Harbor House Youth Shelter
Harbor House is an unconventional youth shelter specifically targeted to runaway youth. The new facility will provide housing, healing, and rehabilitation for youth in crisis. It's stable and secure home-like qualities promote a familial atmosphere, effectively avoiding the institutional feel of many similar shelters. The Harbor House features a cafe that offers stable work experience for the youth.
Building type: Multi-use
Square Footage: 3,000
Location: Portland, Oregon
- Create a design that reflects home-like qualities that help the youth feel comfortable in the rehabilitating space.
- The design should inspire change in the youth's lives.
- Design a soup and sandwich shop where the youth can work, allowing them to develop customer service skills.
The design harnesses a strong commitment to sustainability, which allows the space to have a positive, inspiring atmosphere for the youth receiving rehabilitation there. The lunch shop, Souper Sammies For Success, features a home-like atmosphere that is revealed through the use of wood finishes, warm colors, and natural light.