Mark Ginsberg, David Piscuskas and George Piazza highlight innovative supportive housing designs and policy models.

“The goal of the shelter system today is to stabilize those going through hard times and help them get back to independent living. The more facilities incorporate design to improve how they relate to both clients and the surrounding community, the more the shelter system can be appreciated as a unique service that improves the well-being of the entire city. “All too often, people in shelters are an afterthought as far as the architecture community is concerned,” said Ginsberg. “We’re hopefully, in a very idealistic way, making the world a better place.””

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