sites

Green features include:

Double Roof
Rainscreen Wall
Living Wall
Solar-Generated Ventilation
Energy Star Appliances
Compact Fluorescent Lighting
Recycled Materials
Low VOC Materials
Water Conservation
EcoSmart Fireplace
Condensing Boiler
High-Efficiency Air Conditioning
Enhanced Insulation
Comprehensive Energy Reduction Profile

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This modular house prototype lightly touches the earth, demonstrating new ways in which architecture can reduce our collective ecological footprint and help to minimize the impact of the built environment on nature. It was originally designed for a site where building footprint had to be small due to the presence of nearby wetlands.

This prototype utilizes an ecologically friendly modular design which is fast and easy to built. It saves energy, time, money, and natural resources through a process in which the prefabricated units are created in a factory rather than on-site, allowing site work and building production to then take place simultaneously.

Modular Campus Housing for Pratt Institute

This proposed new residence hall was developed for a modular housing competition at Pratt Institute. The competition was judged by Barry Bergdoll, Kenneth Frampton, Avi Telyas, Tom Hanrahan, and Richard Scher. The other participants were Obra Architecture, Marble Fairbanks, Narofsky Architects, and Peter Gluck and Partners.

We were faced with the challenge of maximizing the number of units within a relatively constrained site and restrictive zoning guidelines. Our solution combines the density of a double-loaded corridor with the openness and environmental benefits of a single-loaded corridor by creating an atrium in the center of the building that lets in sunlight and air. Tectonic shifts in the building's modular form create a network of porches and walkways within this atrium which encourage collaboration and exchange.


This residence hall will extend the mission and character of the Pratt campus, seeding cultural activity within the surrounding community and establishing a clear identity for its students.


The building blurs the boundaries between art and life by creating an interplay between living, exhibition, and performance spaces. A gallery, theater, and lounges at various levels provide collective spaces while a vertical gallery creates individual exhibition space for each apartment.


Through programming, image, and accessibility the new residence hall will establish itself as a destination for both its residents and students from the main campus.


The atrium creates a passage for light and air to flow through the structure, while heliostats on the roof bring light into the center of the building. Multiple sustainability features are made possible by this concept with resulting health, energy savings, and resource conservation benefits.


Introducing a line of modular student residences based upon Garrison Architects' award-winning designs for Bard College Residence Halls. Produced by Kullman Industries of Lebanon, New Jersey, these buildings offer unparalleled design and construction quality and can be delivered with site work under a single contract in as little as six months.

Garrison Architects and Kullman Industries have formed a strategic alliance to produce a new line of manufactured buildings oriented to the needs of college and university clients. This alliance combines the award-winning and socially-responsive architecture of Garrison Architects with the innovative, technologically-advanced building systems of Kullman Industries. Both firms have a long history of successfully building for institutional users. Together they have created SIMPLE, a modular building system designed to remove the uncertainty of the typical building process and dramatically shrink production schedules from inception to occupancy.

These structures are designed with the latest advances in building technology. Sustainability and lasting performance are at the forefront of prefabrication today.

One of the greatest advantages of this product is flexibility. These buildings can be configured to fit any type of campus, from urban to rural by offering the option of constructing individual houses, apartments, or corridor-type dormitories. These buildings are designed to create a socially engaging atmosphere where students can meet, study, and learn together.

It is now possible, by using standard modules, to plan a building in the early spring and have it ready for occupancy by late summer. Design-construction schedules can be as little as six months. These building offer advantages comparable to automobile production, combining tested assembly methods and systems with rapid and predictable scheduling. Both design and construction times are significantly reduced through the use of standardized systems. A major cost and time-saving advantage of prefabricated technology is the ability to undertake site work and building production simultaneously.