LPW worked closely with directors of Kairos to design a new youth home to replace an existing aging facility. The home includes eight bedrooms, supported by common kitchen, dining, living and tutoring areas, and a detached garage. Designed to provide a safe and secure environment for at-risk youth, the layout allows staff direct sightlines to all interior and exterior doors from a central reception desk, including views to a second level loft area. Creative use of common materials and simple forms cost-effectively achieves architectural expression, while breaking down the exterior scale of this high-density building, in order to be a good neighbor to adjacent single family homes.
Location: Great Falls, MT
Size: 4000 SF