Homeless No More Education Facility

Education Facility

Homeless No More

Columbia, SC


The Homeless No More Education Facility is the third of three projects the nonprofit group is constructing this year. The new 5,000 sf Education Facility houses two offices and six classrooms for after school care, summer camp, and adult life skills classes. This project helps Homeless No More fulfill its mission to provide a continuum of care for families working to overcome homelessness.

The overarching goal was to create inviting new spaces allow children, teens, and parents to feel comfortable, secure, and inspired. The building’s residential scale and massing provide a sense of comfort and familiarity. Exterior elements tie the building into the existing campus. High window placement in the lobby and classrooms allow for natural light while providing additional clear wall space and added security.

Interior classroom entrances include a combination of glass doors and sidelights to allow for borrowed daylight and sightlines throughout the building. Comfortable, moveable furniture enables the team room to function as both a lounge space and a learning space. Casework provides sinks, lockable wardrobes, and cubbies with storage space above, creating spaces that serve large groups but still feel like home.


Photography by Brian Dressler.

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Homeless No More facility atrium