Studio8 partnered with Overland Partners on the interiors and moveable furnishings of ChildSafe’s new Salado Creek Campus in San Antonio, Texas. ChildSafe is the only Children’s Advocacy Center in Bexar County and offer specialized services to children and teenagers who have been traumatized by abuse, neglect or sexual abuse.
Designers took cues from nature to build a healing environment for human restoration, instilling a feeling of comfort, hope and physical refuge. The team kept hope at the forefront of the design process from floor to ceiling. Interiors accommodate the different uses with the accompanying varied needs, including durability (law enforcement) and playfulness (children’s areas) expressed in choice of furnishings, scale and the use of color. The fundamental intent was to make the space feel safe for everyone: children, families and staff.
Location, San Antonio, Texas 2019
Scope, Non-Profit Outreach Center, 70,000 s.f.
Program, Lobby, Children’s Area, Family Waiting Area, Counseling & Therapy Rooms, Group Therapy Spaces, Donation Retail Space, Multipurpose Room, Outdoor Break Area, Conference Rooms, Offices, Courtyard
Services, Interior Design, Furniture
Team, Megan Moshier, Lee Ann McClanahan
Awards, SABJ Building SA Design Awards – Community Impact Award, SABJ Building SA Design Awards – Best Public Project Award, 2020 Fast Company Innovation by Design Award - Wellness, American Architecture Award 2020 - Government/Civic Buildings, AIA 2020 People + Place Awards - San Antonio Mayor’s Choice & Community Impact Awards, 2021 Inaugural Purpose Award Recipient
In collaboration with Overland Partners