Nelsen Partners worked with Neighborhood Ministries to revitalize an old and dilapidated silo building into an education center for the community they serve.
Now housing a preschool, an after-school program and administrative offices, the silo project caters to the needs of low-income families.
Window boxes act as portals for preschoolers on the ground floor, while the second floor holds retreat areas. Existing cross-bracing on the interior also posed challenges, causing the design to evolve as the steel structure’s interior was uncovered. Recycled materials were used in the renovation. Other highlights include LED lighting and daylighting, play tunnels for children and an instructional water table.
- Services: Master Planning, Architecture, Entitlements
- Client: Neighborhood Ministries
- Status: Ongoing
- Year: 2000 – present
- Scope: Renovation/Restoration