2014 Awards of Distinction

The MBI Awards of Distinction contest is the commercial modular industry's premier awards program, offering competition in over 30 categories for MBI members: building manufacturers, dealers, and product and service providers. Entries are relocatable, permanent, and renovated modular buildings as well as industry marketing pieces. A new green building design category gives both MBI members and college and university students the opportunity for world-class recognition. For students, winning also means receiving a scholarship towards higher education.

Each entry is reviewed by an impartial panel of industry and non-industry construction and code experts, architects and engineers, and marketing professionals. Building entries are judged on architectural excellence, technical innovation & sustainability, cost effectiveness, energy efficiency, and calendar days to complete. Marketing pieces are judged on stated objectives, creativity, methodology, and results. Green building designs are judged on eight criteria, from comfort and energy strategies to economic practicality.

This year's best of show entries are below. To explore other winning entries, chose a category below.

Complete definitions of each category: Definitions


Best of Show (click on an image below for project information)
Permanent Modular
Muhlenberg Dormitory
Allentown, PA


Renovated Reuse
Classrooms to Life Science Space
Billerica, MA


Marketing Piece
Provincial Partitions Website
Relocatable Modular
Kinbasket Lake Lodge
Mica, BC


Green Building Design
Energy Positive Portable Classroom