The Bridge Homeless Assistance Center in downtown Dallas received two national awards for its design including the American Institute of Architects’ 2009 AIA National Housing Award and the AIA/Housing and Urban Development Secretary Award.
San Antonio-based Overland Partners Architects, in conjunction with Dallas-based CamargoCopeland Architects LLP, provided architectural services for the center.�����������
Given to 17 projects nationwide in 2009, the AIA’s Housing Awards Program recognizes the nation’s best in housing design and promotes the importance of good housing as a necessity of life, a sanctuary for the human spirit and a valuable national resource.�����������
The Bridge was the only project honored in the community-informed design category, given to projects in which community members, public officials, residents and architects collaborate. Overall, four projects were honored in all categories.�����������
Completed in May 2008, “The Bridge,” the multi-purpose facility is dedicated to providing a safe haven and social services for more than 6,000 homeless people in Dallas.�����������