Bartlett House West Run
Location: Morgantown, WV
Client: Bartlett House Inc.
Services: Construction Documents
Cost: $2 400 000
Mills Group aided Bartlett House, Inc. in furthering their mission of serving the needs of the area’s increasing homeless population; this rising population requires more space and greater operational capacity. By balancing staff recommendations with social, economic, and environmental opportunities, Mills Group helped develop a master plan and concept design for a four-storey new addition and renovation to an existing facility to serve the transitional population after their completed shelter programs. Mills Group additionally completed construction observation of a phased construction schedule that includes an accessible parking lot, a natural filtering bio-remediation swale, and twenty accessible living units comprised of one and two-bedroom units.
The project rehabilitated the existing structure to meet Fair Housing Act and Americans with Disabilities Act guidelines, which makes the entire building accessible. This 27,000 sq. ft. arrangement allows for natural daylight and ventilation of all major spaces and focuses on a large central gathering space in a planned community room. Additionally, specific attention was taken to the color selection throughout the building, that would both reflect and distribute natural light, as well as provide an uplifting color palette to both clients and staff of the building.
Furthermore, the design will allow for future expansion of the facility without major building reconfiguration.