Hillside Fellowship Education Center

Quick Facts

  • A community church in central Texas required an expansion of their child education program
  • The facility needed to complement the existing building, with matching floor elevation and exterior
  • Honorable Mention, 2014 Modular Building Institute's Award of Distinction in the Relocatable Education (2,000 sq. ft. to 10,000 sq. ft.) category
Client: Hillside Fellowship
Industry: Education
Location: Spring Branch, Texas
Building Use:  Education Center
Size of Project: 8,064 sq. ft.
Completion time: 61 days

Innovation + cost effectiveness

BOXX Modular designed a multi-purpose floor plan which allowed for 11 classrooms, restroom facilities for all ages, adult restrooms with ADA shower, a large food service area and office space with a front reception area. 

The floor elevation of the existing building was matched, as were the exterior finishes of native Austin stone perimeter skirting and retaining walls.

Church staff, construction experts, civil engineers, and BOXX Modular project management played key roles in expediting site preparation, utilities and foundation design. The centre was constructed with a recycled metal frame, vapour barrier, stone wall design, French drain storm water system, T-8 fluorescent lights, white reflective EPDM rubber roofing and a wall-mounted HVAC. 

The building, placed on the side of a hill, required more than 1,000 yards of limestone rock to be milled down to a flat surface to allow for the footings.

 
Background
A community church in central Texas needed more space for their child education program. With a limited budget and timeframe, the Board decided to use modular construction, but the new facility needed to complement the appearance of the existing building.