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.

Photo by John C. Lindy
Star of Hope Childrens Building.

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.

Key Players

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.