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Salvation Army Women's Center


Oakland
CA
2000
Conceived as a one-stop place to transition from poverty to self-sufficiency this unique campus will include a transitional housing, child care, a chapel, permanent housing, and a gymnasium. Phase I completed in 2000 is a large building containing 16 transitional housing units, after school child care, counseling spaces, a chapel and administrative offices. Future phases include permanent housing, and a gymnasium/multi-use facility.

Nestled into a difficult and sloping site adjacent to post war bungalows the building's architecture is intentionally broken down into perceivable forms and draws from the rich craftsman tradition of the east bay. This project was designed under a consulting contract with another architect.

image: site plan