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25 Architects Series: Modular Homes

Please join us at the District Architecture Center for a lecture by Robert M. Gurney, FAIA, on his Washingtonian Award-winning design for bm Modular One.

At first glance, this home appears to be a classic example of his work, composed of simple geometric forms and distinguished by elegant, exquisitely executed details.  Few people would suspect that the basic structure of the house was prefabricated in a factory in southern Virginia and shipped to the site in Bethesda on flatbed trucks.  During the two weeks that the 13 modules were being made at the Virginia factory, the on-site contractor in Bethesda was busy constructing foundations and a basement to match the modules’ specifications.  Upon delivery to the site, the modules were assembled in just two days. The name of the project incorporates the clients’ initials and refers to the fact that it was the first modular building Gurney ever designed.

Gurney will walk us through the design process and answer questions about this game-changing home.

19 JULY 2014
11:00AM - 12:00PM

District Architecture Center
421 7th Street NW

Free. Registration required.