DBA designed the four-story, LEED Platinum–certified complex around a large central courtyard with a pool and communal amenities—a fitness center and community lounge/coworking building. The modular units, mostly one-bedroom dwellings, were prefabricated by Guerdon Modular Buildings and trucked to the site from Boise, Idaho. Because the units are designed by combining various modules, and units arrive completely finished (with painted interiors, cabinets, appliances, and even window blinds), the architects faced a learning curve. And Weber says all told, the construction costs, including materials, labor, and transportation, were about the same as site-built. But even in this initial project, the time savings were apparent: Since the modules were built while the site was being cleared and prepared, the team imagines Union Flats could have been completed in up to 20 percent less time. “While the factory assembly line results in high-quality construction, the real benefit is in reduced construction time,” he says.