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Bethlehem Inn, Family Services Hub Addition

  • Client:

    Bethlehem Inn

  • Completion:

    2019

  • Location:

    Bend, OR

  • Type:

    Homeless Shelter

  • Size:

    34,600 SF

  • Construction Cost:

    $9M

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Support, Safety and Dignity for Homeless Individuals

Bethlehem Inn is a community-based non-profit shelter in Bend, Oregon that serves, nightly up to 150 adults and children experiencing homelessness. They provide safe shelter, meals, case management, access to transportation, and other resources to offer a dignified, positive respite for those experiencing homelessness

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Expanding the capacity to serve

Our work encompassed planning, design and construction administration for a new family residence and Service Hub at the existing facility that expands the organization’s capacity to serve families experiencing homelessness.

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Focus on families

Designed to meet the needs of families with children, the new residence replaced a failing building and doubled the shelter’s service capacity from five to 10 families at a time. Comfort, convenience, and privacy were key elements that guided the design.

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Calming color palettes, infusion of natural light and inviting materials create a warm, welcoming environment for guests

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Common spaces that build community

The patio, children’s play area, and family dining room offer home-like communal gathering spaces and each family in residence has access to a shared pantry.

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Privacy & dignity for every guest

Every guest room offers an en suite bathroom, and curtain dividers in each room provide privacy to individual family members.

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