Deaconess Foundation

Center for Child Well-Being

saint louis, missouri
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The site design for the Center features a specific chapel garden and a multi-use yard

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Meeting rooms, child care areas and the chapel open onto courtyards that offer spaces for collaboration, play, prayer and contemplation.

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The visitor entry is lined with glassy spaces for meeting and community

“Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.”

Proverbs 22:6

Collaborators

Deaconess Foundation

KAI Design + Build

Glasper Professional Services

The UP Companies

Project Facts

Size:
1.25 acres

Completion:
Anticipated November 2017

Facts:
2,500 SF Bioretention Area
30+ Native Plant Species

The Deaconess Foundation Center for Child Well-Being is located in North Saint Louis near the Grand Center Arts District, and is scheduled for completion in November 2017. The 20,000 square-foot facility provides office and meeting space for Deaconess Foundation as well as Vision for Children at Risk and Neighborhood Houses, organizations that share a common mission to improve the lives of at-risk children in the St. Louis region.

The community spirit of the building spills out into the site. Meeting rooms, child care areas and the chapel open onto courtyards that offer spaces for collaboration, play, prayer and contemplation.

The project’s plant palette includes a diverse mix of species native to the region. A multi-purpose lawn lies at the heart of the site, while outdoor rooms are framed by colorful perennial gardens that will provide attractive habitat for pollinators and birds. New canopy trees line the adjacent streets, enhancing the pedestrian experience, and a large rain garden at the center of the parking lot will collect and treat storm water run-off from the site.

The Details

  • community

  • children

  • mission

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