The Magnolia House project included the deconstruction of two existing structures that were cleared from the site for the new construction of a four-story masonry building with 14 units of permanent, subsidized, rental housing for homeless women. The existing structures included a house and garage that were salvaged and the useable materials were recycled as an alternative to traditional demolition.

The project is designed to meet or exceed LEED standards for energy efficiency and was paid for with a $2.7 million grant awarded in 2010 from the state’s Homeless Housing and Assistance Program. The building was built with natural materials and features common spaces, gardens and a balcony on each floor. The copper cladding has developed into a green patina with treatment and weathering.

Taitem provided mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and structural design services for this new apartment building.

YEAR 2014
SQUARE FOOTAGE 14 studio apartments
PROJECT COST $2.7 million