King County orders modular units for shelters and housing

Modular housing, which is built offsite in segments before being assembled onsite, is gaining popularity as an affordable and sustainable solution to private homes. But prefabricated elements can also be used in larger buildings—something King County is harnessing for three housing and shelter projects in the Seattle area. As part of a pilot program, the county entered a $4.5 million contract with local modular homebuilder Whitley Evergreen—working with modular designer Emmons Modular and local architecture cooperative Third Place—to build three projects serving those exiting homelessness: two projects with longer-term housing and one dorm-style, 24-hour, lower-barrier shelter.

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Source: Curbed Seattle