One80 Place, Men’s Shelter

One80 Place, Men's Shelter
One80 Place, Men's Shelter
One80 Place, Men's Shelter
One80 Place, Men's Shelter
One80 Place, Men's Shelter
One80 Place, Men's Shelter
One80 Place, Men's Shelter
One80 Place, Men's Shelter
One80 Place, Men's Shelter
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One80 Place (formerly Crisis Ministries), a non-profit organization in Charleston, SC providing food and shelter to families in need, chose McMillan Pazdan Smith to take advantage of a prominent Meeting Street site near the Ravenel Bridge in downtown Charleston.

Our firm chose to use the single-family typology in the surrounding context as a model for breaking down the scale of the institutional building. Differing roof lines and variations in the massing are contextually driven and bring the building down to a more residential scale. The use of materials helps distinguish between the residential shelter portion of the building and the administrative portion. A two story, central interior courtyard connects the two areas with a new dining hall. This open, airy space is filled with natural light and orients the building around a community space that connects residents and employees. The 29,000 SF building is designed as a catalyst for future redevelopment in the area.

The diverse program includes a dining hall/community room, commercial kitchen, men’s dormitories, health clinic spaces, social services offices, and administration offices.