PROJECT: Covenant House
"Rights of Passage"
Client: Covenant House New York
Location: 460 West 41st Street
New York, NY
Project Goal: Covenant House New York is
a three building complex at 460 West 41st Street that provides temporary
shelter to homeless teenagers. Covenant House commissioned Terrence
O'Neal Architect LLC to undertake the challenge of completely renovating
all three buildings. The major concept of the renovation is "shelter,"
with a canopy clearly naming the facility, and including lighting and a
skylight serving as a beacon at night to youth entering the building.
Other functions include recreation facilities and education, but most of
all the facility will provide moral support to homeless teenagers.