provide a homeless shelter/intake center/transitional housing

H. C. Covington -- I CAN America (
Tue, 8 Jun 1999 03:56:55 -0500

From: (Steve Hynes)
Subject: Re: Homeless Housing Design
Date: 31 May 1999 00:00:00 GMT
Organization: Hillside Developments
Newsgroups: alt.architecture

There will be an article on in a few weeks about the Portland
Hotel, designed by Arthur Erickson in Vancouver, B.C. It is exactly the type of
project you are working on, albeit in a far more urban setting. E-mail me and I
will let you know exactly when the article is up.

Steve Hynes

In article <7ikqfj$g1d$>, says...
>I am an architect in a small (15,000 pop.) Midwestern city working on a
>project to provide a homeless shelter/intake center/transitional housing
>project.  I am interested in researching types and responses to similar
>programs in an effort to meet user and sponsor needs.  This type of project
>seems to have many issues relating to safety, durability, a sense of caring
>and worth by the occupants, diverse and anonymous users, and a desire by
>the owner to not have it "too nice" to discourage a long stay.  Any
>suggestions or resources would be appreciated.
>David Fish