Formerly known as The Men’s Center, reCenter provides services and programs to help predominately homeless men recover from alcoholism and drug addiction to return to productive lives. The organization provides non-medical alcohol detox, drug rehabilitation, and housing to allow its clients to return to society as contributing members.
This project consists of a new 50,000 SF mixed-use building at the intersection of Main St. and Truxillo St. in Houston, Texas. The rapidly developing area of Midtown required a building that enhances the characteristics of a pedestrian realm. The project has 62 habitation units with full bathrooms and kitchenettes, common living areas, a dining hall, kitchen to feed up to three shifts of 150 people during each meal, and an administrative office. Outdoor amenities include terraces, porches, and a vegetated roof where the residents can grow some of their own vegetables.
Construction consists of a two-story steel podium plus three floors executed utilizing a panelized light-gauge steel wall system. This innovative method, not previously used in the area, helped to reduce costs and shortened the construction schedule by three months.