Covenant House

Project Name:  Elevator and Services Walkways for Covenant House
Location:  Saint Louis, Missouri
Owner/Developer:  Community Housing Management Corp
Contractor:  Robinson Quality Construction
Completion Date:  July, 2007,
Cost:  $1,700,000
Description:  Urgent elevator repairs required a solution to allow elderly residents access from upper floors of four 4-story buildings, each with a single elevator. The new 4-story walkways connect each pair of buildings so that residents can use the adjacent elevator when one is under renovation.  These utilitarian structures use simple materials and exposed structure.  Located above the main entrance, the design incorporates a new vestibule and full-height 4-story backlit translucent Kalwal paneling, which gives a rose-tinted glow above the vestibule.