Fradkin & McAlpin Architects

Fradkin & McAlpin Architects

New York, NY


Salvation Army Rehab Centre

The Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center provides housing and support for men in treatment. Originally built in the 1920s as temporary quarters for sailors on leave, the exisiting layout of single occupancy rooms did not meet the needs of the Salvation Army program. Fradkin & McAlpin’s feasibility studies revealed the optimal way to double occupancy by reconfiguring nine residential floors into dormitories as well as expanding four floors of public spaces, including chapel, cafeteria, and lounge. The chapel’s abundant natural light, its views, and its threestory column-free space make it feel uplifting and optimistic. To support the program’s goals, finishes were chosen for warmth and residential sensibility as well as for durability.

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Status: Built
Location: Brooklyn, NY, US