K&A provided comprehensive architectural and engineering design services for Promise House, a 6,114 square foot two-story supportive housing residence in New Brunswick, New Jersey. The project provides dignified, independent living for ten homeless individuals with a history of mental illness.
The units were designed in studio, and one-bedroom configurations, and combine individual apartment living with common areas to encourage social interaction and create a sense of family. Four of the units are fully handicapped accessible.
The building supports recovery and community integration, and provides high quality housing that is safe and comfortable. Promise House is a certified ENERGY STAR® Home through New Jersey’s Clean Energy Program™, and includes sustainable features such as recycled content products, water- efficient fixtures, and durable and renewable interior and exterior finishes.