This project highlights the activities of RdlR
Milliken, which joined together to renovate the Houston
Food Bank - the
nation’s largest charitable food center that distributes food to more than
865,000 families within the Texas Gulf Coast area.
The new facility includes a volunteer center, several community
rooms, as well as a café – to offer an enjoyable experience for staff and
volunteers. Working within the warehouse’s existing structures, the design team
used bright colors and super-graphical design elements to bring the building to
of Milliken’s award-winning Sound and Fury collection, Gesture patterns are incorporated
throughout most of the second floor.
solid accents, the 50-centimeter tiles also contain different characteristics
that became an important part of wayfinding
for the interior.
- The carpet’s
color and texture work integrally with the lighting to serve as focal points
that highlight key spaces – waiting areas, entry points, conference rooms and print
stations – for individuals.
“Our success is based on the
fact that we all worked together as a team to bring this space back to a
functional facility. We believed in the Houston Food Bank’s
mission and – under tight deadlines and cost considerations – were able to make
the impossible happen.”
- Lorie Westrick, AIA, LEED AP, principal at
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