Tufts University required additional office space for its new SIS (Student Information System) Project and considered off-campus facilities due to a lack of available space on campus. This option presented certain logistical problems for the University such as transportation and parking expenses and separation of staff. They needed a very high-quality space, one that looked and would feel permanent in every respect, but they valued the flexibility of a lease of such a space on campus.
They thought about modular and Triumph had the option of using an award-winning green modular building system that was down the road in Cambridge for several years as a child care center. It featured ample daylighting, natural sun solar tubes, high-efficiency HVAC systems and controls, advanced lighting features, and the use of low or no VOC materials throughout.
The building and its system was the winner of the Green Design Award from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) MA Chapter for innovation in building. Triumph made many modifications to Tufts requirements and also improved HVAC systems in certain offices for improved controls and comfort within the space. This is an example of a permanent quality building, capable of being leased, utilized long term, and relocated and reused on campus.