The 2014 Jerry Rouleau Awards for Excellence in Marketing and Home Design, presented by the BSC and Log Homes Council
Winner: Modular Home Design - Multifamily
Due to the huge oil boom in North Dakota, the state has seen a quick upsurge in population as people flock to the area for work. Most of the workers are sleeping in mancamps with several men sharing a sleeping room and few amenities. Providing quality living accommodations is key to attracting and maintaining a workforce in the Bakken region of North Dakota.The temporary nature of these structures did not help to establish the type of environment that long-term employers such as Halliburton needed, and that which the small, but growing towns in the region wanted. Halliburton turned to Champion to design, produce and install high-quality permanent housing for their growing workforce. Since each of these townhome units are occupied by four workers, the design fosters both private and communal living.
The first phase of this massive project included 44 townhomes, so the client was very concerned with the streetscape and aesthetics of the neighborhood.
The first floor has two separate living areas, each accessible to the center kitchen and dining area, and each bedroom has its own full bath. Wood floors and hickory cabinets give the homes a feel perfectly suited for the Western prairies.
These homes were all occupied within days of completion giving these hard working men and women a home away from home.