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Behrens House Shelter

Chicago, Illinois

The Night Ministry

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  • Harley Ellis Devereaux’s Life Enhancement Studio was selected to design The Night Ministry’s second shelter on the Near Northwest side of Chicago. The project entailed the conversion of an existing four-story masonry building to accommodate two programs.
  • Program I was to create a 120-day Youth Interim Program for sixteen teens and their children, ages 21 and under.
  • Program II was to create long term residence for eight individuals aged 16 to 22 and their children.
  • In addition to shared living spaces, the facility also includes administrative space, a resource center for job searching and training and a small community room.

people involved in this project:

Chauncey Kingsbury

AIA, LEED AP BD+C
Project Management

Susan F. King

FAIA, LEED AP BD+C
Housing & Education Design Studio