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Padilla Bay Modular Research Center Project

Padilla Bay is one of those serene spots full of relaxing vistas and teaming with scenes of nature. Near Seattle, it is also the site of a Washington State Department of Ecology preserve and interpretive center. The DOE needed a bunkhouse and research center, but after shopping site built construction were confronted with prices that would have killed the project. Someone in DOE had the foresight to consider modular. Williams Scotsman presented a budget that accommodated every design feature requested and came in under budget. DOE was impressed with the price, as well as the can-do attitude of W-S’s Patrick Muchmore who managed the account from beginning to grand opening. Muchmore turned to Whitley to build the 3,248sf two-story structure that features ample windows on each wall, especially the one with a view of the bay, and a variety of “green technologies” to take advantage of the natural heating and cooling of the site. To give the building a more conventional look a hinged 4:12 roof was built in factory and an exterior of Hardiplank was installed to protect the building for years to come from the marine environment. “We chose to work with Whitley because they were willing to “design out of the box,” and because they showed a willingness to engineer and to design features the way the customer wanted them.” Mike Ransbottom, Whitley VP of Operations says Pat (pictured to the right in the gray jacket) brought the project together “without a hitch” and was “super to work with.” We hope you will get a chance to visit Padilla Bay to examine our work and to enjoy the pure natural beauty of the spot.

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