Overland Partners • Haven for Hope is a transformational campus for the homeless in downtown San Antonio, Texas. The 22-acre site, a former industrial park with six existing warehouses, is located near critical resources such as a hospital, a medical detox facility, and public transportation. The challenge for this project was to create public spaces that evoke a campus feeling. Three new structures were added, raising the total to 300,000 square feet of interior space. The buildings accommodate diverse functions that include housing, meal service, job-training sessions, and delivery of medical care, educational programs, and behavioral health services. “It’s a good cause, and good design,” said juror John Cary. Yolande Daniels expressed concern about the complex’s layout, worrying that it could be construed as too institutional or even prisonlike. “That’s funny, because the site plan is one of the things I really loved about it,” said Bill Valentine. “Especially for that use, it’s just warm and friendly.”

Project Credits

Haven for Hope, San Antonio, Texas
Client Haven for Hope—Bill Greehey
Architect Overland Partners Architects, San Antonio, Texas—Rick Archer (managing principal-in-charge); James Andrew (principal-in-charge/project manager); Giorgio Colussi (project architect); TJ Steinkirchner (assistant project manager); Scott Adams, Mark Beavers, Jennifer Bishop, Scott Carpenter, Albert Condarco, Steve Kline, CJ MacQuarrie, Abdul Mansoor, Kyle Martin, Brad Nettle, Mark Quiterrez, Logan Steiner, Carolyn Warren, Dean Wiederstein (project team) in association with O’Neill Conrad Oppett Architects, San Antonio, Texas—Mark Hodges, Mark Oppelt
Associate Architects Seventh Generation Design—Scott Carpenter; Drewry Martin Architects—Mike Drewry; Valla Design Group—JoAnn Sosa
Project Manager Project Control
Programming Facilities Programming and Consulting
Landscape Architect Bender Wells Clark Design
M/E/P Design Blum Consulting Engineers; DBR Engineering Consultants; Alderson & Associates
Civil Engineer Pape-Dawson Engineers
Structural Engineer Jaster-Quintanilla
A/V, IT, and Security Combs Consulting Group; Kroll
Lighting Benya Lighting Design
Code Aon Fire Protection Engineering Corp.
Kitchen/Food Service Cosper & Associates
General Contractor Zachry Construction
Size 300,000 square feet
Cost $60 million (including site work and utilities)
Photography Scott Adams