Rose Garden

- Temple, Texas

An existing private primary care provider, that currently serves the indigent community of Temple, Texas, required a consolidated facility to sleep 50-60 people a night, and to feed 80-100 daily, all at no cost to the clients. The program and security concerns suggested a courtyard concept as the ideal solution to allow social interaction while maintaining visual observation by the staff; an existing mature live oak tree would center the courtyard, and provide necessary shade and a natural anchor for souls adrift. The rock-bottom budget mandated a no-frills design that could be executed with unskilled and volunteer labor. The organization is currently fund-raising in order to commence construction.

Pro bono Architecture by Peter Dick Architect

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