Washington DC, United States of America
The Gales School was built in 1881 and is designated as a historic structure by the city. It was named after Joseph Gales Jr., the eighth mayor of DC. The building was originally a school for special needs children and functioned as such through 1944. Since then it has served a variety of purposes, including temporary housing for World War II soldiers and a hypothermia shelter, until 2004 when the building was shuttered because of deteriorating conditions."
Our tasks was to restore this building to its glory days and keep it's last use as a hypothermia center for homeless men. These men come into the shelter at 6:00pm and are required to leave and search for employment at 6:00am each day.
We provided a warm and cozy environment with a sky lounge where anyone can sit, dream and hope.