Heartland Family Works
Architect: Alley Poyner Macchietto Architecture, Inc.
Location: Omaha, Nebraska
Category: Specialized Housing (category four)
Heartland Family Works offers residential substance abuse treatment programs with a residential feel that is timeless, durable, and a hopeful place of healing for the families who live there.
Heartland Family Works offers four- and six-month residential substance abuse treatment programs in a setting that keeps families intact while giving mothers the intensive, professional support they need to get clean and stay sober. The program also aids in obtaining vocational training, employment, and other social services. Tasked with being good stewards of the client’s resources, and met with the challenge of bringing new life to an existing concrete shell, the design team turned to modernist principles, using the contrast of warm colors and textures to complement the cool palate of the concrete. The result is a space with a residential feel that is timeless and durable, and a hopeful place of healing for the families who live there.
"Really appreciate the mission of the project. The reuse of an old building seem symbolic of the transformation that the organization is trying to give to its clients."—Jury comment