The Hope Center for Teens is a 3-story, 12,000 sf wood frame building built in 1920.
Purpose: Bring together all the services needed to keep high-risk children off the streets, identify safe housing, and help them transition into an adult world where they can live independent productive lives.
Challenge: The building had been vacant for an extended period due to numerous code violations and aging building systems, including deficient exiting, fire protection, MEP systems, and accessibility.
Solutions: A new tower was added at the entry of the building for an elevator, stairs, and MEP systems. New restrooms are centrally located on each floor. High-activity reception areas are on the first floor, counseling on the second, and private administration on the third.