CAPSLO Homeless Center
San Luis Obispo, CA
RESIDENTIAL & AFFORDABLE HOUSING

The CAPSLO Homeless Services Center will provide comprehensive services for the population throughout San Luis Obispo County.

The Homeless Service Center (HSC) will provide comprehensive services for the at-risk and homeless population throughout San Luis Obispo County. The facility is comprised of a one-story building accommodating up to 110 beds for single adults, families, and children. The building will additionally house a spacious multi-use room, laundry facilities, showers, a multi-purpose area, a library, computers, and offices for case workers and staff. The building will accommodate medical exam rooms, mental health facilities, a large dining room and a commercial kitchen.

There will be a play area for children, a recreation area, and pet kennels for the residents.

The design scheme provides a graceful façade to the community as well as privacy for the residents. Structured around a central spine, the plan acts as an organizing principal for the building, differentiating private areas from public ones, formal spaces from more informal ones, and incorporating a hierarchy of security. The floor plan reflects the team’s careful consideration of relevant issues including security, privacy, maintenance needs, and control. The design has a welcoming, non-institutional feel that extends throughout the project, including the outdoor landscape.