Salvation Army, Sally’s House|
Turner Duran Architects, LP
333 Cypress Run, #350, Houston, TX 77094
Location: Houston, Texas
Date Bid: Jan 2012
Construction Period: Mar 2012 to Dec 2012
Total Square Feet: 7,812 Site: 0.6026 Acre.
Number of Buildings: One.
Building Size: Garage, 2,912; first floor, 994; second floor,
3,906; 7,812 square feet.
Building Height: Garage, 14’; first floor 14’; second floor,
14’5”; total, 28’5”.
Basic Construction Type: Addition/II B.
Foundation: Cast-in-place, pier & grade beam, slab-on-grade.
Exterior Walls: CMU, brick, metal panel. Roof: Metal,
membrane. Floors: Concrete. Interior Walls: CMU, metal
Structural Engineer: CJG Engineers - Houston, LLC - 3200 Wilcrest
Drive, #305, Houston, TX 77042
General Contractor & Cost Estimator: Rosenberger Construction,
LLC - One Sugar Creek Center Boulevard, #400, Sugar Land, TX 77478
Mechanical & Electrical Engineer: The Tower Company - 5444
Westheimer Road, #1680, Houston, TX 77056
Established in 1999, Sally's House has offered a transitional program
for adult single women who are addicted to drugs and/or alcohol, and who
are living on the streets. Since then, Sally's House has helped hundreds
of homeless women rebuild their lives by making the transition from
homelessness to independent living.
Sally's House was in need of a major expansion to accommodate the
increased homeless population. However, with the existing facility
situated on a small lot in downtown Houston, in the shadow of Minute
Maid Park, the lack of available land on which to build was a major
challenge of the design. This "challenge" of a limited site was turned
into an opportunity, in which design of the new two (2) story addition
makes the most use of the limited lot by elevating the programmatic
living spaces above the required on-site vehicle parking. The result was
a unique solution in which the basis of design was clearly "form follows
The building addition, which is a free-standing structure, is accessed
through a double height ground level security lobby, which houses an
administration office, elevator and grand stairway to access the living
quarters above. The second level utilizes a series of open lounge areas
with seating and television monitors to create a sky-lit concourse that
provides access to an office, a nurse's station, meeting rooms and the
dormitory/sleeping area. Daylight floods the building's interior and
uses colorful accents of structural and mechanical elements to provide
Though situated in the downtown of a large metropolitan city, the design
incorporates residential "transitional" forms and human scaled
components to act as a foil to the larger surrounding buildings. The
building's textures work in harmony to reflect a "sense of home" in the
harsh downtown environment. Sustainable strategies were an important
part of the project's design approach providing an opportunity for users
to benefit from the investment, while allowing the owner's to be good
stewards of the environment. The site's constraints enhance the overall
sustainable design approach. The designers implemented best practice
strategies towards energy conservation. Exterior windows are (low-E)
double insulated glazing. The exterior sheathing is covered with R-19
insulation at the walls and R-30 at the roof. Due to comprehensive
day-lighting strategies, the energy consumption is significantly reduced
compared to the existing facility.
Building Envelope: New Millenium Building Systems, Sonneborn,
Dow, Berridge Manufactuing
Metal Framing: Clark Dietrick Roofing: Berridge
Flooring: Tandis Windows, Curtain Wall, Entrances &
PPG Elevator: Schindler