Bakhita Gardens is a collaboration of two existing programs of Catholic Housing Services serving homeless women. It expands and replaces the existing services provided on the site to include interim housing for 40 women (Noel House), a congregate residence of 50 Single-Room-Occupancy dwelling units for women (Rose of Lima), administrative office space for the housing programs, and a ground floor retail space. The building is a 6-story structure on a corner site in the Belltown neighborhood, and is designed to adhere to the neighborhood typology of single-lot prewar brick apartment buildings.
Bakhita Gardens’ unique features addressing the needs of women moving out of homelessness have been profiled in a case study by Design Resources for Homelessness.
- Client: Catholic Housing Services & Beacon Development Group
- Location: Seattle, Washington
- Year of Completion: 2010
- Project Size: 38,369 square feet; 90 units+ Commons+ Offices + Retail
- Type: Community Facilities & Multi-Family Housing