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Grasslands Shelter for Volunteers of America, NY

Grasslands Shelter for Volunteers of America, Valhalla, New York (renovation, adaptive reuse) Homeless Westchester adults find shelter and supportive programs in this 60,000 square foot building, a gut-renovation with addition of a former County storage facility in the Westchester's Grasslands campus. Programs previously dispersed throughout the County are collected here, affording a full range of services for residents. Besides sleeping quarters, the facility includes a commercial kitchen-for meal preparation and food service job training-dining room, classrooms, activity room, a large multipurpose room, and outdoor recreation areas. On a tight budget, STA sought to exploit the building's bold column structure while modulating hall widths, introducing color, interior windows and playful lighting to humanize the spaces.
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