Owner

Department of Human Services, Morris Township, NJ

Location

Morris Plains, New Jersey

Total Area

8,500 sf

Scope

Architecture and interior design services from programming through construction administration

Interior design services

Furniture Selection

Photo Credit

© David Sundberg/Esto

Morris County Youth Shelter Exterior View
Morris County Youth Shelter Exterior View
Morris County Youth Shelter Exterior View

Morris County Youth Shelter

Program

A temporary residential facility for at-risk adolescents between the ages of 11 and 17.

A safe haven for youngsters who may be neglected or abused or otherwise be in situations where their health and safety may be compromised.

The 16-bed facility is to shelter and counsel young residents who struggle with a variety of difficult circumstances.

Challenges

Limited Budget

Effective security within residential context

Sloping site, adjacent to detention center

Efficient control of staff

DYFS reviews and approvals

Accelerated schedule