Ranch-style residences make student housing a home away from home
Modesto Junior College needed West Campus housing for the School of Agriculture’s popular internship program. Instead of a traditional dormitory, AMS built seven single-story modular student housing units, each a self-contained ranch-style residence with four double-occupancy bedrooms, two restrooms, a laundry/mud room and a shared open-concept living area with a full kitchen. Clustered into a cozy neighborhood setting connected by sidewalks, each residence creates a homey environment for students, featuring large picture windows that invite sunlight and a paneled entry door that opens to a grassy park. Site-built front patios shaded by pergolas are supported by stacked stone pedestals—custom details that add charm and character in keeping with Modesto’s agricultural heritage.
- Front windows overlook greenspace with built-in stone seating
- Lap siding and a pitched roof create an attractive residential feel
- Wood cabinets and carpet are durable and low-maintenance