May 2012: New Projects Portfolio
Children’s hospital in Baltimore; shopping center development outside Chicago; Cornell College of Human Ecology’s new sustainable building.
Day shelter for women in Boston neighborhood receives makeover
The Women’s Lunch Place, a day shelter for homeless women in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood, was recently renovated to create a warmer, more inviting atmosphere for guests. Architecture and planning firm Arrowstreet, Somerville, Mass., took a 50-year-old basement and exposed its brick piers and granite foundation walls to allow for more natural lighting in the shelter’s dining space. The project added a new industrial kitchen designed to serve 200 meals per day as well as the ability to accommodate shelter-related events. Also renovated were support spaces, including a resource center and reading room located in the upper levels. BD+C