Central Iowa Shelter & Services

Categories: Living Spaces
Owner: Central Iowa Shelter & Services
Size: 41,000 sq. ft.
Year Completed: 2012
Architect: Architects Smith Metzger
Delivery Method: Negotiated, Design-Assist

Project Description

The 41,000 square foot facility can accommodate more than 200 people on any given day. The three-story facility has 57 single occupancy apartment units on the upper floors with a third of them reserved for veterans. In addition, there is a wing dedicated to counseling for veterans. The large commercial kitchen is able to accommodate 180,000 meals per year. The facility is equipped with a true medical facility with volunteer physicians. A large classroom houses 40 computers with two separate lounges for recreation and entertainment. The outside corridor includes a half basketball court and an extensive courtyard with a future garden area for growing vegetables. Construction on the new facility began in July of 2011 and was completed late September 2012.