The University of Texas at Permian Basin
Type of Facility
The University of Texas of the Permian Basin STEM Academy added a 20,000-square foot expansion, adding an extra classroom per grade level along with offices, cafeteria, restrooms, and a teacher’s lounge. The new expansion buildings house the STEM Academy’s fifth through eighth-grade students.
Palomar Modular Buildings was awarded the UTPB STEM Academy expansion construction project. The expected completion date was set for the start of the school year in order for the STEM Academy to utilize the building for incoming students. The quick construction advantage of modular construction allowed Palomar to complete the 20,000-square foot project in 16 weeks. Palomar built the modular buildings in the company’s manufacturing facility in DeSoto, Texas. A total of 23 pre-fabricated modules were shipped from the Dallas-area manufacturing facility to the UTPB campus in Odessa, Texas for final assembly. The buildings feature heavy duty high traffic doors, durable and low maintenance floor and wall coverings, and motion light sensors.