YOUTH EMPLOYMENT PARTNERSHIP - HOUSING
The Youth Employment Partnership asked us to design transitional housing for teenagers who have aged-out of the foster care system. The housing is located in the formerly empty site in the rear of the school, which was also designed by Frank/Architects. The design needed to be simple, since the Partnership is going to have the students who will reside there (and learn trade skills as part of the program) construct the buildings. The project consists of three buildings that are three floors each. The buildings are organized into suites, and each suite contains a kitchen and dining area, two bathrooms, and four single-occupancy bedrooms. Each building also contains an apartment for an on-site administrator and their family. The ground floor of each building contains meeting and office space for local community organizations.