Client: The Road Home
Location: Midvale, UT
Size: 24,000 s.f.
Services: Full architectural & engineering services.
NJRA Architects provided full architectural and engineering services for this project. NJRA was responsible for all schematic, design development, and construction document plans and specifications. This facility is a replacement winter overflow shelter for families. The existing shelter was not meeting the needs of the community, so NJRA was able to propose a functional and aesthetically pleasing design that would be comparable in cost to rehabilitating the existing facility. The new facility will have new amenities for counseling, support and health issues. There will also be employment services not previously available. This project has received numerous private donations from the community.
The design of the shelter’s interior will include 300 beds, 6 kitchens for families to prepare meals, a health services office and play areas for children. The exterior of the building will feature drought resistant landscaping, gazebo and trellises and an exterior playground for children. The site is also near an existing TRAX station. The exterior finishes are vandalism resistant and easily maintained, creating a home-like environment for the occupants.