Home for Homeless
by: Lauren Woodward Stanley, Lars Stanley
Architect: LZT Architects; Herman Thun, AIA; Murray Legge, AIA;
Val Fuger, AIA; Alex Martinez; Luciana Misi; Do
In the ARCH (Austin Resource Center for the Homeless) the City of Austin has a facility that invites its transient residents to join the community. Designed by LZT Architects of Austin and completed in 2004, the building is located at a busy downtown corner (just four blocks from its central corridor, Congress Avenue) and makes the most of its multi-faceted character, housing an impressive variety of resources within its stout concrete frame. Indeed, the uncommon facade it presents to the street is testament to the many parties involved in realizing such a project.