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Residence Hall

Client:

The Men's Center

Location:

Houston, TX

Project Type:

Multi-family

Builder:

Green Rater:


Project Goal:

The Men’s Center has been in operation since 1950 and has served over 25,000 addicted men and can be attributed with positively impacting more than 500,000 lives in the Houston area.The Men’s Center furnishes transitional housing, meals, and job assistance for men recovering from alcoholism and drug addiction wishing to re-enter society as productive members.

Solution:

The project, located in downtown Houston will have four floors with 16 efficiency-sleeping rooms and a laundry room per floor. Each efficiency room will accommodate two men. Each room will have a full bath, coffee bar with Microwave and compact refrigerator, built in wardrobes and desk. The First floor will have a central Day Room with covered entrances. From the Day Room the men will access a landscaped parking area at the main entrance side and a landscaped and fenced Linear Courtyard on the other. The facility will accommodate a minimum of 128 men or 64 efficiency units. The building will have state of art life safety and fire protection sprinkler systems. The estimated total area of the building will be about 26,000 SF.

A project goal is to achieve LEED Certification through the use of energy efficient appliances, lighting, heating / cooling systems and insulation. Low-emitting materials, adhesives and paints will also be used. Native landscaping, local shade trees, pervious paving systems and storm water detention will enhance the exterior spaces adjacent to the building.

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