Sheakly Center for youth

Cincinnati, Ohio

Lighthouse Youth Services is a non-profit organization that offers support for homeless children and young adults in the Cincinnati area.  They purchased a 120-year-old industrial building in 2012 and with the goal of establishing a headquarters for their housing and support programs.

When work began, the original building had been abandoned for over 20 years.  Everything had to be removed to prepare for renovations.  Demolition took almost four months, leaving only the original concrete structure.

Funding was provided through a combination of state and local tax credits, along with numerous private and corporate donors.  The result was a modern, safe facility that provides housing and 24-7 support for up to 24 children and 40 adults, along with meals, laundry, and social service support.

Project Details

Construction Budget: $12 million

Area: 4 Story 60,000 SF Adaptive Re-Use

Construction Manager: The Model Group

Architect & Rendering: MSP Design

Services: Lead Project Manager (Design and Construction), Needs Assessment, Master Planning, Construction Administration, Project Closeout.