Beer Properties

Modular construction enabled New Era Homes to manufacture the modules, deliver to the site, stage and install on the customer’s podium while maintaining a weather-tight structure.

Project Scope

  • 13 1-bedroom apartments
  • Seven 2-bedroom apartments
  • Four 3-bedroom apartments


The new modular building needed to be architecturally consistent with the traditionally constructed apartment building located on the same site. Beer Properties needed to meet a rigid schedule on a tight infill location.


New Era Homes provided an exterior design that matched the existing building with some architectural components installed on-site. A mixture of apartment types was used to meet local demand. Staging on-site was constrained, however, the entire modular structure (32 modules) was in place in four days.


This project is the winner of the “Best of Show” Award at the Modular Building Institute’s (MBI) 2013 Awards of Distinction which recognizes the best in commercial modular building design and construction.

  • Sector

    Student Housing

  • Client

    Beer Properties

  • Project Type

    Four-story student housing complex over parking podium

  • Builder

    Champion Commercial Structures Strattanville, PA

  • Location

    Ithaca, New York