The Road Home Midvale Center
Client: The Road Home
Location: Midvale, UT
Size: 24,000 s.f.
Services: Full architectural & engineering services.
The new Road Home Midvale Center replaced the old facility that was a temporary winter shelter. This facility is open year-round to provide shelter for families with children. The existing shelter was not meeting the needs of the community, so NJRA was able to propose a functional and aesthetically pleasing design that would be comparable in cost to rehabilitating the existing facility. The new facility has amenities for counseling, support and health issues. There is also employment services not previously available. This project received numerous private donations from the community.
The design of the shelter’s interior includes 300 beds, 6 kitchens for families to prepare meals, a health services office and play areas for children. The exterior of the building features drought resistant landscaping, gazebo and trellises and an exterior playground for children. The site is also near an existing TRAX station. The exterior finishes are vandalism resistant and easily maintained, creating a home-like environment for the occupants.