Doorways Housing Headquarters

Doorways Housing

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Project Details
Size
3 acres
Year
2023
Location
St. Louis, MO
Collaborators

Trivers
St. Louis, MO

Honors
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Project Summary

For those living with HIV/AIDS, a stable home is the top predictor of health outcomes. DOORWAYS is an not-for-profit that provides housing and related support services to people affected by the disease. Through emergency and long-term housing programs, DOORWAYS restores dignity, health, and self-sufficiency to their clients.

Arbolope provided site design for their new campus just north of downtown St. Louis, which includes 14,000 square feet of integrated program and administrative spaces, as well as new transitional housing. With a focus on amenities that help clients transition from homelessness into permanent supportive housing, programming includes creative living arrangements as well as thoughtfully placed community spaces.

Arbolope’s campus design includes a number of bioswales and rain gardens that facilitate the collection and redistribution of water across the sloped site. An elegant bridge over the western rain garden even forms one of the key arrival experiences of the property, directing people from the parking lot to the reception desk.

A play structure, as well as small bosques of decomposed granite, pavers, and trees, create intimate “rooms” for play, gathering, and conversation.

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Doorways Housing Headquarters

Doorways Housing

Location

St. Louis, MO

Size

3 acres

Services

Campus Planning

Landscape Architecture

Green Roof Design

Sustainability Consulting

Completion

2023

Collaborators

Trivers
St. Louis, MO

Honors & Awards

For those living with HIV/AIDS, a stable home is the top predictor of health outcomes. DOORWAYS is an not-for-profit that provides housing and related support services to people affected by the disease. Through emergency and long-term housing programs, DOORWAYS restores dignity, health, and self-sufficiency to their clients.

Arbolope provided site design for their new campus just north of downtown St. Louis, which includes 14,000 square feet of integrated program and administrative spaces, as well as new transitional housing. With a focus on amenities that help clients transition from homelessness into permanent supportive housing, programming includes creative living arrangements as well as thoughtfully placed community spaces.

Arbolope’s campus design includes a number of bioswales and rain gardens that facilitate the collection and redistribution of water across the sloped site. An elegant bridge over the western rain garden even forms one of the key arrival experiences of the property, directing people from the parking lot to the reception desk.

A play structure, as well as small bosques of decomposed granite, pavers, and trees, create intimate “rooms” for play, gathering, and conversation.