Award of Merit, Small Project Under $10 Million: Star of Hope Children's Building
Fretz Construction Co. completed the $2.3-million Star of Hope Children's Building in March 2012 for the Star of Hope Mission, which is dedicated to meeting the needs of the homeless.
This new 15,000-sq-ft, three-story building will provide the group with facilities for all child care on its campus.
Aesthetic durability, which was a key factor in the building's design, was accomplished through the use of crisp lines and a diverse color array.
The first floor is made up of classrooms, while the second floor comprises office space for the program staff, along with a conference room. The third floor has a wide open floor plan of more than 2,500 sq ft and is intended as a place for older youth to mingle.
Owner: Star of Hope Mission, Houston
General Contractor: Fretz Construction Co., Houston
Lead Design: Story Architects, Houston
Civil: Kirst Kosmoski Inc., Houston
Structural: Schmitz/Lamb Engineers Inc., Houston
MEP: Redding Linden Burr Consulting Engineers, Houston
Submitted by Fretz Construction Co.