Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tucson Headquarters Building Renovation   13,500sf $600,000  Construction start: January 2014  A grim building on an important intersection in downtown Tucson serves as the starting point for an ambitious remodel after years of fundraising for this philanthropic organization.  The existing corner is opened up and re-imagined as an opportunity to show what Big Brothers Big Sisters is doing and the building envelope is upgraded to address both noise and energy concerns.  Inside, the first floor is completely gutted and most interior partitions are replaced with open workstations.  What was once a dark and uninspiring space will now welcome families with new furniture and finishes and an inviting, nicely daylit atmosphere.   Architect: Roel Krabbendam Firm of Record: Imagine RED LLC    

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tucson
Headquarters Building Renovation

13,500sf
$600,000

Construction start: January 2014

A grim building on an important intersection in downtown Tucson serves as the starting point for an ambitious remodel after years of fundraising for this philanthropic organization.  The existing corner is opened up and re-imagined as an opportunity to show what Big Brothers Big Sisters is doing and the building envelope is upgraded to address both noise and energy concerns.

Inside, the first floor is completely gutted and most interior partitions are replaced with open workstations.  What was once a dark and uninspiring space will now welcome families with new furniture and finishes and an inviting, nicely daylit atmosphere.

Architect: Roel Krabbendam
Firm of Record: Imagine RED LLC

 

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  The Hearth Foundation Housing for Homeless Women with Children Tucson, Arizona   On the site of some worn out apartments, the philanthropic organization proposes to construct a new community for women in need, invited to stay for a year as they rebuild their lives.  16 new two bedroom apartments are envisioned, arranged in pairs around small shady courtyards.  In this way, residents are encouraged to socialize and cooperate together to take responsibility for the security and maintenance of the site.  Central to the collective is a new community building and playground, with an administrative office monitoring the entrance to the site and function room for meetings and social activities.  Here again, the venue is designed to invite residents to socialize and cooperate, while giving the children safe, monitored space to play.   Architect: Roel Krabbendam Firm of Record: Imagine RED LLC       

The Hearth Foundation
Housing for Homeless Women with Children
Tucson, Arizona

On the site of some worn out apartments, the philanthropic organization proposes to construct a new community for women in need, invited to stay for a year as they rebuild their lives.

16 new two bedroom apartments are envisioned, arranged in pairs around small shady courtyards.  In this way, residents are encouraged to socialize and cooperate together to take responsibility for the security and maintenance of the site.

Central to the collective is a new community building and playground, with an administrative office monitoring the entrance to the site and function room for meetings and social activities.  Here again, the venue is designed to invite residents to socialize and cooperate, while giving the children safe, monitored space to play.

Architect: Roel Krabbendam
Firm of Record: Imagine RED LLC

 

 

  The Hearth Foundation Housing for Homeless Women with Children Tucson, Arizona   On the site of some worn out apartments, the philanthropic organization proposes to construct a new community for women in need, invited to stay for a year as they rebuild their lives.  16 new two bedroom apartments are envisioned, arranged in pairs around small shady courtyards.  In this way, residents are encouraged to socialize and cooperate together to take responsibility for the security and maintenance of the site.  Central to the collective is a new community building and playground, with an administrative office monitoring the entrance to the site and function room for meetings and social activities.  Here again, the venue is designed to invite residents to socialize and cooperate, while giving the children safe, monitored space to play.   Architect: Roel Krabbendam Firm of Record: Imagine RED LLC       

The Hearth Foundation
Housing for Homeless Women with Children
Tucson, Arizona

On the site of some worn out apartments, the philanthropic organization proposes to construct a new community for women in need, invited to stay for a year as they rebuild their lives.

16 new two bedroom apartments are envisioned, arranged in pairs around small shady courtyards.  In this way, residents are encouraged to socialize and cooperate together to take responsibility for the security and maintenance of the site.

Central to the collective is a new community building and playground, with an administrative office monitoring the entrance to the site and function room for meetings and social activities.  Here again, the venue is designed to invite residents to socialize and cooperate, while giving the children safe, monitored space to play.

Architect: Roel Krabbendam
Firm of Record: Imagine RED LLC

 

 

  The Hearth Foundation Housing for Homeless Women with Children Tucson, Arizona   On the site of some worn out apartments, the philanthropic organization proposes to construct a new community for women in need, invited to stay for a year as they rebuild their lives.  16 new two bedroom apartments are envisioned, arranged in pairs around small shady courtyards.  In this way, residents are encouraged to socialize and cooperate together to take responsibility for the security and maintenance of the site.  Central to the collective is a new community building and playground, with an administrative office monitoring the entrance to the site and function room for meetings and social activities.  Here again, the venue is designed to invite residents to socialize and cooperate, while giving the children safe, monitored space to play.   Architect: Roel Krabbendam Firm of Record: Imagine RED LLC    

The Hearth Foundation
Housing for Homeless Women with Children
Tucson, Arizona

On the site of some worn out apartments, the philanthropic organization proposes to construct a new community for women in need, invited to stay for a year as they rebuild their lives.

16 new two bedroom apartments are envisioned, arranged in pairs around small shady courtyards.  In this way, residents are encouraged to socialize and cooperate together to take responsibility for the security and maintenance of the site.

Central to the collective is a new community building and playground, with an administrative office monitoring the entrance to the site and function room for meetings and social activities.  Here again, the venue is designed to invite residents to socialize and cooperate, while giving the children safe, monitored space to play.

Architect: Roel Krabbendam
Firm of Record: Imagine RED LLC

 

  The Hearth Foundation Housing for Homeless Women with Children Tucson, Arizona   On the site of some worn out apartments, the philanthropic organization proposes to construct a new community for women in need, invited to stay for a year as they rebuild their lives.  16 new two bedroom apartments are envisioned, arranged in pairs around small shady courtyards.  In this way, residents are encouraged to socialize and cooperate together to take responsibility for the security and maintenance of the site.  Central to the collective is a new community building and playground, with an administrative office monitoring the entrance to the site and function room for meetings and social activities.  Here again, the venue is designed to invite residents to socialize and cooperate, while giving the children safe, monitored space to play.   Architect: Roel Krabbendam Firm of Record: Imagine RED LLC    

The Hearth Foundation
Housing for Homeless Women with Children
Tucson, Arizona

On the site of some worn out apartments, the philanthropic organization proposes to construct a new community for women in need, invited to stay for a year as they rebuild their lives.

16 new two bedroom apartments are envisioned, arranged in pairs around small shady courtyards.  In this way, residents are encouraged to socialize and cooperate together to take responsibility for the security and maintenance of the site.

Central to the collective is a new community building and playground, with an administrative office monitoring the entrance to the site and function room for meetings and social activities.  Here again, the venue is designed to invite residents to socialize and cooperate, while giving the children safe, monitored space to play.

Architect: Roel Krabbendam
Firm of Record: Imagine RED LLC

 

  The Hearth Foundation Offices for Philanthropic Organizations Tucson, Arizona   Recognizing a need for new offices, the Hearth Foundation imagines a venue for a variety of philanthropic organizations to share facilities, save operating cost and build community.  On a constrained site, we propose a completely flexible, open-plan building built over the required parking.  The structure of the building allows for unconstrained configuration within, accommodating the changing sizes and needs of the tenants.  The building is outfitted with solar hot water and photovoltaic panels to cut operating costs, recognizing that start-up capital is easier to raise than the funds to pay for long-term expenses.   Architect: Roel Krabbendam Firm of Record: Imagine RED LLC    

The Hearth Foundation
Offices for Philanthropic Organizations
Tucson, Arizona

Recognizing a need for new offices, the Hearth Foundation imagines a venue for a variety of philanthropic organizations to share facilities, save operating cost and build community.

On a constrained site, we propose a completely flexible, open-plan building built over the required parking.  The structure of the building allows for unconstrained configuration within, accommodating the changing sizes and needs of the tenants.

The building is outfitted with solar hot water and photovoltaic panels to cut operating costs, recognizing that start-up capital is easier to raise than the funds to pay for long-term expenses.

Architect: Roel Krabbendam
Firm of Record: Imagine RED LLC

 

  The Hearth Foundation Offices for Philanthropic Organizations Tucson, Arizona   Recognizing a need for new offices, the Hearth Foundation imagines a venue for a variety of philanthropic organizations to share facilities, save operating cost and build community.  On a constrained site, we propose a completely flexible, open-plan building built over the required parking.  The structure of the building allows for unconstrained configuration within, accommodating the changing sizes and needs of the tenants.  The building is outfitted with solar hot water and photovoltaic panels to cut operating costs, recognizing that start-up capital is easier to raise than the funds to pay for long-term expenses.   Architect: Roel Krabbendam Firm of Record: Imagine RED LLC    

The Hearth Foundation
Offices for Philanthropic Organizations
Tucson, Arizona

Recognizing a need for new offices, the Hearth Foundation imagines a venue for a variety of philanthropic organizations to share facilities, save operating cost and build community.

On a constrained site, we propose a completely flexible, open-plan building built over the required parking.  The structure of the building allows for unconstrained configuration within, accommodating the changing sizes and needs of the tenants.

The building is outfitted with solar hot water and photovoltaic panels to cut operating costs, recognizing that start-up capital is easier to raise than the funds to pay for long-term expenses.

Architect: Roel Krabbendam
Firm of Record: Imagine RED LLC

 

  The Hearth Foundation Offices for Philanthropic Organizations Tucson, Arizona   Recognizing a need for new offices, the Hearth Foundation imagines a venue for a variety of philanthropic organizations to share facilities, save operating cost and build community.  On a constrained site, we propose a completely flexible, open-plan building built over the required parking.  The structure of the building allows for unconstrained configuration within, accommodating the changing sizes and needs of the tenants.  The building is outfitted with solar hot water and photovoltaic panels to cut operating costs, recognizing that start-up capital is easier to raise than the funds to pay for long-term expenses.   Architect: Roel Krabbendam Firm of Record: Imagine RED LLC    

The Hearth Foundation
Offices for Philanthropic Organizations
Tucson, Arizona

Recognizing a need for new offices, the Hearth Foundation imagines a venue for a variety of philanthropic organizations to share facilities, save operating cost and build community.

On a constrained site, we propose a completely flexible, open-plan building built over the required parking.  The structure of the building allows for unconstrained configuration within, accommodating the changing sizes and needs of the tenants.

The building is outfitted with solar hot water and photovoltaic panels to cut operating costs, recognizing that start-up capital is easier to raise than the funds to pay for long-term expenses.

Architect: Roel Krabbendam
Firm of Record: Imagine RED LLC

 

  The Hearth Foundation Shelter for Homeless Women with Children Tucson, Arizona   To address the growing need for short term shelter in addition to longer term housing, the Hearth proposes a new structure on one of their existing sites.  As we met some of the indomitable women currently served by the Hearth, we were inspired to design the building through their eyes: first of all, private and secure, so that their fears of further abuse are firmly addressed, secondly, grounded and stable, so that the insecurity of their present circumstances is allayed, and finally, brightly daylit from above to communicate a sense of hope and a better future.  The building houses 16 family groups at one time, with rooms paired around a shared bathroom.  Secure storage, casual seating areas, kitchen, dining room, separate adult and children's rooms, and administrative facilities complete the facility.   Architect: Roel Krabbendam Firm of Record: Imagine RED LLC    

The Hearth Foundation
Shelter for Homeless Women with Children
Tucson, Arizona

To address the growing need for short term shelter in addition to longer term housing, the Hearth proposes a new structure on one of their existing sites.

As we met some of the indomitable women currently served by the Hearth, we were inspired to design the building through their eyes: first of all, private and secure, so that their fears of further abuse are firmly addressed, secondly, grounded and stable, so that the insecurity of their present circumstances is allayed, and finally, brightly daylit from above to communicate a sense of hope and a better future.

The building houses 16 family groups at one time, with rooms paired around a shared bathroom.  Secure storage, casual seating areas, kitchen, dining room, separate adult and children's rooms, and administrative facilities complete the facility.

Architect: Roel Krabbendam
Firm of Record: Imagine RED LLC

 

  The Hearth Foundation Shelter for Homeless Women with Children Tucson, Arizona   To address the growing need for short term shelter in addition to longer term housing, the Hearth proposes a new structure on one of their existing sites.  As we met some of the indomitable women currently served by the Hearth, we were inspired to design the building through their eyes: first of all, private and secure, so that their fears of further abuse are firmly addressed, secondly, grounded and stable, so that the insecurity of their present circumstances is allayed, and finally, brightly daylit from above to communicate a sense of hope and a better future.  The building houses 16 family groups at one time, with rooms paired around a shared bathroom.  Secure storage, casual seating areas, kitchen, dining room, separate adult and children's rooms, and administrative facilities complete the facility.   Architect: Roel Krabbendam Firm of Record: Imagine RED LLC    

The Hearth Foundation
Shelter for Homeless Women with Children
Tucson, Arizona

To address the growing need for short term shelter in addition to longer term housing, the Hearth proposes a new structure on one of their existing sites.

As we met some of the indomitable women currently served by the Hearth, we were inspired to design the building through their eyes: first of all, private and secure, so that their fears of further abuse are firmly addressed, secondly, grounded and stable, so that the insecurity of their present circumstances is allayed, and finally, brightly daylit from above to communicate a sense of hope and a better future.

The building houses 16 family groups at one time, with rooms paired around a shared bathroom.  Secure storage, casual seating areas, kitchen, dining room, separate adult and children's rooms, and administrative facilities complete the facility.

Architect: Roel Krabbendam
Firm of Record: Imagine RED LLC

 

  The Hearth Foundation Shelter for Homeless Women with Children Tucson, Arizona   To address the growing need for short term shelter in addition to longer term housing, the Hearth proposes a new structure on one of their existing sites.  As we met some of the indomitable women currently served by the Hearth, we were inspired to design the building through their eyes: first of all, private and secure, so that their fears of further abuse are firmly addressed, secondly, grounded and stable, so that the insecurity of their present circumstances is allayed, and finally, brightly daylit from above to communicate a sense of hope and a better future.  The building houses 16 family groups at one time, with rooms paired around a shared bathroom.  Secure storage, casual seating areas, kitchen, dining room, separate adult and children's rooms, and administrative facilities complete the facility.   Architect: Roel Krabbendam Firm of Record: Imagine RED LLC    

The Hearth Foundation
Shelter for Homeless Women with Children
Tucson, Arizona

To address the growing need for short term shelter in addition to longer term housing, the Hearth proposes a new structure on one of their existing sites.

As we met some of the indomitable women currently served by the Hearth, we were inspired to design the building through their eyes: first of all, private and secure, so that their fears of further abuse are firmly addressed, secondly, grounded and stable, so that the insecurity of their present circumstances is allayed, and finally, brightly daylit from above to communicate a sense of hope and a better future.

The building houses 16 family groups at one time, with rooms paired around a shared bathroom.  Secure storage, casual seating areas, kitchen, dining room, separate adult and children's rooms, and administrative facilities complete the facility.

Architect: Roel Krabbendam
Firm of Record: Imagine RED LLC

 

  The Hearth Foundation Shelter for Homeless Women with Children Tucson, Arizona   To address the growing need for short term shelter in addition to longer term housing, the Hearth proposes a new structure on one of their existing sites.  As we met some of the indomitable women currently served by the Hearth, we were inspired to design the building through their eyes: first of all, private and secure, so that their fears of further abuse are firmly addressed, secondly, grounded and stable, so that the insecurity of their present circumstances is allayed, and finally, brightly daylit from above to communicate a sense of hope and a better future.  The building houses 16 family groups at one time, with rooms paired around a shared bathroom.  Secure storage, casual seating areas, kitchen, dining room, separate adult and children's rooms, and administrative facilities complete the facility.   Architect: Roel Krabbendam Firm of Record: Imagine RED LLC    

The Hearth Foundation
Shelter for Homeless Women with Children
Tucson, Arizona

To address the growing need for short term shelter in addition to longer term housing, the Hearth proposes a new structure on one of their existing sites.

As we met some of the indomitable women currently served by the Hearth, we were inspired to design the building through their eyes: first of all, private and secure, so that their fears of further abuse are firmly addressed, secondly, grounded and stable, so that the insecurity of their present circumstances is allayed, and finally, brightly daylit from above to communicate a sense of hope and a better future.

The building houses 16 family groups at one time, with rooms paired around a shared bathroom.  Secure storage, casual seating areas, kitchen, dining room, separate adult and children's rooms, and administrative facilities complete the facility.

Architect: Roel Krabbendam
Firm of Record: Imagine RED LLC

 

  Cochise County Association for the Handicapped Bisbee, Arizona   This organization solves live and work problems for the handicapped of Cochise County in southern Arizona.  Expanding the program on an existing site, we take our cues from the existing offices and propose a series of attenuated roofs under which we assemble vocational, storage, non-vocational and residential programs.  The thin buildings are arranged to create protected courtyards that serve as work areas, gardens and areas for relaxation.  Largely paid for by a fabulous annual cake sale, the expanded complex opened in 2010.   Project Architect: Roel Krabbendam   Office of Record: ABA Architects, PC

Cochise County Association for the Handicapped
Bisbee, Arizona

This organization solves live and work problems for the handicapped of Cochise County in southern Arizona.  Expanding the program on an existing site, we take our cues from the existing offices and propose a series of attenuated roofs under which we assemble vocational, storage, non-vocational and residential programs.  The thin buildings are arranged to create protected courtyards that serve as work areas, gardens and areas for relaxation.

Largely paid for by a fabulous annual cake sale, the expanded complex opened in 2010.

Project Architect: Roel Krabbendam
Office of Record: ABA Architects, PC

  Non-Profit Project Experience:    Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tucson,  Headquarters  Cochise County Association for the Handicapped   The Hearth Foundation,  Housing for Homeless Women  The Hearth Foundation , Offices for Philanthropies  The Hearth Foundation,  Shelter for Homeless Women  Humane Society of Southern Arizona , Headquarters

Non-Profit
Project Experience:

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tucson, Headquarters
Cochise County Association for the Handicapped
The Hearth Foundation, Housing for Homeless Women
The Hearth Foundation, Offices for Philanthropies
The Hearth Foundation, Shelter for Homeless Women
Humane Society of Southern Arizona, Headquarters