CASE STUDY

Building Hope – Hope on Lafayette Homeless Shelter, Los Angeles

PROJECT OVERVIEW

LOCATION:

Los Angeles

CLIENT:

R&S Tavares and Associates

PROJECT TYPE:

Homeless Shelter – MEP Design

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

Pro Engineering Consulting led the MEP design for the ground-up construction of Hope on Lafayette, a 100-unit homeless shelter in Los Angeles. The project utilized modular construction and adopted a design reminiscent of a hotel, featuring minisplits for individual units with shared utilities.

CHALLENGES FACED

SECURING EQUIPMENT AND AREAS:

Challenge: The nature of the facility required special considerations for securing equipment and areas to ensure the safety and well-being of the residents.

Solution: Pro Engineering Consulting implemented robust security measures, strategically placing and securing equipment and areas to address safety concerns in a shelter environment.

MODULAR CONSTRUCTION AND UTILITY PLANNING:

Challenge: Modular construction necessitated careful planning for utility connections during both site build and ongoing maintenance.

Solution: Our team worked closely with the builders to plan and integrate utility connections seamlessly into the modular construction process, ensuring efficient operations and future maintenance.

STAKEHOLDER COORDINATION:

Challenge: Multiple stakeholders, including city personnel, builders, and the architect, had inputs into the project, requiring effective coordination.

Solution: Pro Engineering Consulting facilitated open communication and collaboration among stakeholders, ensuring that all inputs were considered and integrated into the design and construction process.

CRITICAL AESTHETICS AND COMPLETION TIMELINE:

Challenge: The project’s aesthetics were critical, and meeting the completion timeline was crucial due to the high-profile nature of the job.

Solution: Our team prioritized aesthetic considerations, aligning the design with the desired visual appeal. Additionally, meticulous project management ensured adherence to the completion timeline.

CONCLUSION

Pro Engineering Consulting successfully addressed the unique challenges of the Hope on Lafayette homeless shelter project. Our commitment to security, efficiency, stakeholder collaboration, and adherence to timelines resulted in the successful construction of a shelter that not only serves its purpose but also reflects a thoughtful and considerate approach to the well-being of those in need.

We appreciate the collaboration with R&S Tavares and Associates and take pride in contributing to the creation of Hope on Lafayette.

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