A three building cluster is grouped around a central courtyard, as the allocation of space, placement of services, and signage all work together to solicit a feeling of comfort and familiarity. Construction materials were chosen in part for their sustainability in a harsh, desert climate, and in part for their intrinsic finishes. All of these elements are dictated by the understandably limited project budget.
Buildings A, B, and C form a three-building cluster with a central courtyard, and incorporate the following program elements:
A. Admission Screening to provide counseling and referral services
B. M*A*S*H Administrative Offices and Social Services including mental health, medical, and dental clinics as well as facilities for ongoing individual counseling
C. Public Services with clothing bank, library, and barber shop, as well as veterans, housing relocation, and employment services