Hope Gardens East Orange, New Jersey

K&A provided complete A/E services for the renovation and adaptive reuse of a formerly vacant and under-utilized wing of East Orange General Hospital. The design included selective demolition of interior partitions to create a total of 24 supportive housing units that serve formerly homeless individuals and those with mental illness.

The interior space was reconfigured to create single room occupancy (SRO) units, each with a private bathroom facility and fully functional kitchen. New building support spaces included a community lounge and dining area with adjacent warming kitchen, administrative and supportive services offices, flexible meeting spaces, and laundry facilities for tenant use.