Meals on WheelsMeals on Wheels
The current location of Meals on Wheels became too small for the amount of meals the organization needed to serve. Hahnfeld Hoffer Stanford was asked to program, design and draw a new facility where Meals on Wheels could plan and prepare nourishing meals, accommodate volunteers, house all the administrative staff, and host training sessions for clients and volunteers.
With function and budget being of primary concern for this not-for-profit organization, material selection and layout were key. It was important to balance cost with longevity of materials. The new facility needed to meet all the functional needs for Meals on Wheels, but was not to appear “opulent” in design.
The operational criteria for Meals on Wheels includes providing a streamlined sequencing for preparation of meals to be delivered to clients. To meet this criteria, the design creates a loading area for the delivery of food products that can be easily relocated to refrigerated and dry storage areas until the food products are used in the preparation of meals. The kitchen is designed to greatly increase the meal-producing capacity for Meals on Wheels. Packaging of the meals for delivery to clients is also included in the kitchen area. Once the meals are prepared, they are loaded into vans for delivery to clientele. This occurs in an enclosed Sally Port that is designed for 18 vehicles with easy drive-through access. Volunteers play a large role in the function of Meals on Wheels and their accommodation was important in the design. Other parts of the building provide work areas for the staff and meeting areas.
Mira Vista Country ClubMira Vista Country Club | Architecture | Programming / Strategic Planning | Interior Design | Master Planning | Construction Administration | Graphics
The clubhouse at Mira Vista Country Club was built in 1984 and was in need of major updating and improvements. New finishes were installed throughout the 40,000 square-foot clubhouse, including the ballroom, lobby, stairs, the Horizon Lounge and Patio, the Pointe casual dining room, women’s card and locker room, men’s locker room and tavern, and workout/fitness room. The kitchen was renovated and restrooms were improved to comply with Texas Accessibility Standards.
River Crest Country ClubRiver Crest Country Club | Architecture | Programming / Strategic Planning | Interior Design | Master Planning | Construction Administration | Graphics
Hahnfeld Hoffer Stanford designed a total renovation of the 54,500-square-foot clubhouse and a 15,000-square-foot addition. Because club uses have changed significantly over the past 25 years, the overall dining experience was shifted from formal to primarily casual, although a formal dining room and ballroom remain. A new mixed grille, couple’s cocktail lounge, men’s tavern, terrace dining and an outdoor terrace facing the golf course were added. Meeting rooms were made more flexible, and locker rooms were redesigned. The women’s locker room features amenities found in a spa setting.
Catholic Charities Fort WorthCatholic Charities Fort Worth | Architecture | Interior Design | Construction Administration | Graphics
The dream of Catholic Charities Fort Worth to “Build Hope” is becoming a reality at a new campus that centralizes operations, provides room for growth, and allows the organization to offer more services to more people, more efficiently.
A two-story, 62,039-square-foot headquarters building serves as a “one-stop” service center for families and the community. It includes administrative and services offices, counseling areas, meeting and board rooms, and a chapel. A key component of the facility is a training center that the community can use. It seats up to 200 people and can be divided into quarters for small simultaneous meetings. The building was also designed with expansion space, with some of that now built out as a dental clinic.
A 15,643-square-foot assessment center looks like a big house from the outside while the inside has a 40-bed children’s shelter, including sleeping, dining, educational and play areas. This facility also provides administrative offices and space for various family services. The third component of the project is a 5,000-square-foot warehouse for donated goods.
Cook Children’s Home HealthCook Children’s Home Health | Architecture | Programming / Strategic Planning | Interior Design | Construction Administration | Graphics
Cook Children’s Home Health, a division of Cook Children’s Health Care System, purchased a former grocery store building and converted it to support its greatly expanding Home Health program, a pharmacy and warehouse space. The building includes exam rooms and fabrication facilities for orthopedics and prosthetics as well as administrative offices. The existing site was also improved upon, with new parking, lighting, fencing, and landscaping. By balancing budget, function and aesthetics, the client’s needs were met and their wishes were fulfilled. The new space is open and light with 10-foot ceilings, new high efficiency lighting, open plan furnishings and a new finish palette.