Hotel Built in Arctic Circle

The Arctic Oilfield Hotel is the newest and most advanced accommodation facility on Alaska’s North Slope. The 3-story facility contains 452 private rooms and is situated above the Arctic Circle in the remote town of Deadhorse, Alaska.

Due to the remote location (which experiences 24-hour darkness for over a month in the winter), the design team paid special attention to ensuring the building provided workers an unprecedented level of comfort.

Considering the remote location and workforce, modular designers paid attention to providing a product that would meet the needs of the new oilfield worker and provide the privacy and soundproofing desired to improve fatigue related safety so often experienced in this type of remote workplace.

Cost saving efforts included working to reduce the number of modules and to achieve more efficient square footage, designing highly energy efficient modules with premium insulation, restricting module size to reduce pilot car costs to transport, and working with material suppliers to provide savings due to large order size.

MIB Award



Alaska Arctic Oilfield Hotel

  • Customer Name: Jacobs Engineering
  • Project Location: Deadhorse, AK
  • Building Type(s): Modular Dorm
  • Module Count: 154
  • Total Sq. Ft: 126,000 sq. ft.
  • Permanent or Temporary: Permanent
  • Job Type: Sale
  • Days to Complete: 265

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We’re proud of our work and humbled to be widely recognized as an industry leader in modular construction. Explore and review our diverse portfolio of award winning modular construction projects.

Whether you’re searching for a temporary, portable, or permanent modular building, we can help identify and tailor the right solution for your specific needs.

Each of the categories below includes a gallery of completed projects across industries. We’re excited to show you what we can do.

Frequenty Asked Questions

No. Modular buildings, even temporary ones, can be expected to last for decades. Permanent modular buildings may last for generations.

You can choose to purchase or lease modular buildings. At VESTA, we offer two leasing options:

  • Operational lease: With an operational lease, you can essentially rent the building for us as long as you need. When your lease ends, the building will return to our inventory. Operational leases can last for years at a time, although they are typically more affordable if they only last for five years or less.
  • Financed lease: Financed leases allow you to lease a building with the intention of owning. At VESTA, we work with financing partners who are specifically trained to finance leases for modular buildings.

Yes! Modular buildings are easy to customize. Whether you want a specific layout, materials, interior design, exterior design, specialty rooms, furniture, or amenities, we can customize your modular building to fit your needs.

The best way to understand is to remember that all modular construction is prefabricated, but not all prefabricated construction is modular.

Modular construction typically focuses on the assembly of fully closed or nearly closed modules. “3D volumetric” is also a term used for traditional modular construction. Prefab construction refers to anything pre-built for a building project, including pre-built walls, floors, or ceilings.

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