This building was over 100 years old, did not have a foundation system, and was not accessible due to its raised first floor and split level design. It was originally a hotel. This project included a full structural and accessibility upgrade. The hotel was converted to a transitional housing project using a change of use status. By turning the rear yard split level floor into the main entry and opening up the center of the building with a new stair tower and elevator all floors became fully accessible. Keeping the aesthetic design of 100 years ago gave the project its historic feel. Natural light was brought into the basement and the area was converted into multi use community spaces. All guest rooms were paired with shared toilet rooms and laundries on each floor. What was the main entry became the offices and sitting rooms for the guests. All fire and life safety issues were brought up to current code.
Beacon House - Transitional Housing (People In Progress)