The Road Home Midvale Shelter
Award of Merit
Owner The Road Home
Lead Design NJRA Architects Inc.
Structural Engineer Bsumek Mu & Associates
Civil Engineer Meridian Engineering Co.
MEP Engineer Spectrum Engineering
Landscape Architect In-Site Design Group
General Contractor Hogan Construction
The Road Home’s Midvale Shelter provides support for homeless individuals and helps them transition to permanent housing and employment. The main goal of the design was to preserve the dignity of homeless occupants. The old facility was demolished to build an updated shelter on the same site. The new 34,000-sq-ft structure features a reception area, sleeping areas and restrooms, private rooms for meetings and for nursing infants, a multipurpose room, laundry room and six kitchenettes. The entire building is handicap accessible, with elevator access between the first and second floors. The third floor features a patio that could be expanded in the future. The site also offers many outdoor features, including a playground, parking areas, curbs and gutters, lighting and landscaping.