Austin Children’s Shelter
Kipp Flores Architects feels strongly about giving back to the community, whether it is creating a benefit home or supporting a charity. Within the last few years, KFA was very humbled when we were contacted by various outstanding Austin organizations to design their projects.
Austin Children’s Shelter, part of Austin Children’s Services, protects and heals children, young adults and families in need. When the team at Austin Children’s Shelter approached Kipp Flores Architects, their goal was to create a campus, living quarters, and a general service building to allow them to continue providing the following services:
- Emergency shelter care
- Transitional living program
- Supervised independent living
- Teen parent program
- Respite care
With these programs in mind, Sabas Flores designed the cottages to have a residential feel, both inside and out, where the children can feel safe, secure, and at home. These cottages were designed to house and care for infants, for children in their pre-teen years, and for teenage boys and girls who have faced hardships in their lives. One of the cottages was designed specifically for teen parents, with a floorplan that stressed the importance of family and gave a small home environment for both parent and child. The general service building was designed for the children to have hot meals and for the older children to learn cooking and self-sufficiency skills.
For more information on how to donate or volunteer, please click on the following link: www.austinchildrenshelter.org/