Expansion and renovation of an existing two-story domestic violence shelter in Sitka, Alaska. The expansion increased the facility from 5,500 sf to 6,800 sf, focusing on code and aesthetic upgrades, and reconfiguration of the living spaces to better serve their clients in a more functional facility. Privacy improvements include a separate entrance for the public and office space for SAFV staff and volunteers to run the business side of the nonprofit.
Scope also included upgraded mechanical, electrical and fire suppression systems. Although this was a hard bid project, Dawson performed value engineering to bring the project within the available budget.
client: Sitkans Against Family Violence
architect: MRV Architects