KAI Design + Build
Glasper Professional Services
The UP Companies
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.